The Best Halloween Parties in Los Angeles

The world's largest Halloween street party, red-hot nightclubs, and costume balls at historic venues!

From the world's largest Halloween street party to theme parties at some of LA's hottest nightclubs, coolest bars and grandest hotels, guys and ghouls can expect a scary good time this Halloween season.

All events are 21 and over unless otherwise noted.

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2018

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2018 | Photo: West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, Patty Naranjo/©Jennifer Emery Photography

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

The largest Halloween street party in the world happens in West Hollywood! Every year on Oct. 31, 500,000 people take to the streets of Santa Monica Boulevard to enjoy the wild costumes and uninhibited crowds at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. The Carnaval features live entertainment on multiple stages, food vendors, and photo stations; and the bars along Santa Monica Boulevard feature drink specials and patio parties. Each year, the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval culminates with the crowning of the Carnaval's Queen. Previous Queens of the Carnaval include Rihanna, Queen Latifah and WeHo businesswoman Lisa Vanderpump.

The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is an all-ages event. No alcohol will be served, but drinks will be available at participating bars lining Santa Monica. The Carnaval runs from 6-11 p.m. After the official party is over, most nearby bars and restaurants continue with the festivities until closing.

Big Top Terror - Two Bit Circus (October 2019)

A spell has been cast on Two Bit Circus! Spanning 38,000 square feet, the "World’s First Micro-Amusement Park" features numerous game zones, from classic coin-ops to the latest in immersive entertainment and multi-person virtual reality. Throughout October, Two Bit Circus is featuring Big Top Terror, a special line-up of scary games and attractions: NightNight (VR Pod), Zombyte (Hologate VR), Minotaur (VR maze), Halloween Tentpole (Quest Game), Reiko's Fragments (Team Based Interactive VR Game), and specialty Halloween drinks (Big Bad Apple Cocktail or 16 oz Seasonal Beer). Two packages are available: Weekday ($38) and Weekend ($46), including playing cards optimized for the Halloween based attractions. Book your Big Top Terror package at the Two Bit Circus website.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel | Photo: Ace Hotel DTLA

The Theatre at Ace Hotel | Photo: Ace Hotel DTLA

A Hitchcock Halloween - The Theatre at Ace Hotel (Oct. 26, 2019)

Following the October 26 screening of "Psycho" with live orchestra, LA Opera and The Theatre at Ace Hotel invite you to A Hitchcock Halloween, taking place from 10pm to 2am. The annual All Hallows ritual features music, "devilish potions," and all manner of dark arts carrying deep into the witching hour with DJ sets from Restless Nites DJs and special guests. Tickets to A Hitchcock Halloween are $25 presale and $35 at the door.

Cypress Hill: Haunted Hill at The Novo

Haunted Hill at The Novo | Photo: Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill: Haunted Hill - The Novo (Oct. 30, 2019)

For the second consecutive year, B-Real, Sen Dog and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill are presenting the Haunted Hill Festival in Los Angeles. The all-ages show is taking place at The Novo at L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, October 30. Support from Mariachi El Bronx and Meyhem Lauren. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. Tickets are on sale at The Novo website.

"Into the Woods: A Haunted Fairy Tale" at Clifton's Republic

Into the Woods: A Haunted Fairy Tale at Clifton's Republic | Photo: @cliftonsrepublic, Instagram

Into the Woods: A Haunted Fairy Tale - Clifton’s Republic (Oct. 26, 2019)

Descend into a world of dark legends and the macabre - a world of sensuous delight and fairy tale mayhem. On Saturday, October 26 Clifton's Republic presents Into the Woods: A Haunted Fairy Tale, which explores the macabre stories that have haunted us since childhood - from the classic Brothers Grimm to Nordic and Russian tales from deep within the darkened woods. Celebrate this astonishing history while exploring the enchanting wonder of Clifton's Haunted Forest and spirited libations.

Tickets are on sale at Nightout.

