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SLC Halloween Parties 

Where to win big for your costume, dance to DJs & rock out on Halloween Night

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Area 51
The largest dance club in Salt Lake City will be throwing a massive Halloween party complete with three dance floors, $2,000 in cash prizes, a free raffle and music by DJ Jeremiah, DJ Radar and DJ Evil K. Cover is $10. 451 S. 400 West, 801-534-0819

Huka Bar & Grill
Anyone in a sweet costume (example: banana suit) and college kids get in for only $2 on Halloween. DJ Awdamaddix will be holding down the decks, and there will be plenty of prizes for the best costumes. Lame-os not in costume pay a $7 cover. The shenanigans start at 9 p.m. 151 E. 6100 South, 801-281-4852

Habits always goes big on Halloween. This year, the best costume snags a free two-night hotel & airline package to Las Vegas. Runners-up take home cash prizes and party swag. Resident DJ Scotty B will hold down the dance floor. There’s no cover or dress code, and the party starts at 8 p.m. 832 E. 3900 South, 801-268-2228

The Royal
Big prizes are at stake for the best costumes as the man himself, DJ Big Snack, holds it down on the dance floor. While you’re there, narsh on some on hefty half-priced nachos. The party starts at 9 p.m.; no cover. 4760 S. 900 East, 801-590-9940

Club 90
All of your favorite jams will be rocked to an oblivion with local band The Hard Rockin’ Johnsons. A $200 cash prize will go to the best costume, and the runners-up get a grip of preloaded Kostizi cards. There’s a $5 cover after 7 p.m. 9065 S. Monroe St., Sandy, 801-566-3254

The Green Pig
Winners of this costume contest walk away with brand-spankin’-new flat-screen TV. If that isn’t enough to get you to downtown’s only rooftop bar, local band The Gamma Rays will be holdin’ down the stage. The party starts at 9 p.m., cover TBA. 31 E. 400 South, 801-532-7441

The Woodshed
Local acts Folk Hogan, The Saintanne and Zero Summers will warm things up before touring band Rookie of the Year takes the stage. Costumes aren’t mandatory, but feel free to wear one if you feel inclined. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. 60 E. 800 South, 801-364-0805

Bourbon House
Get ready to belt out your best version of “Thriller” with a full night of karaoke action from the folks at Spotlight Entertainment. There’s a costume contest, with bar swag and tons of sweet prizes, at midnight. The karaoke jams kick off at 10 p.m. 19 E. 200 South, 801-746-1005

Inferno Cantina
Inferno Cantina will be hosting the Dead Sexy Affair, with cash giveaways for best costumes, prizes from Doctor John’s, and music from U92’s DJ Erockalypze and DJ Dizz. If you need a ride, Party Bus Nation can scoop you up. The party starts at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. 122 W. Pierpont Ave., 801-883-8838

Lumpys Downtown
Halloween Havoc will be going down as Lumpys Downtown teams up with party promoters The Greek Knights and Lazy Panda. Expect $1,000 in cash prizes and plenty of party swag. Plus, a Halloween-centric Quiz-O-Leen (pub quiz) starting up at 7 p.m. DJ Bentley, DJ Elvis Freshly and DJ SamEyeAm will be on the decks. The music starts at 9 p.m. Cover TBA; ladies get in free. 145 Pierpont Ave., 801-883-8714

The fourth installment of Gracie’s annual Halloween Bash will feature the all-encompassing cover band The Number Ones. A $1,000 cash grand prize will go to the best costume, and there will be quality prizes for second and third place. The party starts at 6, and the costume contest judging ends at 11, with the winner announced at midnight. 326 S. West Temple, 801-819-7565

Liquid Joe’s
The big-haired metal stylings of the Metal Gods will be destroying the stage at Liquid Joe’s this evening. The cash-prize costume contest and music starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $7, or $5 with a college I.D.; ladies get in free before 9:30 p.m. 1249 E. 3300 South, 801-467-5637

Barbary Coast
Local blues-rock band Ledd Foot will be holding down the stage at Barbary Coast’s Monster Mash party. There’s a $100 cash prize for best costume, and plenty of beefy bar tabs are being offered up for the runners-up. Plus, Scotty and Karaoke Kriminals will be serving all the best karaoke covers. There’s a $3 cover, and the mashin’ starts at 8 p.m. 4242 S. State, 801-265-9889

