Boston’s Best 2013 Halloween Parties

October 10, 2013 6:00 AM

WZLX Halloween Bash

WZLX Halloween Bash

WZLX Halloween Bash

Halloween parties are usually a big hit in any area, and Boston is no exception. There are usually tons of options for all walks of life, whether one leans more towards all night ragers, coy costume get-togethers or simple All Hallow’s Eve parties with friends. Here are but a few of Boston’s best spots to celebrate Halloween this 2013.

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WZLX Halloween Bash
Showcase Live At Patriot Place
October 26
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This INVITE ONLY annual Halloween Bash is one of the hottest Halloween parties around, year after year. And you can’t buy tickets. You have to win them from WZLX-FM. Tickets are given away in four packs, so you’ll be able to bring a few friends. If you do manage to secure a highly coveted spot, the best costume of the night scores $1,000 in cash! There are also cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place along with the sexiest costume. It’s a 21+ event. Win Tickets Here

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306 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-7473

Looking for a swanky and hip joint to dance the night away this Halloween? Rise Club just might be the place, for this Back Bay-area hot spot provides one of the few after-hours calls in the city. Sure, Halloween may fall on a Thursday this year, but that doesn’t mean that the party stops after the clock strikes 12. On Friday night, this after-hours hot spot has a great party featuring DJ Kissy Sell on the main floor. Halloween weekend is always a time to go hard and have fun and Rise will be sure to keep you dancing until the morning light.

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Johnny D’s
Davis Square
17 Holland St.
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 776-2004

Johnny D’s has been a Somerville-area staple for many years, and has carried with it a costume party tradition almost every year. Every October ushers in what is almost assuredly a rockin’ good time at Johnny D’s, a place that specializes in a retro-style atmosphere and a clientele that welcomes Halloween shenanigans from locals and visitors alike during its epic costume extravaganza. On Thursday night, the bar will feature Hermits of Mink Halloween, a tribute to Todd Rundgren and Utopia, among other live acts. This is a Halloween party that is definitely not to miss.

635 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 491-9616

Lizzy’s is a hip and fashionable bar and grille where every Halloween means something special to this joint’s unique crew and clientele. Lizzy’s famous Halloween costume bashes have included prior themes of characters from “The Big Lebowski” and “Fargo” to any number of off-the-wall ideas, with this year showing no sign of stopping any time soon. This year’s theme is characters from “Saturday Night Live” so start thinking about the best way to look like Eddie Murphy’s Mr. Robinson or Molly Shannon’s Mary Katherine Gallagher. This relaxed bar and grille should serve as the perfect early stop for your holiday pub crawl.

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Goody Glover’s
50 Salem St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 367-6444

Goody Glover’s embodies that good ol’ time dive bar spirit, while simultaneously providing the kind of down-home comfort food and friendly face service that ensures its Halloween costume bash will be one to remember. The dark and shadowy decor also makes Goody Glover’s a nice place to perhaps chat up that special masked someone in the dark on this spooky, ghostly holiday. Either way, this Salem Street hangout should provide a scary good time this Halloween.

The Living Room
101 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 723-5101

Halloween night is usually chock full of tourists and visitors who are seeking to experience that inimitable style of Boston nightlife, usually deciding to prowl upon the most popular haunts alongside either Faneuil Hall or Fenway Park area. The Living Room provides a sort of respite from the sort of shoulder-to-shoulder hubbub which can define Halloween night in the touristy area of Boston. Instead, The Living Room’s comfortable lounge atmosphere and relaxed decor sets the mingling mood right this All Hallow’s Eve for all costumed creatures that enter through its doors.

George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at