Great Gatsby Halloween Party at Cicada Club

Great Gatsby Halloween Party | Photo: Cicada Club, Facebook

Great Gatsby Halloween Party - Cicada Club (Oct. 31, 2019)

Located at the historic Oviatt Building in Downtown LA, Cicada Club presents a Great Gatsby Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31. Featuring star vocalists Kayre Morrison and Damon Kirsche, Dean Mora and his Haunted Orchestra will take you on a ghostly musical journey to the 1920s and '30s, when the Charleston was the latest dance craze and Flappers, Vamps, Sheiks, and Cads ruled the day. Vintage costumes suggested. Doors at 7pm, showtime at 8:30pm.

Tickets and dinner reservations are available at the Cicada Club website.

Fred & Jason's Halloweenie 14 at the Belasco Theatre

Fred & Jason's Halloweenie 14 at the Belasco Theatre | Photo: Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles

Halloweenie 14 - Belasco Theatre (Oct. 25, 2019)

Now in its 14th year, Fred & Jason's Halloweenie is taking over the historic Belasco Theatre in Downtown LA on Friday, October 25. Billed as "the largest and loudest annual gay Halloween fundraiser in Los Angeles," Halloweenie 14 is a costume-required event featuring two dance floors, world-renowned DJs, feverish dancing, multiple bars, celebs, killer photo ops, private cabanas and more. Proceeds from the “Party with a Purpose” benefit the GMCLA’s youth outreach programs.

General Admission is $95 and VIP tickets are $130, which includes a separate line with expedited entry and VIP area with private bar. Tickets are on sale at the GMCLA website.

Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party 2019

Photo: Haunted Little Tokyo, Facebook

Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party (Oct. 26, 2019)

Taking place on Saturday, October 26, the Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party is a Halloween festival with music and entertainment, local food and retail vendors, 100-foot beer garden, and costume contest with cash prizes. Feed your inner monster with bites from Little Tokyo locals Buttery Popcorn Co., Baldoria DTLA, Cafe Dulce, Hello Stranger, KASIH, Prime Pizza, Rice and Nori, and Takoyaki Tanota. Enjoy food from guest food trucks Steamy Bun Truck and Takuma's Burgers. Discover magical and mischievous finds from Anime Jungle, Goldfish Catch, Japan LA, Lumica USA, TJS Radio and Record Box Truck. Stage performances by Key Kool, DJ Phatrick and special guests. Enjoy kid-friendly activities organized by KidZGen and of course don't forget to wear your costume to receive free treats donated by Hi Chew and Meiji (while supplies last).

The Block Party is taking place from 6pm to midnight at 2nd Street, between Central and San Pedro Street. Admission is free.

Hallows Masquerade at Redbird

Hallows Masquerade at Redbird

Hallows Masquerade - Redbird (Oct. 31, 2019)

Redbird is hosting Hallows Masquerade on October 31, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. featuring food, drinks, music and dancing, theatrics and reverie. The Hallows Masquerade will take place throughout the upper chambers in the former rectory of the deconsecrated cathedral, Vibiana. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Redbird | Vibiana chef/owner Neal Fraser, complemented by cocktails from bar director Tobin Shea. Music performances include DJ sets from Adam Freeland (The Acid), Jessica Tonder, Jonny Cota and more. Mystical, surrealist costumes are highly encouraged! Admission is $50 and advance tickets are on sale at the Redbird website.

Enjoying My Coffee at the Preux & Proper Big Lebowksi Brunch

Enjoying My Coffee at the 2nd Annual Big Lebowksi Brunch | Photo: Preux & Proper

2nd Annual Big Lebowski Brunch - Preux & Proper (Oct. 27, 2019)

On Sunday, October 27, Preux & Proper in Downtown LA hosts the 2nd Annual Big Lebowski Brunch – a Halloween celebration fit for The Dude that features a special menu of themed drinks and dishes. Cocktail highlights include One Hell Of A Caucasian White Russian Frozen Daiquiri (Effen Vodka, St. George Nola Coffee Liqueur) and Enjoying My Coffee - a pick-me-up made with Knob Creek Bourbon, cold brew coffee, Stoneground Guerrero Chocolate, cream and Miracle Mile Orange Bitters. Guests can knock back some Oat Sodas or refreshing half-dozen Miller High Life Ponies on ice for just $8.

