Have a hauntingly good time with this list of Halloween Fun in Austin!
Austin loves any excuse to throw a party and October 31st has the extra bonus of providing the chance to dress up! So grab your costume and make your plan for Halloween fun in Austin with our list of the top Halloween celebrations in Austin!
This is the biggest place where you can have Halloween fun in Austin. Tons of people get all dolled up and descend on Sixth Street for a Halloween-celebrating mass of humanity. Both the weekend before Halloween and October 31st itself should be full of revelers. Sixth Street on Halloween is something everyone should experience at least once in their life! It’s a crazy, insane, fantastic time! If you’re in search of something a little less crowded, we’ve got lots of other suggestions for how to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve!
October 25, 26 and 31
No Guts, No Glory: Costume Contests
This Rainey Street bar knows its cocktails and is throwing an 80’s themed Halloween party complete with a costume contest and 80’s cover band Montage! Looking for an easy costume to don for Half Step’s party? Try a white button-down and sunglasses and leave the pants at home ala Tom Cruise in Risky Business!
October 27, 10pm-1am
Grab your finest leather and head to Kitty Cohen’s Leather-themed costume contest! They’ll have mezcal specials and there’s no cover, making this a great place for Halloween fun in Austin. This eastside darling of a bar is renowned for their Frosé and they even have a POOL for patrons to enjoy! You could channel the Leather Daddy from the Village People or Sandy from Grease for inspo!
October 27, 8pm to 2am
At Lala’s it’s Christmas year-round, with the bar decorated for Santa to enter at any moment 365 days a year! So what more appropriate for their brand of Halloween fun in Austin than a zombie Christmas party? They’ll have themed drinks, a costume contest and $5 Tully, El Jimador, and select pints. Might we suggest you go as an Elf on the Shelf with a thirst for children’s brains?
October 31, 8pm to 2am, Contest at 10pm
This Tex-Mex restaurant on Manor Road is combining its 15th Anniversary with Halloween and throwing a Halloween-themed Quinceañera! They’ll have $4.95 retro drink specials on house margaritas, sangria, and micheladas, and complimentary tequila tastings and passed appetizers. You can compete for gift card prizes when you put on your spookiest Halloween Quinceañera costume! Why not go for the Quince lady who’s been wronged and seeks revenge? Sort of Carrie meets Quince? A great way to celebrate Halloween AND El Chilé’s birthday!
October 31, 6pm to 9pm
Join the 12th Annual Murder, Mayhem and Misadventure Walking Tour at the historic Oakwood Cemetery. Hear tales of the macabre ways some Austinites met their untimely deaths as portrayed by actors at their grave sites. The tour takes 45 minutes and focuses on the historical details rather than serving purely to scare, but who doesn’t get the shivers at a cemetery?
October 27, 10am to 4pm, Tours start every 15-20 minutes 10am to 3:15pm
Looking for a good old-fashioned haunted house full of jump scares, terrifying creatures, and probably a guy with a chainsaw? House of Torment delivers all that, PLUS a full bar with cocktails, wine, and beer, including an exclusive brew from 4th Tap! You can even get food from restaurant Haymaker. Because being scared is even more fun on a full stomach 😉
Through November 1st
For Halloween this East Austin bar is transforming into a haunted house called The BOOzery. Enjoy chills, thrills and specially-themed Halloween cocktails made by Craftsman’s incredibly skilled bartenders.
Through October 31st, 6pm to 2am
Skip the Sixth Street Madness and head to your favorite movie theater to catch one of the best Zombie movies ever: Zombieland. As is the Alamo way, they’ll have a three course Zombieland-themed feast paired with pints from Pinthouse Pizza! Did you do it all for the Twinkie? Yeah, you did.
October 31, 7:45pm to 9:45pm
Let’s face it, Halloween on a Wednesday makes a bit harder to party like a rockstar. Native invites you to come enjoy some scary movies complete with food and drink specials on their comfy, cozy couches. Native says don’t be afraid to B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Pillow) and put on your stretchy pants. No need to get fancy here!
October 31, 6pm to 11:45pm
Keep the Halloween fun in Austin going with this screening of three classic scary silent films presented by Silent Films Out Loud at the Blanton. 1910’s Frankenstein, 1928’s The Fall of the House of Usher, and the Buster Keaton short Haunted House will all be screened, with new scores by Austin-based composers Jackie Myers, Bob Hoffnar, Dave Biller, and Jean Hasse. Catching a silent film with a live score is pure magic; we highly recommend this super cool experience!
November 1st, Doors at 6pm, Screening 7pm, Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for Blanton Members/Students
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