Fright Fêtes: Halloween 2015 in Hong Kong
HK Magazine rounds up the spookiest parties for every kind of creature of the night.
For… Halloween Purists
Dead Not Alive Halloween
The Alive Not Dead crew returns once again with the city's sexiest Halloween bash, featuring a lineup of international and local DJs. Costumes mandatory.
Oct 31, 10pm. Armani/Privé, 2/F, Chater House, 8 Connaught Rd. Central, 3583-2828. $600 from www.alivenotdead.com/halloween, $800 at the door before 1am; both include two drinks. $400 after 1am with one drink.
Cé La Vi: Angels & Demons
Don halos and horns to celebrate Halloween at the very top of LKF with Cé La Vi. Get your tickets quick: as the club says, the one thing scarier than Halloween is not being on the guest list.
Oct 31, 9pm-late. Cé La Vi, 24-26/F, California Tower, 32 D'Aguilar St., Central, 3700-2300. $500 from hk.celavi.com, includes two drinks.
FuFu: Black Magic Voodoo
Mahalo Tiki Lounge brings a touch of black magic voodoo to town this Halloween. Dress code is “New Orleans voodoo,” which probably means top hats and skull paint. Or maybe a sexy, powdery, undead beignet?
Oct 31, 8pm-4am. Mahalo Tiki Lounge, 29/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen's Rd. East, Wan Chai, 2488-8750. $200-250 from www.ticketflap.com, $300 at the door; all include one drink.
Ham & Scary Halloween Party
Ham & Sherry’s offering Halloween themed drinks all night, including “spiced pumpkin Jack-o-lantern” and “trick-or-treat” shots—plus, a $2,000 bar tab goes to the best-dressed of the night. Don’t drunkenly buy drinks for whole house now…
Oct 31, 9:30pm. Ham & Sherry, G/F, 1-7 Ship St., Wan Chai, 2555-0628. Free entry.
Return of the Living Dead
Want to party with a group of K-pop girls? Lupa’s hosting the hot-pant-clad dream team Bambino this Halloween, with two rooms to twerk in: one for EDM and one for K-pop/hip hop. There's a prize for those dressing as dead celebs.
Oct 31, 9:30pm-late. Lupa, 3/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen's Rd. Central, 2796-6500. $388-488 from www.eventbrite.com; Table packages from $3,888.
For... Hardcore Costumers
The Oriental Society for the Advancement of Obsolete Sciences Annual Masked Ball
Get those tin foil hats and robot gear ready: Duddell’s Halloween shindig this year is themed around old-timey steampunk science. Dress code: shades of silver, black and white, and masks.
Oct 31, 9pm. Duddell’s, 3-4/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, Duddell St., Central, 2525-9191. $180-220 from www.ticketflap.com; both include one drink.
Zuma: Zombie Prom
Zuma will play host to a terror-filled prom night, where a zombie prom king and queen will be crowned. A makeup artist will be on site to make you look EXTRA undead, while DJ Mistrezz C and Seth Gutierrez will provide the beats.
Oct 31, 10pm. Zuma, 5-6/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Rd. Central, 3657-6388. $500 from next.fatsoma.com; $650 at the door, both include two drinks. $350 at the door after 2am with one drink.
For… the Sexy Saucers
The Haunted Room
A five-hour open bar featuring themed shots at The Mira. Sexy zombie dancers will be shaking it to tunes by Cliché Records’ DJs. First they'll blow your mind... then they'll eat them.
Oct 31, 9pm. Room One, G/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2315-5888. $358 from tiny.cc/hk-thehauntedroom2015; $398 at the door. Tables available from $1,888.
Celebrity Cemetery at Grappa’s
Don your best undead Kardashian look and head to Grappa’s Cellar for a three-hour open bar, plus all the rocking out to the Pop Fugitives that your creaky zombie joints can handle. There are prizes for the best dressed zombie celebs, and all proceeds from the event go to the Cambodian Children’s Fund.
Oct 31, 8:30pm-1am. Grappa's Cellar, B/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, 2521-2322. $550-600 from www.ticketflap.com; $650 at the door.
Dead and Famous
Brickhouse’s Halloween bash returns: get your fill of free-flow Mexican beers, themed cocktails, ice luge shots and assorted tacos as you party with other dead celeb-lookalikes. Best dressed wins $10,000 worth of Brickhouse spending credit. Which probably buys you like two plates of their tacos on a normal day, but why not?
Oct 31, 7pm-late. Brickhouse, G/F, 20A D’Aguilar St., Central, 2810-0560. $550 from www.ticketflap.com.
Turtle in the Hat Halloween
Who cares that you’re ruining your fake blood when you can down noms left and right? Turtle in the Hat is putting on live tunes and two hours of free-flow everything at the Butchers Club Deli, including a spit roast on the roof all night. Oh, and a Dracula vs Frankenstein little person boxing match, presumably because bad press is still good press.
Oct 31, 8:30pm. Butchers Club Deli, 16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Rd., Wong Chuk Hang, 2884-0768. $900-1,000 from www.ticketflap.com.
For… the Costume-less
The Ghosts of Wan Chai
Get spooked at this Halloween bash at The Pawn. Rumor has it “the ghostess of Wan Chai” will be stalking the halls… or is that just a reference to all the gweilos? Price includes canapés, Halloween makeup and lucky draw entry.
Oct 30, 5pm. The Pawn, 62 Johnston Rd., Wan Chai, 2866-3444. $288-488 from www.eventbrite.com; Table packages from $3,888.
For… Those Who Just Watched “Poseidon”
Nightmare on Beatship
Beatship’s bringing in the ultimate Halloween experience: a night spent on a spooky ghost ship (well, the Superstar Virgo). There’ll be Lab Made ice cream and Halloween drinks served all night, and costumes are on sale for the lazy.
Oct 31, 6pm. Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 7-27 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $580 standing tickets from www.beatshiphk.com; $1,500-2,000 for cabins before Oct 18; $1,800-2,500 thereafter. Includes dinner, late-night meals and breakfast.