The go-to-guide to Halloween in Taipei 2015

10/27/2015 03:57 PM
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With Halloween events galore in Taipei this Friday and Saturday, it's time to make a final call on a game plan. Halloween in Taipei 2015 is sure to go off with a bang with an abundance of night time events incorporating costume contests, unique themes and unashamedly frivolous fun. Such an extensive choice of events makes the question of “Where to go?” that little bit harder. But fear not! We have got you covered with Taipei’s most comprehensive Halloween guide. Covering the most essential “W” questions to help you make a smart choice, so you can spend the lead up putting together a killer costume.

Friday 10/30 Events

What? Night of the walking deadCutting edge house tunes from headliner DJ StadiumX will compliment this champagne-fueled fest which includes a hairstyling show, party makeup service and giveaways to boot.Who’s organizing? W Hotel Woo BarWhen? Friday 10/30 10:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.Where? Woo Bar No.10 Zhongxiao East Road, Sec. 5, Xinyi District, Taipei 台北市信義區忠孝東路五段10號 What to wear? “Zombie theme etc”What can you win? Giveaways on offerWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/476124499233706/

What? Halloween at M TaipeiWith free flowing Corona on tap, M’s party will have a bit of a playful kick to it as everyone vies to win the generous top prize in what will be a hard fought costume contest.Who’s organizing? M Taipei and KamiKaze Production & EventsWhen? Friday 10/30 11:00 p.m. - lateWhere? M Taipei3F, No. 456, Sec. 4, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District, Taipei台北市信義區信義路四段456號3樓What to wear? “Sexy and scary”What can you win? Best costume: A round trip plane ticket from Taipei to Seoul. Giveaways for those wearing “cool costumes” following the dress code.Want more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/937685309648123/

What? 1001 Nights Halloween Party If you know your “Danza Kuduro” from your “Moviendo Caderas”, the smooth Latin tunes 1001 has become known will have you swinging your hips until an ungodly hour. Who’s organizing? 1001 Nights Taipei When? Friday 30/10 09:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.Where? 1001 Nights TaipeiNo. 8, Nanjing East Road Section 5, 2F, Songshan District, Taipei台北市松山區南京東路五段8號2FWhat to wear? Halloween themeWhat can you win? n/aWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/1655295741381451/

What? Elektro City HalloweenA little imagination will make your night at Elektro City all the more fun, with the impressive set for which Miami Beach’s DJ Ladour is lauded bound to make you wish this make-believe place existed beyond this one night. Who’s organizing? ElektroWhen? Friday 30/10 10:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.Where? Elektro9F, No. 12, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei (ATT 4 FUN)台北市信義區松壽路12號9F (ATT 4 FUN)What to wear? Halloween themeWhat can you win? n/aWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/1008130042586195/

What? Monkey HalloweenFree drinks and entry for women until the clock strikes 12 and costume contests will make Monkey Halloween a raucous affair.Who’s organizing? Brass MonkeyWhere? Brass Monkey FuxingNo.166 Fuxing North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei 台北市中山區復興北路166號 When? Friday 10/30 09:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.What to wear? Halloween themeWhat can you win? Best costume: NT$5,000 prizeSexiest costume: NT$5,000 prizeWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/971183169610712/

Saturday 10/31 Events

What? Halloween Massive Club NightAn institution in itself, Halloween Massive- arguably Taipei's most grand-scale Halloween party- is set to deliver once again by scoring a set by world #16 DJ act DVBBS. Who’s organizing? theLOOP Inc. When? Saturday 10/31 10:30 p.m. - 4:30 a.m. Where? OMNI5F, No. 201, Sec. 4, Zhong Xiao East Road, Daan District, Taipei台北市大安區忠孝東路四段 201 號 5 樓 What to wear? Halloween themeWhat can you win? n/aWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/1633200190281777/

What? Smoke Machine Night- Black HalloweenThree rooms of cutting-edge electronic music and DJs, with renowned international acts Singapore’s Xhin and Japan’s Haruka headlining- need we say more?Who's organizing? Smoke Machine and Korner BarWhen? Saturday 10/31 11:59 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. Where? Korner Bar B1, No. 200, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1What to wear? “All black”What can you win? n/aWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/1624284797859759/

What? Werk! The party for boyzThis year Triangle is adding a bit of flair to the usual Halloween offerings with a special Pride and “Gayloween” event complete with house music, drag shows and Go-Go Boyz. Who’s organizing? Triangle When? Saturday 10/31 11:00 p.m. - 4:30 a.m.Where? TriangleNo.1, Yumen St., Zhongshan District, Taipei (inside Taipei Expo Park /MAJISQUARE) 台北市玉門街一號 (中山北路民族西路口/臺北花博公園/集食行樂廣場內) What to wear? Halloween and/or Pride themeWhat can you win? n/aWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/902731599810047/

What? Crazy Stone Halloween PartyWho’s organizing? Room 18Room 18 is going all out this Halloween to say thanks for 20 years in the business by offering free entry, an open bar and a view of Taipei 101 from its rooftop venue.When? Saturday 10/31 09:00 p.m. -Where? Room 18 (B1, No. 22, Songshou Rd., Xinyi District,Taipei 台北市信義區松壽路22號)*Enter through the Room18 main entrance on Songren RoadTaipei City, Xinyi District, Songren Rd, 88號B1樓 台北市信義區松仁路90號No.90, Songren Rd., Xinyi District, TaipeiWhat to wear? “The Flintstones” and “back to nature” jungle themeWhat can you win? n/aWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/1521065318184012/

