So, it’s officially spooking season (cuffing season, what even is that, am I right?) and for some reason, it’s the girls who like to spook and be spooked more than guys. Don’t go by shows like Ghost Hunters, or even the Ghostbusters’ movie; those don’t count. And to be honest, even the manly scary movies that are made are with the intention of getting the girl all riled up so they can shiver and shake all over their macho boys to protect them. Are we still in the 21st century, or have we time travelled back to the past, without really knowing it? I’m not sure, anymore.
The point is, Halloween clearly means a lot more to the women, anyway. I literally have girls around me planning their scary costume for tomorrow - complete with makeup and hairdos et al! This reminds me; I’m not from this planet.
So, if you’re also one of the girls who’s obviously more excited about Halloween than you ever were about Valentine’s Day (frankly, my dear, I no longer give damns), and don’t mind getting your freak on in the middle of the week - read, Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 because, what’s the weekly blues, anyway - here’s where you should party if you’re in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, or Gurgaon.
Where: Connaught Place
What: ‘The Witchy Woman Strikes’
Celebrate Halloween at the Goan beach shack in Delhi with Killer Percussion by Surya and glow-in-the-dark selfie props. The drinks menu starts at a cheap Rs 99 and will include a host of creepy Halloween special cocktails.
Time: 9pm onwards
What: The Halloween Party
This Halloween Tourist Janpath is all set to spook its guests. Ace performer Princeology will be spinning EDM and Trap beats for as you enjoy the spooky halloween props and preparations!
Time: 9pm onwards
Where: Hauz Khas Village
FOMO is sure to be the least of your worries this Halloween with Social’s take on Hollywood’s scariest moments. Be it unexplored mansions, carnivals filled with horror, the walking dead for company, or even the scariest alien nightmares; Social will be recreating the feel of being in the same universe as your horror movie. And you get to groove to the beats of N*hilate
Time: 9pm to 12:30am
Where: The Lalit, New Delhi
Kitty Su will set the stage, yet again; this time, for Dragoween, on the Halloween night of 31st October. As drag performer Khushboo debuts to set the stage on fire, this night promises to be a feisty one. You can check into Kitty Su’s website for tickets.
Time: 10pm to 1am
Where: Sunder Nagar Market
What: VIP Haunted Mansion
ATM Bistro’s VIP Halloween Party will be a hankering for some wicked fun on All Hallows’ Eve-an evening of uncensored debauchery, where every Cat Woman can purr away to her heart's content, any French Maid can dust away minus the letching and any Tarzan can flaunt his loin cloth unabashedly. The theme for this season - Victorian Horror!
Time: 9:30 pm to 2:00am
Where: Kala Ghoda
What: Halloween at Henpecked
It’s all day Halloween at Henpecked with trick or treat ready for the Halloween week! Dine at Henpecked between 28th to 31st October and indulge in the Pumpkin Ghost dessert for free!! This sweet-tasting Pumpkin Ghosts is moist pumpkin cake with raspberry gel center fill and they will be hovering around and landing on your table at Henpecked for Halloween. What better way to satisfy your appetite for spook?
Time: 11am to 1am
Where: Andheri West
What: Haunted Forest
Wicked witches, brain-dead zombies and Ghost busters are inviting you to the Haunted Forest at Bombay Cocktail Bar! Get ready to indulge in exotic, mysterious concoctions and spine-tingling bites! As its historic backdrop sets the tone for an eventful night, experience Halloween like never before. You never know who you will encounter!
Time: 7pm onwards
Where: Krystal, Waterfield Road
What: Halloween Party
Celebrate the elegance of the dark side, of fright, and all that comes with it.
Highlights of the event include tropical 90s & deep house tunes by Book of Music, exciting halloween-themed menu specials, complimentary dim sums and shots for the best costumes, Jack-o-lanterns and a special eerie photo booth for some memorable but scary selfies.
Time: 8pm onwards
Haven’t made plans for Halloween yet? Head over to Blanco-Ween, where the Greek-inspired décor has been traded in and transformed into a ghost’s playground. Commemorating Halloween, Blanco has used their astute designing skills and made the place a chill-inducing delight. With spooky lights guiding you through to floating witch hats, pumpkin buntings and skeleton hangings, although be sure to steer clear of the deceitful spider webs.
Time: 3pm onwards
Where: Indira Nagar
What: Halloween Edition Tease Tuesdays
Loft38 is for people who want more than just a 'crazy night'. And with Halloween in the air, the venue promises much more than just music and alcohol. Plus, it’s ladies night! Spook, be damned! You’re going to be psyched alright!
Time: 8pm to 12:30am
Where: North Bangalore
What: Howl High
If there’s one thing Bangalore knows how to do, it’s party the right way and at the right places - and while there may not be too many of them, the few that exist make up for all the cravings you’ve ever had. High promises to be the biggest pumpkin in the field this Halloween, courtesy Rohit Barker’s kickass tunes to get your heart pumping and your feet tapping in no time. What are you waiting for?
Time: 8pm to 1:00am
Where: DLF Cyber Hub
What: The Spooktacular Masquerade Ball
On Halloween, who doesn’t love a good masquerade ball? It’s like reliving all our vintage vampire fantasies on the one night where the dead come alive - or so they believe! So, get ready to put the Halloween costumes on or use a masquerade to spook everyone on the spooktacular night!
Time: 9:30 pm to 11:30pm
Where: DLF Cyber Hub
What: Hallowine Costume Party
It's an all-spooks night so hop by to The Wine Company for an eerie evening, if you’re around - anything could be hiding behind those cobwebs, watch out if the servers come trick-o-treating and enjoy the night with good music, pub grub and an evening of spooks! Don your costume, old or new, but keep the little children from our sight for danger lurks for them this night.
For the lazy bones TWC will have a makeup artist and party supply shop available at the venue.
Time: 9pm to 11pm
Where: DLF Cyber Hub
What: Supernaturals Halloween Night
Soi 7 clearly knows how to keep our spook levels high! When the tombs creak open and the witches take flight, gather in the desolate dark of the night. Join in the revelry. Do not dare be late, else misfortune shall be your fate! Soi 7 is throwing a party for all you lost souls out there. Dress your best and question everyone's identity. You never know who the person next to you could be!
Time: 7pm to 11pm
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