Houston’s Coolest Halloween Parties and Events This Month

The only frightening thing this Halloween would be missing any of these amazing events.

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Numbers Nightclub | Axelrad
Numbers Nightclub | Axelrad

With our misty, sticky air and murky bayou creeping through the old city, Houston is always a bit haunted. But things get especially eerie during Halloween, when ghost tours and spirited looks into Houston’s otherworldly past run rampant. It’s not all terrifying though—there are also totally adorable doggy costume contests, Halloween bashes complete with live music and pumpkin smashing, Día de los Muertos fiestas, and late-night moonlit dance parties. Here’s everything you need to do in Houston this Spooky Season.

Eureka Heights Brew Co
Eureka Heights Brew Co

Friday, October 29
Eureka Heights Brewing Co.
Darth Vader. Princess Leia. Jabba The Hutt. Whoever you decide to dress as (even if it’s not a character from the beloved film), the stars are aligned for a good time at Eureka’s intergalactic Halloween extravaganza. The brewery will be hosting a costume contest, keeping the Space Trains flowing, and screening The Empire Strikes Back starting at 7:30 pm.
Cost: No cover; menu prices vary

Riff Raff
Riff Raff

Friday, October 29
Scout Bar
Hometown rapper Riff Raff is putting on a show for this neon-themed Halloween dance party at one of Houston’s finest rock bars. Doors open at 8 pm and the show starts at 9 pm.
Cost: Tickets start at $15 per person

Numbers Nightclub houston
Numbers Nightclub

Friday, October 29 - Sunday, October 31
Numbers Nightclub
The late-night dance club and neighborhood stalwart is kicking off Halloweekend with its Classic Halloween party on Friday (doors open at 9 pm), followed by at Underworld’s Halloween Bash on Saturday (early doors at 8 pm), and a costume contest, dance party, and Numbers Halloween bash on Sunday (9 pm to 2 am).
Cost: Admission prices vary

8th Wonder Brewery houston
8th Wonder Brewery

Saturday, October 30 - Sunday, October 31
8th Wonder Brewery
The Otaku Food Festival and 8th Wonder Brewery are teaming up for a two-day Zombie Halloween food festival this weekend. Hit the brewery on Saturday from noon to 10 pm and Sunday from noon to 8 pm for 30+ food vendors, live music, and flowing 8th Wonder suds.
Cost: No cover; vendor prices vary

Truck Yard Houston
Truck Yard Houston

Saturday, October 30
Truck Yard
Pumpkin smashing. Eyeball beer pong. A tarot card reader. Halloween costumes for humans and dogs. What more could you want? Head to Truck Yard as early as 11 am on Sunday to catch it all.
Cost: No cover; menu prices vary

Wicklow Heights houston
Wicklow Heights

Saturday, October 30
Greater Heights
Wicklow Heights, Drift, McIntyre’s Heights, and Moonshine Deck are all in the lineup for this sure-to-be- a-good-time, Aggie-lovin’ bar crawl. Costumes are highly encouraged (which should be pretty obvious, but just in case), and there will be contests and prizes throughout the crawl from noon to 4:30 pm. Proceeds benefit the Howdy Club Scholarship Fund.
Cost: Early bird tickets start at $20 per person (includes a free drink at each bar)

Space Cowboy HTX
Space Cowboy HTX

Saturday, October 30
Space Cowboy
Over at the Heights House Hotel, Space Cowboy is joining forces with local brands to host two parties, starting with one just for the pups. Bring your four-legged pals from 11 am to 3 pm to enjoy vendors, brunch, poolside cocktails, and doggie costume contests with prizes. Once the sun starts to set, the Noches de los Muertos fiesta gets going, featuring music, multiple costume contests and prizes, a curated market from 7 to 11 pm, Loteria, and partying ‘til 2 am.
Cost: No cover; vendor prices vary

Electric FeelGood houston
Electric FeelGood

Saturday, October 30
Midtown
Conquer this Halloween-themed pub crawl, which makes its way through fun-loving Midtown haunts from Unicorn Disco to Electric Feel Good, and you’ll be treated to a DJ-fueled after party lasting well into the night. Check in is at Unicorn Disco from 4 to 6 pm and the tricks and treats continue from there.
Cost: Tickets run $25 per person (includes two drinks and access to boozy specials at each bar)

Feges BBQ houston
Feges BBQ | Photo by Robert Jacob Lerma

Saturday, October 30
Feges BBQ
Feges invites all ages to do Halloween barbecue-style at this Saturday Spooktacular. Expect frozen adult beverages, Halloween activities for the kids, Hocus Pocus playing on the big screen, and a costume contest with prizes. Oh, and some bangin’ barbecue. The fun goes down from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.
Cost: No cover; menu prices vary

Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House houston
Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House | Photo by Sabrina Miskelly

Saturday, October 30
Pier 6
If you have yet to check out the bayside jewel that is Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House (or even if you have), this Halloween blowout is a pretty good time to visit. That’s when the crew will be celebrating All Hallow’s Eve alongside its one-year anniversary, with festivities including a DJ and dance party, seaside haunted house, aerial artists, photo booth, and a costume contest, plus food, candy, and haunted drink specials. The DJ starts at 5 pm, and the party rages from 6 to 9 pm.
Cost: No cover; menu prices vary

Little Woodrow's Heights houston
Little Woodrow's Heights

Saturday, October 30
White Oak
One of Houston’s most popular bar-hopping ‘hoods is hosting its annual block party this Saturday, with White Oak’s best bars banding together for a frightful, fun-filled night. Pop into Public House, Bobcat Teddy’s, Christian’s Tailgate, and Little Woodrow’s for costume contests, DJs and dancing, door prizes, and more.
Cost: No cover; menu prices vary