What? Resurrection VI Halloween partyLive music from acts including the highly anticipated headliner Skaraoke, and a mix of house, trap, hip-hop and everything in between from seven skilled DJs. Who’s organizing? Frog in a SockWhen? Saturday 10/31 10:00 p.m.– 4:00 a.m.Where? Riverside Live House河岸留言(西門紅樓展演館)No. 177, Xining South Road, Wanhua District, Taipei台北市萬華區西寧南路177號, What to wear? Halloween themeWhat can you win? Worst costume: NT$1000 prize and a smack in the headBest single costume: NT$5000 prizeBest group costume: NT$10000 prizeWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/1072149909475495/

What? Prick or TreatA diverse line up of live music from Gogorise, B.R.T.D. and Endtrocity will delight those who want to skip the big clubs for an intimate gathering of live music and heavy metal fans.Who’s organizing? Revolver BarWhen? Saturday 10/31 08:00 p.m. -Where? Revolver BarNo 1-2, Sec.1, Roosevelt Road, Jhongjheng Dist, Taipei 台北市中正區羅斯福路一段1-2號What to wear? Halloween themeWhat can you win? N/AWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/1640715199478930/

What? Zombieland: Laser Tag + Resurrection VI Halloween PartyIf you're looking to pre-party, we cannot think of a more enticing trifecta than Zombieland's laser tag costume party, BBQ and all-you-can-drink combo. Who’s organizing? Taipei TrendsWhen? Saturday 10/31 05:00 p.m. - Where? Lazertreks B1, No. 185, Sec.2, Zhong Shan North Rd, Taipei台北市中山北路2段185號B1 What to wear? Halloween themeWhat can you win? Prizes on offerWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/858265434270021/

What? Mysterious Hill If you spend the night partying at Myst- one of the biggest clubs in the heart of Taipei’s nightlife district- you are sure to wake up the next day with countless memories and hopefully not too much mystery in between.Who’s organizing? Club MystWhen? Saturday 10/31 10:00 p.m.Where? Myst 9F, No. 12, Songshou Rd., Xinyi District, Taipei 台灣110 台北市信義區松壽路12號9樓What to wear? HalloweenWhat can you win? n/aWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/myst.taipei?fref=ts

What? Resident Evil: The Blair Witch ProjectBabe 18 never fails to draw in a crowd of high-spirited revelers, so Halloween celebrations here are guaranteed to be an even more boisterous, jam-packed affair. Who’s organizing? Babe 18When? Saturday 10/31 10:00 p.m.Where? Babe 189F, No. 12, Songshou Rd., Xinyi District, Taipei 台灣110 台北市信義區松壽路12號9樓What to wear? Halloween themeWhat can you win? n/aWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/Babe18.Taipei/photos/a.631563573523847.1073741826.120228744657335/1181000791913453/?type=3&theater

What? Barcode TaipeiThe event description of, “Trick or Drink, Buy me the shot, Give me something good to drink” should give you a good indication of the fun that is in store at this classy drinking haunt. Who’s organizing? Barcode TaipeiWhen? Saturday 10/31 09:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.Where? Barcode Taipei5F, No. 22 Songshou Rd, Taipei台北市信義區松壽路22號5樓 What to wear? Film and television entertainment themeWhat can you win? n/aWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/688725641263723/

What? GHOST WOWHalloween at the lounge bar LMNT is a smart choice if you want to strike a happy medium between a big night out and a more chilled affair. Who’s organizing? LMNT [Element] Drink and EatWhen? Saturday 10/31 09:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.Where? LMNT [Element] Drink and Eat1F, No. 28, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei 台北市信義區松壽路28號1FWhat to wear? Halloween themeWhat can you win? n/aWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/LMNT.DRINKandEAT?fref=ts

What? The Haunted Mansion Marquee’s rather lavish quarters usually offers patrons a sophisticated option for a night out, but with free Halloween shots on offer it might show you a bit of its wilder side.Who’s organizing? MarqueeWhen? Saturday 10/31 08:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.Where? Marquee1F, No. 16-1, Sec. 5, Hsin-Yi Road, Taipei 台北市信義路五段16-1號1樓What to wear? HalloweenWhat can you win? n/aWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/181793855490809/

What? Witches Vs Vampires Halloween Party Free entry for costumed folk and tunes by DJ HiFive will be a drawcard for those wanting to watch their wallets but still join in on more low-key festivities this Halloween.Who’s organizing? Carnegie’s TaipeiWhen? Saturday 10/31 09:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.Where? Carnegie's Taipei 1F, No.100, Sec.2, An-Ho Road, Taipei台北市大安區安和路2段100號 1樓What to wear? Halloween themeWhat can you win? Best costume: NT$5000 prize Runner up prizes for second and third best dressed. Want more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/1632513327028385/

What? La SalsaWeenThose go to party for any salsa aficionados out there can expect performances from the likes of the Taipei Mambo Project Dance Ensemble, and impress with your own salsa, mambo, jambo and bachata moves. Who’s organizing? La Salsa Taipei When and where? Costume Party and Performance: Saturday 10/31 07:00 p.m. – 08:00 p.m. Huashan 1914 Creative Park No. 1, Section 1, Bade Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei (Arch Hall 2F)華山1914文化創意產業園區 八德路一段1號, 拱廳2FAfter party and fun games: Saturday 10/31 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.Deja Vu No. 1, Section 1, Bade Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei (Hall 4A)台北市中正區八德路一段1號 ( 華山1914文創園區 中四 4A 館 )What to wear? “Halloween theme, Cosplay, role play...anything you like!” What can you win?Best costume: 2016 Formosa Salsa Fiesta Full Pass The two people crowned King and Queen of the after party will receive a gold trophyWant more info? https://www.facebook.com/events/895926640486787/

By Monica Mizzi/BL

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