Philadelphia Halloween Parties 2011 – Nightlife For Adults


Philadelphia Halloween Parties 2011 - it’s never too early to start planning to celebrate Halloween 2011. With the holiday falling on Monday, October 31, 2011, most Halloween events for adults, will take place on Friday, October 28, 2011, and Saturday, October 29, 2011.

While all of the details haven't yet been announced, here’s a complete guide to Halloween parties for adults, around the city. Some are official, and are noted as such. Others are partially based on those offered for Halloween 2010.

As you can see, some entries offer complete information; others haven't yet been announced. As we compile more detailed information about each event, we'll add it to this page....

Also, Take a Look at Our Guides to Philadelphia Halloween Events 2011 and October 2011 Philadelphia Events

Also, if you are looking for other Halloween 2011--specific events, please take a look at our separate Guide to Philadelphia Halloween Events 2011. And for all October events, you can take a look at our Guide to Philadelphia October Events 2011.

So, In the Meantime - Enjoy (If You Dare!)

Friday, October 28, 2011 - Halloween Art After 5 Event- Halloween Dance Party with the Ghost Train Orchestra at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

In October 2011, it’s not just Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus, this year, at the Art Museum. The Philadelphia Museum of Art - as part of its weekly Art After 5 programming, on Friday nights - will be staging a Halloween event on Friday, October 28. See the great works by the 17th-century Dutch master by day, and the Halloween Dance Party by night. And the art doesn’t stop at 5 PM, either, as you can enjoy a Spooky Art tour of the Art Museum, throughout the Museum’s more macabre holdings.

Brian Carpenter’s aptly-named Ghost Train Orchestra will be providing Halloween hot jazz and cartoon medleys from the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, at the Halloween Dance Party. There will be live jazz and swing music performances at this lively, jazz and swing themed Halloween party, with tarot-card readings thrown in. And of course, visitors are enthusiastically encouraged to wear their costumes!

And to top it off - the event is free, if you decide to visit the Art Museum that day - it's included in your admission price. The event will run from 5:00 PM to 8:45 PM. (Last Halloween - 2010 - the Spooky Art tour was announced as starting at 7:00 PM.)

Also, remember that the Art Museum will also host its weekly Art After 5 programming on all other October Fridays - the 7th, 14th, and 21st of the month, for the same hours and same price.

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 9 PM until 2 AM - Hoodoo Blues Halloween Party at The Twisted Tail, the Recently-Opened Southern Blues Joint, on 2nd Between South & Lombard Streets – Free Admission If You Wear a Halloween Costume!

The Twisted Tail opened several months ago, at the former Kildare’s, on Headhouse Square. Their Hoodoo Blues Halloween Party offers the following: free admission for guests in costume; live music; fire eaters and breathers; dancers; a costume contest with prizes; “Witching Hour” drink specials at midnight; and $2 drafts, $2 well drinks, and fittingly, $2 Devil’s Cut and Red Stag.

The Twisted Tail is located at 509 South 2nd Street (at 2nd and South Streets), and you can call 215.558.2471 for more information.



Philadelphia Halloween Parties 2011 - Manayunk

Friday, October 28, 2011 - 6th Annual Manayunk Creep Fest - from 10pm-2am at Beat Street Station in Manayunk – 4 Hours of Open Bar - $40/person, and $10 Goes to Our Friends at the Shane Victorino Foundation – Prize For Best Costume

Who says that you can’t have “tricking” - fearsome frivolity and ghostly revelry in hip Manayunk – while, at the same time, “treating” underprivileged youth in the Nicetown neighborhood of North Philadelphia? Here’s how…

You can party in costume, past the witching hour in Manayunk… and 25% of the proceeds ($10 of your $40 ticket) will be donated to our friends at the Shane Victorino Foundation. Recently, we covered the dedication of the Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys & Girls Club Grand Opening.

Beat Street Station is located at 4402 Cresson Street – i.e., the Corner of Cresson & Gay Streets in Manayunk. It is literally located just off the SEPTA Regional Rail Manayunk train station- right off hip, happening Main Street. You can call 215.508.3000 for more information.

