Ultimate guide to Halloween parties in San Diego


This year, Halloween falls on a Monday, making for one wild weekend with countless options to get spooky, scary, sexy or sinful. The choice is yours.

The top Halloween parties in San Diego are...

Parq Asylum - Friday, Oct. 28 through Monday, Oct. 31

Parq Restaurant and Nightclub will transform into a terrifying world of madness all weekend. On Friday, Oct. 28, DJ Shift spins the spooky beats; on Saturday, Oct. 29, The Stafford Brothers will make the crowds scream; and on Monday, Oct. 31, Miami resident Joe Maz brings a paranormal performance.

10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 9 p.m. Monday. Parq Nightclub, 615 Broadway, downtown. $20.

Rise of the Phantom at OMNIA San Diego - Friday, Oct. 28 through Monday, Oct. 31

Ghoulish party people can head over to OMNIA San Diego all weekend for a Rise of the Phantom theme taking over the nightclub. Matoma headlines on Friday, Oct. 28; Vice spins on Saturday, Oct. 29; and Slander will slay in the main club on Monday, Oct. 31.

9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday. OMNIA San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20+.

Zombie Crawl - Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29

All characters are welcome on this bar/nightclub crawl that spans two nights and includes complimentary admission to more than 25 Halloween parties in the Gaslamp. A ticket also includes more than 10 welcome shots.

6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Various locations, downtown. $50-$75.

FLUXX Halloween - Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 30

FLUXX Nightclub is rolling in three nights of Halloween parties, before Halloween even hits. On Friday, Oct. 28, DJ Bamboozle will kick things off; on Saturday, Oct. 29, rapper Too $hort will blow the whistle; and on Sunday, Oct. 30, a “Morning of the Dead” after-party will take place from 5 to 10 a.m? Yes, for all those zombies who haven’t gone to sleep yet.

9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 a.m. Sunday. FLUXX Nightclub, 500 Fourth Ave., downtown. $10-$30.

Heaven and Hell San Diego - Saturday, Oct. 29

Wiz Khalifa headlines this 21-and-up Halloween party taking place at Town and Country San Diego. Expect haunts and mind-blowing performances from world-renowned DJs like Borgeous and Apashe at a hotel party that doesn’t end until 3 a .m.

9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday. Town and Country San Diego Resort & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle N., Mission Valley. $50+.

Hard Rock Election Year Halloween - Saturday, Oct. 29

Make Halloween great again at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s massive election year-themed party spanning five venues throughout the property and headlined by Fedde Le Grande. This hotel-wide party takes over three floors with more than 15 DJs, plus ghosts, goblins and? scary politicians.

8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday. Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207 Fifth Ave., downtown San Diego. $70+.

Hallo-wine & Spirits Party - Saturday, Oct. 29

Celebrate Halloween with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dancing at one of San Diego’s most infamous haunted hotels, the Hotel del Coronado. Wear your best costume fitting the “vixens and villains” theme of the party, and keep an eye out for the hotel’s resident ghost, Kate Morgan.

7 p.m. to midnight. Saturday. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. $150.

Nightmare on Normal Street - Saturday, Oct. 29

Dress in your most fierce attire for a chance to win cash prizes at this fabulous outdoor costume contest and dance party in Hillcrest, which will feature Fright Zones, live music and food trucks. Two gigantic bars will provide the booze, plus a hosted cocktail hour between 6 and 7 p.m. for the first 300 guests adds to the fun.

6 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Normal Street and University Avenue, Hillcrest. $15.

San Diego Monster Bash Block Party - Saturday, Oct. 29

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the city’s largest Halloween festival, which showcases more than 20 DJs and blood-curdling bass across eight blocks in the Gaslamp and East Village. Too $hort headlines the gigantic street party, and a $5,000 cash costume contest brings out some of the wildest and weirdest costumes that you’ll see in SD.

6 p.m. to midnight. Saturday. Gaslamp Quarter and East Village, downtown San Diego. $50-$65.

Halloween Havok at ONYX Room - Saturday, Oct. 29

Creep into the night at this Halloween party spanning three haunted dance floors and five hours of nonstop music.

9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday. ONYX Room, 852 Fifth Ave., downtown. $20.

Groundwater - Saturday, Oct. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 30

FNGRS CRSSD presents a brand-new house music festival held at Petco Park. Disclosure headlines with a DJ set, alongside Justin Martin, Dusky, Lane 8, Damian Lazarus and special guest Hannah Wants. A slew of after-parties at various venues will add to the excitement after both nights of the fete. Groundwater will enforce a 21-and-up age requirement.

3 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village. $74-$84.

Source: Discover SD