AMERICA'S BEST HALLOWEEN PARTIES Eat, Drink, and Be Scary
All dressed up and nowhere to go—ManScore is here to help. Along with Saint Patrick’s Day, Oktoberfest and New Year’s Eve, Halloween is one of the great party-holidays of the year. Once upon a time, Halloween was about free candy—now we’re all grown up and it is cocktails, beers and bashes. This holiday has incredible powers—it transforms the most sweet and innocent ladies into naughty school girls, naughty cops and even naughty Wonder Womans. A few places in the good ol’ USA do Halloween better than others—here are some of America’s best Halloween parties.
Fantasy Fest | Key West, Florida | October 20-29, 2017
Similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but with a lot more nudity and body paint. More than 70,000 head to Key West to roam Duval Street in extremely interesting garb. Costumes are encouraged, in fact, dress like Elvis at Two Friends Patio during the 10 days of Fantasy Fest and get 15-percent off your check. Ten days of partying peaks on Saturday, October 28 with the Bud Light Fantasy Fest parade down Duval Street. There will be glittering floats, spectacular costumes and dazzling dancing groups. It is without a doubt one of the wildest parades in the world. Clothing optional, it’s free.
Krewe of Boo | New Orleans, Louisiana | Saturday, October 21
The aforementioned “Big Easy”, is one of the best places in the world to party—their liberal drinking laws make for one helluva party. Bourbon Street is packed and in costume on Halloween and the days leading up. The drink of choice varies; Big Ass Beers (that’s what they’re called), Hand Grenades and Hurricanes fuel one of America’s best Halloween parties. Start with a haunted tour through the French Quarter and visit a haunted house in the Garden District. Another selling point for New Orleans: like Key West, New Orleans is a body paint rich environment. The Krewe of Boo, the official Halloween parade is set for Saturday, October 21; it passes through the French Quarter and Warehouse District and ends at the Convention Center.
The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio | Las Vegas, Nevada | Saturday, October 28
Few cities in the world have as many attractive ladies as Las Vegas, which makes for a lovely Halloween. The thousands of bottle babes, bartenders and dancers will unofficially vie for the naughtiest and most revealing Halloween costume…should be interesting. Locals bars all over America will have contests where people compete for $100 bar tabs, but not Vegas. The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio is hosting their “Beauty & The Bank” Halloween event and they’re giving away $10,000 to the sexiest costume. That’s TEN STACKS! Ringers will certainly come from near and far for that kind of cash. And for the lucky winner with ten grand burning a hole in their pocket, please exit through the casino (feel free to stop for a few hands of blackjack).
Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade | Atlanta, Georgia | Saturday, October 21
Get out that Lil Jon costume for another exciting Halloween in the ATL! The parade starts at 4 p.m. at Austin and Euclid and moves up Euclid to Moreland. It will turn South on Moreland and proceed to the Wrecking Bar Brewpub where it will do a u-turn and then proceed to Freedom Parkway. Longtime Atlanta local Mike Bradley says that, “Halloween is pretty crazy here. At Little 5 Points people dress nuts and walk the streets with chainsaws. Our neighborhood shuts down the streets—Atlanta is pretty serious about Halloween. It’s a good thing, which reminds me, I need to shine my chainsaw.”
Express yourself, be creative and have fun. However, keep the train on the tracks because nothing could be worse than ending up in the clink and having to take a mugshot in a Caitlyn Jenner costume.