The table can start with “I Told That Kraut a Thousand F*cking Times I Don’t Roll On Shabbos” House Andouille Nachos, made with two-day kraut, Thousand Island dressing, gruyere, toasted caraway and pickled mustard seeds. Bar bites include “Those Are Good Burgers, Walter” - an In-N-Out style 2X2 made with Strauss organic grass-fed beef patties on buttered brioche; and the “You Want a Toe? I Can Get You a Toe, Believe Me,” a BBQ fried chicken bánh mi with pig trotter terrine, Thai basil, mint, cilantro, cucumber, jalapeño, and lime crema. The 2nd Annual Big Lebowski Brunch is taking place at Preux & Proper from noon to 4pm.

Fire Walk With Me: A Twin Peaks Halloween Party at Echoplex

Fire Walk With Me: A Twin Peaks Halloween Party at Echoplex | Photo: Spaceland Presents

Fire Walk With Me: A Twin Peaks Halloween Party - Echoplex (Oct. 25, 2019)

The Echoplex will be transformed into the Black Lodge for Fire Walk With Me, a Twin Peaks themed party on Friday, October 25. Fuel up with some damn fine coffee and enjoy live performances and DJ sets by Angelo Seo (Xiu Xiu) and more TBA; photobooths, art installations, and the Miss Twin Peaks costume contest (all genders).

Tickets are $12 and on sale at the Echoplex website.

The Moth: SPOOKY at Los Globos

The Moth: SPOOKY at Los Globos | Photo: Los Globos

The Moth: SPOOKY - Los Globos (Oct. 23, 2019)

Founded in New York in 1997, The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions that are open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's theme. Taking place at Los Globos on Wednesday, October 23, The Moth StorySLAM theme is SPOOKY: "Prepare a five-minute story about the moments that made your heart race. Jump up from your seat or hide under the covers. Be it Casper or spider. From butterflies to terror, reveal what makes you uneasy. Shaking in your boots or confronting it head on. A time you wish you could call Scooby and the gang…"

Tickets for The Moth are available one week before the show at noon PT / 3pm ET. Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

10th Annual Haunt Massive at Catch One

10th Annual Haunt Massive at Catch One | Photo: NIGHTOUT

10th Annual Haunt Massive - Catch One (Oct. 31, 2019)

On Halloween Night, the legendary Catch One will be transformed into a haunted world beyond your imagination. The 10th annual Haunt Massive features three Themed Areas: The Graveyard, Cell Block and Death Trap. Haunt Massive is an 18 and over event, full bars for 21+ with ID. September and October birthdays get free entry all night with RSVP! Tickets on sale at Night Out.

Monster Hop III at Zebulon

Monster Hop III at Zebulon | Photo: Eventbrite

Monster Hop III - Zebulon (Oct. 31, 2019)

Located in Frogtown, Zebulon is hosting the third annual Monster Hop on Halloween Night. Get ready for another wild rock n' roll Halloween dance party featuring live bands that will be "brought back from the dead"! This event sells out every year, so be sure to get your tickets ASAP. Lineup and more info TBA.

Presale tickets are $10 at Eventbrite and $15 the day of the show.

Haunted Monster Hotel at the W Hollywood

W Hollywood Haunted Monster Hotel | Photo: Eventbrite

W Hollywood (Oct. 25-26, 2019)

The W Hollywood presents a triple threat of Halloween parties on Friday and Saturday, October 25-26. Angels & Demons (Oct. 25) and the 5th annual Haunted W Hollywood Rooftop (Oct. 26) are taking place on the hotel's Wet Deck. Both events feature panoramic city views and DJs spinning House and Top 40. Also on October 26, the Haunted Monster Hotel is taking over the W's Living Room and the outdoor Station with Open Format DJs and two areas to dance and mingle.

