Halloween’s always a spooky time, but this year? It could be downright terrifying! With all that’s gone wrong in 2020, we’re expecting nothing less than a full week of frightful fun to celebrate harrowing holiday of the year. While there will be plenty to do next weekend, here are five places kicking off Halloween early.
1. The Tennessee Avenue Parking Lot
Get you most outrageous and fun costume and get to the parking lot at Tennessee Ave. for a Halloween Drive-In Drag Show hosted by Philly’s Drag Queen Brittany Lynn and featuring her infamous Drag Mafia including Morgan Wells, Alex Sigal/Asia Monroe, and Joseph Cabry/Stafani Steele. With an opening set by Michelle Tomko, special appearance by Connor Michalchuk, and music by DJ Albert Rementer, this Friday night show is a can’t miss. Food & drink by Rhythm & Spirits. Tickets required. Located at 146 Tennessee Ave. in Atlantic City. Go to RhythmandSpirits.com for more information.
2. Showboat Atlantic City
It’s Jimmy J’s Halloween Lives Costume Party from dusk to dawn this Saturday. The party, hosted by Jimmy J Entertainment and Norstep Productions, is full of frightful festivities, including a costume contest, horror movie screenings, a skull shot glass scavenger hunt and a horror movie mystery crate raffle along with a live DJ and professional cosplayers. Located at 801 Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Go to Jimmy J Entertainment on Facebook for more information.
3. Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall
Get to Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall for a spooky and spirited Halloween Bash and Costume Contest with South Jersey Rockers Quasimodo’s Bride, Halloween beers and drink specials. It’s guaranteed to be a ghoulish good time. There’s also a Boogie Nights-themed costume contest with awesome prizes. If that wasn’t enough, punk rock accordion extraordinaire Malcolm Tent will open at 8 p.m. and celebrate the release of Tuckahoe Brewing’s Alleged Legend, a maibock-style brew that is a golden-hued lager. Cans, featuring Malcolm Tent’s image, will be available for just 6 bucks. Located at 133 S. Tennessee Ave. in Atlantic City. Go to TennesseeAvenueBeerHall.com for more information.
4. Rhythm & Spirits
If it’s not Halloween without a ‘70s-style Halloween party, then head to the Studio 54-inspired costume party at Rhythm & Spirits on Saturday. Grab your funkiest attire — those not dressed to impress will get turned away at the door — and boogie on down for a costume contest with prizes for best costume, best hair-do, tightest pants and dance moves. Located at 129 S. Tennessee Ave. in Atlantic City. Go to RhythmAndSpirits.com for more information.
5. Yesterday’s Restaurant & Bar
If a family-friendly Halloween bash is more your style, head to Yesterday’s, where you can sip your crafty cocktails while the kids trunk or treat in the back lot. With music from Atley Moon & The Say Somethings, along with a costume contest and food and drink specials, this Saturday night party has tricks and treats for everyone. Located at 316 Roosevelt Blvd. in Marmora. Go to YesterdaysBar.com for more information.