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Halloween Parties in SF: Top 21+ Celebrations in 2021

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: October 21, 2021

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

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 of the requirements as well. Some are requiring proof of vaccination, masks, and/or negative test results.

21 & Over Halloween Events in San Francisco

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Friday, October 29

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 including DJ Aykut, DJ Dr. T, DJ Kevin Armstrong, and more. They will perform alongside drummers and a violinist. 

Costumes are required. Proof of vaccination will be checked at the door and masks are required.

>> Visit their site for ticketing information


Titanic Masquerade Halloween Party Cruise

10 pm to 1:30 am on the SF Bay with Check in Starting at 8:45 pm @ Pier 3

Cruise around the SF Bay this Halloween on the Titanic Masquerade Halloween Party Cruise. This 3-hour cruise includes 2 party and dance areas, music by 2 local DJs.

This party is aboard the lovely San Francisco Spirit with gorgeous views all around the SF Bay. 

Masks and costumes required as well as semi-formal attire. 


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, McTeagues, Rusted Mule, Soda Popinski, and more.

With more than 5,000 people expected, this will be a Halloween night to remember. 


Halloween Cruise Party at Sea

Boarding starts at Pier 3 at 8 pm, departs at 9:30 pm and returns at 1 am

3-hours of fun with 4 floors of music. Biggest boat on the SF Bay with 7 fully stocks bars and food stations. 

Must be 21 and over, must show full vaccination or negative test. Masks are required. 


Special Halloween Affair

ORIGIN at 1538 Fillmore Street at 10 pm

Party at one of the trendiest spots in San Francisco. It will include Halloween decor, spooky productions and creatures that turn it into a ghost campground. It's an upscale event like no other.

>> Visit Eventbrite for ticketing information

Saturday, October 30

Crawloween: Halloween Pub Crawl

2pm to 10pm on Polk Street

Starts at Mayes Oyster House (1233 Polk Street) or Nick's Crispy Tacos (Broadway at Polk Street)

Join more than 7,000 other partiers for this year's ultimate Halloween Pub Crawl. Early check in begins at 12 pm at Mayes on Polk Street. You can check in at Nick's starting at 2 pm.

You will wind your way through several local bars including places such as the Lush Lounge, Rouge, McTeauges, Zeki's, R Bar, and more. All offer drink specials to spice up your evening.


The Black Pearl Halloween Yacht Party on the San Francisco Spirit

9 pm to 1 am starting at Pier 3

Head out on the waters on the SF Bay to celebrate Halloween in 2021.

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.


Halloween Bar Crawl

Starts at Amsterdam Cafe at 930 Geary Boulevard

Runs from 4 pm to 12 am. Each ticket includes two free drinks or shots and exclusive drink specials. 

Additional bars along the route include the R Bar and others. 

Sunday, October 31

The San Francisco Halloween Pub Crawl

Mayes Oyster House at 1233 Polk Street

This is the third of three pub crawls starting at Mayes Oyster House to celebrate Halloween in San Francisco.

This one starts at 5 pm and runs until 11 pm. Bars included are Mayes, McTeagues, R Bar, El Lopo, and more.

Costumes are not required but they would love to see them! 


Haunted House - Halloween Day Party

Bergerac at 316 11th Street

Party from  2 pm to 8 pm on Sunday, October 31. House music by Nile, KBLO, Brian Aqua and others. 21 and over event. 

>> Reserve your tickets in advance

2019 Parties

We usually have quite a few more 21+ parties each year for Halloween in San Francisco. The list below is what you can expect next year and beyond (in addition to those mentioned above). 

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 Saturday from 3 pm to 10 pm. 


Rock the Yacht: Halloween Yacht Party Aboard the Empress Yacht

8:30pm to Midnight, leaves from Pier 40 near Oracle 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.


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 12th 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.


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.


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!


Heroes vs Villians at the W

Starts at 9pm and must arrive by 10:30pm at the W in SoMa

Which one will you be this Halloween--a superhero or a villian? This party at the W in SoMa will be filled with both (all costumes are welcome). It features four areas of music including Top 40, reggaeton, moombahton, and hip-hop and more. The W is in the SoMa District at 181 3rd Street.


Drop Dead Sexy Halloween

9pm to 1:30am at the Hotel Kabuki 

Dance all night long in the newly remodeled Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco's Japantown. There will be several DJ spinning Top 40, club hits, '80s, house, open format, and throwbacks. Step into the photo booth for a fun souvenier from the night and party all night long with their LED sticks.


Cirque Du Freak -- Halloween Circus for Adults

Starts at 9pm

Party the night away at this HUGE Halloween bash at the Rocca Event Center. You will be Under the Big Top all night long with a 20-foot LED light wall and music by a variety of DJs. With more than 20,000 square feet of dance space on two levels, there will be plenty of people to meet and spaces to dance around. Cocktail or costume attire required. The events runs for 6 hours until 3am.

21+ Events in SF on Halloween

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