Halloween is without question one of the nightlife world's top holidays — and unlike other occasions when fashion is key, on Halloween we can dress up as anything we like. Oct. 31 falls on a Wednesday in 2018--and that means parties will be popping up all over the weekdays before and after. Here's a guide to some of the top spooky soirees, boo-bashes and monster mashes taking place on Long Island this year.
Halloween Party at Long Ireland Brewing Co.
INFO: 817 Pulaski St., Riverhead; 631-403-4303, longirelandbrewing.com WHEN: 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 THE DEAL: Costume party (costumes are required), food will be available via food truck and live music will be supplied by Where Stars Collide. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes; there’s to be a Best Group Costume contest (for groups of four or more). COVER: $25 (includes two beer tickets); purchase tickets in advance online, at the tasting room or charge by phone.
Disco Unlimited: Halloween Edition at Mulcahy's
INFO: 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh; 516-783-7500, muls.com WHEN: Friday, Oct. 26 starting at 9 p.m. THE DEAL: Live disco show and concert; costumes are strongly encouraged. COVER: $12 in advance at ticketweb.com, $15 at the door.
Monster Mac Halloween Party at First and South
INFO: 100 South St., Greenport; 631-333-2200, firstandsouth.com WHEN: Friday, Oct. 26, starts at 6 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party and contest; first prize is a custom beach cruiser bicycle. DJ Henry spins until 1 a.m. COVER: $5 after 10 p.m.; guests who come for dinner pay no cover.
'The Halloweenie Tour' at 89 North
INFO: 89 N. Ocean Ave., Patchogue; 631-730-8992, 89northmusic.com WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at 6 p.m. THE DEAL: This all-ages show features live music from Suburban Zombie (pictured) and Scared20, with more acts to be announced. COVER: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Rowdyween 2018 at Rowdy Hall
INFO: 10 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-8555, rowdyhall.com WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party with cash prizes, drink specials; DJ will provide music. COVER: $30 in advance, $35 at the door (includes one complimentary drink).
Annual 'Big Eighties Fun' Halloween Costume Party at The Bayou
INFO: 2823 Jerusalem Ave., Bellmore; 516-785-9263 WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party with contest. COVER: No cover.
‘Witches Night Out’ in Cold Spring Harbor
INFO: Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor; 631-692-7100, luckytolivehererealty.com WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m. THE DEAL: A crawl led by the Lucky To Live Here Realty company, participants may dress as witches (not mandatory) and peruse Cold Spring Harbor businesses (list to be finalized). COVER: No cost to attend; some shops may require a fee for special activities.
Zombie Karaoke at Ziggy's Corner Pub
INFO: 1 Central Ave., Massapequa; 516-541-5400, ziggyscornerpub.com WHEN: Friday, Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. THE DEAL: Guests are encouraged to dress in costumes and sing spooky songs. COVER: No cover.
Halloween Party at Po'Boy Brewery
INFO: 200 Wilson St., Port Jefferson Station; 631-828-1131, poboybrewery.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party and costume contest (costumes absolutely required). Prizes for costume contest: $50 gift certificate and a growler for first place, $25 plus two cans for second place, $15 and one can for third and the person whose costume is deemed the absolute worst gets a “Worst Dressed” proclamation. COVER: No cover.
Halloween Party at Karvers Grille
INFO: 480 Patchogue-Holbrook Rd., Holbrook; 631-868-7300, karversgrille.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 9 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party and contest, specialty cocktails and live music from Small Town Gig. COVER: No cover.
Halloween 2018 at The Nutty Irishman
INFO: 323 Main St., Farmingdale; 516-293-9700, thenuttyirishman.com WHEN: Oct. 26-27, 30-31 starts after 9 p.m. THE DEAL: Parties featuring live music, DJs and costume parties; each evening will feature a Halloween costume contest with cash and prizes for winners. Tuesday, Oct. 30 is also Nutty’s weekly Country night, which will also feature a costume contest. COVER: TBA
Celebrate Halloween at Sole East & The Backyard Restaurant
INFO: 90 Second House Rd., Montauk; 631-668-2105, soleeast.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 8 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party featuring free bar food, drink specials and DJ spinning. People arriving in costumes are entered to win a weekend stay. COVER: No cover; special weekend room rates start at $199
'Nightmare on Main Street' at Library Cafe
INFO: 274 Main St., Farmingdale; 516-752-7678, thelibrarycafe.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. THE DEAL: Costume party and contest, DJ will provide sounds. COVER: No cover.
Halloween Party at The Brewers Collective Beer Co.
INFO: 1460 N. Clinton Ave., Bay Shore; 631-665-9000, thebrewerscollective.com WHEN: Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume parties with contests, live music and food available for purchase at the A New Yorican Thing food truck. COVER: No cover.
'Monster Mash!' at Paper Doll Curiosity Shoppe
INFO: 33 E. Main St., Patchogue; 631-730-8383 WHEN: Friday, Oct. 19, 8-11 p.m. THE DEAL: Bash with costume contest, DJ spinning vintage vinyl and refreshments will be available; contests and prizes are also scheduled. COVER: $5 in advance at the Paper Doll locations in Patchogue or Sayville (23 Main St.) or over the phone, $10 at the door; more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haunted Hollywood Halloween Ball at The Landing at Jones Beach
INFO: West Bathhouse, Marine Dining Hall, 1 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh; 516-785-0012, landingatjonesbeach.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 7 -11 p.m. THE DEAL: Includes an open bar, buffet dinner, costume contests and beats by DJ Keith Andrews COVER: $90; tickets available in advance at eventbrite.com.
Halloween at Recovery Room
INFO: 214 Station Plz. N., Mineola; 516-280-2407, recoveryroombar.com WHEN: Friday, Oct. 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party and contest, drink specials and beats by DJ E.J. COVER: No cover
Spooky Yoga at Revolution Yoga
INFO: 7 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-619-6421, revolutionyogaspace.com WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. THE DEAL: Vinyasa yoga class with costumes encouraged; class pack prizes for best costume. COVER: $20; walk-ins OK but space is limited.