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Misty's 4301 North Seventh Avenue Costume contest at midnight with $100 prizes in three different categories. DJ Shannon spins hip-hop, and there will be ghoulish shot specials throughout the night. 9 p.m. to close. No cover. Call 602-265-3233.
The Monastery 4114 North 28th Street Pumpkin carving contest at 8 p.m., and drinks specials like $1 Jello shots. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 602-840-7510.
The Monastery Mesa 4810 East Mckellips Road Halloween pajama party with contests and prizes, live music and drink specials. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-474-4477.
The Monastery Too 8011 West Paradise Lane, Peoria Costume contest with prizes, live music from Claire's Trick, and drink specials all night long. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-412-7782.
Nasty's 3108 East McDowell Road Costume competition with prizes and different drink specials throughout the night. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-267-8707.
O'Kelley's Sports Bar & Grill 2120 West Guadalupe Road, Mesa Costume contest with prizes for first, second and third place. Live music with 68 Guns. 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-756-6069.
Pat Murphy's Pub and Grill 3215 East Thomas Road Live music from Desert Voodoo, costume competition for cash prizes and drink specials all night. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover if you’re in costume. Call 602-522-0669.
Pattie's First Avenue Lounge 7220 East First Avenue, Scottsdale Spooktacular costume party with games, drinks specials throughout the evening, and outrageous costume competition for prizes. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-990-0103.
Pookie's Cafe & Bar 4540 North Seventh Street Alternative Halloween Madness continues with the Halloween Bash featuring contests for best in drag, best non-drag costume, and best performance with cash and bar prizes. Hosted by the Dancing Diva Devina. 9:30 p.m. Free. Call 602-277-2121.
Prankster's 1024 East Broadway Road Costume competition for gift certificates and other prizes, live music, and drink deals on Witches Brew, shot specials, as well as half-price drinks for last call. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-967-8875.
Rhythm Room 1019 East Indian School Spend the day before Halloween partying with the Big Pete Pearson Blues Band and competing in a costume contest. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $6. Call 602-265-4842.
Rio Salado Brewing Co. Salt River Saloon www.riosaladobeer.com 605 South Mill, Tempe Costume contests, live music by Ultamaxx, and drink specials. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $3. Call 480-829-6775.
The Rockin' Horse 7043 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale Drink specials all night and $100 bar credit for the "Ghouliest Gal." 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-874-1112.
Rodeo Nights 4029 North 33rd Avenue Amble on down for free country and western dances lessons, Playgirl centerfolds from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a chance at a costume contest with a $1,500 grand prize. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-279-3800.
Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub 906 East Camelback Road Costume contest with $100 cash prize for first place announced at midnight, live music by the Rocket 88's, prize giveaways and drink specials all night long. 9 p.m to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-241-1916.
R.T. O'Sullivan's Sports Bar 1010 West Southern, Mesa Bunnies and Devils Ball, with $200 in prizes for best costume, $2 U-Call-Its for the ladies and various games and door prizes. 9 p.m. to close. No cover. Call 480-844-1290.
Sail Inn 26 South Farmer Avenue, Tempe Halloween bash with costume contests for prizes and cash, drink specials like $3.50 32-ounce domestic pitchers and well drinks. Live music from Bad Shoe, Shrink, and DJ The Mantis Claw. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-921-1775 for cover.
Salty Señorita www.saltysenorita.com 3636 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Salty's Spooktacular Weekend starts with a Halloween Eve party. Costume contests with categories for best male, best female, and best couple (each win $100). Participants must register with hostess Winner is announced at 11 p.m. Must be present to win. Pumpkin ring toss and pumpkin basketball from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $2 can Witches Brew beer, $5 Mummy Margaritas. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-946-SALTY (7258).
The Sets www.thesets.com 93 East Southern, Tempe The Edge Halloween Bash Concert with Lit, Denver Harbor, Greeley Estates, Cold Fusion, Redfield, and more. Ages 16-and-up. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15. Call 480-829-1822.
Shepherds 3114 East Cactus Road Definitely keep your eyes on the prizes at this bash, as costume contests (with categories for males, females, and couples alike), mummy wrapping and Fear Factor-like games, and mystery prize drawings for treasures like a mini-chopper and gift certificates can get you the goods by the end of the night. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-482-0751.
Skippers Lounge 6124 North 43rd Avenue Halloween party with live blues music and drink specials. Closes at 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-937-0938.
Sky Lounge 132 East Washington Fiends, Fairies and Freaks bash with DJs Dave Aude, Rod Carrillo, and Lysa D spinning high energy music fit for dancing and a live simulcast with Energy 92.7/101.3. Costume contest with $500 cash prize for best costume, free prize giveaways, $4 Skyy Martinis and $1 Halloween shot specials all night long. With 21-and-over until 2 a.m., 18-and-over for afterhours. Table reservations requested. 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. $7 with costume, $10 without. Call 602-229-1110.