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Halloween Going Out Guide 2014

Halloween Party at Phase 1, Tagg Magazine

Halloween Party at Phase 1, Tagg Magazine


Thursday, October 30

Costume Karaoke
Phase 1  hosts their weekly karaoke night, but this isn’t your ordinary sing-a-long. This year, the singer with the best costume will win a $25 bar tab along with bragging rights.

Location: Phase 1, 525 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C.
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Cost: No cover


Pre-Halloween Lingerie Party
Blade Entertainment hosts their weekly Thursday ladies party with a Halloween twist. Wearing lingerie is encouraged, but not mandatory. This BYOB party also includes free shots and free food. Organizers also promise a celebrity surprise guest.

Location: Upscale Ballroom, 3900 Bexley Rd., Suitland, MD
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Cost: TBD


Friday, October 31

Costumes. Sex. Trivia.
It’s Halloween at Lotus Blooms and they’re passing out all sorts of naughty treats. Whether ghoulish, fanciful, or downright dirty, you could win a prize for the best costume. The winners of the sex trivia contest will also get a special treat.

Location: Lotus Blooms, 1017 King St., Alexandria, VA
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Cost: No Cover


Known as one of D.C.’s largest Halloween parties, Town Danceboutique is pulling out all the stops this year. The venue is giving you three chances to win in the costume contest with $1000 for the best costume, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place. Music by DJ Wess upstairs and DJ BacK2bACk downstairs.

Location: Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 10 p.m.
Cost: $10 cover 10-11 p.m.; $15 after 11 p.m.


Half A$$’d Halloween
Ironic, hilarious, homemade, and last year’s left over costumes are not just welcome, they’re encouraged. A $75 bar tab to the person who makes the venue’s staff laugh the hardest.

Location: Atomic Billiards, 3427 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 800 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Cost: No Cover


Halloween Burlesque Party
The Pinch in Columbia Heights, the home of “American Fare and Generously Poured Drinks” is hosting a Halloween party and show featuring the antics of Black Market Burlesque. Make sure you come in your best costume for your chance to win prizes.

Location: The Pinch, 3548 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Cost: $10


Madscience Freak Show
The District’s prodigal son makes his return this Halloween to kick of his new monthly residency, Madscience Presents: Freakshow. Come dressed in your hottest Halloween costume and you could win a $1000 Grand Prize in the costume contest, hosted by Ms. Sasha Adams. Open vodka bar from 11 p.m. – midnight.

Location: Cobalt, 1639 R St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $10


MIXTAPE Halloween Party
MIXTAPE is back with another huge Halloween party at the Howard Theatre. Doors open at midnight and don’t close until 4 in the morning, so that gives you time to hit the other costume contests in D.C. before you land at the biggest party in town.

Location: The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 11:50 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Cost: $10


monstHER Mash
The V DC invites you to join them for a thrilling night of Halloween shenanigans at Zeba Bar. Guests are encouraged to bring their creepiest and puniest costumes, while DJ Philco and DJ Deedub keep you moving all night long.

Location: Zeba Bar, 3423 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Cost: No Cover


The Purge Halloween Party
Hosted by a collaboration of lady promoters and Drag Queen staple Shi-Queeta Lee, this party is calling for the creepiest, sexiest, and scariest costumes you can find. Expect cash prizes for the winner of the costume contest and music by DJ MIM and DJ STACKz.

Location: Vita Lounge, 1318 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 10:00p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Cost: $10


THRILLHER Halloween Party
Phase 1 is throwing their much-anticipated Halloween party. Bring out your best costumes because you could win $300 cash money. Costume contest takes place at midnight. All night long you can enjoy drink specials and music by DJ Lez Rage. Make some Halloween magic!

Location: Phase 1, 525 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C.
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Cost: $10


Tricks or Freaks Annual Halloween Bash For LGBT Ladies
DJ India is hosting her annual Halloween party sponsored by Jack Daniel’s. Guests will enjoy a costume contest, a freaky treasure hunt, Jack Daniel’s drink specials, and music by DJ Jai Syncere and DJ DeeDub.

Location: Mad Momos, 3605 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Cost: $10 with costume; $20 without costume


Saturday, November 1


Halloween Hangover Stop Light Party
You say you’re exhausted? Well, power through that Halloween hangover at this month’s stop light party. Now it’s easy to tell who is single, who is taken, and who is on the fence.

Location: Phase 1, 525 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C.
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Cost: $5


Night of the Living Dead
Town Danceboutique is going back-to-back with two Halloween parties in a row. And according to them, Saturday will prove to be scarier and more ghostly than Friday. $1000 for best costume, $500 for second place and $250 for third.  The audience decides the winner…be at the club by midnight to enter the contest.

Location: 2009 8th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 10:00 p.m.Cost: $8 from 10-11 p.m. and $12 after 11 p.m.


Wicked Horror Picture Show
Lesbian rock band, Wicked Jezabel will be closing out the Halloween weekend with their spooktacular show at JV’s Restaurant.

Location: JV’s Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $10.50


Zombie Festival 2014
To keep the Halloween spirit alive, Art Whino Gallery is throwing a zombiefest to let your inner zombie out. Embracing the spirit of the zombie ambiance, dress code will require you to come in full zombie gear. Don’t fret though, if you need help, they will have a zombie factory where you can transform. Admittance includes a complimentary Jack Daniel’s zombie drink.

Location: Blind Whino, 700 Delaware Ave. SW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Cost: $15 in advance; $30 at the door



No matter where you’re going this Halloween weekend, Collective Action for Safe Spaces wants you to get home safely. They are offering free rides home for women and LGBTQ people. For more information, visit or call 202-556-4232 during service hours.


Happy Halloween!

Ebone Bell
Eboné Bell
Eboné is the Editor-in-Chief of Tagg Magazine. She is the illegitimate child of Oprah and it's only right that she continues their legacy in the media world.