Halloween Party Guide

If you’re a party-optimist, always looking to maximize your visibility on the scene, you're in luck for Halloween. That’s because this year it falls on a Thursday, meaning the debauchery will start the weekend before and roll all the way into All Hallows’ Eve. A few hot bashes on our radar include Dada Life at Valley View Casino Center, Maxim’s Halloween Party at Andaz San Diego Hotel and a live performance by Ginuwine at FLUXX.

Discover our 2013 San Diego Halloween party guide

Dada Life at Valley View Casino Center – Friday, October 25

LED Presents has teamed up with Dada Life to bring the LED Dada Land Compound featuring the one and only Swedish electro house duo Dada Life, A-Trak, Clockwork, DJ Craze, Michael Woods and TJR. Forget normalcy; the only rules in the Compound are “the rules of Dada.” Basically, get ready to get weird. 18+ to party; 21+ to drink. Oh and one more thing; this party will bounce until 4 a.m. Pre-sale tickets start at $40. mylifeeveryday.com

Rock with the Deadat Hard Rock Hotel – Saturday, October 26

The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego hosts the first of two huge Halloween ragers on Saturday night. The annual hotel-wide bash will span four venues and three floors with 15+ DJs. Get lost in the night to the beats of DJ Loczi in 207, Starry Eyed Music inside Edge, Tony Arzadon and Chris Garcia in Woodstock and The Duffle Bag Divas with Quintino in the Legends Ballroom. Scroll down for details on the Thursday night bash with Two Door Cinema Club. Pre-sale tickets start at $50. hrhsdhalloween.com

Monster Bash in the Gaslamp Quarter – Saturday, October 26

Downtown San Diego’s massive Halloween block party returns to the Gaslamp Quarter with three mega clubs mesmerizing the masses. Enter through the Gates of Hell at 7th Avenue and Market Street and then take your party through Island, 7th and 8th Avenues. Monster Bash is also known for a $5,000 Halloween costume contest, multiple bars, food stations and themed entertainment spread over eight outdoor blocks. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 21+. Pre-sale general admission tickets start at $30. sandiegomonsterbash.com

Fright Nightat Wavehouse – Saturday, October 26

The scariest things live in the sand… At least, that’s what they want you to believe at the Wavehouse’s Fright Night Halloween party. Survive the monsters and madness with an ocean view, the way it should be done in San Diego. Andy Caldwell, Ayla Simon and Chris Liosi will bring the beats and you bring the killer costume for the epic contest.  7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets start at $10. fortune421.wantickets.com

Halloween Block Party at House of Blues – Saturday, October 26

San Diego’s most popular music venue will transform into the ultimate haunting grounds with three rooms of howling music, headliner DJ Scene and freakish antics from the Technomania Circus. Filling 30,000 square feet of space with generous amounts of revelers will make this a party spot not to miss. Plus, a $1000 cash prize costume contest could be the greatest treat you receive. Pre- sale tickets start at $20. hobblockparty.com

Industry Halloween ft. TWRKat Bar West – Sunday, October 27

Do you know TWRK? These big beat-makers remained a mystery in the music scene, until that is, their identities were revealed on an episode of “Diplo & Friends Radio.” Join Benzi and eSenTRIK as they bring the TWRK power to Bar West on this special Industry Halloween night. Pre-sale tickets start at $10. barwestsd.com

Maxim Presents: The Dos Equis Masquerade at Andaz San Diego Hotel – Thursday, October 31

Maxim Magazine is back at the Andaz San Diego for Halloween, this time teaming up with Dos Equis to bring us an intoxicating party with dancers, models and hypnotizing beats from Engage, Brady Spear, Rags and Huy Believe. Pre-sale tickets start at $25. rooftop600.com

Halloween Night at Hard Rock Hotel – Thursday, October 31

The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego kicks off Halloween weekend with a hotel-wide bash on Saturday night, and keeps the spirit alive on Halloween night. Two Door Cinema Club is headlining the festivities with a DJ set in 207, while the EC Twins and Designer Drugs will tear it up inside the Legends Ballroom. Pre-sale tickets start at $30. hrhsdhalloween.com

