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I’ve never been a fan of this Uptown club, mainly because they only play EDM. To Beta’s credit, their Halloween event tickets are on the cheap side this year so it’s bound to be a busy night. Beta is also holding a costume contest with a $500 prize, which will nicely compensate for the wildly expensive drinks and bottle service at this venue.
Halloween at Phil’s — $5
Phil’s isn’t doing anything too different this Halloween. Cover stays the same and they will still be playing their regular Saturday night EDM. Cash prizes will be available to those who show up in the best costumes.Be wary, though. You thought that the Phil’s line was long on a normal weekend — anticipate the worst this Saturday, especially with cover being one of the cheapest in the city.
Nightmare on University at Maxwell’s — $15
Maxwell’s is a really nice and new venue. Usually known for live bands and rock shows, this Halloween the venue will have more of a club atmosphere with a DJ. Over $1000 is up for grabs for best costumes. The great thing about Maxwell’s is that if you live in the Laurier area, you can forget busses or cabs — which will be nearly impossible to use on such a busy night — because it’s so close to campus.
Halloween Howl at Pearl Nightclub — $25
Because this club is so large, going on a normal Friday night is almost always a bust as it can be hard to fill the venue. But I’ve gone to Pearl on both Halloween and New Year’s Eve and it gets pretty full. If you plan on going to Pearl for Halloween, prepare for long lineups and the chance that you could lose your friends. Also, tickets are almost sold out.
Haunted House Party at Thought Pop — $10
If you’re not in the mood for the club atmosphere but still want to get freaky, check out Thought Pop’s Haunted House Party in downtown Kitchener. This bring-your-own-booze event will feature performances from numerous local bands. Plus, if you ever wanted to be featured in a web series, this is your chance to do so. The creators of Kitchener Sync are looking for extras for a Haunted House scene, and they’ll be shooting on site on October 30.
NIGHT\SHIFT — Free
Partying isn’t for everyone. Thankfully this year’s NIGHT\SHIFT will grace downtown. Kitchener on Halloween night. This art festival spreads exhibits and displays throughout the downtown core, inviting attendees to explore the weird and wonderful art the region has to offer. Despite the lack of keg beer, attendees are still encouraged to wear costumes. Come out to NIGHT\SHIFT if you’re tired of the usual braggadocio Halloween promises every year.
Halloween Bash at Dallas Nightclub — $5
If you like country, Dallas is the place for you this Halloween. This is one of the few places that isn’t raising cover. Dallas is also holding a costume contest with up to $1000 in prizes up for grabs. Since tickets don’t have to be bought beforehand, make sure to show up early to avoid standing in line all night.
–Compiled by Bethany Bowles
and Zach Guitor