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Club Central 3121 N. 3rd Ave. Halloween costume party with a happy hour from 4-8 p.m., 2-for-1 drinks, a free buffet, dancing, and a costume contest for prizes. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-200-8121.
Club Mardi Gras & VooDoo Lounge 8040 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale Mardi Gras on MySpace Halloween Metal Bash with bar money prizes for the scariest costume and rock from Pelvic Meatloaf, Mission G, Rejected Faith, and Altered Science. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 480-970-5707.
Club Palazzo 710 N. Central Ave. www.clubpalazzo.net Get gothed out at Tranzylvania's annual Halloween Bash, where DJ noiz.fkr and DJ AKA provide industrial and darkwave beats and the best costume gets $200. 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. $7. Call 602-229-1150.
Club Red 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe www.myspace.com/clubredlive Happy Helloween Party with tribute rock from Too Fast For Love, B/S, and Ozzmosis. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 480-966-4733.
Cocomo Joe's 28244 N. Tatum Blvd. Have a ghoulish good time with rock from The Instant Classics, drink specials, giveaways, and a costume contest offering prizes for those sexiest, goriest, and best overall get-ups. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-538-8008.
Coconut Club Bar & Grill 414 S. Mill Ave., Tempe Halloween blowout with drink specials, giveaways, costume contests, and DJs spinning hip-hop and Top 40. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-966-2228.
Crabby Don's 3861 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert www.myspace.com/crabbydons Local rockers Roveen, Denial Method, Awaking the Fallen, The Machine and Me, Inprana, and Efshu will be in the house, with shot specials offered all night. 8 p.m. Call 480-558-7540 for cover.
Deemo's 2501 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 30 www.deemosaz.com Halloween party with a karaoke DJ, costume contest for prizes, $2 Coronas, $4 wells, and $5 Jäger and Patron shots. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-381-6870.
Devil's Martini 4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale www.devilsmartini.com "Evil" party with penny drinks all night and DJ Kilo spinning Top 40 and dance music. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $40 per person. Call 480-947-4873.
Dos Gringos Mesa 1958 S. Greenfield Rd., Mesa Scare up some fun at the "DOSbusters" party with such "devilicious" drink specials as Jell-O slime shots and $2 Dos Equis from 5-7 p.m., a DJ and dancing, bobbing for limes, a costume contest and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-633-5525.
Dos Gringos Trailer Park 1001 E. 8th St., Tempe Experience the "Nightmare on 8th Street" with cash prizes for the most clever and sexiest costumes, drink specials, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-968-7879.
e4 4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale www.e4-az.com Three Rooms of Horror with different drink specials on Three Olives cocktails in each room, and a costume contest with $5,000 in prizes, as well as the DJ trio of Sugabear, Benjamin Cutswell, and Kid Vicious. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 480-970-3325.
EJ's Sports Bar & Grill 8830 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale www.myspace.com/ejssportsbar Costume contest for cash prizes, raffles for tattoos and piercings from Alley Kat Tattoo, and rock from Dirty Dan and the Distributors, Buried in Red, Voodoo Swing, and others. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 623-939-6804.
Forbidden Nightclub 6820 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale www.forbiddenaz.com Forbidden Halloween with drink specials, DJs, a costume contest, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-994-5176 for cover.
Flicka's Baja Cantina 2003 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale Raven's Masquerade and Costume Ball, featuring a complimentary buffet dinner at 8 p.m., R&B music from House Quake and George Hamilton, a costume contest at midnight with cash prizes, and tarot card reading and DJ Tyger throughout the evening. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 480-945-3618.
The Goat Head Saloon 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa www.goatheadsaloon.com Local jam band Xtra Ticket will hold its Halloween Fest at the club. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-464-8030 for cover.
Graham Central Station 7850 S. Priest Dr., Tempe www.grahamcentralstationtempe.com Halloween Party with 50-cent well drinks and longnecks from 5 to 9 p.m., $3 Coors and Coors Light after 9 p.m., DJs spinning in three separate clubs, a costume contest with a $1,000 cash prize, and more. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. $5 after 7 p.m. Call 480-496-0799.
Hardtailz Bar & Grill 16816 N. 35th Ave. www.hardtailz.com Hardtailz Halloween Costume Bash with a costume contest, giveaways, prizes, and rock by Angry Jon. Call 602-863-3474.
Harold's Cave Creek Corral 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek www.haroldscorral.com Harold's Halloween party with a costume contest at 11 p.m. for cash prizes, country music by Mogollon, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-488-1906.
Hidden House 607 W. Osborn Rd. Halloween Funk Fest with drink specials and no cover for ladies before 11 p.m., prizes for best costume, and DJs Al Page and Kimmie K. on the ones and twos. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 602-266-1763.
Homme Lounge 138 W. Camelback Rd. www.myspace.com/phoenixhomme Skullz and Bonez Party with live art, skull face painting, drink specials, and performances from Silver Medallion and Fashen Boom Kids, as well as dance jams spun by Party Foul! DJs Kevin the Makeout Bandit, Craig Citizen, Bigie, Epidemic, and BC/AD. Free before 10 p.m., $6 until midnight, and $8 after.