Halloween Parties in SF: Top 21+ Celebrations in 2023

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: October 25, 2023

Get ready for this year's Halloween parties in SF! Since this fun holiday falls on a Tuesday this year, you can expect several fun events the weekend before.

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!

Make sure to check all the details as some require costumes to enter. 

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Multiple Nights

Crawloween: San Francisco Halloween Pub Crawl

Starts at 6 pm on Friday (27) and Tuesday (31); starts at 2 pm on Saturday (28)

Drink specials and dancing all night long on this San Francisco Halloween Club Crawl. This event runs from 6 pm to 11 pm (Friday and Tuesday) and from 2 pm to 10 pm on Saturday. All three days will start at Mayes Oyster House at 1233 Polk Street.

Some of the bars participating in this event include McTeagues, Lush Lounge, R Bar, and the Wreck Room. Tickets run from $12 to $55 per person.

6th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl

Dates: 10/27 and 10/28, 4 pm to 10 pm both days (after party 9 pm to 11 pm)

Head over to the Amsterdam Cafe to start this 6th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl. Check-in begins at 4 pm either day with exclusive drink specials and a Crawl with US Stadium Cup for the first 400 people to check in.

Tickets start at $20 per person and are valid for Friday, Saturday, or both days (you only have to pay once). It includes waived covers at all participating venues, and an awesome after party at Providence!

>> Find out more about this annual pub crawl

Haunted Haight Pub Crawl

Dates: 10/13, 10/14, 10/20, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30, and 10/31

Celebrate Halloween in the Haight with this haunted pub crawl. From the organizers of the Haunted Haight Walking Tours, this event takes you to the most haunted pubs and bars around the Haight Ashbury District.

You'll hear all about this area's dark history from ghost stories to gruesome events that took place here. It will be an authentic paranormal event with real investigators.

>> Visit their site to learn more and pick up your tickets today

Terror Vault: The Initiation

Dates: Wednesday - Sunday evenings during the month of October, and Tuesday, 10/31

If you're looking for something a little different, dive into the Initiation, Terror Vault's recruitment seminar for the spiritual cult "INsight," which will open your eyes to true consciousness and help you see what's hiding in the dark. 

Tickets start at $65. Head over to the historic San Francisco Mint for this adventure. 

You can also start and end your spooky experience with no cover at Fang Bang, an 80s New Wave/Goth pop-up bar serving up Halloween cocktails and bites. 

>> Find out more

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Thursday, October 26

Nightlife on Elm Street

6 pm to 10 pm

Most Thursdays, SF's popular science museum, the Cal Academy in Golden Gate Park, offers a fun nighttime 21+ program that offers music and cocktails as you peruse the exhibits.

For this Halloween edition, you'll find people in costume and spooky appearances by Oaklash, the city's drag and queer performance group.

>> Visit their site for ticketing information

Friday, October 27

International Ball Volume 1

9 pm to 2 am

One of the most popular Halloween parties in SF can be found at the W Hotel. This night offers an amazing lineup, three separate rooms of entertainment, ten DJs, dancers, drummers and more more! 

Tickets start at $35 per person.

>> Visit their site for ticketing information

Titanic Masquerade Halloween Party Cruise

10 pm to 1 am

Cruise around the SF Bay this Halloween on the Titanic Masquerade Halloween Party Cruise. This 3-hour cruise includes two party and dance areas, and music by two local DJs.

This party is aboard the lovely San Francisco Spirit yacht, which takes off from Pier 3 and offers gorgeous views all around the SF Bay. 

Semi-formal with masquerade masks required. Tickets start at $55. 

>> Find more details and tickets for this year

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Saturday, October 28

Halloween International Ball Volume 2

9 pm to 2 am

Head over to the W Hotel for this year's Halloween International Ball. Starting at 9 pm, you can enjoy four rooms of great music: the Main Room (EDM, house, Top 40, club anthems), the Latin Room, the Persian Room, and the Hip-hop/Mash-up 80s and 90s Room.

World-renowned DJs and performers include DJ Aykut, DJ Santero, DJ Kevin Armstrong, and more. They will perform alongside live drummers.

Costumes are required. Tickets start at $45 per person.

>> Visit their site for ticketing information

The Black Pearl Halloween Yacht Party

9 pm to 1 am

Head out on the waters of the SF Bay to celebrate Halloween 2023. This Black Pearl Halloween Party offers three decks of fun with two DJs and a three-hour cruise with amazing views.

Boarding starts at 8:45 pm at Pier 3, gates close at 9:50 pm, cruise sets sail at 10 pm and returns at 1 am.

Costumes are required. Tickets start at $65. 

>> Find tickets to this year's event

SF Halloween Pub Crawl

6 pm to 2 am

This pub crawl includes drink specials and free entry at several bars and pubs around San Francisco. All cover charges are included. You MUST check in at the Comet Club SF between 6 pm and 10 pm.

It's a fun way to experience some of SF's top clubs all in one night! 

>> Find tickets

Angels & Demons San Francisco Halloween Party

8 pm to 2 am

Choose your side and come dressed as an angel or a demon to enjoy the two floors of entertainment with nine top SF DJs. 

As you dance the night away, get your fill of bloody cocktails at the 718 Lounge in downtown San Francisco. 

Tickets start at $20 and rise to $45 after October 9. 

>> Visit the event page to find out more

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