Halloween weekend is upon us, and with the amount of money some people are spending on costumes, it’s worth a shot to try to earn back some of the expense. Here are seven opportunities to earn cash prizes and giveaways for the best Halloween costumes this weekend.
Friday, October 28
3242 East Colfax Avenue
Halloween is getting funky Friday night with a no-cover party at Goosetown Tavern. Ready Set Go will be presenting the Friday-Ween Party, complete with soul, Motown, funk and R&B classics. The dance party comes complete with a costume party, and Goosetown will award prizes for the two best outfits. The party starts at 9 p.m.
The Terminal Bar
1701 Wynkoop Street (Union Station)
For a different take on Halloween weekend, Terminal Bar will offer its Spooky Speakeasy for the second year. In addition to the themed cocktails and a DJ, the bar will award prizes for best costumes, including a $100 gift card to Denver Union Station and a free overnight stay in the Crawford Hotel. The Spooky Speakeasy takes place on the Lower Gallery Level at 8 p.m. Friday night.
Halloween Weekend (Friday and Saturday)
The Tavern Downtown
1949 Market Street
The Tavern Downtown’s Halloween Weekend kicks off with DJ Silla the Thrilla spinning on Friday night and DJ Danny Diggz on Saturday night. Costume prizes total $1,000 on both nights, and Jäger Spice and Jim Beam will run you only $3.50. DJs start spinning at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
Halloween Extravaganza (Friday through Monday)
2015 Market Street
If you spent $200 on your Halloween costume, here’s where you earn your money back. ViewHouse Ballpark’s Halloween Extravaganza will be handing out over $9,000 worth of prizes over Halloween weekend, beginning Friday night with a pumpkin-beer festival. In addition to the free beer sampling, $1,000 will be given to the first-place winner for best costume, and $500 will be handed out to the runner-up.
The ViewHouse of Horrors is one of Denver’s spookiest — and free — Halloween parties, and the same $1,000 and $500 prices will be handed out for best costumes. Catch this deal again Monday night at the Silent Disco of the Dead. The Ballpark location will be handing out prizes for costumes all weekend, though, so visit the ViewHouse website for more information. And for partiers in the south suburbs, ViewHouse Centennial is also hosting costume contests and frightening festivities.
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Saturday, October 29
Stoney’s Bar and Grill
1111 Lincoln Street
Stoney’s will be hosting its annual Halloween Bash Saturday night beginning at 10 p.m. The no-cover party will be set to the sounds of the Gin Doctors playing the full Weezer Blue Album, and the $1,000 costume contest will kick off at 12:30 a.m. A $200 cash prize is up for grabs for second place.
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Funkalicious Halloween Bash
Brooklyn’s at the Pepsi Center
901 Auraria Parkway
The Funkalicious Halloween Bash — which started as a house party among organizers — is returning to Brooklyn’s on Saturday night. While there is a $10 cover at the door, the party comes with free parking, $3 PBR and Coors drafts, and DJs on the main and second floors. Brooklyn's is awarding prizes for the top three costumes at 12:30 a.m., and the party has added a group category this year, as well. See Brooklyn's website for more information.
11th Annual Halloween Bash
The Irish Rover
54 South Broadway
The 11th Annual Halloween Bash rolls through the Irish Rover on Saturday night. There’s no cover for this party, and both cash prizes and giveaways are promised throughout the evening. Drink specials, late-night food and a dance party will all be thrown into the mix while your costume earns its keep. The Bash kicks off at 8 p.m., and party-goers are encouraged to get to the bar early to participate in the costume contests.