Hungry Like the Wolf houston
Hungry Like the Wolf

Saturday, October 30
Hungry Like the Wolf
Break out your Teen Wolf costume for the Halloween bash at this ‘80s style diner and party palace, primed to throw down the old school vibes from 8 pm to 2 am. Expect late-night fright bites, shot specials and devilishly good cocktails, dancing courtesy of iconic ‘80s DJ Andy Kogut, entertainment, and costume contests with prizes.
Cost: GA tickets run $15 per person (includes a glass of bubbly); VIP tables for six run $200 each (includes a full bottle)

Bar Boheme houston
Bar Boheme

Saturday, October 30
Boheme
Neighborhood wine bar and patio Boheme is behind this wickedly awesome, Disney villain-themed Drag Show starting at 8 pm on Saturday. Revelers can expect a Halloween costume contest with prizes, drink specials, and giveaways. Table reservations are required.
Cost: $35 minimum spend per person

Z on23 Rooftop houston
Z on23 Rooftop

Saturday, October 30
Le Méridien Houston
Boos, booze, and views are on the docket for Le Méridien’s Halloween rooftop party, which sits 23 stories up and rocks DJ beats, Halloween performers, contests, and spooky surprises. The party goes from 5 pm to just after midnight.
Cost: VIP tickets start at $59 per person

Little Woodrow's Rice Village houston
Little Woodrow's Rice Village

Saturday, October 30
Little Woodrow’s
The Village Little Woody’s is going haunted for a night of boos and booze. Dress up for the costume contest at 11 pm, and enjoy scary good drink specials, $3 beer bobbin, and DJ beats all night long.
Cost: No cover; menu prices vary

Tikila's houston
Tikila's

Saturday, October 30 - Sunday, October 31
Tikila’s
The agave-fueled emporium is turning its backyard patio into a haunted graveyard, stocked with spooky drink specials, DJ beats, and pop-up eats from Hot & Buttered to HTX Street Eats and others at its two-day Halloween/Dia de los Muertos celebration. On Sunday, Ilegal Tattoo will be on site with the ink from 6 to 9 pm.
Cost: No cover; menu prices vary

Pitch 25 Beer Park houston
Pitch 25 Beer Park

Sunday, October 31
Pitch 25 Beer Park
Head to this fun-loving beer park and soccer bar for its annual Halloween Market and BOOrunch, featuring a mashup of vendors, costume contests, trick or treating, yoga and bootcamp workouts, giveaways, live music, an iced coffee bar, photo-ops, and food and drink all day. The event is both kid- and pet-friendly.
Cost: No cover; vendor prices vary

Axelrad houston
Axelrad

Sunday, October 31
Axelrad
Garage-rock trio L.A. Witch headlines this Halloween concert and party at the super cool Axelrad Beer Garden, which features live music, a costume contest, and drinks all day and night. Stop in for a lineup of musical entertainment from 4 to 11 pm, and stay for the Halloween bash lasting until 12:30 am.
Cost: No cover; menu prices vary

Houston Ghost Tour
Houston Ghost Tour

Every day in October
Houston
Walk with the spirits and (hopefully) live to tell the tale on this local ghost tour, with tours in Houston (including stops at Hermann Park after dark and a hospital), Old Town Spring (one of the most haunted Old West Towns in America), and Humble and Tomball (two eerie railroad towns that hold secrets and stories from the past).
Cost: Tickets start at $18 per person

Wednesday - Fridays and Sundays in October
Take a haunted pub tour of Houston to discover the city’s creepy, spirited past. The haunt begins at Char Bar (one of the oldest bars in town), where you can collect some spirits before running into the real-deal along the ~3-hour walking tour.
Price: Tour tickets are $25, with drinks on you (or your new ghost friend)

Houston Running Company
Houston Running Company

Saturday, October 30
This Halloween-themed run starts bright and early at 7:30 am, so it’s a good thing there’s beer afterwards.
Cost: 5K registration runs $40 per person; 10K registration runs $50 per person

Dogwood Houston
Dogwood Houston

Saturday, October 30
Some of Midtown’s hottest bars will be on the ticket for this pre-Halloween pub crawl, including Capitol Bar, Dogwood, Daisy Dukes, Unicorn Disco (where you can check in from 4 to 6 pm), and more. The crawl runs from 4 to 10 pm, with the after party howling ‘til midnight.
Cost: Tickets start at $20 per person (includes two drink tickets and access to food and drink specials)

Saturday, October 30
HMNS is opening up its entire museum to you and whatever dumb, last minute costume you come up with this year. Expect live music, DJs, food trucks, dancing with the skeletons, and a spooky-kooky good time from 8 pm to 1 am.
Cost: Admission runs $50 per person for members ($60 for non-members)

Texas Renaissance Festival
Texas Renaissance Festival

Saturday, October 30 - Sunday, October 31
Expect even better people-watching opportunities as The Texas Renaissance Festival takes on All Hallow’s Eve, from 9 am to 8 pm this weekend. There’ll be your usual kings and queens, knights and nobles, fairies, elves, and pirates, sure, but with a much creepier feel.
Cost: Day passes start $22 per person
 

Saturday, October 30
Doubletree Hotel
Unleash your carnal cravings at this 18th annual ball, featuring a total hotel takeover and costume party in the The Dirty Vibes Ballroom going until 4 am, plus a daytime pool party with artist ScottyBoy.
Cost: Ticket packages start at $30 per person

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Brooke Viggiano is a Houston-based writer who started living that pumpkin life in late August. Join her in Halloweentown on IG @brookiefafa or on Twitter @brookeviggiano.