Check Out Chicago’s Top 5 Halloween Haunts

When it comes to Halloween happenings, Chicago is second to none. With frightening fêtes, a few ghosts, and out of this world dining, the Windy City’s nightlife is alive and ready to party. Bring your weekend plans back from the dead with these top Chicago Halloween haunts.

TAO Chicago

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Already a hit in New York and LA, this trendy nightclub just opened a location off of Chicago‘s Magnificent Mile, and are quickly redefining the Chicago nightlife scene. Soaring ceiling and intricate details create the illusion of a space that’s been there for a century at least, and the Halloween lineup makes this newcomer look like a seasoned pro. You can dance through the weekend and straight through to All Saints’ Day with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano kick off the weekend on Friday the 26th, with Saint Clair on Saturday, and Afrojack on Halloween.

632 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654

Lawry’s The Prime Rib / SideDoor

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If you like your spooky with some sophistication, look no further than Chicago institution, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, and relative newcomer SideDoor. Both call the McCormick Mansion, an 1890’s structure, home. This historic property has lived many lives as a home, nightclub, restaurant, and even a puppet theater. This rich history comes with its fair share of ghostly tales, which means you can enjoy your steak and half-off happy hour with some friends that are both old and new.

100 East Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611

The Godfrey Hotel

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The Godfrey Hotel is putting the boo in boutique hotel when it hosts its fourth annual Haunted Hotel on Saturday, October 27. Part costume party and part haunted house this Halloween tradition offers a chance to enjoy some specialty potions on the fourth-floor rooftop lounge. The truly brave can venture up to the hotel’s fifth floor and explore the hotels 20 haunted rooms. Those looking to get a little more wear out their costumes can keep the party going on Sunday with the Walk of No Shame Brunch. The best costume wins a free stay at the hotel, so wear that second-day costume with pride.

127 West Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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This 1890’s landmark operated for over century as a members-only institution. Its newest resident, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel has opened its doors to the wider world. This Halloween they’re opening them a little wider for their Underworld’s Fair. On October 27th, this spooky soiree will take over the historic Stagg Court, a renovated remnant of the building’s athletic past and a haunting reminder of gym class. This dystopian dance party promises to keep you dancing through the night like it’s the end of the world with iconic house music including local legend DJ Pierre.

12 S Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60603

Studio Paris

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If your ultimate fear is missing out on an epic party, Studio Paris is where you need to be this Halloween weekend. This nightclub/cocktail lounge has redefined Chicago nightlife, hosting artists that include LMFAO, Skylar Grey, and Chance the Rapper. On October 27th, they continue their tradition of excellence, bringing together Halloween and hip-hop legend Busta Rhymes. Halloween costumes are optional, but a desire to party is required.

59 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654