The 9 Best Things To Do On Halloween In Cincinnati


You’ve got your costume. You’ve prepared your liver. You’re ready to get crazy this Halloween, especially since it’s on a Friday night. Now, you just have to decide where you’re going. We’ve rounded up some of your options for the best Halloween parties in the city, and you aren’t going to be disappointed.

1. David Bowie: Labyrinth & Silent Disco At Neons

If you like Labyrinth, then get ready for all your dreams to come true. Neons is having a Labyrinth themed Halloween party, and Silent Disco is coming. Silent Disco offers headphone sets to customers with three music channel options, so you can dance and sing through out the night. They’ll also be playing Labyrinth all night long, and the juke box will be full of David Bowie and Halloween tunes. Aged pumpkin beer will be available all night, and happy hour will be from 4:00-8:00, so you can start the party early. Get your Goblin King costume ready.

Neons Halloween

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2. The Malice Ball at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Over-the-Rhine Chamber is hosting the second annual Malice Ball on Friday, October 31st at the Christian Moerlein Brewery. You can follow the masquerade theme for your outfit, or you can wear any Halloween costume you’d like. The doors open at 8:00, and makeup artists will be on hand until 10:00 to help you complete your Halloween look. There will be a costume contest, and the first prize winner wins a one night stay in the 21C. Tickets are $25 in advanced and $30 at the door.

The Malice Ball Cincinnati

Credit: Over-the-Rhine Chamber Of Commerce

3. Halloween At The Littlefield

If you want to spend your Halloween listening to live music and supporting the community of Northside, then head over to The Littlefield. The event will also occupy Pallet 23, and two bands, The Hiders and The Perfect Children, will be performing. There is no cover for the party and proceeds will benefit Cincinnati Northside Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation. There will also be beer specials and a costume contest. This is definitely a great way to feel good about how you’re spending your Halloween night.

Littlefield Halloween

Credit: The Northsider Monthly

4. Igby’s Second Annual Speakeasy Soiree

This speakeasy themed party is definitely going to be a classy affair. The party starts at 8:00 and lasts all night. There will be bootlegger cocktail specials, and a Framester photo booth. Find your best flapper dress, or other Gatsby-ish duds, and have a very dapper evening.

Igby's Halloween

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5. Turbojugend Cin City Zombie Prom At The Drinkery

Break out the old prom clothes and fake blood, because you’re going to zombie prom. Ramonerhead, Those Who Cannot Be Named, and Standanavian Leather will be playing at The Drinkery, and DJ Gerald will be spinning tunes for the Zombie Prom. Yeah, it’s definitely going to be a good time.

The Drinkery OTR Hipster


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6. Rocky Horror Picture Show At Esquire Theatre

If you haven’t seen Rocky Horror Picture Show at Esquire Theatre before, your time has come. Dress up like one of the characters from the movie, and get ready for one of the wildest, most interactive visits you’ve ever taken to the movies. It will be a Halloween you’ll always remember.

Esquire Rocky

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7. The Stand‘s Annual ‘Stache Bash

In partnership with Movember Cincinnati, The Stand is hosting their annual ‘Stache Bash this Halloween. Anyone wearing a mustache, real or fake, get $3 Yuengling Black & Tan all night long, and their will be a costume contest at midnight. If you’ve ever needed an excuse to make a Halloween contest revolving around a mustache, or just want to get a head start on No Shave November, this is definitely the party for your.

The Stand Stache Bash

Credit: The Stand

8. Friday Fright Night At Washington Park

If you’re looking for a more laid back option, Washington Park will be showing two movies every Friday night during the month of October, including on Halloween, when they’ll be showing Dracula and Frankenstein. Full bar service will be available as well.

Washington Park Movie

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9. Costume Contest At Rhinegeist

One of Cincinnati’s favorite breweries will be hosting a costume contest on Halloween night. Stop by Rhinegeist for the contest and giveaways, and of course the great beer. You can keep the party going the night after Halloween at Rhinegeist with their Double IPA Festival, Hopgeist. A whole weekend of good times.

Rhinegeist Bar

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