Halloween Guide 2011

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Narcisse Champagne & Tea Lounge
15257 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Dust off your zoot suit and Tommy gun for the "Ghosts of Prohibition Speakeasy Halloween Soiree" at Narcisse. It starts with a Prohibition-themed Murder Mystery Dinner featuring a four-course pre-fix menu of filet mignon or sea bass, as well as "bottomless" champagne or wine. 6 to 9 p.m., $125 per person. The speakeasy will open afterwards for dancing, hits from DJ Knick Knack, and entertainment from jugglers, midgets, mime, fortunetellers, and others. Open until 2 a.m.; $20 admission, $30 without costume. Call 480-588-2244 or visit

Red Onion Lounge
15002 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Halloween bash featuring prizes for the best costume, giveaways, food and drink specials, and more. 9 p.m. Call 602-867-9989.

Rose and Crown
628 E. Adams St.
The Heritage Square pub will be the site of "A Nightmare on Adams Street" block party, which will offer live music, a beer garden with Four Peaks brews, a costume contest for cash prizes, DJs, horror flicks projected on a 90-inch screen, and more. 7 p.m., free. Call 602-256-0223.

The Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Halloween costume ball with music from six local bands, drink specials, and more. 8 p.m. Call 480-966-9565 for cover.

4343 N. 7th Ave.
The freaks and fiends of Tranzylvania will stage a "Zombie Apocalypse" party. DJs such as Kill the Alex and Dark Mark will spin EBM, goth, industrial, and EBM tracks all night. Drinks specials will be available and zombie costumes are encouraged. 9:30 p.m., $5.

2701 E. Indian School Rd.
Halloween will be celebrated all weekend at this CenPho drinking den as hipster and revelers lounge to the jukebox sounds and partake in costume contests for prizes and "lots o' scary drink specials from Saturday until Monday. Open until 2 a.m. each night. Call 602-956-8998.

Sofrita Tapas
16848 E. Avenue of the Fountains,
Fountain Hills
A haunted house, food and drink specials, and a DJ spinning '70s-era funk and disco are on tap during the "Tapas on the Avenue Halloween Fair and Festival." 5 p.m. Call 480-816-5316.

Stand-up, Scottsdale!
6820 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
The spirit of the old Anderson's Fifth Estate (which used to occupy the property) will take over for an evening of DJs spinning retro jams from the '80s and '90s. Food and drink specials, a costume contest, and midnight comedy show also are promised. 10 p.m., $10. Call 480-882-0730.

Steel Horse Saloon
1818 W. Bell Rd.
Costume party with cash prizes for the best outfits, drink specials, and rock 'n' roll from Return to Custody. 8 p.m. Call 602-942-8778.

Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
The punks of Grave Danger present their annual Halloween show, while the members of Garage Shock wrap themselves in rags and bandages for a special tribute to The Mummies. 9 p.m. Call 480-794-1706.

Terroir Wine Pub
7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Halloween costume party with prizes for the best outfits and wines by the glass for $10. 6 p.m. Call 480-922-3470.

Tim Finnegan's
9201 N. 29th Ave.
Halloween party with $3 shot and drink specials, $4.25 20-ounce Guinness pints, beads and other giveaways, music from Sol Track Union, and a costume contest with $300 in cash prizes. 7 p.m. Call 602-997-2323.

TT Roadhouse
2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale
Halloween Zombie Booza-a-palooza featuring drink specials and TT's famous jukebox. 9 p.m. Call 480-947-8723.

Zendejas Grill
19420 N. 59th Ave., Glendale
Masquerade party featuring Latin/funk music by Aztex Band, prizes, drink specials, and more. 9 p.m., $5. Call 623-398-6434.


Bars & Clubs


710 N. Central Ave.
Automatons and bloodsuckers will battle during a special "Robots vs. Vampires" edition of the monthly tekNOIR night. Science fiction and horror-themed costumes are encouraged, $250 in cash goes to the best get-ups, drink specials are planned, and DJs Apollynon and Noiz.Fkr will drop industrial and EBM from the decks. 9:30 p.m., $5. Call 602-229-1150.

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
The cowpokes of the Valley Fever country music night stage their annual Honkytonky Halloween hootenanny. Those dressed as their favorite country crooners will win prizes and DJ Dana and Johnny Volume will spin vinyl records all evening long. 8 p.m., free. Call 480-967-4777.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.