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The Boathouse 5394 South Lakeshore Drive, Tempe Costume party and contest with prizes and drink specials. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-820-0660.
Bobby McGee's 8501 North 27th Avenue Spooktacular Halloween Monster Mash Bash, costume contest at midnight with $100 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.
BS West 7125 Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale Fabulous Halloween party with drag show contest where the winner gets to represent the bar for a year. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20. Call 480-945-9028.
Cabana's 6810 East Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale South of the Border Halloween with penny drinks all night, bobbing for beers, and costume contest for a trip anywhere in the 50 states. Music by DJ Stylez. $20 for men and $10 for the ladies. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-421-9055.
Cactus Club 650 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction Costume contest with prizes, free food, and drink specials ($1.75 bottled domestic beers and well drinks, and 75-cent domestic tap beers). 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-982-1148.
Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill 4747 East Elliot Road, Ahwatukee Try your luck in the single-elimination "broomstick" pool tournament, pumpkin bobbing, or costume contest (all for prizes) or sample $2 Coronas and $1 Jello shots. Call 480-893-6630 for cover and hours.
Casey Moore's Oyster House 850 South Ash, Tempe Haunted House Party with The Edge 103.9. Ghost hunt, drink specials, costume contest with prizes. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Call 480-968-9935.
Champions 330 South Gilbert Road, Mesa Dart tournament at 2 p.m., karaoke, and a costume contest at 9 p.m. for prizes. Closes at 2 a.m. Call 480-649-1650.
Char's Has the Blues 4631 North Seventh Avenue Halloween party with the ladies of Sistah Blue. 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call for cover. Call 602-230-0205.
Club Central 3110 North Central Cruise down Phoenix's main drag for a costume contest for cash prizes, live music downstairs, and a DJ spinning upstairs. Drink specials all night long. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-200-8121.
The Clubhouse 1320 East Broadway Road, Tempe Halloween Freakness Ball with live music from Arvin's Gardens, Fred Green, Bullet Up, Bailey's Window, Forgotten Lifestyles, Jason Society, Miso, Bullet Train To Moscow, Dimonet, Ember Coast, and more. Live body suspensions and cheek piercings by Body Art Tattoo. Huge costume contest for prizes with categories including best overall, most creative, freakiest, and sexiest. Toni & Guy Hair Salon will present a freaky hair runway show, and there will be prize giveaways from the Horse & Hound and The Clubhouse, plus J ger and Bud specials all day. First 100 people in the door get entered into door prize raffle. All ages, bar with ID. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. $8 21-and-over, $10 under 21. Call 480-968-3238.
Club Rio 430 North Scottsdale Road, Tempe Halloween Monster Bash with giant costume contest for $1,000 in cash prizes, and KISS 104.7 in the house. 21-and-over only. Call 480-894-0533.
Coyote Hill Bar & Grill 12417 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale Howl at the moon with a costume contest with cash prizes ($100 for first place, $50 for second place, $25 for third) and $2 Coronas from midnight until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-536-7711.
Crabby Don's 3861 East Baseline, Gilbert Live music by Shovelhead, Hall 13, and more, with food and drink specials all night long. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-558-7540 for cover.
Craiger's Restaurant & Lounge 5400 North 59th Avenue, Glendale Second annual Halloween costume contest with cash prizes, giveaways, live music by the rockin' funky blues of Thomas Oliver & The Kick Band, and drink specials all night long. Runs until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-934-8071.
Cruisin' 7th 3702 N. Seventh Street If you lose out at this bar's talent contest at 10 p.m. (where the winner gets their own show night) try to save face by overcoming the competition in the costume contest at midnight. First prize is $100; second prize is $25, two free drinks and a bottle of champagne, and third prize is a bottle of champagne. If you still lose out, don't worry, there are drink specials all night long. Call 602-212-9888.
Deja Vu 6025 North 27th Avenue Halloween party with cash prizes for best costume. Live music from DJ Mag. 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-246-2939.
Devil's Martini North 10825 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Halloween Madness, costume contest where best costume wins a trip to Las Vegas and best devil costume wins a VIP dinner party in a private cabana. DJ music. 5 p.m to 2 a.m. $10 cover after 10 p.m. Call 480-348-1666.
Devil's Martini Old Towne 4175 N. Goldwater Boulevard, Scottsdale Pimpin’ Ho Masquerade with DJ music. 8 p.m to 2 a.m. $10 cover for guys after 10 p.m. Call 480-947-7171.
The Doghouse Bar 1241 East Broadway Road, Suite 17, Mesa Halloween costume contest, live band, emcee, wet T-shirt contest and drink specials. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-833-6042.