Costumes encouraged but not required. Tickets for all three events are on sale at Eventbrite.

Carnal Carnival at The Highlight Room

Carnal Carnival at The Highlight Room | Photo: @thehighlightroom, Instagram

Carnal Carnival: Rodeo Massacre - Tao Group (Oct. 26, 2019)

Buckle up pardner for the roundup of your afterlife! On Saturday, October 26, Tao Group presents the 3rd Annual Carnal Carnival: Rodeo Massacre, taking place in two hotspots at Dream Hollywood. Step into a new dimension at The Highlight Room, where sinister spirits come out to play to the sounds by MOS. Or follow the luxe cowgirl bandits into a sultry playpen for a special live performance by Wiz Khalifa at Avenue's Rhinestone Rodeo. Frightful delights await your arrival down the old town road to Carnal Carnival Rodeo Massacre. Tickets on sale at Night Out, including two-hour hosted bar and numerous VIP, table and cabana options.

25th Anniversary Heaven and Hell at Station 1640 in Hollywood

25th Anniversary Heaven and Hell at Station 1640 | Photo: Eventbrite

25th Anniversary Heaven & Hell - Station1640 (Oct. 25, 2019)

On Friday, October 25, Hollywood hotspot Station1640 hosts the 25th Anniversary Heaven & Hell from 10pm to 6am. More than 1,000 saints and sinners will groove to sets by DJ Dan, Danny B, and Savi Leon; plus live performances by Feral Vinca, Plastic Otters, Talon Reid and Sean Cvtter.

General Admission tickets, VIP All Access, and the Heaven & Hell Party Package are on sale at Eventbrite.

Hollywood Monster Night - LURE (Oct. 26, 2019)

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Hollywood Monster Night is taking over LURE in Hollywood. More than 1,000 costumed guests will dance the night away to Hollywood's top DJs spinning the best in House, EDM, Top 40, Hip-Hop and Mashups. Taking place from 9pm to 3am, the lavish party includes multiple dance floors, three full bars, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, costume contests with cash prizes, and much more.

Tickets and VIP Tables are now on sale at the Hollywood Monster Night website.

Disco Dining Club "The Depraved Attic of Dorian Gray"

"The Depraved Attic of Dorian Gray" | Photo: Disco Dining Club

The Depraved Attic of Dorian Gray (Oct. 24-26, 2019)

Disco Dining Club and The Grim Wreather present The Depraved Attic Of Dorian Gray, a "three-night immoral feast for the immortal." This intimate dinner party takes place on Thursday-Saturday, October 24-26 at a private attic space in the heart of Hollywood. Set in the profane world of Oscar Wilde's most devilish protagonist, the immersive theatrical experience includes musical performances, dance numbers, and colorful dinnertime spectacles. Tickets include a five-course meal from Chef Laurent Quenioux, themed cocktail pairings from Happy Hour Agency, caviar "bumps" from East Boston Oysters, and extravagant gift bags. Each evening's feast will begin promptly at 7:30pm. Tickets are $250 and on sale at Restless Nites. DDC notes that tickets to their galas sell out weeks in advance, so plan accordingly.

Pineapple Carving Party at LONO Hollywood

Pineapple Carving Party at LONO Hollywood | Photo: @lonohollywood, Instagram

Pineapple Carving Party - LONO Hollywood (Oct. 24, 2019)

One of LA's best Tiki bars, LONO Hollywood is hosting a Pineapple Carving Party on Thursday, October 24. Admission is $20 per person and includes a pineapple to carve your own "LON-O-LANTERN" and a delicious cocktail. Knives and alcohol, what could go wrong?

