Where to Party Before You Turn Into a Pumpkin this Halloween in LA

Nick Jonas performs at Maxim's Halloween party
Nick Jonas performs at Maxim’s Halloween party

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Not everyone could have been at Maxim’s Karma International-presented Halloween bash last Saturday to see Nick Jonas perform (dressed as the Hamburgler), drink Stoli Vodka cocktails and hang with Justin Bieber (unless you’re a Haute Living aficionado and could afford the $1000+ entrance fee, that is), but the good news is that Saturday the 31st—the actual evening of Halloween—is your chance for redemption. Here are the best places to party this Halloween in Los Angeles.

A view of general atmosphere during the Maxim Halloween Party
A view of general atmosphere during the Maxim Halloween Party

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E.P. & L.P.—West Hollywood’s Asian eating house and rooftop—hosts a supernatural Halloween celebration under the stars at the L.P. Rooftop. At sundown (8 pm), L.P. will transform into a cemetery and Frankie’s Private Bar will become a haunted house for the night. Costumed guests will enjoy themed small bites from Executive Chef Louis Tikaram alongside entertainment from special guest DJs throughout the night. From 8 – 10pm, celebrants can sip on spirited cocktails from the open bar (General Admission, $100). VIP guests ($150) will additionally have access to the exclusive Veuve Clicquot Lounge at Frankie’s from 8 – 11pm.

THE BUNGALOW On Halloween night, ghosts, goblins & ghouls are welcome to celebrate Halloween at The Bungalow. In celebration of the holiday, the popular ocean-side hideaway in Santa Monica will be transformed into a haunted fright-fest complete with trick or treats and spooky drinks, including Magical Orange Sangria and more bewitching concoctions.

SHADE HOTEL will again transform into a creepy circus for one of Los Angeles’s best bashes. The luxury boutique hotel’s October 31 fete will feature unique Halloween carnival-inspired decorations, circus performers, a DJ and more. Specialty cocktails and signature bites will be available from zinc@shade. The party is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m.

THE ACE HOTEL is hosting its Halloween Black & White Ball, where guests will dress up in black and white attire, check out a screening of Universal Studios’ 1931 film Dracula—accompanied by a live score from Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet—before heading to a costumed dance party provided by special guest DJs.

HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY‘s MASONIC LODGE sets the scene for a spooky Halloween at UNICEF’s masquerade. Come to the black tie and masked fete ready for champagne and an open bar. Proceeds from the event benefit UNICEF’s global child protection programs and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s End Trafficking project.

THE VICEROY will host 900 guests on Halloween at its annual spooky party, complete with haunted decor, drinks and DJs. There’s a costume contest, so you best make your garb good—costumes are mandatory.