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The Blooze Bar
12014 N. 32nd St.
Rock out with music by Rizon, a costume contest for cash prizes, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-788-4574.
1805 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe
Halloween Hoedown with the "Rock 'n' Roll Cowboy" contest with prizes for the best cowboy, best cowgirl, and best overall costumes, as well as live music from Alex Calsa, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-839-0505.
4420 E. Thomas Rd.
Sexy Costume & Fetish Ball with giveaways, drink specials, and prizes (including the grand prize of a 37-inch flat screen television). 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-281-0122 for table reservations and cover.
7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
The infamous Scottsdale gay bar will hold celebrate the 10th anniversary of their always-outrageous Halloween party with a gigantic blowout featuring a massive drag production, a costume contest, VIP sections, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. Call 480-945-9028.
Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse
6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
Halloween party with prizes for best costume, drink specials, and music from Pat James. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-488-9118.
Chasers Bar & Nightclub
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Ether Bunny Records' "All Hallows Costume & Beer Bash" with rock from The Plump Tones, Kraised, A Few Random Drunks, The Earps, and others. Costumes encouraged. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 480-945-4985.
CK’s Tavern & Grill
4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Costume contest for cash prizes, drink specials, and music from Legend City. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-706-5564.
2155 E. University Dr., Tempe
Erotic Halloween Fetish Ball offering a sexy costume contest for cash prizes, as well as giveaways, live airbrush and body-painting demonstrations by Carlos Duran and circus_freaque, an erotic photo shoot featuring the Liquid Latex Models, and more. Numerous local bands will perform on two stages, including Volatile Minds, Dirtnap, Undivided, TI22, Property Six, Saevus, Chemicals of Democracy, Hollow, and Kings Field. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-966-4733 for cover.
Coach & Willie’s
412 S. 3rd St.
Halloween Bash hosted by Ritmo Latino Entertainment with DJs AL3 and Villin on the record decks, a costume contest for prizes (such as an iPod), and more. Drink specials include $3 16-ounce Bud Lights and $3 Parrot Bays until 11 p.m., and $4 Jägermeister all night long. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-254-5272 for cover.
Connolly’s Bar & Grill
5160 W. Northern Ave., Glendale
Halloween party with DJs, dancing, promos, giveaways, and more. 8 p.m. Call 623-915-5645.
Crabby Don’s Bar & Grill
3861 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert
Enjoy a Dirty Pirate Hooker Party with DJ Myth, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-558-7540.
Deemo’s American Grill
2501 E. Camelback Rd.
Haunted Halloween Party with costume contest, DJs, drink specials, and more. 8 p.m. Call 602-381-6870.
8706 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria
Halloween costume party with live entertainment and more. 7 p.m. Call 623-584-8494.
Driver’s Sports Grill
14175 W. Indian School Rd., Goodyear
Eighth Annual Halloween Bash with a costume contest, DJ and dancing, Coors promos, prizes, an appearance by the Corona girls, giveaways, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 623-536-8571.
El Toro Bravo Mexican Grill & Cantina
16041 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr., Peoria
This Peoria eatery celebrates Día de los Muertos in style with a costume contest for prizes (including a $250 prize for the "best dressed"), food and drink, a DJ, dancing, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 623-773-2855.
Ghost Ball Block Party
Indian Plaza, between Buckboard Road and Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
The eighth annual Ghost Ball will be a ginormous 12,000-square-foot Halloween spectacular encompassing both Axis-Radius and Suede, and featuring a costume contest with $10,000 in cash and prizes (for best overall costume, best group, and sexiest), as well as music from EastonAshe, and a cadre of local DJs. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. Call 602-405-9721.
Goat Head Saloon
1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa
Mellow out at this Halloween party, which features music from Baraka, DJ Seduce, and other bands, plus drink specials like $2.50 pints, a costume contest with prizes, and more. 8 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-464-8030 for cover.
Horse & Hound Sports Grill
1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
Halloween & Hammered Costume Party with music from Finding Tempe, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-967-7977.
4139 W. Bell Rd.
Romp in the Swamp Horror Halloween Party with DJs, a costume contest, karaoke, drink specials, and more. 7 p.m. -2 a.m. $6. Call 602-843-6100.
Ibiza Blue Restaurante
1964 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler
Halloween Costume Dance with four bands and a DJ spinning cumbia, norteño, and merengue, as well as a costume contest for cash prizes (including $200 for first place), and more. 8:30 p.m. -2:30 a.m. $10. Call 480-821-1099.