1. LUSTRE Rooftop Bar | Downtown Phoenix
The party isn’t over after the annual Zombie Walk in Downtown Phoenix as the zombie apocalypse continues at the Undead Rooftop Ball Saturday, Oct. 29. In addition to the zombie costume contest, DJ Skyler Madison will transform the third-floor pool deck at LUSTRE into a monster mash. This open-to-the-public Halloween bash will also feature signature cocktails and grand-prize giveaways.
2 E Jefferson St., (602)-253-6633, lustrerooftopbar.com
2. BLK Live | North Scottsdale
Get your freak on at BLK Live in Scottsdale where they are hosting a Mad Circus on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. The 20,000 square-foot venue will feature stilt walkers, a Marionette puppet show, fire dancers and live music by Dayweather. Dress to impress (or scare, just please avoid the “Sexy Ken Bone” get-up) as there will also be a costume contest with prizes awarded to the victors. Tickets are on sale for $15 at blkcircus.eventbrite.com or $20 at the door.
7301 E. Butherus Drive, (480) 494-5069, blkliveaz.com
3. Social Tap Eatery | Downtown Scottsdale
In the mood for something a little less Scottsdale? Try the Luna Nueva Tequila Halloween bash on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Social Tap Eatery. A DJ, costume contest and an assortment of food and drink specials are sure to make this celebration fang-tastic. There is no cover to attend so come and fill up on as many $5 “Full Luna-garitas” as your wallet allows.
4312 N. Brown Ave., (602) 432-6719, socialtapscottsdale.com
4. Pedal Haus Brewery | Downtown Tempe
Halloween festivities don’t have to revolve around the very spooky hours of the night, thanks to the Coastbusters pub crawl. Set your alarm and bring your bike to Pedal Haus Brewery on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the very reasonable hour of 11 a.m. From there, your gaggle of cycling ghouls will make the trek to some of Downtown Tempe’s finest breweries and bars. Afterwards, reconvene at Pedal Haus for a raffle and a Halloween-themed beer menu, plus $3 specialty shots.
730 South Mill Ave., #102, (480) 314-2337, pedalhausbrewery.com
5. Talking Stick Resort & Casino | Scottsdale
Sure, dressing up for Halloween is fun but what about when some serious cash is on the line? First place at the costume contest at The Wicked Ball on Saturday, Oct. 29, scores $3,500. Second to tenth place costumes also win money. The tree room bash will also feature a carnival room, outdoor ultra lounge and EDM superstars Cash Cash and Benny Benassi. Advanced pricing starts at $50 for general admission; day-of starts at $60.
9800 Talking Stick Way, (480) 850-7777, talkingstickresort.com