Simply spook-tacular! Halloween parties in Hudson County

It’s finally here! It’s Halloween in Hudson County and time to sport your spookiest Halloween costume creations.

Many local bars and restaurants are giving away incredible prizes for the best costumes this year, so make sure to look your best!

Every gal and ghoul can enjoy drink specials, deejay giveaways, party favors, and prizes at participating establishments.

Here is only some of the frightening fun to be had this Friday:

Costume parties

Busker’s located at 94 Bloomfield St. in Hoboken, will hold a costume party with a chance to win a $200 bar tab. Special promotions include buckets of Bud Light from 11 p.m. to midnight. Call: (201) 604-1380.

Embankment located at 234 10th St. in Jersey City will hold a Masquerade Ball beginning at 11 p.m. Call: (201) 222-6115.

Gaslight located at 400 Adams St. in Hoboken will host a Halloween party, from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m., with a best costume contest beginning at 12:30 p.m. There are three categories to win: sexiest, most original, and best group. Drink specials include half price draft beers, glasses of wine, and Absolute vodka drinks; or, dine from the extensive menu in one of the dining rooms. Call: (201) 217-1400.

Hard Grove Café located at 319 Grove St. in Jersey City, will offer specialty drinks like the Devil’s Sangria, Spooky Juice, and Mummy Mojito’s, in addition to other drink specials. Call: (201) 451-1853.

Iron Monkey located at 97 Greene St. in Jersey City will host an all-night Halloween party. The night includes: $1 after dark drafts, $5 Mata Hari cocktails, and $10 liters of select draft beers. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume as there will be a costume contest at midnight. Prizes include: $200 cash (first place), $100 gift certificate (second place), $50 gift certificate (third place). Call: (201) 435-5756.

Liberty Bar and Grill located at 61 14th St., in Hoboken, will host a Monster Mash Halloween Bash. There will be a $300 prize for the costume contest and deejay giveaways. Specials include: $5 Captain Morgan drinks and $3.50 Ketel One drinks. On Nov. 1, Back from the Dead Night will continue the Halloween theme and offer the same drink specials. Call: (201) 222-6322.

LITM located at 140 Newark Ave. in downtown Jersey City, will host a Halloween bash featuring specialty drinks including the Witch’s Brew and Pumpkin Martinis. A costume contest will take place at 1 p.m. with the grand prize being a five-course dinner for two prepared by chef Todd Villani. Call: (201) 536-5557.

Lounge 11 located at 505 Madison St. in Hoboken, will host a costume contest offering prizes of $1,000 on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Call: (201) 792-2244.

Madison Bar & Grill located at 1316 Washington St. in Hoboken, will host a Halloween bash offering $3 Heineken and Heineken Light bottles. The grand prize for the costume contest is two tickets to a Giant’s game. Prizes for 2nd and 3rd places are $200 and $100 gift certificates to the Madison, respectively. Call: (201) 386-0300.

Maxwell’s located at 1039 Washington St. in Hoboken will host a costume karaoke night. Call: (201) 798-0406.

McMahon’s located at 1034 Willow Ave., will host a Halloween party featuring a costume contest taking place at 12:30 p.m. The grand prize is a cocktail party for 10 at McMahon’s in New York City location. Runner-up prizes will also be given, along with drink specials available all night long. Call: (201) 798-5650.

Mikie Squared located at 616 Washington St. in Hoboken, will host a Halloween party beginning at 8 p.m. There will be drink specials for all those in costumes, and cash prizes for the best costume in the following categories: best, sexiest, and scariest. Call: (201) 792-0001.

P.J. Ryan’s located on the corner of Marin and First streets in Jersey City, will host a best costume party with drink specials and giveaways. Call: (201) 239-7373.

O’Connells located at 111 Montgomery St. in Jersey City is holding a best costume contest, and a best mask contest, both awarding $150 to the winners. Drink specials include $4 Martinis. Call: (201) 333-3633.

Oddfellow’s located at 80 River St. in Hoboken, will host a costume contest awarding $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. There will be a deejay at 9 p.m. and drink specials all night long. Call: (201) 656-9009.

Quay’s located at 310 Sinatra Dr. in Hoboken, will host a Spooktacular Halloween Costume Party from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. The open bar is available for $50, and also includes cash prizes for best costumes, free give-aways, and party favors. Call: (201) 656-2521.

Rogo’s located at 734 Willow Ave. in Hoboken, will host a Halloween party and a costume contest, which will be giving away $1,000 to the best dressed gal or ghoul. On Nov. 1, Rogo’s is hosting an 80s themed costume party. Call: (201) 217-1512.

Teak on the Hudson located at 16 Hudson Pl. in Hoboken, will offer drink specials on both Friday Oct. 31 and Saturday Nov. 1. In addition to the drink specials, there will be costume parties on both nights, offering a grand prize of $2,000 on Friday night and $3,000 on Saturday night. Call: (201) 653-6888.

Willie McBride’s located at 616 Grand St. in Hoboken, will host a Halloween Party offering a $2 Bud Light drink special. There will also be cash prizes for the best costumes, as well as, spot prizes all night long. If you take the limo service to the bar, admission is free. Call: (201) 610-1522.

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