Halloween might be a favorite among children, but it’s also a favorite among adults as well. The ability to dress in costume and unleash your inner superhero or sexy maid is just one of the many reasons why Halloween is often a highly anticipated holiday. Last year’s “Best 2013 Halloween Parties In Chicago” offered up a great list of events geared towards adults, but some new events have made the 2014 list complete. For those looking to sport their costume with pride this Halloween, here are a number of parties that will prove that the holiday isn’t just for kids.
Participating bars have yet to be announced for the Halloween Pub Crawl Chicago, but they have already announced that over 10 bars will be participating in the three crawls. The events will end at 2 a.m., and will focus on the most popular venues in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. Admission tickets allow access to all participating venues, including special discounted drinks at each bar. Tickets and three-day all-access passes can be purchased online, and registration can be filled at Redmond’s. Once registered, you will get your official wristband and map of participating venues.
Murder Mystery Masquerade Halloween Party
4455 Southwest Hwy.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Date: Oct. 31, 2014
Located just outside the city in the Oak Lawn suburb, this event is a bit unique from the same old costume Halloween party. This masquerade ball setting lets adults bring back a tradition that exuded sophistication and style. To put a Halloween twist on the event, a murder of one of the costume characters will turn the party into a mystery that guests will need to solve. Tickets are $20, with only 50 spaces available for purchase.
CBBW Super Sexy Halloween Party
Bobby McGee’s Chicago Ridge
10139 S. Harlem Ave.
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Date: Oct. 29, 2014
General admission tickets to this event are $10 per person, which does not include any food or drinks purchased at the venue. Guests are encouraged to come in full costume, with an emphasis on who will wear the sexiest costume. Drink specials will be available, as well as Halloween decor throughout. For those wanting to participate in the November Toys 4 Tots Drive, new and unwrapped toys can be brought to the Halloween Party to kick off this worthy charity.
Crawl-O-Ween Bar Crawl
Chicago, IL 60614
Dates: Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2014
The official Crawl-O-Ween Bar Crawl from Barcrawls.com starts on October 31, and tickets are only $10 for a single day and $15 for a two-day all-access pass. The ticket price allows access to all of the venues on the list without having to pay entrance fees, as well as discounted drink specials. During registration, ticket holders will receive their official wristband, commemorative cup and a bar crawl map of participating venues. The list of participating bars has yet to be announced, but this annual bar crawl never seems to disappoint.
Halloween Trolley Crawl
N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Date: Oct. 31, 2014
Spanning miles throughout Chicago, there will be more than 30 trolleys/buses that will take you around to several bars in Chicago. Hop on and off trolleys to enjoy multiple nightlife jaunts throughout the city. If you pre-register, you can start at any bar. The trolleys and buses will start at 9 p.m. and make continuous loops through the route. The full route takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Transportation is from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. only. Ticket price is $10 (while they last, and prices may increase), and the package includes gift cards, drink specials at all locations, no cover to enter any participating venues, transportation from bar to bar, multiple Halloween costume contests, multiple bars and 30 vehicles, with Uber credit for new users.
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