Halloween is one of the only times of the year that you can dress up (or dress down) without any repercussions, so to speak. As such, and in the grand old tradition of festive celebration, Guangzhou’s nightlife offers a variety of spooky events around the city starting this weekend!
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Not sure where to celebrate and flaunt that perfect outfit you snagged at one of Guangzhou’s costume shops? Here’s your ultimate guide to the hottest spots in the city this Halloween party season.
Enjoy three hours of free flow sangria, gin and tonic, beers and Bloody Marys – as well as snacks – at Gail’s Halloween party, which also features a best-costume prize.
Hooley’s will continue their ghoulish Halloween party tradition by hosting live band Easy Tiger and Gigantic this Saturday. There will also be a costume contest and an MTV video dance party featuring DJ Derek, as well as devilish drink specials.
InterNations is hosting their first Halloween party for Guangzhou’s expat community this month. Located on the outdoor terrace of Mg, Conrad Guangzhou’s chic bar, attendees will enjoy three hours of free flow drinks and canapes, as they mingle with people from all around the world. Feel free to bring your friends! (A costume is not required to join this event.)
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The Soiree Saturday Halloween Party at Jojo’s Riverside will feature performances from two dance studios. Ladies will be treated to frozen daiquiri from 9-10pm at the female-friendly establishment.
At this Halloween bash, partygoers will receive unlimited snacks and craft beers plus professional face-painting for RMB256. Newly formed, Guangzhou-based live music group Kaoss GZ, among other musical acts, will damn near tear the roof off the place with their hypnotic old school, jungle and dub-step beats. Purchase your ticket before October 26 and get one for free.
Come to Zapata’s with your best Halloween costume or spooky makeup for a chance to win gift vouchers worth up to RMB2,000. Live bands and DJs will keep your toes tapping all night.
Join Bandido’s second annual pumpkin carving event on Sunday, where the carving tools and a meal for the kiddos will be prepared. Supplies are limited, so be sure to make a reservation by calling 131 4894 0828.
Join techno gurus Hoodoo for some dirty techno and funky music at the Hoodoo Halloween party at Brasston. Best of all, entry is free.
Hooley’s will host a Halloween-themed trivia night on October 31. Spooky topics covered in the quiz will range from the holiday’s history and devilish historical characters, to popular Halloween films and music. (Photo and connection rounds will also feature!)
Oct 26, 9.30pm; free entry. Hooley’s Irish Bar & Restaurant.
A jazz band and DJ will be cranking up the super spooky vibe at Jojo’s first Halloween party. Bacardi drink specials will be on offer.
Expect face-painting, rock and electropop music, mummy dances, DJs and more at the ‘Amazing Halloween Party’ hosted by live music venue Mao Livehouse.
Put on your scariest Halloween costume and come to this bangin’ all-you-can-drink Halloween event at the Roof Top Bar. Expect themed cocktails, house wines, local beers, snacks and a delectable assortment of barbecue, as well as live music from the hotel’s resident band.
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Zapata’s costume competition is back again on Halloween night, plus free Bacardi daiquiris for the ladies from 9-11pm. A taco buffet will be available from 6-10pm, with free-flow beer and Bacardi daiquiris for RMB50 extra.
Oct 31-Nov 2
Come play with the spine-chilling Annabelle at Social&Co. and enjoy buy-one-get-one-free draft beers, wines and mixed drinks.
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