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Anderson's Fifth Estate
6820 East Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale
Saturday Night Live Halloween Party with costume contest for prizes ($100 for first place, $50 for second, and gift certificates for third), 2-for-1 drinks until 10 p.m., hourly shot specials, and a live remote by MIX 96.9. 7 p.m. $5. Call 480-994-4168.
Arizona Beach Club
430 North Scottsdale Road, Tempe
Haunted Beach House Party, with $3,000 in cash prizes for the sexiest, scariest, and funniest costumes, as well as DJ Greggy D from KISS FM spinning Top 40, R&B, and hip-hop. 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. $5 for 21 and over, $10 for 18 and over. Call 480-446-3100.
Big Fish Pub
1954 East University Drive, Tempe
For the Record Freak Show with music by Redfield, Bleed the Reason, and the U.K.'s Robert, Chip & Tom, as well as $3 Jäger Bombers. 7 p.m. $5 with costume, $8 without. Call 480-966-5010.
7125 East Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale
Solid Gold Halloween drag and dancing showcase hosted by Dionne "Devina" Warwick and featuring live singing and lip-synching by a bevy of female illusionists like Cliftina and Misseyal, as well as a costume contest. 7 p.m. $20. Call 480-945-9028.
Cave Creek Roadhouse
6900 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
"Dead in the West Bash" with games, prizes, costume contest, cash giveaways, and music from EastonAshe. 7 p.m. No cover. Call 480-575-3098.
Chasers Bar & Nightclub
8005 East Roosevelt Street, Scottsdale
Euphoric Halloween Bash with live music by Imperative Reaction, Element A440, The Strand, Ikonoklast, and Mankind Is Obsolete. 7 p.m. $10. Call 480-945-4985.
CK's Tavern & Grill
4142 East Chandler Boulevard, Ahwatukee
Costume contest for cash prizes ($150 for first, $100 for second, and $50 for third), music from Claire's Trick, and spooky drink specials. 9:30 p.m. No cover. Call 480-706-5564.
The Clubhouse Music Venue
1320 East Broadway Road, Tempe
Halloween Ball with Siop, Vistalance, Brew Crew, and Building Bridges. 7 p.m. $7 with a costume, $9 without. Call 480-968-3238.
Coyote Hill Bar & Grill
12417 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale
Costume contest for cash prizes ($250 for first, $100 for second, $50 for third), drink specials, and DJ Mikey Mike spinning the hits. 9 p.m. Ladies are free, men pay $5. Call 623-536-7711.
3702 North Seventh Street
Costume contest for various prizes ($100 for first, $50 for second, and a bottle of champagne and three cocktails for third) plus a drag show by Regina & Friends. 10:30 p.m. No cover. Call 602-212-9888.
2710 West Bell Road, Suite 1288
Halloween party with prizes for best costume, and food and drink specials. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-866-9898.
Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 East Eighth Street, Tempe
Head south of the border for this Halloween fiesta with a costume contest ($200 for first place and $200 for sexiest costume), $2 Coronas, $3 Gringoritas, $3 Donkey Punch, and full menu until 2 a.m. 5 p.m. No cover. Call 480-968-7879.
The Dubliner Irish Pub and Restaurant
3841 East Thunderbird Road
Halloween party with prizes for best costumes, promotional giveaways, and live entertainment by Tony Cummins. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 602-867-0984.
4343 North Seventh Avenue
E-VIL Halloween party with a costume contest for cash prizes ($100 for first place, $50 for second place, $25 for third), drink specials on Bud Light $4 e-Railers, and DJ Domenica spins hip-hop and dance music. 21 and over. 8 p.m. $3 cover if not in costume. Call 602-279-0388.
2730 East Baseline Road, Mesa
Halloween bash, costume contest for prizes, and drink specials. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-497-1252.
1989 West Elliot Road, Chandler
Get your Irish up at this Halloween party offering a Guinness hockey jersey and a $50 gift certificate to the winner of its costume contest, in addition to music by The Scones, and $3 Kronenberg and Stella Artois pints. 9 p.m. $2 cover, free if in costume. Call 480-722-9434.
Flicka's Baja Cantina
2003 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Costume contest for cash prizes, music by Furious George, and drink specials like $2 Coronas throughout the night. 9:30 p.m. No cover. Call 480-945-3618.
Graham Central Station
7850 South Priest Drive, Tempe
Take a shot at the $1,500, winner-take-all costume contest, and enjoy 25-cent well, wine and longnecks from 6 to 9 p.m. No cover with costume before 8 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-496-4336.
5111 North Seventh Street
Mary's Halloween Skaraoke, drink specials, and a costume contest with multiple categories offering gift cards as prizes. 9:30 p.m. No cover. Call 602-240-6969.
6895 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
Halloween party with costume contests with a $125 cash prize and $50 gift certificate for the winners in four categories (scariest, funniest, most creative, and judges' pick), as well as promotional giveaways from the Bailey's and Stoli Girls, and live music by Mogollon. 8 p.m. $3 cover, or free if you come in costume. Call 480-488-1906.