Halloween Hot Spots

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Go in or stay out – We’ve got ideas for a freaky Halloween


Observer photo by Jennifer Tyre
A Halloween spider weaving its web.

3287 M Street, N.W.
(202) 338-7027

A soulful and sleek underground lounge, Modern is a guaranteed crowd pleaser for hip-hop, 80’s and funk music fans. Its annual Halloween bash “Let’s Get Freaky IV” asks party goers to “dress to impress” in their freakiest costumes.

The sunken, circular bar surrounded by plush white ottomans offers comfortable seating to indulge in late-night drinks. If dancing is what you’re looking for, you and your “freaky” friends can head to the dance floor. It’s not your typical, uppity Georgetown hotspot, it’s a great place to chill, dance or just drink and socialize. With a diverse mix of 20- to 30-somethings, Modern offers a refreshing break from the huge crowds and long lines. The party kicks off at 10 p.m.; admission is $10.


Observer photo by Jennifer Tyre
Scary Cat

Bohemian Caverns
2001 11th Street, N.W.
(202) 299-0800

Bohemian Caverns is the perfect place to start your Halloween festivities; the beer is cold and cheap. Come dressed in your costume and sample from the half-priced Belgian beer menu during happy hour between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

A legendary jazz hotspot, Bohemian Caverns reopened in 2000 after being closed for nearly 30 years. In the spirit of invigorating Washington’s historic U Street District, Bohemian Caverns retains its original 1920’s flair. The club’s vintage decor pays homage to jazz greats such as Duke Ellington.

If you save room for edibles, the 1st floor restaurant offers a pricey selection of entrees. Fortunately, admission is free and beer is discounted – not a bad deal for Halloween night.


2323 18th Street, N.W.
(202) 319-1111

Observer photo by Jennifer Tyre
Nolan’s – Adams Morgan.

If you’re looking for a real thriller ― a noisy atmosphere, big crowd and cheap domestic beer ― Nolan’s has just what you want. From the animated bouncers guarding the door to the arcade game in the back, this bar/club is one of the more popular hangouts in Adam’s Morgan.

Nolan’s offers a large dance floor and two bars. The crowd is pretty upbeat ― and intoxicated. Feel free to wear your craziest Halloween costume, surely the rest of the crowd will be wearing theirs. Enjoy a wide range of music, from 80’s hits to Billboard’s Top 20. Admission is free.


Staying in for the evening?
Perhaps hitting the town is a bit too risky on Halloween night and a movie at home is more your style. Well, head down to your nearest movie store to pick-up these horror flicks: A satisfying nightmare is guaranteed.

1. The Silence of the Lambs
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street
3. Seven
4. The Ring
5. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
6. Secret Window


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