After a long summer, the Atlanta heat is finally letting up. The leaves are taking on all kinds of fun colors, and a little more sunlight gets trimmed off each day. All of this signals the coming of the best holiday of the year: Halloween!
When else are full grown adults encouraged to dress in their favorite silly and sexy costumes and wander Atlanta, drinks in hand? What other weekend has this many parties across all the neighborhoods of Atlanta? There are simply no holidays that can compare to Halloween, which is why you need to make sure you spend it right.
Sure, you can go to your friend’s house where they are throwing a Halloween party. It might be fun. Or, you can seize the night and hit the town! There is no shortage of incredible events during Halloween weekend, but a few shine above them all. With such an important holiday, you can’t afford to spend it at just an okay party. So as a Halloween present from Xorbia to our hometown, here are the freakiest and creepiest 21+ Halloween parties in town!
Midtown Halloween Block Party
Everyone in Atlanta knows how much fun Midtown can be. Though this area of the city is frequented by suits working 9-5 during the day, when night falls the streets become a playground. Never before has this been more true than on Halloween weekend. On Friday, October 27th, the sun will set and the streets of Midtown will transform into the biggest Halloween party you’ve ever seen! 14 of your favorite bars across midtown will be participating. Each will have all kinds of specials and treats for you to enjoy, and thousands of new friends to share them with. Of course, there is also a $1,000 prize to the best costume.
Nightmare on 13th Street
The fun in Midtown doesn’t stop on Friday! Saturday night brings on whole new parties such as this cleverly named bash at the Lava Lounge. Three DJ’s will use their beats build Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell out of the rooms of the Lounge, so you can bounce between the vibes. Not to mention they’re throwing in drink specials, games, a food truck, and 3 different costume contests. This may be a nightmare, but it won’t be one you want to wake up from!
If Midtown isn’t your scene, move over to Virginia Highlands to trick or treat the adult way: by hopping from bar to bar! Don’t worry, the bars have something better than candy waiting for you. Each bar will be featuring some great specials on drinks and food! So get ready grab a mic and scream some karaoke at Dark Horse, or play some games at Neighbors Pub. Either way you’ll be costumed up and surrounded by friends looking to have fun!
Halloween in the Highlands
Don’t worry, the Highland Halloween festivities only get bigger and better on Saturday night! This time, the party is Highlands wide! 14 bars are participating in one of the biggest Halloween parties across Atlanta, so you can expect the streets to be packed with ghouls and freaks, probably even a Harley Quinn or two. The drinks will be cheap, the people will be plenty, and the costumes will be great! Oh, did we mention a $1,000 prize to the best costume in the Highlands? This festival of fright has sold out the last three years, so make sure to get your tickets soon!
If you prefer a more elegant affair, then this is the clear choice for you. Do away with the child’s play and mask yourself in decadence and mystery. This is still Halloween, but it’s Halloween the classy way! Make your way to Whiskey Blue and enjoy a truly special Halloween! Costumes, psychics, a live DJ, this is a party of a different kind! So wipe away the cobwebs and come to a sultry soiree not to be missed!
Don’t want to come all the way into the city for Halloween? We feel that, Metro Atlanta is a big place! Don’t worry though, because there’s some paranormal activity going down in downtown Buford! This Paranormal Party will offer the greatest in Hallows Eve Entertainment, from performers to psychics! Don’t worry, they will have a dance floor open for you to put on a performance of your own. Get in gear and get down to the Tannery Row!
So many choices, we know. Rest easy though, because this is Atlanta and we always have something for everyone. If you’ve enjoyed our list please be sure to share! Stay safe out there, and have a happy Halloween!