Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Astoria Halloween Roundup - Spooky-ky-ky!

It's that time of year again - when we dress up, look silly and make any excuse to party hardy.  To get you thinking about your Halloween celebration, I've put together this list of really cool stuff that's going on in and around Astoria.  I wish you all a very spooktacular Halloween!

DiWine - Enjoy DiWine's disco themed Halloween party this Saturday night.  Make sure to show up in costume to receive some extra perks and also enjoy drinks specials such as $6 cocktails and $5 pints.  The fun starts at 10 p.m. and will last all night. 41-15 31st Avenue, Astoria.  718.777.1355

Veslo - Start the partying early at Veslo, as they're having their shin-dig on Friday night - and this one will be wild.  Featuring a costume contest with some pretty stiff prizes such as a 46" HDTV, $100 and a $50 Veslo gift card, you're not going to want to miss it.  Come by at 11:00 p.m. and party your socks off.  32-11 Broadway, Astoria.  718.728.0549

El Ay Si - Putting a new spin on a Halloween celebration, El Ay Si is hosting a Spooky Speakeasy Sunday, complete with flappers, silent movies, The Charlston...think you get it.  Costumes are highly encouraged, as the best ones will be handsomely rewarded.  Come by as early as 4 p.m. and do catch their expected "magical performance." 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC. 718.389.8781

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden - You can always count on the Beer Garden to throw an awesome party, and this year there are two - one for the adults and the other for the kiddies.  The adult one is this Saturday, starting at 9 p.m., complete with a costume contest, live music and the kiddie one is this Sunday from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Come to one or both! 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria.  718.274.4925

Studio Square - Known for their parties, Halloween is always a big deal here.  Experiencing it first hand last year, it was a great time, and people really take the costume aspect seriously (first place prize are 2 Jet Blue round trip tix).  A live DJ, a costume contest and plenty of drinks specials will grace you that night, starting at 9 p.m. 35-33 36th Street, Astoria.  718.383.1001

Rest-Au-Rant - If you're looking for something more low-key, head over to one of my favorite wine bars in LIC.  Enjoy the festive atmosphere with party favors, food, drinks specials and costume prizes to boot, starting at 9 p.m.  30-01 35th Avenue, LIC.  718.729.9009

Waltz Astoria - In true Waltz fashion, Saturday night will bring a Halloween Social, which starts at 7 p.m.  You'll indulge in plenty of live music, hors d'oeuvres, a buffet and more.  There's an initial cover of $12 but after that the food and music is free.  Drinks are separate.  Enjoy, and don't forget to wear a costume.  23-14 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria.  718.95.MUSIC

Astoria Brewhouse - This cheery bar always has something lively going on during Halloween.  Their Saturday night costume contest promises some exciting winnings such as a $100, $50 and a $25 bar tab pick-up, so prepare to drink your heart out.  Show up anytime after 10 p.m. and stay all night.  28-50 31st Street, Astoria.  718.728.0050

Hellgate Social - A favorite spot for Halloween, this year they're stepping it up with a "Lost in Space" theme Halloween party, full on with aliens and other extra terrestrial embellishments, including themed drinks.  There's no cover and costumes are a must.  Walk in anytime after 6 p.m. and stay as long as you'd like.  12-21 Astoria Blvd, Astoria.  718.204.8313

Cavo - Another Halloween favorite, they roll out the big guns with a serious costume contest with up to $2,000 in prizes.  There's no cover but it's best to show up early, as it gets crowded (before 10:30 p.m.).  While you're there, enjoy fabulous cocktails, wine and lovely appetizers.  42-18 31st Avenue, Astoria.  718.721.1001

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