11 Must-See Halloween Parties in Metro Phoenix
Unless you happen to be a killjoy - or maybe a conservative Christian - next weekend will offer plenty of chances to don a costume, down a couple of drinks, and engage in some Halloween fun. Even though the actual observance of All Hallows Eve on October 31 falls on a Wednesday this year, many of the freaky and fun festivities will take place a few days before.
Benjamin Leatherman Two partygoers at the Stone Rose Lounge's "Nightmare on Princess Drive" in 2011.
If you need assistance in picking the pimpest place to be, Jackalope Ranch has put together a rundown of some of the hippest and more interesting affairs taking place on Friday, October 26, through Halloween night.
Chuey the Rock 'n' Roll Midget really gets into the Halloween spirit.
It's guaranteed that revelers throughout Scottsdale will wear any number of outrageous costumes during the weekend proceeding All Hallows Eve. But none of 'em will be as eye-catching as the unique outfit that will be sported by Chuey the Rock 'n' Roll Midget during Giligin's annual Halloween Block Party. (For instance, as the above photo depicts, he once dressed as the clown version of John Wayne Gacy.) It's one of the many highlights of the tiki bar's two-night celebration, which kicks off on Friday, October 26, and will also include music, games, and a costume contest with a Jägermeister as the grand prize. Gates open at 11 a.m. Admission is free.
10. Stone Rose Lounge
Speaking of interesting-looking costumes, the attendees of this North Scottsdale lounge's annual "Nightmare on Princess Drive" party always seem to pull out the stops with their Halloween get-ups each and every Halloween. We've witnessed some rather intricate and stunning costumes at the event (which takes place within the confines the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess) including a towering version of Optimus Prime, life-sized Barbie dolls in authentic packaging, and an entire entourage of gorgeous geisha girls. This year's party has a "Bride of Frankenstein" theme and will feature such delicious-sounding themed cocktails as the "Candy Corn Martini" and the "Jack-O-Lantern." The party kicks off at 9 p.m. Admission is free.
7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ
7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, AZ
1502 Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ
18 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ
401 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ
455 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ
7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ
4251 N. Winfield Scott, Scottsdale, AZ