A Ghoulishly Good Time: Halloween Parties in the D

By: Toni Cunningham | October 22, 2014

It’s time to do the monster mash, Metro Detroiters! In case you’re a new “In the D” reader, Halloween is my favorite holiday. I’ve been celebrating in style all month, taking in Evil Dead: The Musical at the City Theatre in Detroit and doing the Time Warp at an interactive screening/reenactment of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

I understand that many of you might not be quite as into Halloween as I am, but if you’re a full grown adult and don’t partake in the tradition on October 31 at the very least, shame on you! Halloween is definitely not just for kids, and there are several adults-only Halloween festivities in the D to prove it. Grab a group of friends, put together an awesome costume and get ready to party down! The celebrations begin this weekend and go through Halloween weekend.

Friday, Oct. 24 

Halloweek begins at O’Toole’s, 205 W. 5th Ave, Royal Oak, one week before Halloween. That gives you seven different nights to dress up and enjoy Halloween shot specials. The week of fun leads up to the Annual Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 30, which will feature DJ Mike Scruggs beginning at 10 p.m.

The Crow’s Nest, 6166 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton, is hosting its Halloween party this Friday at 9 p.m. Be there for $3 Three Olive drinks beginning at 9 p.m. An hour later, spooky Sporcle trivia begins and goes until midnight. Make sure your costume is top notch, as prizes will be awarded!

Saturday, Oct. 25 

The Haunted Lumberyard Party will take place at On the Dunes, 2055 Haggerty Rd., Commerce Twp., on Saturday. It’s going to be a huge party, complete with 10 different DJs, cirque performances, silk air dancers, fortune tellers and more. Don’t miss out on the Haunted Lumberyard, brought to you by the creators of Detroit’s Haunted Kingdom. The fun begins at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $30.

O’Malley’s Bar & Grill, 15231 Farmington Rd., Livonia, is holding a costume party the same night beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dress up in your best costume and enjoy free appetizers, drink specials and music courtesy of Major Woody. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Grab your tickets here!

Thursday, Oct. 30

DJ Just B Halloween Party: Beer, Fire & Brimstone is taking place at The Bird & The Bread, 210 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham on Devil’s Night. The restaurant is known for its casual atmosphere and rustic European dishes, but between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., it’s time to throw on a costume and trick-or-beer! The beer tasting event consists of 30 different varieties, including Oktoberfests and plenty of fall and winter ales. Food, games and a live DJ will also be on hand. Tickets cost $35, but if you wear a costume, you’ll get $5 off!

Luna, 1815 N. Main St., Royal Oak, is hosting several Halloween events, beginning with Ghouls Night Out the night before Halloween. Doors open at 9 p.m., and you can enjoy $2 top shelf drinks and beers until 11 p.m., which is when the Luna dancers take the stage. If you’re fixin’ to dance the night away two evenings in a row, find your way back to Luna on Halloween night, where there will be a video DJ, $2 you call its and prizes for the best and worst costumes of the night.

Friday, Oct. 31

Head to The Majestic, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit, on Halloween night for Motor City Funk Night! The party, hosted by Fatt Father, starts at 10 p.m. and doesn’t end until 4 a.m. The evening includes a live performance by Will Sessions and DJs Brad Hales and Frank Raines, as well as prizes for best costume. Tickets are just $5 for those 21 and up and $10 for those 18 and up.

Skulls, Bones & Fireballs is set to take place at Bleu Detroit, 1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit, on the spookiest night of the year. The 21 and up party includes three for $10 Fireball shots, drink specials, prizes for best costume and music by C@t Dog, Don Mecca, DJ Kookie and Pilar Cote. The party starts at 10 p.m. and doesn’t end until 2 a.m. General admission tickets cost $25 and can be purchased online.

Additional Halloween parties in southeast Michigan worth your while:

Happy haunting, Metro Detroiters! Be sure to enjoy yourself responsibly while you’re out and about.