Trick-or-treating just isn’t a thing in Singapore, but luckily we’ve got something better – hell-raising, freakishly good Halloween parties. From chilling tipples to films that’ll leave you sleepless, our city’s best bars and hotspots come alive with All Hallows’ thrills this October. It’s sure to be wild, so dig up your creepiest costume and get prowling at these killer events.

Rouge Grossery Store at Bar Rouge

The monsters are coming out to romp at Bar Rouge, and you’re invited to playtime…if you dare. For two nights, Swissôtel’s sky-high club will transform into a gory grocery store, home to ghastly creatures like the Rouge Ripper and the Abominable Monster.

Join the Ripper at his feast of fresh cut meats, and get your heart racing with spine-tingling beats from resident DJs Kenneth Francis, Styluxtakut, Rattle & Fadille. Be sure to don your spookiest outfit, because the best-dressed guest on Friday will leave with a bottle of Grey Goose Magnum, while the best-dressed on Saturday will win a one-night stay at Swissôtel The Stamford plus a Grey Goose bottle! Winners will be announced at 1am on each night. 

Rouge Grossery Store by Bar Rouge is happening on 25 & 26 October 2019 from 10pm to 6am, at L71 Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178882. Entry is complimentary for guests dressed to theme, but a cover charge of S$25 applies after 10.30pm. To RSVP, call +65 9177 7307 or email Bar.Rouge@Swissotel.com. Visit Bar Rouge’s website for more information.

Halloween Cruise Costume Party at Royal Albatross

Spooks ahoy! Set sail for hair-raising adventures aboard Singapore’s one and only luxury tall ship, Royal Albatross. This cruise party will retrace the ghostly route of a ship whose crew mysteriously vanished one fateful Halloween. As you go spook-hunting, groove out to live Mambo hits and sink your teeth into a lavish BBQ buffet – think grilled beef steak, lamb chops, corn on the cob, and more. Don’t forget to deck yourself out in ghoulish garb to get a 1-for-1 beer!

Halloween Costume Party 2019 – The Curse of the Crow is happening on 31 October 2019 from 8pm to 12am, aboard Royal Albatross, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269. Tickets are priced from S$195.

Booze And Boos at Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors is serving up a selection of Halloween cocktails that’ll have you terrifyingly tipsy. Curated from our region’s top bartenders, each dark tipple is crafted with Black Tears Cuban Spiced Rum and priced at S$18++. Beware the sultry wiles of Public Enemy No. 1 – a concoction of Cynar, cherry liqueur, and almond liqueur – or savour Sweet Tears of Mine, infused with Fino sherry and salted caramel. Head down early, and dress to scare – the first 50 guests will enjoy a little trick-or-treat surprise, while the best-dressed scores a one-night Weekend Stay at Grand Park City Hall.

Booze And Boos by Smoke & Mirrors is happening on 1 November 2019 from 7pm till late, at #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957. Entry is free. To RSVP, call +65 9380 6313 or email reserve@smokeandmirrors.com.sg  

Carnival Of The Absurd at LuLu’s Lounge

Sold out in its last two editions, LuLu’s Carnival of the Absurd is back for its third year of funfair freakiness. As night falls, Pan Pacific’s wacky nightclub will get crawling with a cast of magicians, creepy clowns, and sensuous drag queens. With hypnotic bongo beats and tasty cocktails to cast their spell on you, you’ll never want to escape. Come in your carnivalesque best for a chance to snag the Best Outfit Prize: a 2-night stay at Phuket’s luxurious Baba Beach Club.

LuLu’s Third Annual Carnival of the Absurd by LuLu’s Lounge is happening on 26 October 2019 from 9pm to 5am, at Pan Pacific Hotel (Marina), 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595. Entry for online ticket holders is priced at S$30 via Peatix, while cover charge is S$35. 

Freaky Films at The Projector

Is it really Halloween without a horror flick? More funky than frightening, The Projector’s lineup of silver screen scares promises a wild ride of laughs and screams. Horror comedy fans, dive into vampire-werewolf drama with What We Do In The Shadows, or check out The Rocky Horror Picture Show for a kinky good time featuring mad scientists and alien transvestites (no, we’re not explaining). If you’re in the mood for something deadly serious, take a plunge into deep-space terror with the cult classic Alien. 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (25 Oct), Alien (26 Oct), and What We Do In The Shadows (27 Oct) will be screening at The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589. Click here for more info on tickets and timings.

Halloween Funhouse Weekender at NINETEEN80

In the immortal words of P!nk: this used to be a funhouse, but now it’s full of evil clowns… This Halloween, retro arcade-bar NINETEEN80 turns into a funky funhouse where nothing is quite as it seems. DJs Ollie’des, Andrew Chow, and Fadille will be spinning up some wicked mixes as you delve into a night of magic and mischief accompanied by Heart of Darkness Halloween shots (S$60 for a flight of six).

Halloween Funhouse Weekender by NINETEEN80 is happening on 26 & 27 October 2019 from 9pm till late, at 21 Tanjong Pagar Rd, #01-05, Singapore 088444. Entry is complimentary for guests dressed to theme, but a cover charge of S$18 applies after 10pm on 26 Oct. 

Nightmare in Tanjong Pagar

Darkness descends onto Tanjong Pagar with an assortment of dark beer taps at craft beer bar Heart of Darkness, whose brewing facilities hail from Saigon. With big, hoppy beers like the coffee-infused Excited Magpie Dry Stout and oak-conditioned Eloquent Phantom Imperial Stout on the lineup, beer drinkers will have plenty to scream for. The party continues from 31 October to 2 November at street bloc neighbours like The Monarchy and Freehouse, who’ll be offering Heart of Darkness beers on tap or incorporating them in chilling cocktail creations.

Nightmare in Tanjong Pagar is happening from 26 October to 2 November 2019, at Heart of Darkness and participating bars throughout Tanjong Pagar: The Monarchy, Jekyll & Hyde, Junior, SG Taps, AngKor Wat, Freehouse, 3rd Culture Brewing Co, and Park Bench Deli. For more updates, visit Heart of Darkness’ website

Top Image: Bar Rouge