4th Annual Ghosts and Goblins Halloween Party in Manayunk

Up in Manayunk, there will be the 4th Annual Ghosts + Goblins Party, at the Manayunk Brewing Company on Main Street. The Halloween party will get under way on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at 8:00 PM, and roar till 2 AM. Tickets range from $8 - $22.50; likewise, costumes are encouraged. Buying tickets in advance is recommended, particularly given the different tiers in pricing.

Philadelphia Halloween Parties 2011 - Center City/Northern Liberties

Finnigan's Wake Offers "A Celtic Spooktacular" Weekend, Friday, October 28, Is John DeBella's 5th Annual Masquerade Bash, and Saturday October 29, With A Costume Contest - Including One For the Best Irish Costume

On Friday night, October 28 at 8:00 PM, Finnigan's Wake - the official starting point for the hip neighborhood of Northern Liberties - kicks off "A Celtic Spooktacular Weekend" festivities, with John DeBella's 5th Annual Masquerade Bash.

Revelers can meet DeBella’s fellow DJs from WMGK and listen to the NEW MGK House Band, All That Matters.

The Masquerade Bash will feature a costume contest, starting at 9:30 PM. - $1000 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place - a free hot buffet, prizes (concert tickets, etc.) Most uniquely - in keeping with the historical fact that Finnigan's Wake had previously been a coffin factory, prior to becoming a nightclub:

There will be an actual casket, full of free candy, for Halloween revelers – thanks to Edwards Freeman Nut Company.

Admission is a paltry $10 in cash, or in lieu of admission, you can donate a new, unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program. All proceeds go to this highly worthwhile charitable endeavor.

On Saturday, October 29, Finnigan's will hosts its In House Costume Party, with uniformity of prizes: $100 prize for the best costume, $100 prize for the best group costume, and reflecting the Celtic influence, $100 for the best Irish costume.

Sunday, October 30 – Historic McGillin's Olde Ale House Hosts a Spirited Halloween Celebration With Costume Karaoke and Parade

Located on Drury Street, in the very shadow of City Hall, historic McGillin's Olde Ale House – in business since President Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1860 – has a popular Halloween Party and Parade. It will feature costumed karaoke and a parade with prizes, a midnight "treat," pumpkin drinks, pumpkin foods and even a ghost.

Not just on Halloween, but throughout October, McGillin's will be serving pumpkin food and drinks, with Pumpkin Beers, Pumpkin Martinis, Pumpkin Bombs, Dunkin' Pumpkin, and Irish Pumpkins, to help you conjure up the Halloween spirit, both figuratively (and in the case of the 19th-century tavern, perhaps literally!)

Friday, October 28, 2011 - Lucky Strike Lanes Heaven & Hell Event – 9 PM until 2 AM

Last year’s Lucky Strike Lanes Halloween event was 7 Deadly Sins. And it is a great place to bowl, any time. But this special two-floor event will rock, with two DJs metaphorically spinning the vinyls. Regardless of whether you’re a saint or a sinner (or a little bit of both), you’ll enjoy this Halloween Party. VIP tickets are $20, and get you a two-hour open bar from 9 – 11 PM, as well as a free buffet; general admission tickets are $10.

Lucky Strike Lanes is located at 1336 Chestnut Street, and you can call 215.665.9501 for more information.

7th Annual Vampires + Vixens Halloween Party in Center City

Only the date - Saturday, October 29, 2011 - has yet been announced for this Halloween party. We will have more details, as they become available.



Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 8 PM Until 2 AM - Bitten: The Ultimate Halloween Experience at McFadden's Philly – Halloween Costume Contest – This Event Has Sold Out Each of the Last Six Years

Over 800 people are anticipated, on two floors. VIP tickets are $30, and get you an open bar; general admission tickets are $10.

McFadden's Philly is located at 461 N. 3rd Street, right on the border between Old City and Northern Liberties. You can call 215.928.0630 for more information.


McFadden’s Phright Phever

No info has yet been announced for this Halloween party. Naturally, we anticipate that it won't be announced until the schedule for the Phillies' 2011 postseason run has been finalized, for McFadden's at Citizens Bank Park.

Philadelphia Beer Experience – Special Halloween Edition

Kildare’s – Kill-dare’s Haunted Pub Weekend

The Philamazing Race – Halloween

South Street District – Scavenger Haunt

Rum Bar Day of the Dead Costume Party


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