The 5 best Halloween parties in Philly this weekend

You probably already know that October 31st is... yup, Vanilla Ice's birthday! Oh, and Halloween, which is why we've rounded up the five sweetest parties in Philly this weekend -- from haunted pub crawls to wicked whiskey nights -- sadly none of which are celebrating the first of those things...

Thursday, October 30th: Kick off your weekend early at Ladder 15’s Fireball Whiskey Halloween Bash, where good costumes will be rewarded, and many a cinnamon whiskey shot will be served. There will also be a light food buffet and drink specials 8-11pm.

Thursday, October 30th: Take a flashlight tour of the already creepy Mutter Museum tonight and tomorrow to survey the collection of skulls and medical abnormalities with an extra dose of eeriness. Once you’ve survived the tour take yourself around the corner to Liberty Bar & Grill as a reward.

Friday, October 31st: Kildare’s Irish Pub turns into Manayunk’s own House of Horrors tonight with admission starting at $5. Tickets here will also get you in to two other Manayunk spots, Bourbon Blue and Mad River, so you can spread the Halloween joy all over town.

Friday, October 31st: Tonight Lucky Strike transforms their lanes into a preternaturally cool party destination for their annual Heaven & Hell Halloween bash. The third floor party room will feature a zombie dance party, and another DJ will control the second floor. General admission starts at $5.

Saturday, November 1st: Head to North Shore Beach Club & King’s Oak for a graveyard-themed bash -- complete with Dracula DJs and a beer garden -- that's spread across two unique venues.

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