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J-Heads 5110 E. McDowell Rd. www.myspace.com/vivasid Punk Rock Halloween Bash with a free taco bar, costume contest for prizes, $2 kamikazes and beers, and music from F.Y.I., One Last Peace, Rez of War, Beatnik Bombers, Via Vengeance, VW Trainwreck, and others. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 602-225-0307.
Last Exit 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe Rock 'n' Roll Halloween Bash and Costume Party with drink specials, a costume contest for prizes, and music from Los Guys; Let Go; The Loveblisters; Scotty Johnson; and Sleepwalk, a Robot. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $7. Call 480-557-6656.
The Lost Leaf 914 N. 5th St. Music from the Black Bear Ensemble, Djentrification, and others, as well as a costume contest for cash prizes ($150 first, $100 second, $50 third). 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-252-4168.
Maloney's on Shea 8608 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale www.maloneystavern.com Third annual Heaven and Hell Party with 2-for-1 drink specials, a costume contest, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-889-3122 for cover.
Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife 4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale www.marcssportsgrillandnightlife.com Fifth annual "Nightmare on Marc's Street," featuring a costume contest with prizes, shot and drink specials, giveaways, DJs, dancing, and karaoke. Happy hour prices from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the party starting at 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. $5. Call 623-842-1053.
The Matador 125 E. Adams St. www.matador2go.com Get your drink on at Caliente Chica's Halloween Bash with $2 Coronas and AMFs until 11 p.m., and $2 Bud Lights until 1 a.m. DJs AL3, Dave, and the Manic Hispanic will be spinning, and a costume contest, prize drawing for a trip for two, and giveaways are also planned. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 after 10 p.m. Call 602-254-7563.
McDuffy's Grille Chandler 980 E. Pecos Rd., Suite 5, Chandler www.mcduffys.com Time travel back to the '80s and '90s during the Halloween Flashback Party featuring classic music videos and movies, $2 domestic pints, $3 you-call-it liquors, and DJ Sean in the mix. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-966-8200.
McDuffy's Peoria 15814 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria www.mcduffys.com Sixth annual Monster Bash with DJs, dancing, $2 Witches Brew, $5 Monster Martinis, and a huge costume contest with $800 in cash prizes. Open until 2 a.m. Call 623-334-5000 for cover.
Mickey's Hangover 4310 N. Brown Ave. www.mickeyshangover.com See how pimpin' ain't easy as this Scottsdale favorite presents its Pimp 'n' Ho'lloween Party. A costume contest offers $500 to the "King Pimp" and $800 to the "Queen Ho," while drink specials run from 8-10 p.m. and include $2 Smirnoff and Captain Morgan Drinks. Open until 3 a.m. Call 480-425-0111 for cover.
Modified Arts 407 E. Roosevelt St. www.modified.org Spend the night with DJ William Fucking Reed, DJ Epidemic, and Ben Collins (of Chronic Future fame) as they spin high-energy indie rock and dance tracks until the wee hours at "The After Party." If you get sleepy, free Kronk Energy drinks will be available. 1:30 a.m.-5 a.m. $5. Call 480-628-4303.
Myst 7340 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale www.mystaz.com Haunted House 7340 with DJs Discojunk and Tranzit spinning in the main room, while DJ Thomas James and Hades Underworld rock the Ballroom. Patrons with the best costumes can win tickets to Deadmau5's December gig. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 480-970-5000.
Mulligan's Brick Bar 7318 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale Halloween House Party where "anything but clothes goes" and DJ Rolemodel spins Top 40 and hip-hop. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-947-8188.
O'Brien's Sports Bar 7829 N. 35th Ave. Rumble Cat's Halloween Party with the Rhythm Dragons, Say When, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-841-3980.
Palo Verde Lounge 1015 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe Drop by this Tempe dive for $1 Jell-O shots and punk rock from The Jitters, D-Unit, Big Vinny and the Cattle Thieves, and The Dead Boats. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-968-9221.
Phase 54 1700 W. Drake Dr., Tempe www.phase54.com Tricks and Treats Halloween Extravaganza with the Phase 54 girls dancing on the bar and music from One Body Too Many, Dwncyde, Arvins Garden, Kult of Thorn, Aviledescent, Waking Avalon, The Spider Hole, Downright Wicked, and other bands. A costume contest for cash prizes, body shots, and giveaways are also planned. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. $5 after 8 p.m. Call 480-551-3970.
Pussycat Lounge 4426 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale www.pclaz.com Debauchery awaits at this Scottsdale hotspot, with phat beats from D-JR, drink specials, and a costume contest. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-481-3100 for cover.
Rhythm Room 1019 E. Indian School Rd. Blues-A-Ween Halloween Blues Bash with music from the Big Pete Pearson Blues Band. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $7. Call 602-265-4842.
The Rogue Bar 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale Time warp back to the days of Reagan during RETROSPECT'S Thriller '80s Halloween Dance Party with DJ Nfin8 on the turntables. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $3. Call 480-947-3580.
Roxy's Great Escape 4228 E. Indian School Rd. Halloween party with a $100 prize for the best costume, drink specials, and more. 8 p.m. Call 602-954-9607.
The Sets 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe Zombie Rodeo hosted by Marcus Meng of "Into the Pit" and featuring raffles, prizes, and rock from The Iris, From Dark, [sic]monic, Shallowpoint, Jason Society, Archaic Cessation, and more. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-829-1822 for cover.