Top 8 Fun Ways To Celebrate Halloween in Las Vegas

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No one does Halloween like Las Vegas. As a city of performers and artists we know how to get into costume. The Strip will have big parties and skimpy costumes, but off the strip you will find the true Vegas Halloween. In Las Vegas, Halloween is not just a night but a celebration that lasts all week. Halloween falls on a Monday? No problem. Adults play on the weekend, and take their little critters out Monday night. The question is where do you start the party?

Deaudre LeCato

Bonnie Screams

Consider scaring yourself to death at Bonnie Screams in Red Rock Canyon. Bonnie Springs transforms into one of the most haunting experiences you will ever encounter. In Old Town, the ghouls and ghosts of Red Rock are waiting to chill you to the bone. The Zombie Paintball Bus will take you a ride that flirts with death as you battle with zombies to survive. Bonnie Screams is a long standing tradition for Las Vegas locals. Will you survive?

Bonnie Screams at Bonnie Springs
16935 Bonnie Springs Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89124
October 6- 31 at 6:30 – 11:30 pm
Not recommended for children under 13.
http://wickedhaunts.com/

Downtown Pub Crawl

The Downtown Pub Crawl on Saturday, October 29th, is unlike any other.  Meet other costumed locals as you crawl from bar to bar.  The tour includes Gold Spike, Vanguard, Atomic, and Park on Fremont. Many of these bars have their own costume contests going on.  If you have never seen Vegas costume contests you are in for a real treat. These costumes are over the top, larger than life, and downright insane.  Costumers roam the streets to frighten and surprise gawkers as they compete. The crawl itself will end at the Rooftop Pool of the Downtown Grand. There is a $1000 grand prize pack for the best costume of the crawlers.  Buy your tickets here.

Downtown Pub Crawl
Sidebar
201 N 3rd St #102, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Bunkhouse Saloon 

Looking for something a bit more homegrown? Head down to the Bunkhouse Saloon for Halloween night with Appleseed Cast. Get your rowdy cowboy ready to ride either inside at the bar or outside in the lawn. There is no better dive bar than Bunkhouse. It has plenty of space and has been around since the 50’s.

Bunkhouse Saloon
124 S 11th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
http://www.bunkhousedowntown.com/

Gold Spike Costume Contest

Gold Spike has costume contests all weekend as it celebrates the 6 nights of Halloween. The fun kicks off on Wednesday, October 26, with Fright Spike at 7pm when Geeks Who Drink take over the Spike. If you are in costume your first drink is free.  Stay a while for drink deals and trivia that will make your head spin. Thursday the 27th is Attack of the Demon Hipster Chicks 2 and Live Rock Band Karaoke. Ladies, there is free champagne starting at 10pm. On Halloween Night there is a contest handing out over $4000 of cash and prizes.  You never know who you will run into, the city is full of celebrities and many of them hide in local places downtown. Las Vegas is the city that never sleeps and Gold Spike is always open.  Feel free to take a walk down Fremont Street and come back for a drink and a game of four-square or oversized Jenga.

Gold Spike
217 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
October 26-October 31, 24/7

Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar and Grill 

Do Twilight vampires make you puke?  If you long for the days when meeting vampires meant flirting with death, Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill is for you. Live, free shows with performers like Franky Perez and Puppet Electric Dynamite will rock you to your core.

Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill
6750 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Shows start at 9pm
http://www.vampdvegas.com/

Millennium Fandom 

Into Cosplay? With different themes each night, Millennium Fandom has events all October to please every inner nerd or geek. Saturday, October 21st, they host a Back to the Future party showcasing Deloreans and Back to the Future costumes. On the 29th and 31st of October, they will host a full out costume party. All cosplay and costumers are welcome. For those in costume, year around, enjoy drinks at discounted prices. And if you don’t have a costume, no problem, just come and enjoy the Fandom.

Millennium Fandom Bar
900 S Las Vegas Blvd #140, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Door open at 5pm, parties start 9pm.
http://www.millenniumfandombar.com/

Oddfellows

Oddfellows is a small hidden bar beneath the behemoth that is the Ogden. With a small set of glass doors, it appears to be a small several seat bar with raw woods and white stone. Inside there is a tiny sconce-lit hallway with tucked away booths. Each booth has a Ouija board inviting you to call the spirits you desire most. They say on Halloween the veil between worlds lifts allowing us to reach the dead. Will you make it through this hallway and into the hidden club beyond? Oddfellows will have the party raging all Halloween night long until the sun rises.

Oddfellows
150 N Las Vegas Blvd #190, Las Vegas, NV 89101
No cover and costumes encouraged

Stoney’s Rocking Country

On Saturday, October 29th Stoney’s Rocking Country is handing out $10,000 in cash and prizes for its costume contests. Zombies ride the bull, Harley Quinn whirls, and Beetlejuice catches a girl in a flying spin.

Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Located in Town Square Las Vegas
6611 S Las Vegas Blvd #160, Las Vegas, NV 89119
http://stoneysrockincountry.com/halloween-2016/

Rikki Ogawa

 

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I was born and raised in Las Vegas and grew up backstage of a classic Vegas show, Splash. I have seen this city boom and bust for my entire life and been intimately involved in its constant growth and change. As an MBA candidate and dental school applicant to UNLV, it has been my passion to pursue a job where I can wear pajamas to work every day. And so the galaxy yoga pants reviewer was born. Some of my favorite things I will introduce you to are hidden deep in Korean markets or Russian restaurants. This town is full of opportunity, sometimes you just have to step beyond the Strip.

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