Our Guide to Scaring Up a Good Time This Halloween

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Bars & Clubs

910 Live
910 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe
Mock 'n' roll will reign supreme during the Hell-oween Bash, as a slew of local tribute bands offer high-energy homages to numerous rock legends over the course of the evening. The lineup includes Last in Line, Peace of Mind, AZ/DZ, and Alive in Chains. A costume contest with $500 in cash prizes will also take place. 7 p.m., $10. Call 480-967-0707.

Blue Agave Mexican Cantina
7000 E Mayo Blvd.
Halloween Fiesta featuring a costume contest with such prizes as $150 for the sexiest girl and $100 for the funniest guy, live music, promo prizes, Jägermeister machine giveaway, and more. Drink specials include $2 you-call-its (until 9 p.m.) and $4 Jäger, as well as $2.50 Corona, Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Lite all evening. 8 p.m. Call 480-419-6375.

Brigett's Last Laugh
17222 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Halloween party with a costume contest for prizes, and more. Call 602-788-0507.

Cadillac Ranch
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe
The cowpokes at Cadillac Ranch bring back their annual Haunted Hoedown for a third straight year and will feature plenty of specials on Captain Morgan and Ketel One drinks, music from DJ J. Paul, and a huge costume contest with more than $1,000 in cash and prizes. 9 p.m., $5 after 10 p.m. Call 480-894-1111.

Dark Horse Sports Bar
4929 W Ray Rd., Chandler
Halloween Party featuring $3 drink specials, dancing, a "power hour" from 9 to 10 p.m., a costume contest, scary movies, and more. 9 p.m. Call 480-753-4772.

6820 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
Sink your teeth into the True Bite Halloween party, which will offer DJs, dancing, a laser light show, a costume contest for cash and other prizes, a performance by Barbara Seville in the showroom, and more. 8 p.m., $3. Call 480-994-5176.

Goat Head Saloon
1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa
Halloween Mayhem with hard rock and metal from One Body Too Many, Hollow, Regicide, Frozen By Fire, and Fat Tree, as well as a costume contest for prizes. 8 p.m., $10. Call 480-464-8030.

Ice House Tavern
3855 E. Thomas Rd.
Lost in Space party with music from the Coconauts and JJCnV, and more. 9 p.m., $5 ($4 for those in costume). Call 602-244-1179.

Joe's Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St.
Halloween Bash with drink specials, costume contests, and music from Two Dollar Grey, Gift of Destiny, and Fatal Error. 8 p.m. Call 602-992-1007.

Los Compadres
2350 W. Northern Ave.
Halloween bash offering live jazz, food and drink specials, and a costume contest with cash awards and other prizes. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Call 602-864-0043.

The Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St.
Renowned local band The MadCaPs rise from the grave for a special return gig on All Hallows' Eve. Andeclectic array of indie acts will also perform, including Sunorus, Haunted Cologne, Mariposa, and Djentrification's Deconstruction. 8 p.m. Call 602-258-0014.

Mabel's on Main
7018 E. Main St., Scottsdale
Aaron May's sleek and chic eatery and lounge will offer a Viva Las Vegas party featuring a hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres from 7 to 9 p.m., music from Elvis Before Noon and Uptown Angels, and more. 7 p.m., $50. Call 480-483-1200.

Mad Chef Gastro Pub
3941 E. Chandler Blvd.
Costume party with live music, themed food and drink specials, and more. 8 p.m. Call 480-706-1333.

1290 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe
Experience an evening of boffo entertainment at the Venetian-themed Mystique In Motion Masquerade Ball, which will feature a belly dance and variety show starring Shahrazad Dance Company, Anaya Tribal USA, and other local troupes. Dinner and drink specials, a costume contest, and flavored shisha smoking in the adjacent Hookahmania Lounge. 7 p.m., $25. Call 480-829-4959.

The Moon Saloon
16550 North 83rd Ave., Peoria
Halloween bash featuring music from DJ Bridgette, a sexiest costume contest with $500 in cash prizes, and more. 9 p.m. Call 623-773-2424.

4343 N. 7th Ave.
Rob Poe (a.k.a. noiz.fkr) offers up a tribute to Bauhaus with an evening of music from both the legendary English rock band and its members, including tracks from Love and Rockets, Peter Murphy, and Tones on Tail. 9 p.m. Call 602-264-1700.

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

Rocky Point Cantina
1001 E. 8th St., Tempe
Ghouls 'n' Goons party with prixes for best costume, DJs, and more. 9 p.m. Call 480-968-7879 for cover.

The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Fangbangers will flock to this Scottsdale's True Blood party, which will also offer music from Super Stereo, La La Lust, Banana Gun, Five Seconds Fast, and more. 8 p.m., $5 with costume, $7 without. Call 480-947-3580.

2701 E. Indian School Rd.
Costume contest, drink specials, and plenty of rockin' tunes from the jukebox. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-956-8998.

Tom Ryan's Bar
70 W. Warner Rd., Chandler
Boot scoot on into Tom Ryan's for its Halloween hootenanny, which promises drink specials, music from Urban Country, dancing, and costume contests. 9 p.m. Call 480-792-1699.

TT Roadhouse
2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale
Halloween bash with a costume contest, drink specials, the always-awesome jukebox, and plenty of debauchery. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-947-8723.

Vine Expressions Wine Bar
1030 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert
Halloween costume party with music by See Through Sally, specials on wines by the glass, goodie bags, and prizes for the best getups. 7 p.m.-midnight. Call 480-633-0730.

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Mary Helen's Dazed and Confused Costume Party with music by Dry River Yacht Club, Muddy Violets, Strange Young Things, Dead Eyes of London, Mergence, Bata Ire, and The Dirty Rascals. 9 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.