Halloween Guide 2012: Fright Nights

Barney's Boathouse
7341 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale
Barney's BOO-thouse Bash takes place on Halloween night and promises a costume contest with $1,000 in cash and prizes, DJs, dancing, and drink specials. 9 p.m. Call 480-949-6535.

Bar Smith
130 E. Washington St.
Rumps will be bumping during LayLow's "Shake That Ass Halloween" on Bar Smith's rooftop. Costumes are encouraged and the soundtrack will be provided by such DJs as Ariel, Ted Hardly, and Adam Arlia, as well as the hip-hop artists of Def Star. Drink specials include $2 PBRs, $3 well drinks, $3 bottled beers, and $4 imports. 9:30 p.m., $5 after 10:30 p.m. Call 602-229-1265.

Bikini Lounge
1502 Grand Ave.
The Fright Fiesta! featuring a performance by North Dakota, a costume contest, spin sessions by DJ Borisimo and Kate Scratch Fever, and "lots of rock 'n' roll debauchery." 9 p.m. Call 602-252-0472.

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave.
DJ Sean Watson will once again stage his hipster-friendly Halloween Costume Ball at the downtown music venue and will share the decks with the likes of Night Jewel, Rick Carter, and Pastries With Teeth. Just like last year, costumes are required to get free admission to the fiesta and killjoys who go without have to cough up $10 and will be "tormented for eternity." 9 p.m. Call 602-716-2222.

Graham Central Station
7850 S. Priest Dr., Tempe
Costume contest offering $1,000 in prizes, and such drink specials as 50-cent longnecks, $1.50 well cocktails, and $3 you-call-its and premium liquor until midnight. Ladies get in free until midnight and there's no cover before 8 p.m. Call 480-496-0799.

Hard Rock Cafe
3 S. 2nd St.
Live music from Andy Hackbarth, reverse happy hour prices, and a costume contest with cool prizes. 9 p.m. Call 602-261-7625.

Ice Pics Video Bar
3108 E. McDowell Rd.
Lady Godiva and DJ Black Cat will host a Scare-aoke session while the bartenders will serve $4 martinis and Long Islands, $3 well drinks, and $2 domestic bottled beers. Special treats will be available for those in costume. 9 p.m. Call 602-267-8707.

Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
Attend the second "Nightmare on Marc's Street" Halloween party and partake in free Texas Hold'em games at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., sing spooky songs during the karaoke session starting at 9 p.m., or participate in the midnight costume contest for prizes. 7 p.m. Call 623-842-1053.

The Mint
7373 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
San Francisco progressive house practitioners Gabriel & Dresden will spend their Halloween getting asses moving on the dance floor during their DJ set at this chic Scottsdale spot. 9 p.m., $10. Call 480-947-6468 or see www.wanttickets.com.

The Monarch Theatre
122 E. Washington St.
The hepcats of Paid in Full will welcome two-time DMC winner DJ Klever for a Halloween night edition of the dance night. As always, resident DJs Fresh 85, M2, Mane One, Bigie, & Tricky T will be on the wheels of steel. Lalo Cota will be doing live art and Prince$$ (a.k.a. Thomy Hoefer) will provide the visuals. 9 p.m.; $10 for the 21-and-over crowd, $15 for the 18-plus crowd, $25 for VIP table service (which includes a free gift bag). See www.ticketweb.com.

The Rock
4129 N. 7th Ave.
Halloween Spooktacular featuring a drag show and costume contest. 10 p.m., $10. Call 602-248-8559

Rockbar Inc.
4245 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale
Music from rap-rockers Weird Is the New Cool, a costume competition, and other fun. 8 p.m. Call 480-331-9190.

The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Local bands The Woodworks, Bonecookie, Goetta, Sasquanaut, Narc Morman present a special Halloween show at the Scottsdale rock dive. 8 p.m. Call 480-947-3580.

The Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Banana Gun, Sara Robinson and the Midnight Special, Japhy's Descent, Quick Henry, and Cock Posse will perform during the "Nightmare on Farmer" party. 7 p.m.; $5 with costume, $10 without. Call 480-966-9565.

World of Beer
526 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Pumpkin drafts, chocolate stouts, and other fitting brews will be available during the WOBoween party at this Mill Avenue beer haven. A massive costume contest will also be on tap where the crowd on hand will pick the winners and dole out prizes, including $500 for first place, a $250 gift card for second, and a $100 gift card for third. 8 p.m. Call 480-638-2337.

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
www.yuccatap.com
The average Treasure Mammal show typically features costumed musical chaos as Abelardo Gil III and the other members of the local synth-pop act don spandex outfits and other freak wear. In other words, they're the perfect act to catch on All Hallows Eve. Equally colorful (and costume-inclined) popsters of Peachcake, Hug of War, and Fatigo will also perform. 8 p.m. Call 480-967-4777.

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