■ Saturday at Myst, 9F, 12, Songshou Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路12號9F). Those in costume get in for free before midnight; NT$1,000 for everyone else. Two drink tickets are included with the entrance fee.
The Xinyi District (信義區) is always a good choice for any holiday celebration because of the options available. Probably the best party of them all happens on the rooftop of Room18 and Barcode. The only problem is, it fills up fast and the lineup is long. But this year, the deal is pretty sweet and as long as you secure a pre-sale ticket you’ll get in, enjoy an open bar, and get into Room18 afterwards with a few more drinks too. Without that pre-sale ticket, however, you probably won’t get in.
The rooftop party happens early, so it’s a great way to start your night. The theme this year is borrowed from the popular children’s board game called Candy Land, and the rooftop decor will elaborately resemble most of your childhood memories. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, watch Katy Perry’s music video for California Gurls, throw on a wig and head on down to Candy Land.
■ Saturday at Room18, B1, 88 Songren Rd, Taipei City (台北市松仁路88號B1). The rooftop party runs from 10pm to midnight, and Room18 is open from 10pm to 4:30am. Pre-sale tickets are NT$600 and include entrance to the rooftop party and Room18 afterwards. Tickets are available at Room18 or Barcode until the end of tomorrow night. Tickets at the door are NT$1,000 and do not include entrance to the rooftop party.
The Brass Monkey is always a sure bet to meet that special gal or guy — and they make it really easy. First of all, girls in costume get to drink free cocktails and Savanna Cider from 9pm to midnight. There is much motivation to costume up as the best dressed will walk away with NT$10,000. Two more cash prizes of NT$5,000 will be awarded for the sexiest costume.
■ Saturday night at 9pm at the Brass Monkey, 166 Fuxing N Rd, Taipei City (台北市復興北路166號). Ladies in costume can enjoy free admission and free drinks between 9pm and midnight, but will be charged NT$150 without costume, which includes a drink. Admission for men in costume is NT$300 and includes two drinks. Admission for men without costume is NT$450 and includes three drinks.
Liquid Lifestyle is going strong this Halloween with The Roaring 20s. They are taking advantage of their regular mid-week mayhem that happens at Luxy every Wednesday as an opportunity to transform the Galleria into the Great Gatsby. The theme is the 1920s, so when planning your costume, think prosperity, prohibition, jazz and speakeasies before ghosts and goblins. The first prize for costuming is NT$10,000, and second and third prizes include booze and Luxy money. Because it’s ladies night, admission is cheap if not free for all, but they would like to remind you that full costuming and full effort is required.
■ Oct. 30 from 10pm to 4am at Luxy, 5F, 201 Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市忠孝東路四段201號5樓). Admission for woman in full costume is free all night and NT$400 with two drinks for those not dressed up. Admission for men in full costume is free before midnight, and NT$800 including two drinks for those not in costume.