Where else can I party/grab good?
There will be several bars open along the route, ranging from casual stops to nightclubs and cocktail bars. You may need cash for covers at some of the clubs, and, given the lines that are sure to form at the bar, it's not a bad idea to pay for drinks with cash instead of fussing with a card or tab. If you're looking for something specific, you can also check out Visit West Hollywood's event calendar, or hit up one of the popular-among-regulars spots below:
1. The Abbey, 692 N Robertson Boulevard
2. Kitchen 24, 8575 Santa Monica Boulevard
3. Saint Felix, 8945 Santa Monica Boulevard
4. Barney’s Beanery, 8447 Santa Monica Boulevard
5. Hamburger Mary’s, 8288 Santa Monica Boulevard
6. Shake Shack, 8520 Santa Monica Boulevard
How to get to the Carnaval
As previously noted, this thing gets crowded, so you're not going to be able to just pull up and party. Thus, it's highly advised that you use public transit or a ride-sharing app, especially if you plan to have a few cocktails.
If you take public transit, multiple Metro routes lead to the party, and you can find the best way from your place using Metro's Trip Planner. (I like taking the 16 down Third, then walking up to Santa Monica Boulevard.)
For those of you who are tourists or unfamiliar with LA's public transit, a Metro ride is $1.75, which includes free transfers for up to two hours. You can pay using a TAP card, which can be purchased from the vending machines at any Metro train station, as well as several grocery stores and pharmacies; hit up the official website to find the TAP vendor nearest you. You can also pay with cash and coins, but that won't get you a transfer.
One you're actually in WeHo, you can use their shuttle, The Pickup. The PickUp usually only runs on the weekends, but for Halloween, you can catch it between 8pm and 3am. Check out its route here.
If you choose to use a ride-share app like Uber or Lyft, please note you won't be able to direct your driver straight to the party. Organizers advise setting your destination to a few blocks away, then walking. Also, watch out for that surge pricing. Halloween is always an expensive ride.