Get ready for this year's Halloween Parties in SF! Since this fun holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, you can expect several fun events the weekend before or after.
Many of these annual 21+ parties include several rooms of dance music, costume contests, and drinks all night long. Buy your tickets early as many of them sell out!
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Halloween Pub Crawl
Bar None in the Marina
Enjoy several drinks at several locations on this Halloween Pub Crawl. It begins at the Bar None in the Marina. At this location, you will learn all about the local bars offering drink specials for those on the crawl. You will also get the chance to meet other crawlers and enjoy drinks with people from all over the world. This event is on Friday (5pm to 2am), Saturday (5pm to 2am) and Wednesday (5pm to 2am) nights.
Halloween International Ball at the W Hotel
9pm to 2am at the W Hotel San Francisco
Head over to the W Hotel for this year's Halloween International Ball. Starting at 9pm, enjoy three rooms of world renowned DJs and performers. Room one features Euro, Top 40, & International House Music. Room two offers up Persian, Middle Eastern, and other hits. Room three is the 80s, 90s, and Hip Hop Room. You can also enjoy amazing Samba Dancers, drummers performing live with the DJs, a costume contest with great prizes, and more.
Ghost Ship Halloween: Barco Fantasma
9pm to 3am at SVN West on South Van Ness
If you are looking for something a little different, head over to SVN West to celebrate on SF's Ghost Ship. This part art installation, part Halloween Party offers you the chance to dance and party in a completely unique atmosphere. Popular local DJs will provide the music all night long. Make sure to go all out on your costume this year to fit in with the crowd and get that perfect pic with this year's original art installations. This party is both Friday and Saturday nights.
Foreverland's Thriller Halloween Ball
Doors open at 8pm, Show starts at 9pm (Both Friday & Saturday)
Spend the Friday or Saturday night before Halloween at Bimbo's 365 Club. Foreverland will take the stage to honor the music of Michael Jackson. This 14-piece ensemble's performances are wildly popular when they perform the King of Pop's top hits including "Thriller" and "Smooth Criminal."
More Concerts on October 26
Speakeasy Halloween Cruise on the SF Belle
9pm to 1am, leaves from Pier 3
Head out on the SF Bay one of of the best Halloween parties in SF. With more than 30,000 square feet of party space, you and your friends will have plenty of room to dance and enjoy the night. The boat fits up to 1,500 people with 4 DJs, 3 levels of music, and a Roaring 20s theme.
Nightmare on Van Ness San Francisco Halloween Party
9pm at the Regency Ballroom
Join hundreds of locals at one of the best parties of the year! In its 10th year, the Nightmare on Van Ness Halloween Party offers two levels of non-stop dance music, a costume contest with several cash prizes, and other unannounced shockers throughout the night. Costumes are required.
9pm to 1:30am at King Street Event Space
This year's Halloween Massive event will be at King Street Event Space at 518 King Street in the SOMA District. It offers three areas with different music. The first dance floor features Top 40, EDM, and other club hits. The second dance floor features hits from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. The third area is for those that love salsa and merengue. This is one of the Halloween parties in SF with a costume contest.
Mega International Ball / Westin St Francis Hotel San Francisco
9pm to 2am at the Westin St Francis Hotel San Francisco
San Francisco's # 1 Halloween Party!! FOUR Separate Rooms, Ten DJs, Dancers, Drummers and MUCH more! Absolutely an amazing line up!! A mega, must attend Halloween event on Union Square!
Titanic Masquerade Halloween Party Cruise
8:30pm to Midnight on the SF Bay with Check in Starting at 7:0pm @ Pier 40
Cruise around the SF Bay this Halloween on the Titanic Masquerade Halloween Party Cruise. This cruise includes a 4-hour open bar, light snacks, and 2 DJs. Masks or costumes required as well as semi-formal attire.
Hotel Deals: If you plan to stay in San Francisco on Halloween night, I recommend booking as early as possible. Also, make sure you don't book without checking out the great deals on TripAdvisor.com. They feature room rate discounts, free parking, and other perks from dozens of hotels all around SF. Click here to check out the room deals for Halloween Night.
The Black Pearl Halloween Yacht Party
7:30pm to 12am starting at the Ferry Building, Gate B (Pier 1)
Head out on the waters on the SF Bay to celebrate Halloween in 2018. This Black Pearl Halloween Party offers 3 decks of fun with three DJs and a three-hour open bar. See views of the bay during your cruise. Costumes are required.
Crawloween: Halloween Pub Crawl
2pm to 10pm on Polk Street
Starts at Mayes Oyster House at 1233 Polk Street
Join more than 2,000 other partiers for this year's ultimate Halloween Pub Crawl. Check in begins at 2pm at Mayes on Polk Street. On Saturday night, you will wind your way through several local bars including places such as the Lush Lounge, Rouge, McTeauges, and more. All offer drink specials to spice up your evening.
Haunted Ghost Ship
8:30pm to Midnight, leaves from Pier 40 near Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park)
Step aboard the Empress Yacht, a 90-foot luxury lot, for one of the best Halloween parties in SF. Enjoy the three-hour premium bar as you dance the night away to Top 40, Dance, Hip Hop, and more. Boards at 8:30pm and leaves at 9pm. 21+ cruise. Use the promo code SFTOURISMTIPS for a 5% discount on this year's cruise.
Haunted Hotel at the W Hotel
9pm to 2am at the W San Francisco
Head over to the W Hotel for this annual Haunted Hotel on Halloween night. This year's party includes four rooms of music with three amazing dance floors. SF's hottest DJs will spin House and more all night long.
Concerts on Saturday, October 27
Halloween Pub Crawl
Bar None in the Marina
Enjoy several drinks at several locations on this Halloween Pub Crawl. It begins at the Bar None in the Marina. At this location, you will learn all about the local bars offering drink specials for those on the crawl. You will also get the chance to meet other crawlers and enjoy drinks with people from all over the world. This event is on Friday (5pm to 2am), Saturday (2pm to 2am) and Wednesday (5pm to 2am) nights.
San Francisco Halloween Pub Crawl
6pm to 11pm at Mayes Oyster House
Spend your Halloween on this fun pub crawl around SF. The fun starts at 6pm at Mayes Oyster House. You will find specials along the route at places such as Lush Lounge, Blur, Vertigo, and Playland. With more than 5,000 people expected, this will be a Halloween night to remember.
Halloween with The Damned
All ages show at the Regency Ballroom on Halloween night in San Francisco. The headliner for this show is The Damned, but will also feature Radkey, The Darts, and DJ Sid Presley. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.
Afrolicious will be on stage at the Independent on Halloween night in San Francisco. This 21 and over show starts at 8pm with the doors opening at 7:30pm.
More Concerts on Halloween Night in SF
Discover the perfect costume at one of my five favorite costume shops in San Francisco. The selection includes traditional costume sets, individual pieces to make your own, and places where you can either rent or buy your piece for the night.
You will also find some great events and parties all around the SF Bay for Halloween. My calendar of the top things to do includes options in Oakland, San Jose, and other cities around the bay.
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