8 Haunting Hotspots in NYC to Celebrate Halloween 2018

Costume, plans, perfect IG…don’t stress, we got you. See what’s happening on Hallo-weekend or the ghostly day itself. Beware of basic black cats and unattractive Jon Snow characters.

Friday, October 26th

The McKittrick Masquerade: Inferno


Immerse yourself in three nights of deviant witchcraft – Friday, October 26th, Saturday, October 27th and Halloween night, Wednesday, October 31st. This year’s Inferno will be the biggest masquerade yet, with more floors and rooms of macabre mayhem than ever before.

Enjoy free-flowing libations, dancing and live entertainment – including special performances created just for the event – plus Sleep No More surprises throughout the hotel. Each party begins just after that evening’s Sleep No More performance concludes, at 10:15PM (9:15PM on weeknights).

Arrive in occult-inspired attire such as sorcerer, enchanter, vampire, zombie, mummy, beast, fiend, monster, witch or raven. Tickets are available to purchase here.

530 W. 27th St, 212-904-1883, www.mckittrickhotel.com, @themckittrick

Light&Life Halloween Warehouse with Dillon Francis


Because of their cutting-edge production in the visual and sonic realms, Light&Life has hosted some of the most prominent dance acts in the game such Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Steve Aoki and Disclosure.

This Halloween, they’ve booked Latin Grammy nominee Dillon Francis to headline their haunting show at an anonymous Brooklyn warehouse. Dillon’s latest WUT WUT album dropped in September, which means he’ll be filling the venue with loads of fresh new music.

Read more here.

Saturday, October 27th

Raines Law Room’s Halloween Masquerade Ball at The William


Soak up six hours of decadent dining, drinking, dancing, performance pieces and live beats by DJ Sid. Stroll through Raines Law Room and The Shakespeare for spine-chilling surprises.  Masks are mandatory. Costumes are encouraged as there is a costume contest – first prize winners receive a one-night stay at The William with British Fizz room service; and second prize winners walk away with two tickets to New Year’s Eve event.

Reserve tables here.

24 E. 39th St, 646-837-6779, www.theshakespearenyc.com, @theshakespearenyc

Stillhouse’s Night of the Fallen Halloween Party with Maxim Experiences & Velocity Black


All the way from LA, MAXIM Experiences will be at Marquee to present their famed Halloween party for the first time. In collaboration with Stillhouse Spirits Co. and Velocity Black, “Night of the Fallen” will star multi-platinum rapper (and Stillhouse partner and co-creative director), G-Eazy who will be giving guests a killer performance; DJs- Ruckus, Quiz and Spade whom will be spinning throughout the night; and co-hosts Lais Ribeiro and Shanina Shaik whom will be celebrating all of their sins with you.

Tickets must be purchased in advance here (even if you claim to know a bouncer). Lines will be long, so quit bitchin’ now.

289 10th Ave., 646-473-0202, www.marqueeny.com, @marqueeny

Refinery Rooftop’s Halloween Masquerade Ball


Smoke- or shit show? We’re judging you at Refinery Rooftop’s classy masquerade ball. Come along masked in mystery and draped in decadence to enjoy boo-zy cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, city sights and Top-40 hits by DJ Rhett – all atop the Refinery Hotel, from 9:00PM to 1:00AM.

Tickets can be found here.

63 W. 38th St, 646-664-0372, www.ingoodcompany.com, @refineryrooftop

Circoloco NYC Halloween with Teksupport (& Virgil Abloh)


Join in at another anonymous underground dance party. This time, standout acts will include Virgil Abloh and house music legends, The Martinez Brothers (and more).

Teksupport, a pillar of underground dance music events in the city, has joined forces with Ibiza’s very own, Circoloco to put together a haunting Hallo-weekend. Circoloco has earned the reputation as one of the island’s top after-hours parties, going down weekly at the super-club, DC10. This Halloween will mark three years of bringing the brand back to New York.

Go here for more information, and go here for costume inspiration.

Wednesday, October 31st

80s Glow at Sunday in Brooklyn


Head over to Sunday In Brooklyn for an all-out 80s house party. Kicking off at 8:00PM, enjoy a spooktacular spread complete with Chicken Liver “Brain,” plus uncanny cocktails like Jason Takes Manhattan, a concoction of rye, aquavit, rooibos tea, Bigallet China-China bitters and Angostura Bitters (pictured above).

As for entertainment, expect a live DJ, neon face and body painters, tattoo artists, impersonators, break-dancers, an LED Robot, and much, much more.

And, for those late night cravings, Domino’s will be delivering a tower of pizzas because it isn’t a true house party without a door delivery.

Ticket price includes two complimentary drinks and stationary food. 80s-themed costumes are a must…so are table reservations, so book now via Resy.

348 Wythe Ave. at S. 2nd St, 347-222-6722, www.sundayinbrooklyn.com, @sundayinbrooklyn

Hospital 849


Sometimes New York City makes us crack up. Check yourself into an institution this Halloween; perhaps the Rifkin Psychiatric Hospital *cough* SECOND at Kimpton Hotel Eventi where a team of renown specialists will cure your sickness through streaming libations, music by The Misshapes and special performances in the operating theatre. Wander the wings of the clinic passing medical oddities, psychotic patients, and a mysterious medical staff. See map above.

Hospital bed and therapy table reservations can be made here.

849 Sixth Ave. at W. 29th St, 646-600-7142, www.secondfloornyc.com, @second.nyc

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