A Series of Unfortunately Cool Events

Our 2006 guide to the crème of the creepy crop

Coach & Willie's
412 S. 3rd St.
Halloween Bash featuring DJs Ritmo Latino and AL3, drink specials, and giveaways. 9 p.m. Call 602-254-5272 for cover.

4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
You could score some serious swag at this Allhallows Eve celebration with a costume contest with $5,000 in prizes while DJs D-Trip and Kevin Brown spin the hits. Also occurs Sunday, Oct. 29. 9 p.m. $10. Call 480-970-3325.

4343 N. 7th Ave.
Haunting Halloween Party boasting a midnight costume contest with a $200 cash prize, DJ Statik spinning hip-hop, $2.50 Captain Morgan drinks (as well as an appearance by Captain Morgan & The Morganettes), giveaways, and more. 8 p.m. Call 602-279-0388 for cover.

Flicka's Baja Cantina
2003 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Raven's Masquerade Ball 2006 featuring a complimentary buffet dinner at 7 p.m., music from DJ Tyger and the Chris Parker Project at 10 p.m., a costume contest at 11:30 p.m. with cash prizes, and tarot card reading throughout the evening. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-945-3618.

Gecko Grill
835 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert
Children in costume get a free meal from the kids' menu and candy. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 480-892-8099.

Graham Central Station
7850 S. Priest Dr., Tempe
One scary huge Halloween party featuring a $1,500 costume contest, 25-cent well, wine, and domestics from 6 to 9 p.m., and more. 6 p.m. $5 cover (free with costume before 8 p.m.). Call 480-496-0799.

Harold's Corral
6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
Harold's Halloween Costume Party featuring promo giveaways, an appearance by Captain Morgan and the Bailey's Girls from 9 to 11 p.m., music from Mogollon at 9 p.m., and a costume contest at 11 p.m. with $125 cash and $50 gift certificate prizes each for the scariest, funniest, most creative, and judges' pick. 8 p.m. $3 (or free if in costume). Call 480-488-1906.

Joe's Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St.
Halloween Bash with drink specials, costume contest, and music from Super Sternal Notch, Back From Ashes, and Astrocreep 2000. 9 p.m. $5. Call 602-992-1007.

Last Exit
1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Rock-n-Roll Halloween Bash with a costume contest and music from Zepparella, Budweezer, and Strange Young Things. 9 p.m. $7. Call 480-557-6656.

The Locker Room Sports Bar
3108 E. McDowell Rd.
Halloween extravaganza with giveaways, DJ Domenica spinning hip-hop, $2.50 Captain Morgan drinks (as well as an appearance by Captain Morgan & The Morganettes), a costume contest at 11 p.m. with a $10?? cash prize, and more. 8 p.m. Call 602-267-8707 for cover.

Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
Third Annual Nightmare on Marc's Street offering a costume contest for prizes for the funniest, scariest, most creative, and sexiest outfits, as well as an appearance by Captain Morgan, shot and drink specials, DJs, dancing, and karaoke. 8 p.m. $5. Call 623-842-1053.

Margarita Rocks Beach Club
410 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Participate in the Day of the Dead costume contest for $1,000 in cash prizes, partake in a free 40-foot buffet and normal happy hour drink prices from 5 to 9 p.m., or down $3 Captain Morgan and Parrot Bay drinks from 5 to 8 p.m. and $4 Captain Morgan drinks from 8 p.m. until close. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-968-3301 for cover.

Mardi Gras Bar & Grill
8040 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale
Monster Metal Moshpit with giveaways and music by Dresden, Perpetual Death Mode, Howitzer, Triplever, Kilk, Pathetic, Tolerant, and more. 7 p.m. $8. Call 480-970-5707.

Martini Ranch & Shaker Room
7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
You'll get plenty of thrills and chills at the Martini Ranch Fright Night 2006 featuring a gigantic party both inside this Scottsdale nightspot and stretching into its parking lot with two separate stages of entertainment — including music by Rock Lobster and Counter Culture — as well as DJ Michael in the Shaker Room, a midnight costume contest with more than $1,000 in cash prizes (for categories such as best overall, group, and sexiest), giveaways, and more. 8 p.m. $20. Call 480-970-0500.

Mateo's Cantina
5504 N. 7th Ave.
Halloween dance party with music from Str8Up, drink specials, and a costume contest with a grand prize of a New Year's Eve getaway package. 8 p.m. $5. Call 602-242-4252.

Metal Devastation 2
2942 N. 16th St.
Halloween Bash with music by Knights of the Abyss, Darkness Before Dawn, Mr. Lethal Himself, As For Us, Though the Heavens May Fall, Foreshadowing Silence, and more. 6 p.m. $8. Call 602-277-5650.

Monkey Pants Bar & Grill
3223 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
This bizarre bar offers drink specials, giveaways, and a Scary STD Storytelling competition where the most terrifying tale wins a week's supply of condoms. 7 p.m. No cover. Call 480-377-8100.

Phase 54
1700 W. Drake Dr., Tempe
Exotic Erotic Party featuring a costume contest with cash prizes for naughtiest girl and best costume, hip-hop and dance spun by DJ Area 4, as well as drink specials like $4 Long Islands until 11 p.m. and $3 shots all night. 8 p.m. $5. Call 480-551-3970.

The Real Bar
5014 S. Price Rd., Tempe
Edge 103.9 Local Frequency with music by Geriatric Gigolos, Captain Squeegee & The Soap Suds, and more, as well as giveaways, $5 J ger bombs, $4 Jack Daniel's, and $2 pints of Jack's Pumpkin Spiced Ale. 7 p.m. $8 for under 21, $6 for everyone else (and $1 off for those in costume). Call 480-897-1466.

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