A Bar Named Sue on Highland
It’s a full night of sexy Halloween-metal and mosh pits courtesy of local bands Spörk, Zombiecock and Goatsifter. Expect a costume contest, a photo booth and sweet, sweet prizes. The thrashing starts at 9 p.m. No cover. 3928 S. Highland Drive, 801-274-5578

A Bar Named Sue on State
If you’re into cover bands who play literally everything and dress up as The Avengers, then don’t miss The Salt Shakers, kicking things off at 9 p.m. Party-goers can expect a professional photo booth and a costume contest with plenty of gift certificates, prizes and bar goodies. No cover. 8136 S. State, 801-566-3222

Get down to all your favorite jams while Troy and Jordan hammer out all the classics on the ivory keys. A plethora of prizes and giveaways are on the table for the best Halloween costumes. The music starts at 9 p.m., and the costume contest starts at 11:30 p.m. No cover. 201 E. 300 South, 801-519-8900

Cheers to You Downtown
The audience picks which costume is king at this downtown favorite. There’s a lot at stake; the first-place getup wins a trip to Las Vegas, and second and third take home bar tabs. All of your favorite scary movies will be blasting on the TVs. The party starts at 9 p.m. No cover. 315 S. Main, 801-575-6400

Cheers to You
Midvale Leave your store-bought costume at home, because at Cheers to You Midvale, the audience is selecting who scores a free trip to Mexico. There will also be tons of spooky party swag and Scare-aoke, which is the same thing as regular karaoke but is extra scary. The party starts at 9 p.m. No cover. 7642 S. State, Midvale, 801-566-0871

Johnny’s on Second
Johnny’s Zombie Meet & Greet weekend kicks-off on Halloween night with DJ Marl Cologne, a photo booth, a costume contest with prizes and even free zombie face-painting artists for those of you who don’t dress up. The party starts at 9 p.m. No cover. 165 E. 200 South, 801-746-3334

If you’re prefer your Halloweens to feature fewer costumes and more strippers, then don’t miss Pinky’s annual Halloween Bash and costume contest. At stake is $200 in cash prizes for the best getup (or lack thereof). The party starts at 8 p.m., and there’s no cover. 4141 S. State, 801-261-3463

Burts Tiki Lounge
The Red Bennies will headline this Halloween rock affair. GuardCats are also on the bill. Costumes will be recognized and appreciated. No cover. 726 S. State, 801-521-0572

Devil’s Daughter
Great food, cheap drinks and a $100 cash giveaway for the best Halloween costume are what you can expect at this downtown spot. And there’s no need for a live band or DJ since Devil’s Daughter will be serving the funk with its all-night free jukebox. The costume contest starts at 11 p.m. No cover. 533 S. 500 West, 801-532-1610

Piper Down
SLC big-timer DJ Street Jesus will be keeping it correct with all of the luscious funk and soul jams. Plus, there’ll be a big ol’ costume contest going down with $500 cash for the winner and $100 for the runners-up. The party starts at 7 p.m., no cover. 1492 S. State, 801-468-1492

Hog Wallow Pub
Local cover band Son of Ian will take care of all your rock and funk needs this Halloween. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Expect a cover charge. 3200 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, 801-733-5567

The Hotel/Club Elevate
One of the biggest parties of the year is The Hotel’s annual Monstermash, featuring costume contests and prizes and three floors of music featuring DJ Loki, Timone, Hijack’d, TeeJay, Soca, DJ Juggy, DJ Handsome Hands and DJ Sayo. Plus, a fashion show by Third Dynasty and Electro Threads. Music starts at 9 p.m.; cover TBA. 155 W. 200 South, 801-478-4310

Zest Kitchen & Bar
Classy drinks and good lookin’ peeps will be on hand with DJs Finale Grand and Bo York at the helm. Prizes for the best costumes and plenty of swag are also up for grabs. The music starts at 9 p.m. No cover! 275 S. 200 West, 801-433-0589

Metro Bar
In the 13th installment of the annual Dead Man’s Party, Metro Bar will be hosting a performance-art piece from The Bad Kids and music by DJ Justin Hollister, the Mad Drummer and DJ/DC. Also, the costume contest has a $250 grand prize up for grabs. The party starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. 540 W. 200 South, 801-652-6543

Wasted Space
DJ James will be playing all your favorites as the staff at Wasted Space decides who leaves with $500 cash in his or her pocket. Gift certificates and bar goodies will be distributed liberally. The party starts at 9 p.m. No cover. 342 S. State, 801-531-2107

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