Trick and treat yo’ self to an Egyptian paradise, a circus freak show, ’80s video games and more

If you’ve given Halloween Horror Nights 8 a visit and braved those dreaded long queues, you’ve probably wondered if there are other Halloween events you could get more bang out of your buck. Here, we’ve shortlisted the biggest blowouts happening this frightful weekend, so grab some friends and enjoy the boo(ze).

1 Altitude

Photo credit: 1 Altitude's Facebook page

The Day of the Dead is looming near and bloodthirsty souls are on a rampage, raising from their graves come Oct 27—your only hope is to make peace offerings through prayers as you seek refuge 63 floors above ground at 1-Altitude. Join fellow revelers in stopping the undead from rising or suffer a merciless fate in their bony grasp (you’ve been warned). Cover charge starts from $40 including two drinks, or come fully dressed for free entry into this safe haven. 63/F, 1 Raffles Plc.

Bang Bang

Photo credit: Bang Bang

It wasn’t too long ago (or maybe it has been awhile) when virtual reality game characters like Mario, Luigi and Pikachu made up our entire world. If you’re looking to delve straight back into the iconic and nostalgic ‘80s virtual reality craze, you gotta check out Bang Bang’s reinvention of fright night on Oct 27.  Make sure you come dressed in theme, in order to win tokens and have a go at the claw machine where precious tamagotchis, Grey Goose drinks and even Sephora makeovers/gift bags can be won. No cover charge, but RSVPs advisable. Ready, Player One? 7 Raffles Blvd.

Bar Rouge

Photo credit: Bar Rouge

Take your Halloween celebrations to new heights at Bar Rouge—the uber trendy, shanghai-inspired club perched on the 71st floor of Swissotel The Stamford. From Oct 26-27, come dressed in your own interpretation of the theme “In The Woods” to gain free entry and stand a chance to win best dressed prizes. A quick Google search on the theme seems to yield results about a mystery novel surrounding two Irish detectives investigating the murder of a twelve-year-old girl, but make what you will of it. Otherwise, a $25 cover charge applies after 10.30pm, that includes one standard pour from their event partner, Belvedere. 71/F, 2 Stamford Rd.

Ce La Vi

Photo credit: Ce La Vi

This famed rooftop bar is back once again with their acclaimed Cirque Le Soir for the ultimate fa-boo-lous Halloween experience. Returning for its fourth consecutive year on Oct 27, expect some seriously outrageous acts like fire breathers, exotic dancers and eccentric contortionists. It’s a don’t-try-this-at-home adult playground, essentially. At $48 per person including a premium pour, creep into the fantasy realm of a S&M dungeon with your best latex costume (time to bust out the baby powder) and you might just walk away with a whole bottle of Grey Goose. The following ladies night on Oct 31 will also see the restaurant transformed into a neon-fest for you to live a candy raver’s dream—think kandi beads, vivid paints and glowing headbands. Entry is free for ladies including Champagne while gentlemen will receive a glass of premium pour with a cover charge of $28. Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Ave.

Hard Rock Cafe 

Party stalwarts Hard Rock Cafe is turning up the fun and fear factor with Dead Stars Rising, The Ultimate Halloween Party on Oct 26 from 9pm till late. Jive Talkin will be stirring their cauldron with hits by Prince, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin and giving you a concoction of old school pop. Dress your best and win up to $1000 worth of prizes. Think you can survive the night? There's only one way to find out. Limited tickets available at $15. 50 Cuscaden Rd.


Photo credit: Lavo

You gotta have some guts to enter Lavo’s Saturday Soiree: Scare Factory this halloween on Oct 27 from 10pm till late. We’re not sure we’d want to see Samara, blood gushing out of an elevator, or a creepy 180 degree head turn as they bring iconic characters from The Exorcist, The Shining, The Ring etc. to the party. But if the sound of that does get your blood pumping, do crawl down in full makeup and costume to enter for free. Cover charge of $30 applies otherwise. Marina Bay Sands Tower 1, 10 Bayfront Ave.

Lulu's Lounge 

Photo credit: Lulu's Lounge 

Burlesque dancers and drag queens are abound this Halloween at Lulu’s Lounge, our favourite nightspot for a sensual yet so very bizarre experience. Purchase your tickets ($30) to get front row seats to the most sickening freak show of the year on Oct 27—the Carnival of the Absurd. It’s a night of true madness and surprises at this New York-inspired cocktail bar as you party with hypnotic magicians and freaky clown dolls through the night. 7 Raffles Blvd.


Photo credit: Nineteen80's Facebook page

We got our PacMan and tamagotchis over at Bang Bang, but here at this new retro arcade-themed bar, they’re holding their first Halloween party on Oct 27 based off ‘80s horror films. Dig up your nastiest villain costume from that era and level up to horror-based arcade games. Press play; we know we will. #01-05, 21 Tanjong Pagar Rd.

The White Rabbit

Photo credit: The White Rabbit

If Revenge of the Mummy so happens to be your favourite Universal Studios ride, perhaps you’d like to get wrapped in The White Rabbit’s annual halloween party, Jewel of d'Nile, this Oct 27. For their 10th anniversary, they’re serving up some ethereal Egyptian realness—come into contact with sultry sphinxes, valiant temple raiders and formidable pharaohs (come at us, Anck-Su-Namun). Enjoy 1-for-1 Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic until 11pm for all UOB cardholders, and look forward to vacation/staycation prizes for the best dressed. Whip out your blackest kohl liner or Indiana Jones gear and be prepared to brave a night of dancing from dusk to dune. 39C Harding Rd.


Photo credit: Zouk's Facebook page

No doubt one of the biggest Halloween parties in Singapore, Zouk is bringing killin’ it on the dance floor to a whole new level with resident DJs Zushan, Hong and Jeremy Boon on Oct 27. At $55 for non-members, you’re transported back to the late ’70s in Boogie Wonderland, where disco was all the rage. Watch out for the dance-obsessed “Discopath” though—he’s been haunting the town for years, held responsible for missing partygoers and leaving behind dismembered body parts. Our advice? Don’t stop dancing. 3C River Valley Rd.