With cobwebs, pumpkins, skeletons, and grim reapers adorning some of our favorite establishments, it’s not hard to notice that it’s finally Halloween season once again. After such a long time, gone are the days where we would celebrate the holiday by ourselves at home with the only semblance of social interaction being a horror-themed Netflix watch party with friends — it’s time to actually party.
Here are our picks for the best Halloween parties coming this weekend. Get into the festivities and celebrate the holiday in a manner that hasn’t been done in over two years. Honestly, horror movies will always be there, so stop digging through your bowl of chocolates, get off your couch, and put on your favorite costume (whether that be your favorite character from Stranger Things or even your bias from your beloved K-pop group), and show off and have fun in this celebration of life and death.
The Haunting of Run Rabbit Run
Who said hauntings only happened at Hill House and Bly Manor? Experience your own ghastly torment straight out of Netflix and come over to Run Rabbit Run on October 29 at 4991 P. Guanzon St Brgy. Poblacion at their iconic red door that you can’t miss. Fend off any evil spirits and apparitions with their delicious cocktails and beats from their guests DJ Mike Tan and DJ Angel Villaronte.
The music & community-driven experiences collective produced by CC:Concepts is ready to go all-out for their first-ever Halloween party. Drink and dance till the sun rises on October 29 on the 11th floor of Aberdeen Court, Makati Ave corner P. Guanzon Street, Poblacion. Guest DJs include XIDU, XTINA, BINS, KATSU, and TOMAS + NOCLIP. Sets start at 9:00 pm and all the way until 6:00 am.
Having returned to the Poblacion nightlife scene after taking time off during the pandemic, a one-night Halloween celebration is not enough for Polilya. Get your freak on from October 28-30 at 26 Ebro Street with their collection of food and drinks alongside DJ JIMMY NOCON. Remember to come in your best costume to get a free PANDEMIC PUNCH and a chance for a special prize.
Heat up the dance floor and pay no mind to any haunting ghosts at Disco Inferno: The Nokal Halloween Ball at Chino Roces Avenue, Basement 1, Makati Cinema Square on October 29. Get that buzz from drinks served by Chivas Regal PH and dance the night away to beats from the bar’s resident DJs: Sky Dominique, Coox Moreno, Manolet Dario, Inkee Hidalgo, Herb Cabral, and Jason Soong.
Turn back the clock with the Please Collective Monday Halloween special TRICK OR TEQUILA. The 2000s-themed party invites guests to don their best Y2K outfits as they move and groove to the music by DJs BEACH PLEASE, OKIK, and MANILAJUNKIE. Join this spooky holiday throwback on October 31 at La Picara Manila at One Bonifacio High Street Mall, 5th Ave Corner 28th St. BGC.