It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Nope, not Christmas, but Halloween! Time to put your creative pants on (and by that, I mean scope out Pinterest) to find the cleverest of costumes and head to the finest parties in Buffalo. How do you find the most preeminent parties on Halloween weekend you ask? Well, don’t stress! Step Out Buffalo has narrowed it down so you can choose from the crème de la crème.
Halloween Wine Pairing Dinner
Just Vino | 846 Main St #1, Buffalo, NY 14202
On October 31st (2014) cozy up in the quaint accommodations of Just Vino while digging into some delectable cuisine and sampling some of their best wines! A reasonable price of just $25 will set you up with a five course pairing of Halloween inspired dishes and wine. There will be Halloween trivia and games, along with a costume contest, so come dressed to impress! Reservations are required.
Call (716) 725-0166 for reservations
The Third Annual Witches Ball – “Vamp”
Hotel Lafayette | 391 Washington St, Buffalo, NY 14203
The 3rd annual Witches Ball will take place at the Hotel Lafayette on October 31st from7pm-1am. This year’s ball, complete with special effects like a low lying dry ice machine and black lights, will be a “vamp” theme. Wondering how to dress? Think exotic, eye-catching, and sultry temptress! Have fun creating a femme fatale, seductive look. This sounds great for the ladies who could get a sassy outfit together, maybe even from their very own closet, and spice it up with mask, but what about the gentlemen? Well, you would dress as a “vamp” slayer, of course! The Vamp Ball will include DJ Mike Sunglasses in the Grand Ballroom with Eye Candy Burlesque and Kickstart Rumble, along with movie projectors to play a Jim Bush original film made for the Vamp Ball, a chocolate fountain, live photo shoot in the Groom Service Beauty Bar. Live entertainment and dancers will put on shows throughout the night, there will be a bar set up from Butterwood, food and drinks by Bourbon & Butter, magic shows, séance and fortune tellers upstairs with Mason Winfield’s psychic fair, and so much more with surprises in store! Tickets are only $30 for hours of eerie entertainment, food, and drinks!TICKETS
The 8th Annual “Buffalo’s Biggest Halloween Bash”
Connecticut Street Armory | 184 Connecticut St, Buffalo, NY 14213
On October 31st at 6:00pm, join 103.3 The Edge’s own Shredd & Ragan for the 8th Annual “Buffalo’s Biggest Halloween Bash” at the Connecticut Street Armory. Throughout the night there will be plenty of food and a full bar available for purchase, along with live music by Kurt and the Loders, That 80’s Hair Band, Knight Patrol, and DJ Sammy Diaz. Tickets are $20 presale/$25 at the door and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com. All proceeds will be donated to the Variety Kids Telethon. Make sure your costume is unique and creative because the grand prize for the best costume of the night is $2,000!TICKETS
Buffalo’s Day of the Dead Party
Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center | 562 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY
On November 1st at 8pm, head down to the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center to join Beyond Ghosts LLC for the “Day of the Dead” Halloween party! Celebrate this Halloween with entertainment by DJ Dave Goldstein, performances from Eric Charles, Second Trip and comedy performances from Shannon Dawn, Chris Gullo, & Brando, magic by Daniel Prichard, cash bar, tarot cards & psychic readings, and much more! Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door.TICKETs
97 Rock’s Halloween at Hard Rock
Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls | 333 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, New York 14303
On October 31st at 8pm, rock out with Johnny Smoke at the Hard Rock in Niagara Falls while enjoying scary good drink specials from 8pm-12am! All October long, Hard Rock is featuring female artists for Free Music Fridays to help raise awareness for breast cancer research. Throughout the month, you can enter to win a signed Goo Goo Dolls Guitar. The prize will be given away on the night of the 97 Rock Halloween Party! The proceeds from the raffle will go to The Hope Chest. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at 97Rock.com.TICKETs
MURDER in the DISCO: Halloween Night : 3 Floors of Mayhem : Live @ Pearl Street Brewery
Pearl Street Grill & Brewery | 76 Pearl St, Buffalo, New York 14214
On October 31st at 9pm, delight in 3 floors mischief mayhem at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery’s, “Murder in the Disco!” The Bazoinker Room, the Igloo Music Room, and the Portal have quite the killer lineup. All 3 Floors of will feature entertainment like live music & techno, fascinating art and decorations, costume contests and much more! Tickets for the party are $15 plus purchasing fee and can be ordered online.
Check out the full list of entertainment on Murder in the Disco’s Facebook page.TICKETS
Savoy’s Halloween Party
Savoy | 149 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, New York 14201
On October 31st, start off the Halloween festivities right out of work! Savoy’s happy hour runs from 5pm-7pm with 2-for-1 mixed drinks. The night continues with beer and wine deals from 7-10pm and a special Halloween Cocktail menu featuring Dark & Stormy, The Chester, Satan’s Whiskers, and more. DJ Christian Martinez is ready to work the crowd from 9pm – 2am. The Savoy Costume Contest may get intense with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize! Better start working on those costumes!
We’ve been waiting 7 years for Halloween to fall on a Friday night! Enjoy it by celebrating with any one of these festive Buffalo Halloween shindigs. Happy Halloween!