UNICEF Masquerade Ball - Kimpton La Peer Hotel (Oct. 26, 2019)

The UNICEF Masquerade Ball is UNICEF Next Generation’s signature philanthropic event, taking place on Thursday, October 26 at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood. Each year, more than 800 emerging global leaders, innovators, celebrities and philanthropists attend the UNICEF Masquerade Ball. Masked guests dressed in their finest attire will dance the night away in celebration and support of UNICEF.

King Tut's Tomb & Rooftop Masquerade - W Hollywood (Oct. 31, 2019)

Now in its 11th year, King Tut's Tomb is taking over the Living Room, Station and Great Room at the W Hollywood on Halloween Night. LA's top DJs will spin the best in Top 40, Hip Hop and Dance Music while sexy Cleopatras, Egyptian Queens and Pharaohs mix their favorite drinks. Egyptian costumes preferred but not required - $200 cash prize for best costume! Numerous group and VIP packages are available at Eventbrite.

Also on Halloween Night, the 5th annual Rooftop Masquerade is taking place at the hotel's Wet Deck from 9pm to midnight. Dance to House, Open Format and Top 40 with two areas to mingle and stunning city views. Costumes encouraged but not required. Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite.

Guy Gerber - TAO Los Angeles (Oct. 31 ,2019)

On Halloween Night, Tao Group presents a devilish duo of parties at Dream Hollywood. Israeli DJ Guy Gerber returns to the stunning Tao Los Angeles for an extended set. Opening support by Kaz James. Tickets on sale at Night Out. Starting at 10:30pm, the hotel's rooftop Highlight Room hosts the sounds of Eric D-lux.

Queerific Fab n' Freaky Glitter Oozing Monster Smash Party at Sassafras Saloon

Queerific Fab n' Freaky Glitter Oozing Monster Smash Party at Sassafras Saloon

Queerific Fab n' Freaky Glitter Oozing Monster Smash Party (Oct. 24, 2019)

Halloween is upon us and it's time to party with all the "freaky-creepy-blood thirsty-flesh eating-spell casting-ooz-goopy-sticky-icky-demonic-bone collecting-skin crawling-glitteriffic- weirdos and queerdos who want to dance with the devil in the most SPOOKTACULAR deep Hollywood location that will send chills down your spine!" Taking place at Sassafras Saloon on October 24, the Queerific Fab n' Freaky Glitter Oozing Monster Smash Party features haunting visuals and bizarro decor, BOOze specials, magical local queer DJs & entertainment, a freaky photo booth, and eerie dark corners with secret goodies. DJ sets by GoodBoy and Little Indian. $8 at the door, $5 if you're in costume. Presale tickets available at Eventbrite.

Monsters & Mai Tais VIII at Tonga Hut in North Hollywood

Monsters & Mai Tais VIII | Photo: Tonga Hut, Facebook

Monsters & Mai Tais VIII - Tonga Hut (Oct. 27, 2019)

One of LA's best Tiki bars, the Tonga Hut in North Hollywood presents the 8th annual Monsters & Mai Tais on Sunday, October 27. The double-sized parking lot sale and art show begins at noon, with tunes outside provided by DJ Tonga Tom. Enjoy the spooky sounds of DJ Dan Moses inside the landmark bar starting at 6pm. As always, Durango's Tacos will be on hand serving up their tasty fare of freshly made tacos, quesadillas and burritos. Halloween costumes are a must! Costume contest prize winners will be announced after the art show, at sundown.

NoHo Monster Bash at The Federal in North Hollywood

Naughty Fairy Tales at The Federal | Photo: NoHo Monster Bash

NoHo Monster Bash - The Federal (Oct. 26, 2019)

On Saturday, October 26, The Federal presents the annual NoHo Monster Bash from 9pm to 2am. Featuring Open Format tunes, two full bars, and main stage performances every 30 minutes starting at 9:30. The theme for this costumes-required party is Naughty Fairy Tales - let your Grimm side come out! Gift cards from $10 to $100 will be handed out all night to awesome individual and group costumes.

Tickets to the NoHo Monster Bash are $20 and on sale at Eventbrite.