We usually don’t care about Halloween, but this year promises to be a bit more exciting thanks to the first official Halloween Festival held at Khao San Road, boasting two haunted houses and outdoor stages featuring DJs from Club Soma, CMYK, Trasher and more. If the backpacker mecca is not really your spot, there are still plenty of fun themed parties, from Gaga to CSI, to be had elsewhere.

Spirits of Khao San Road. The first official Bangkok Halloween Festival sees haunted houses, plus an impressive DJ lineup which includes Zudrangma Records, CMYK, Club Soma as well as Trasher. Visit www.facebook.com/spiritsofkhaosarn for a complete lineup. Oct 29-31, 7pm-late. Khao San Rd. Free.

Suk 11 Club Crawl: Dead Sexy Halloween Special. The infamous bar hopping gets in on the Halloween fun, starting off at Bed Supperclub (Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-651-3537. www.bedsupperclub.com) before moving on to Q Bar and Nest respectively. Get a B300 wristband, which guarantees a VIP entry to all three venues and B100 drinks throughout the evening. Oct 29, 9pm-late. B300. 085-223-4324.

Halloween Bash with Benny Benassi. The Grammy Award-winning Italian turntablist brings us his epic tune “Satisfaction,” which won DJ Mag’s “Tune of the Year,” along with a collection of electro-house. Oct 29, 10pm. 808, RCA Block C, Rama 9 Rd. B800 from Total Reservation.

Black Halloween Party. The Halloween party series courtesy of Black Label sees festivities at the following venues around town: Curve, Slim, Route66, Nunglen, Fallabella, Wine Bridge, Whisky Mist and Inch. Oct 30, 8pm on wards. 

Happy Halloween. Celebrate the ghoulish gala into the early hours with the club’s live band. Oct 29-31, 9pm-late. Concept CM2, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, Siam Square Soi 6, Rama 1 Rd., 02-209-8888. BTS Siam. B899 (2 drinks).

The Haunted Park. The Bat Blast party series gets spooky at the haunted house-inspired venue, plus a chance to win one year supply of Bacardi. Oct 30, 8pm.
, Thong Lo Soi 10. More details at www.facebook.com/batblast.

Angels & Demons Halloween Party . The MBA school throws its biggest Halloween party yet, with three zones, Heaven, Hell and Garden of Eden, and a lineup which includes indie pop bands Potato, Jetset’er and DJ Knatz. Oct 30, 8pm-2am. Sasin, Chula Soi 12, Rama 1 Rd., 080-074-7419. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/sasinhalloween. B600.

Medieval Crime Scene Halloween. DJs Florian de Lux, Superstar Panda and Vladi drop hand-picked house tunes in this party inspired by the series CSI. Oct 30, 8pm-2am. f Lounge, KOI, Sukhumvit Soi 20, 02-258-1590.

Lady Gaga Halloween Party. Vie Bar throws a Lady Gaga-themed evening where you can win a host of fab prizes from dinner for two to a stay at the hotel. Oct 30, 7pm. Vie 39, 117 Soi 39 (Phaya Thai). BTS Ratchathewi.

Yelloween. Enjoy a two-hour free-flow of Ketel One Vodka (with any juice or soft drink) for B1,500, or Veuve Cliquot Champagne & Ketel One Vodka for B3,500. Oct 29-31, 9pm. Long Table, 25/F, Column Building, Sukhumvit Soi 16, 02-302-2557-9. www.longtablebangkok.com. BTS Asok.

Back to Hell + The Outta Space: Halloween 666. Electro colletive La French Riot takes over Room 1 whereas DJs Psyga, Oui and A_Lien spin the crème of psytrance, progressive tech and techno. Oct 30, 9pm-2am. Club Culture, Ratchadamneon Klang Rd., 089-497-8422. www.club-culture-bkk.com. B500 (all night open-bar).

Funhouse 2. Q Bar transforms itself into a hellish haunted house. Expect circus freaks and clowns. Oct 29-31, 9pm-2am. Q Bar, 34 Sukhumvit 11, 02-252-3274. www.qbarbangkok.com. B700 (2 drinks).

Day of the Dead. Barely recovered from its 8-year-anniversary bash, Bed throws another one dedicated to the dead. Oct 31, 10pm-2am. Bed Supperclub, Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-651-3537. www.bedsupperclub.com. B200 (2 drinks).

The TCDC's ongoing spooky exhibition Spirits is also throwing a "lights-off" exhibition to celebrate the Halloween. More info here.


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