Best 2013 Halloween Parties In Washington DC

October 10, 2013 8:00 AM

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Halloween, for children, is a night of scary fun and dressing up in costumes. As an adult, Halloween is a time to relive our childhood follies of food and fun. The only difference between kids and the “kids at heart” is that the older crowd gets to dance and stay up past our curfew. Party into the wee hours of the night at some of DC’s hottest Halloween parties.

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Annual Graveyard Jam at Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe
999 E St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 737-7625

Date: Oct. 26, 2013

Annual Graveyard Jam is sponsored by Things To Do DC. One of the largest Halloween events in DC will take place at the Hard Rock Café on October 26, 2013. Over 1,000 people attend each year for hours of fun. Lots of prizes and giveaways are given through out the night. Plus, everyone enjoys the DJ, dancing, party games, caricaturist and costume party. Top prize for best overall costume is a trip to the Caribbean. Tickets are $30 at the door and $15 tickets are available for a limited time online. This event is 21 and over. You must have a valid ID. Costumes are preferred, but not required.

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14th Annual Nightmare on M Street
Dupont Circle Bars
Washington, DC 20036
www.lindypromo.comDate: Oct. 26, 2013

Nightmare on M Street is a unique pub crawl in the Dupont Circle District. Over 30 bars in the Dupont area will take part in the Halloween festivities. This event was sold out last year, so be sure to register early. You must be 21 or over to purchase a wristband. The participating bars in the Halloween pub crawl will not allow anyone in without the wristband.

Participating bars include local favorites like the Blackfinn, Bread & Brew, Fiesta Lounge, Public Bar, Rumors, Madhatter, Buffalo Billiards, The Gryphon, Sign of the Whale, Might Pint, Crossroads, Irish Whiskey Public House, The Front Page, Mackey’s, McFadden’s and James Hoban’s. For a complete list of all participating bars, check out the Facebook page. With the purchase of your wristband, you can enjoy some really scary deals including $2 Coors Light, $3 Blue Moons, $4 Bacardi drinks (Oakheart, Dragon Berry, and pineapple Fusion) and $5 Pizza Hut Specials (personal pan pizza, three breadsticks and 20-oz soda).

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Mansion on O Street Halloween Party
2020 O St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 496-2020
www.omansion.comDate: Oct. 31, 2013

Mansion on O Street will have a Halloween costume Party on October 31. The Halloween costume party will have a cash bar along with music, dancing, costume contests and games. Prizes will be given away for different costume categories. Party guests are encouraged to explore the historic mansion’s 100 rooms and 32 secret doors throughout the night. Tickets are $30 per person. Reservations are required.

Halloween Happy Hour Monster Bar Crawl
The Green Turtle
900 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 741-0901
www.iheartbarcrawls.comDate: Oct. 25, 2013

If you want to have a good time on the Friday before Halloween but the week leading up has taken its toll and you don’t think you can make it to bar close, try a Halloween happy hour bar crawl in Arlington. The Halloween Monster Crawl includes many of Arlington’s hot spots like the Green Turtle, Velocity 5 and the Hard Times Cafe and it all wraps up at 9 p.m. so you can be sure you have plenty of time to relax over the weekend. Be sure to bring your costume to work so you can immediately head down to the crawl after. The crawl begins at either the Ballston or Courthouse Metro stations and registration can be done at participating bars or online.

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Sonya Dunn is a freelance writer covering all things Washington DC. Her work can be found on

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