Halloween is coming up again, and there is really no excuse not to take advantage of the year’s biggest opportunity to dress up and let loose. Here are the best and spookiest options for Shanghai, whether you’re a kid, an adult, or somewhere in between.
Source: Boyd Cartwright
1) Kid Friendly: Kiddies Halloween Party at the PaulanerView In Map
A Halloween day out – come in your costumes and enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet with limitless ice cream, popcorn and apple juice. There will be a range of activities suitable for all ages, including kids’ party music.
When: November 1, 11:00-15:00
150 Fengyang Lu, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Price: 70 RMB (3-9 year olds); 100 RMB (10-15 year olds); 220 RMB (adults)
2) Boxing Cat Brewery Halloween and 4 Year Anniversary Party at Boxing Cat BreweryView In Map
Boxing Cat Brewery is throwing their Halloween Party at the Sinan Mansions branch, doubling as a 4 year anniversary party. Expect games, DJ Miki Discosnot, and a costume contest.
When: October 31, 20:00-01:00
Where: Boxing Cat Brewery
Building 26A, Sinan Gongguan, 519 Fuxing Zhonglu, Luwan District, Shanghai
Price: 150 RMB – this price gets you free flow drinks, and a BBQ for 25 RMB more.
3) ShanghaiLGBT Halloween Pub Crawl 2014 View In Map
The annual ShanghaiLGBT Halloween Pub Crawl is back, and bigger than ever with two days of pub crawls! There will be two buses taking participants to eight friendly venues around the city, with each night starting and ending at different venues. Tickets include free entry, free shots, special drink deals, and trivia gifts. There will, of course, also be games and a competition for the best costumes.
When: October 31 and November 1, registration 20:30-21:00, pub crawl 21:00-01:00
October 31 starting point: Vbar
901 Fahuazhen Lu, Changning District, Shanghai
November 1 starting point: Hunter Bar
86 Nanyang Lu, Jing’an District, Shanghai
Price: 130 RMB (presale; 160 RMB (door); 250 RMB (both nights)
For tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Annual Halloween Tribute Concert at YuyintangView In Map
This year’s Halloween Tribute Concert at Yuyintang will have cover bands playing the night away in the Halloween theme. Members of Friend or Foe and The Machinery of Other Skeletons will combine and play Rage Against the Machine covers; Xiaoxin Yiyi will cover Blink 182; Girls Like Mystery will do The Strokes; and Hello Money will cover Sublime. The perfect place to spend Halloween if you are looking for loud and live music.
When: October 31, 21:00-01:00
851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yanan Xilu, Changning District, Shanghai
Price: 50 RMB
5) Halloween at LohausView In Map
If you are looking for somewhere to network and don’t fancy loud music, drinking and dancing, come to Lohaus for Halloween. Activities include a cosplay show (so make sure you have a good costume!), making pumpkin lanterns, face painting, and there will also be a horror movie screening – not for the faint of heart. There will be pizza, sausage rolls, French pastries, and the price includes two drinks from a selection of beer, wine and cocktails. At the end, some lucky winners will take prizes home from the lucky draw.
When: October 31, 19:00-22:00
50 Yongjia Lu, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Price: 150 RMB (includes food and two drinks)
6) Halloweek! Zombie Crawl
A super-scary Zombie Crawl including a spooky party bus, free mystery shots, and surprises and prizes for those with the best costumes. Book your seats in advance! Price includes one hour open bar at the first bar (for VIP tickets), welcome shots and drink deals at the first three bars, party bus with free shots, club entry with free drinks, and gifts and prizes for best costumes!
When: October 30-31, 21:30-02:00
Where: Various pubs. For more information check out the website: www.pubcrawlshanghai.com
Price: 100 RMB (standard, no open bar, in advance); 180 RMB (VIP, including 1 hour of open bar, in advance); 120 RMB (standard, not in advance); 200 RMB (VIP, not in advance)
7) Halloween at StudioView In Map
Halloween at Studio is back for the ninth time, and will be bigger than ever with Master DJ Carter in the house controlling the beats, and stylists present to help you make your costume even better with scary makeup. Open till 4:00, this is the perfect option for those who like staying out late and dancing the night away.
When: October 31, 20:30-04:00
Where: Shanghai Studio
4, Lane 1950 Huaihai Zhonglu, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Price: 100 RMB (includes two standard drinks)
8) Halloween Party at the SpotView In Map
Minion themed party at the Spot, combined with Ladies Night. VDJclint will be there, to make sure the night is awesome. Dress up as a minion, and the best dressed, or most scary minion, will win 500 RMB in The Spot and Spinback vouchers.
When: October 31, 22:00-03:00
Where: The Spot
331 Tongrenlu, Jing’an District, Shanghai
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