No matter the age, nothing says "Halloween" like a phenomenal costume party. From sexy masked soirees and exclusive parties at luxurious hotels to trendy bar crawls and Halloween-themed music festivals, we've got you covered with the best of this year's spookiest shindigs on Friday and Saturday nights.
Details: If you're looking for the right party to show off your goods with other sexy partygoers, Dirty Dirty Dirty 2 is the event for you. The celebration marks the 10th anniversary of the eponymous event, hosted by Marcus Sloan and Shannon Hall then and now, with Staci Henderson and Anika Jackson. For the event, multimedia venue LIFEhtx will be transformed into a European club with stunning dancers and waiters to help the fashionable crowd party the night away to the sounds of DJ Bizonee from 104.1 KRBE. And Astros fans can watch the game on a 14-foot-by-24-foot megascreen. VIP tickets are also available for private seating, "sexy wait staff" and valet service.
Hours: Friday, 9 pm to 2 am
Entry: Tickets start at $100
Details: The always-luxurious Hotel ZaZa brings the fun with their annual Halloween party, featuring live DJ sets, light bites and drink specials. Not only does the evening promise to get you dancing with fellow partygoers, but the hotel also offers a package that includes overnight accommodations, two tickets to the scary soiree, complimentary valet and special turndown service. Tickets to the party must be purchased in person at the front desk.
Hours: Friday, 10 pm to 2 am
Entry: Tickets start at $75
Details: Taking place at the BBVA Compass Stadium, the Fanatical Change Carnival Freak Show is Houston's largest Halloween party. The massive event boasts live music, numerous DJs, tasty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and photo booths, as well as an auction featuring an array of unique items. Not only can you party like a rock star, but proceeds from the event directly benefit the Fanatical Change Foundation, a nonprofit organization that gives every dollar donated to a family dealing with tragedy.
Hours: Friday, 7 pm to 2 am
Entry: Tickets start at $40
Details: Famous for producing some of the hottest Super Bowl parties, Leather & Laces is bringing the Halloween heat with the Houston Vampires and Vixens Ball. Hosted by sultry model Charlotte McKinney at Silver Street Studios, the space will be transformed into an award-winning Haunted House, complete with specialty performers, creepy clowns and spooky decor throughout. The luxurious event features an open bar, DJ sets, and a $5,000 costume contest, as well as VIP and table service options, so put on your sexiest costume for this world-class party.
Hours: Saturday, 9 pm to 2 am
Entry: Tickets start at $135
Details: Head to River Oaks hotspot Brasserie 19 to celebrate in style at their sixth annual Halloween costume party. With a "Disco Exorcist" theme, dress up in your '70s best — whether that means a brown three-piece suit, an orange jumpsuit or whatever you might have hiding in your closet — to party with the fashionable crowd at one of the city's best restaurants. Guests will need to call ahead to reserve a table (713-524-1919).
Hours: Saturday, 9:30 pm to midnight
Details: For a night full of the hippest bars and eateries the Heights has to offer, be sure to check out Heights Fright Night. With a roster that includes Big Star Bar, D&T Drive Inn, Eight Row Flint, Johnny’s Gold Brick, Lei Low Bar, Presidio, Rehab on the Bayou and Southern Goods, the evening promises to draw quite the costumed crowd to the area's best haunts. The event features complimentary shuttles running continuously between the bars, as well as special drink deals and events along the way, and make sure you hit all eight stops for a special prize.
Hours: Saturday, 7 pm to 1 am
Details: Join buzzy River Oaks champagne bar and bistro A'Bouzy for Yelloween, a black-and-yellow-themed party hosted by Veuve Cliquot. Replete with DJ sets, photo booth, a costume contest, a haunted house furnished by ScreamWorld, and $49 bottles of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Lable Brut, this party promises to be a scary good time. Be sure to call ahead to reserve a table for you and your ghoulish guests.
Hours: Saturday, 9:30 pm to 1:45 am
Details: With stops at some of the best bars and restaurants in the area, the Montrose Crawl is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween with some tasty elixirs, whether you choose to creep along with the costumed crowd or post up somewhere along the way. The crawl features 12 stops, including Pistolero's, Stone's Throw, El Real Tex-Mex, Brasil, Poison Girl, Etro and Boondocks, meaning you can find everything you might want as you check out each establishment, from craft cocktails to Mexican fare, and always event draws a lively Halloween crowd.
Hours: Saturday, 6 pm to 2 am
Details: Hotel Derek will set the scary scene for their upscale Haunted Hotel party, featuring luxurious setups outside and by the pool and hot sets from three of the city's best DJs, including DJ Ebonix from 93.7 The Beat. The luxe Uptown hotel also offers VIP tickets and bottle service packages, as well as special room deals if you feel like keeping the party going all night long.
Hours: Saturday, 9 pm to 2 am
Entry: Tickets start at $43
Details: If you're in the mood to celebrate all weekend long, don't miss Something Wicked: The Asylum 2017, Houston's only Halloween-themed music festival. Featuring a lineup of more than 21 artists and performances by EDM legends such as Tiësto, Marshmallo, Above & Beyond, Zeds Dead and RL Grime, the event is guaranteed to get you dancing and vibing with some of the city's hottest music fans. Hosted at Sam Houston Race Park, you're sure to find yourself letting loose in a world of spooky ghouls and sexy sprites.
Hours: Saturday, 3 pm to midnight; Sunday, 3 pm to 10 pm
Entry: Tickets start at $165