One of the biggest party weekends of the year is upon us . . . the wicked weekend of Halloween! Pretty much every nightclub and bar across town will offer some version of a Halloween party this weekend. Skimpy costumes, “finger” food, fake blood, smoking cocktails, and probably too many zombies to keep score. Having a hard time deciding which place you want to haunt this weekend? No problem! We are providing you with a list of Atlanta’s top places to get your scare on this weekend!
Scoutmob Halloween at The Goat Farm
Saturday, October 29 | 7:30 p.m.-midnight
This one is for the artsy, avant gard, and adventurous. Scoutmob and The Goat Farm have created a one-of-a-kind Halloween experience for Atlanta. If you have ever visited The Goat Farm, you already know what a haunting atmosphere exists among the remnants of the old cotton gin and munitions plant. The complex now is a vibrant artist community. Can you think of a cooler spot for celebrating Halloween?
The Goat Farm experience promises 12-acres of serious, surreal environment sensory overload with music by Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, contemporary movement/mapping by gloATL, live soundscapes by Klimchak, a screening of Nosferatu with live musical score, a theatrical installation/performance, Mad Science from The MASS Collective, and “Not Your Typical” haunted house. Oh yeah, food trucks and booze will also be onsite – Good Food Truck, Westside Creamery, Sugar Coated Radical, and Rattletrap Coffee. Beer and wine are included with your ticket!
Tickets are $35 and available online. The Goat Farm is located at 1200 Foster Street on the Westside of Atlanta.
Discoween at Paris on Ponce
Friday, October 28 | 8:30 p.m.-midnight
Fred Schneider of the B-52s will host this 70s-inspired Halloween bash that benefits the Canine Companions for Independence organization. It will be 70s all night long with 70s-themed food, female impersonators selling 70s garb, a photo booth, costume and dance contests (to win an iPad!), and a full open bar! Raffle items include a vintage 70s Gucci purse and a framed photo of Elton John taken in the 70s by Kate Simon. And again, you get Fred Schneider and a night of disco delights!
Tickets are $60 in advance ($75 at the door) and include the open bar. You may purchase tickets at Dixie Dog Accessories.
Monster Bash 2011 at Eclipse Di Luna (Park Place)
Saturday, October 29 | 8:00 pm
Bacardi Oakheart, Dos Equis and Jimador Tequila present the return of Monster Bash, the top rated Latin and International Halloween party in the city. Last year over 1500 people showed up to celebrate with live global and Brazilian music, amazing DJs, drink specials, and some fabulous giveaways. The costume contest awards over $2,000 in cash and prizes shared over the top five places. (You must register between 10:00 and 11:30 p.m. and the contest is at midnight.) There is no cover before 10:00 p.m., and after that the entry is $10. Costumes are a must for this event.
Halloween Martinis and Imax
Friday, October 28 | 6:30 p.m.
Halloween at Fernbank offers adults a Fright Night 80s Prom where guests are encouraged to dress in their best 80s gear. Oh yes, and there will be a screening of the scary prom classic “Carrie.” Admission starts at $7.00 and increased depending on which activities you select to enjoy. For tickets and details visit Fernbank online.
Haunted Hotel at the W Atlanta-Downtown
Saturday, October 29 | 9:00 p.m.
This will be the fourth year for the Haunted Hotel, one of Atlanta’s most unique and spirited Halloween parties. Three distinct party atmospheres provide something for everyone, while your luxury hotel room is waiting just down the hall! You will experience one of the hottest parties and never have to leave your hotel. Tickets for the event are $25 and the W is offering a special room rate for overnighters.
The Bert Show’s Big Wicked at Reign
Saturday, October 29 | 9:00 p.m.
Atlanta’s sexiest Halloween party returns to one of the city’s newest clubs, Reign. Q100 goes all out with aerialists flying over head while Dames Aflame will be performing enticing dances for the crowds. Bacardi and Miller Lite will offer the tempting libations for the night. Costume contests for the sexiest, scariest, funniest and most creative costumes will give party goers the chance to win thousands of dollars! Tickets are $25-30 and may be purchased at www.Q100atlanta.com
Halloween Pajama Buffet Brunch
at The Shed at Glenwood
Sunday, October 30 | 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
After a full night of ghoulish fun Saturday, you are going to need to be taken care of Sunday morning, or early afternoon! The Shed at Glenwood wants to make it as easy and as painless as possible for you. Show up in your comfy jammies and fill yourself up with a fabulous buffet spread and bottomless mimosas to clear away the cobwebs. The buffet is $15 for adults, plus an additional $9 for the bottomless mimosas. You can make your reservation by calling 404-835-4363.
Halloween Wine Dinner at Double Zero
Monday, October 31
Looking for something a little more chill for October 31? You are in luck! Double Zero Napoletana is hosting a Halloween Wine Dinner Monday night, featuring Enrico Faccenda (Cascina Chicco Estate) and his wines. Feel free to show up in costume, because the best costumed guest will be taking a bottle of Faccenda’s prized Barolo home!
The three-course dinner will feature wood oven fired oysters and rock shrimp paired with Cascina Chicco Arneis ’10; Quattro Stagioni pizza paired with Cascina Chicco Barbera Granera ’07; and a pan roasted quail with a brioche soppresata stuffing paired with Cascina Chicco Langhe Nebbiola ’05. The Double Zero Bar Chef extraordinaire Chris Dobson will be serving up a special Halloween dessert cocktail as well.
The dinner is only $45 per person; vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. Double Zero is located just outside the perimeter on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Reservations are accepted at 404-991-3666.
So gear up for some ghoulish fun this weekend and let us know where you wind up and what spooky spirits you enjoy! Keep in mind most of the events above are 21+ only. And as always, imbibe responsibly!