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Halloween is just around the corner, and some festive residents are already thinking about places they’d like to go and parties they’d like to attend. Figuring out your Halloween season plans early allows you to prepare for the perfect costume and make the most of your experience.
There are several bars and nightclubs in the city that offer all kinds of ghoulish treats like costume parties, bar crawls, dancing and more. Below, you will find some of the hottest parties where you can dress up and have a fantastically wicked time celebrating All Hallows Eve.
Boston Official Crawl-O-Ween Bar Crawl
Location: TBD
1 Faneuil Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109
Friday, Oct. 30, 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.; $10 (1-day ticket)
Saturday, Oct. 31, 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.; $15 (2-day all access ticket)

The Crawl-O-Ween bar crawl requests ticket buyers come dressed in their best Halloween attire. The bars participating in the event are located within the Faneuil Hall area, making it a convenient night out accessible by public transportation. Your ticket (options listed above) gives you access to the participating venues, but your drink purchases are not included. However, most of these bars will offer drink specials for ticket holders. A starting location is to be decided. Wristbands and bar crawl maps will be handed out at registration. Check the website for updated information as the dates approach.

GEM Italian Kitchen, Nightclub And Lounge
42 Province St.
Boston, MA 02108

(617) 482-1213
Saturday, Oct. 31, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.; $20

Head to GEM if you’re looking for a wild party filled with some of Boston’s best. A DJ will be spinning a mix of the Top 40 and popular dance tracks that will undoubtedly fill the dance floor. Many people like going to GEM because of its upscale, chic decor. Having a ticket grants you entry for the night. Mixing great music, fabulous drinks and amazing costumes makes GEM a guaranteed good time. If you are looking for VIP or bottle service, you may check the website above, or call GEM directly.

Nightmare On Boston Harbor
200 Seaport Blvd.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 826-9243
Saturday, Oct. 24, 6:00 p.m.; $20 (advanced tickets), $35 (general entry)

This indoor Halloween BOOze cruise will host 800 passengers as it takes to the waters of the Boston Harbor. Costumes are strongly encouraged, as guests take to the seas for a night of BOOzing and dancing. There will be eight DJs on board bringing the best music to get every sexy ghost, mummy and witch moving and grooving. The website does note that there will be a cash-only bar on board, so guests are asked to bring cash on the ship.
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Fright Night
Causeway Restaurant & Bar
65 Causeway St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-9100
Saturday,  Oct. 31, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.; Free if you register online before Oct. 11, $20 at the door

Causeway Restaurant & Bar will host Boston’s official costume party for Halloween 2015. Those of you who want to show off your best costume — and possibly win a prize for it — this is the party for you. There are three categories for those who wish to participate in the costume competition: best individual costume, best couple costume, and best group costume.
There will also be a “guest appearance” (perhaps a celebrity or local Boston athlete), but the name of the person has not been officially announced.

Scared Stiff… Again [Presented By S3]
222 Friend St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-3222
Saturday, Oct. 31, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.; $37 – 39

Costumes are strictly enforced at the “Scared Stiff… Again” Halloween Party. This party sells out every year, and tickets must be purchased online ahead of the date. There are only a limited amount of tickets sold, so those wishing to attend are encouraged to buy them as soon as possible.
A ticket scores you two prepaid drink tickets, complimentary appetizers and unlimited candy. A DJ will be playing hot dance tracks all night long. A costume contest will be held at 10 p.m. with the following categories: most original, funniest, best couple, sexiest, and group costume.
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Boston-based writer Effie Orfanides keeps up with all of the latest happenings in her city. She loves eating at Boston’s hotspots, having drinks at the trendiest bars, and enjoying all that Boston has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.