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Amsterdam 718 North Central Halloween Weekend 2004 continues with a costume contest hosted by Chantelle Douglas and a $250 first prize at 9:30 (sign-up by 9 p.m.). Goes until 2 a.m. Call 602-258-6122.
Apollo's 5749 North Seventh Street Best Creative Underwear Night with $1 off drinks for those in their skivvies. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 602-277-9373.
The Blue Bar 4017 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Drink it up at this fete, as the costume contest offers prizes like champagne and cases of beer to the lucky winners. Beer and wine specials all night long (such as $2 off certain imports). 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-947-2160.
Bobby McGee's 8501 North 27th Avenue Spooktacular Halloween Monster Mash Bash, costume contest at midnight with $200 cash prize. Cheap drinks (like Bloddy Redrum Jello shots) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Show up early to avoid "scary" line -- dress in costume to get in the fastest. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-995-5982.
Cash Inn Country 2140 East McDowell Go country with a costume contest for prizes, "scaryoke," and drink specials all night long. 7 p.m. Call 602-244-9943.
Charlie's 727 W. Camelback Road Cowboy up with costume contests for cash prizes, drink specials all night long, and a performance by Pussy LeHoot and Friends. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., afterhours until 4 a.m. Call 602-265-0224.
The Complex 2647 West Glendale Avenue Spooky Halloween Show with Calabrese, Speed 63, The Iris, The Abiotx, and The Surgeon Generals. Costume contest for prizes, and free vampire bat with show flyer. All ages. 6 p.m. $6. Call 602-347-8325.
Drinx 7330 East Stetson, Scottsdale Sunday Funday Halloween Bash, half-price food and drinks all night long. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-423-9434.
Encounters 3037 West Clarendon Avenue Halloween party with the final round of the cash prize costume contest and a DJ spinning the latest tunes. 8 p.m. Club memberships are $35 for single men, $30 for couples, and free for single ladies. Call 602-230-9680.
Furio 7210 East Second Street, Scottsdale Live music by DJ Pete Salaz. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-945-6600.
George and Dragon Restaurant 4240 North Central Avenue Costume contest with the audience deciding who gets cash prizes ($150 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third). Drink specials include $3 Harp and Smithwicks. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-241-0018.
Handlebar-J 7116 East Becker Lane, Scottsdale Get a handle on this Halloween hootenanny, with a costume contest for cash prizes, live music by the Herndon Bros. Band, and themed drink specials. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-948-0110.
Harley's 155 155 West Camelback Road Costume contests with cash prizes ($100 for first place, $50 for second place, $25 for third) in categories like Most Comical, Most Original, and Best Female Illusionist. DJ music and drink specials all night. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-274-8505.
The Hideaway 6746 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek Big Biker Halloween Party, costume contest with cash prizes, food and drink specials hourly, T-shirt and prize giveaways. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-595-0358.
Hi-Liter Show Club 4716 North 12th Street For a change of pace, consider the Halloween Hot Body Contest with a trip to Las Vegas as the grand prize. Drink specials include $3 Heinekens and Amstel Lights. $5 cover after 5:30 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-234-0128.
Hollywood Alley 2610 West Baseline Road, Mesa Halloween show with Chicano Power Revival. Costumes encouraged and $2 Coronas available. 21-and-over show. 8:30 p.m. $6. Call 480-820-7117.
Hot Shots 2929 North 16th Street, Phoenix Scare up some fun at this bar and billiard joint's Halloween party, with costume contest for cash and prizes (for scariest, sexiest and most original duds), wicked and evil $2 Witches Brew or $2 Bloody Punch, music by DJ Steve, dancing and free snacks. 9 p.m. to close. No cover. Call 602-549-2929.
John Henry's 909 East Elliot Road, Tempe Costume party, karaoke, $3 Beck's Oktoberfest. $6 specialty cocktails with Happy Hour prices all night. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover. Call 480-730-9009.
Jugheads 5110 East McDowell Horrific Halloween punk show with DSC, No Rest For the Wicked, Idiot Kin, Eleven Forties, Perfect Hatred and more. The bar will be transformed into a punk rock haunted house, and drinks specials and costume contests will occur. 9 p.m to 2 a.m. Call 602-225-0307.
Lagerfields 12601 North Paradise Village Parkway West All Hallow's Eve Costumed Up Party Weekend wraps up with costume party, contests, giveaways, prizes and a DJ. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. 602-765-0059.
The Library Bar & Grill Fifth Street and Mill, Tempe Halloween Bash featuring costumes from scary to sexy. Goes until 2 a.m. with qualifying round of the Mill Avenue Masquerade Costume Contest at 8 p.m. Call 602-332-2036.
Margarita Rocks 410 North Fourth Street, Tempe Qualifying round of the Mill Avenue Masquerade Costume Contest at 8 p.m., and the final round at 10 p.m., broadcast live on 101.5 The Zone. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-3301.
Marc's Sports Grill 4494 West Peoria Avenue Nightmare on Marc's Street, with "haunted" ping-pong and billiards, Halloween karaoke, and deals on ghoulish drinks. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-842-1053.
McDuffy's Tempe 230 West Fifth Street, Tempe Halloween Masquerade Ball with the semi-finals of the Mill Avenue Masquerade Costume Contest at 8 p.m. and Masquerade Gone Wild with 18-and-older Super Sexy Costume Contest for cash and prizes. Drink specials include $1 Bud and Bud Light, Test Tube Shots and Witches Brew from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-966-5600 for cover.