Halloween at Stingaree – Thursday, October 31

Stingaree will go out of this world with an alien-themed party invading planet earth. Lift off into outer space as Daft Punk tribute group One More Time descends on the rooftop, recreating a full Daft Punk show in electro-luminescent suits and chromed helmets. Oh, and don’t forget about the full-scale pyramid stage. In the main room and GuestHouse, DJ Politik will command the spaceship. Pre-sale tickets start at $20. stingsandiego.com

Ginuwine at FLUXX – Thursday, October 31

Guess whose saddle is waiting? The one and only Ginuwine will have you riding that pony at FLUXX as he performs live on Halloween. Pass on the spooky stuff and say yes to the sexy. The costume bash will also feature beats by DJ Brett Bodley and JLouis. Pre-sale tickets start at $20. fluxxsd.com

HalloWeird Hotel at Hotel Palomar – Thursday, October 31

Check into the HalloWeird Hotel at Hotel Palomar, where you can saunter through four floors of entertainment and dance the night away to the Miami Horror DJs spinning live. Sport your cutest costume; prizes will be given out throughout the night. And if you’ve had a little too much spooky fun, stay the night at Hotel Palomar by using rate code 1310HALLOW to book. Pre-sale tickets start at $30. wantickets.com

Halloween Heat Party at Belly Up Tavern – Thursday, October 31

Kick up your heels at the Halloween Heat Party featuring jams by indie female duo Okapi Sun. Dress to impress for the big costume contest; Dragon Optics will give $500 cash to the most impressive getup. Tickets start at $25. bellyup.com

The Munsters vs. The Addams Family at El Dorado – Thursday, October 31

The two most notoriously spooky families are going head to head for a showdown at El Dorado. Get down to the sounds of special guest DJ Morse Code, Adam Salter, Mike Delgado and Saul Q. Remember the night with a special photo shoot from Mr Pablo Stanley. $7 cover. eldoradobar.com

EXPERIENCE Halloween ft. Villains at Bassmnt – Thursday, October 31

Head to the underground world where thrills await in the form of super seductive beats by electronic DJ duo Villains, Johnny Rayburn, Dirty Dee and Techn1que. Tickets start at $20. bassmntsd.com

A Nightmare on 5th Street at McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon – Thursday, October 31

Mix and mingle with 1,000 devilish goblins and sexy temptresses on a night full of terrors and haunts. McFadden’s will be hosting one of the wildest Halloween parties with costume contests, offering prizes that are to die for. Resident DJs McFly and Kirby will supply the beats and keep your eyes out for two-for-one bottle service packages. 8 p.m. No cover before 10 p.m. mcfaddenssandiego.com

The Hallowoogie Boat Party at Bahia Hotel – Thursday, October 31

Lovelife, the Do Lab and Pocket Undergound are teaming up to take party-goers on a quest aboard the Bahia Belle on San Diego’s Mission Bay. Rock the boat with two floors of music including Sammy Bliss, Halo, Jon Dadon, Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds and more. Tickets start at $55. pulseradio.net

Haunted Hollywood at Tilted Kilt Mission Valley – Thursday, October 31

Creativity pays off at this bash, in a BIG way. The Haunted Hollywood ball calls for all ghosts and goblins to don their most glamorous frocks. In it to win it? There will be $1000 in prizes and $500 in cash for the best costume. Don’t miss the live DJ and drink specials throughout the night. tiltedkilt.com

Sinners & Saints Costume Ball at Tilted Kilt Downtown – Thursday, October 31

Calling all sinners and saints! Whether you’re naughty or nice, take that behavior to Tilted Kilt downtown for a live DJ, drink specials and $500 cash for best costume. This Halloween night will go beyond your wildest fantasies. 6 to 10 p.m. tiltedkilt.com

The Rockin’ Dead Party at The Shout! House – Thursday, October 31

Give your Halloween night a little pizzazz at The Shout! House’s Rockin’ Dead party, bringing the live piano tunes along with serious drink specials. No cover charge with costumes or college and military IDs. Prizes will be awarded to those awesome, scary, creative and just plain weird costumes. Doors 7 p.m. Pianos 8 p.m. theshouthouse.com

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