Happy Gay Christmas! Time for iconic costumes, turnt parties, and trying not to run into your ex at every gay bar. But how is a queer gal to decide where to wear her Jules from “Euphoria” costume and hit on the Rue in the corner? Luckily the party babes here at GO have put together a list of parties you simply must check out. From Brooklyn to Queens, we’ve scoured the entire city for the best nightlife on October 25th, October 26th (Halloweekend, baby!), and October 31st and compiled them here for you. Happy haunting and happy partying!
Friday, October 25
Wet Haunt American Summer Halloween Party, a dance party at Littlefield (635 Sackett Street) in Brooklyn. Party-goers can expect a photo booth, 100 pounds of candy, and special spiked drinks. There’ll also be a costume party, and anything goes! The party goes from 10:30 p.m. on October 25th to 12:00 a.m. that same night. Tickets start at $7.
A Hitchcock Halloween Party, a late-night dance party that’ll make you feel like you stepped onto the red carpet at a Golden Age movie premiere. The party will take place at the McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street) on October 25th, October 26th, and October 31st (so you have multiple chances to go!) from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Tickets start at $85.
House of Yes Halloween Horrorvaganza at Elsie Rooftop (1412 Broadway). The event promises that the show will “eave you equally entertained and confused.” Go see it if you dare on October 25th, October 26th, and October 31st from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets start at $20.
Saturday, October 26
Keeping your Halloweekend going, we suggest checking out Jumbie: A Caribbean LGBTQ Halloween Party in Queens. This party is the Caribbean Equality Project’s fifth annual Halloween fundraiser to help provide an authentic and safe space for the Caribbean LGBTQ+ community. The party kicks off at 10:00 p.m. at Impulse Lounge (129-04 Liberty Ave) on October 26th and will end at 4:00 a.m. Tickets are $10.
Lez Horror Story, an LGBTQ+ costume party offering a cash prize for the winner of the Hottest American Horror Story Costume Contest! The party will take place at Starr Bar (214 Starr Street) on October 26th from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Tickets start at $15.
If you’d rather go all out at a darty, consider going to HallowQueen at The Lookout (89 South Street). Wondering who will be crowned the Halloween Queen of New York? Come out and see on October 26th from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30.
For those that would rather get day drunk off mimosas instead of raving in the sunlight, SPICE NYC Presents Halloween Costume Brunch is a great alternative to traditional Halloween parties. It’s held at Elsie Rooftop (1412 Broadway), so you know it’s got a gorgeous view — and I’m not talking about the women! The brunch gets started on October 27th at 3:00 p.m. and goes until 11:00 p.m. Tickets start at $15.
VYBE Presents Halloween Costume Event at Lyfe Brooklyn is another great party option for those wanting to party during the day. Join the other party-goers as you toast to life and dance all night! It’ll be happening at Lyfe Brooklyn (1056 Broadway) on October 26th from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Monday, October 28
Ellis will be having an iconic private event at The Box. Invite only, purrrr.
Tuesday, October 29
One of the best ways to celebrate Halloween is with a gaggle of witches themselves at A Gathering of Witches at Berlin Under A on October 29th from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The party is “pay as you witch” and feature a number of witches who will be using sights and sounds to awaken NYC’s ghosts, as well as surprise guests!
Thursday, October 31
Dead Celebrities Halloween Party, presented by Girl Social. Hosted at The Kixby Hotel (45 West 35th) from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, the party promises a dance floor, drink specials, and a cash prize for Best Celebrity Look-alike. Tickets start at $10.
Dreams & Nightmares on 33rd Street, the biggest women’s costume party in the city! They offer free candy all night, as well as a cash prize for the best costume. Check it out at The Ainsworth (45 East 33rd Street) from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Nightmare On Atlantic, a party presented by Lesbian Fetish and Avoni Ent. It kicks off at 10:00 p.m. at The Social Butterfly (857 Atlantic Avenue), and the party is set to go until 4:00 a.m. Tickets start at $10.
Meta Halloween Futurist Costume Party on from 8:00 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Meta Den (1814 Bleeker St). Conjure up what your future can be in eccentric looks while you dance to the hottest music. It’s important to note that this is a POC only party!
After The Parade, All Halloweekend & Halloween
For those who want to hit up the bar scene, Henrietta Hudson (438 Hudson St) is hosting Parade: The After Party on October 31st from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Catch DJ Tikka Masala pumping out spooky tunes all night!
The Stonewall Inn (63 Christopher St) will be hosting Whorror House on October 27th starting at 11:00 p.m. Miss Cissy Walken will be commanding the stage with her scary good looks and songs, and plenty of special guests will stop by.
Two mainstay bars, Cubbyhole (281 W 12th St) and Ginger’s Bar (363 5th Ave) are both iconic bars that don’t have details for their Halloween parties just yet, but they’re sure to be scary good!
Hot Rabbit’s ••• HELL YES! ••• Nightmare Before QueerMess ~ LGBTQ Halloween Party! This is set to be Hot Rabbit’s biggest queer Halloween party ever, so you don’t want to miss it! It’ll be held at Stage 48 (605 West 48th St) on November 1st from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Tickets start at $15.