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Where to Celebrate Halloween in Charleston

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The Lowcountry doesn't need any excuse to throw down, but Halloween seems like just as good as any other holiday to go downtown and get a little weird. Charleston establishments start early with the dancing, drinking, and DJing — all while in costume. Look for drink specials and best-dressed contests. Eater will update this map regularly.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Taco Boy

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217 Huger St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 789-3333
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Taco Boy hosts a huge party every Halloween, and this year, it's on Saturday, October 28. The cantina offers $1,000 cash for best individual costume, a $500 Taco Boy gift card for best group costume, and a $250 gift card for best couple's costume.

2. Le Farfalle

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15 Beaufain St
Charleston, SC 29401
For just $40 (in advance), dine and dance at Le Farfalle's Halloween costume party. The evening starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, and includes fried chicken alla diavola, porchetta sandwiches, smoked tuscan pork ribs, and more. There will be prizes for best costumes and drink discounts all night.
Le Farfalle Brian Stetson

3. 5Church Charleston

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32 N Market St Ste B
Charleston, SC 29401
5Church’s All Hallows Eve Party takes place on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 10 p.m. The best costume will receive a $200 gift card. The party is free and will feature cocktail and beer specials with live music from DJ Phillipe Ribeiro.

4. The Brick

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24 Ann St
Charleston, SC 29403
Downtown bar The Brick hosts a Dia de los Muertos party on Tuesday, October 31. The bar will hand out free tacos for the first 25 attendees in costume, starting at 6 p.m. The best costume will win free tacos for a year. DJ Natty Heavy spins from 9 p.m.until 1 a.m.

5. Prohibition

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547 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 793-2964
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Upper King hangout Prohibition hosts a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” themed party on the back patio on Tuesday, October 31, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free, and the evening includes a costume contest, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, $5 cocktails, and live performances.
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6. The Royal American

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970 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 817-6925
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On Saturday, October 28, Charleston Arts Festival takes over the Royal American for a big Halloween party featuring performances by Brave Baby, Beach Tiger, Benjamin Starr, and more. Also look for comedians, dancers, DJ Sista Misses, and a costume contest. Tickets are $25.

7. Redux Contemporary Art Center

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136 Saint Philip St
Charleston, SC 29403
The Cocktail Bandits and Middleton Made Knives take over Redux Contemporary Art Center on Saturday, October 28 for a Masquiat party. Bring a mask or craft a custom one during the event. Guests will feast on bites from chef Marcus Middleton and a carving station hosted by Quinton Middleton of Middleton Made Knives. The Cocktail Bandits will mix up the drinks. Tickets are $25, and the evening starts at 7 p.m. Craft and seasonal cocktail served by Cocktail Bandits

8. Edmund's Oast Brewing Company

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1505 King Street Ext
Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 718-3224
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Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. is hosting a contest to see who carve their logo into a pumpkin the best. All participants over the age of 21 will receive a free beer, and the overall winner will receive a free crowler each week for a year! All pumpkins must be turned in by Saturday, October 28.

9. Workshop

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1503 King Street Ext
Charleston, SC 29405
On Saturday, October 28, bring the kids and pets to Workshop for Boo Fest from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a pet costume contest, photo booth, snacks and live entertainment. Vendors will offer $4 kids meals, plus Halloween candy — so costumes are encouraged!

10. Daniel Island Grille

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259 Seven Farms Dr
Daniel Island, SC 29492
(843) 377-8750
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Daniel Island Grille hosts a Halloween party and costume contest on Saturday, October 28, at 8 p.m., with live music, drink specials, and prizes for the costume contest winners. Look for drink specials and bobbing for mini bottles.

11. O-Ku

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463 King St Ste A
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 737-0112
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O-Ku throws a Halloween party on Saturday, October 28, at 10 p.m. There will be a cash prize for the best costume (one for a guest and one for a staff member — which partygoers will vote on), cocktail specials, and DJ Sparkbox.

12. The Cocktail Club

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479 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 724-9411
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The Cocktail Club hosts a Dead Celebrity Halloween party on Friday, October 27, beginning at 9 p.m. There will be cocktail specials, a $200 cash prize for the best costume, and fun music.
The Cocktail Club Erin Perkins

1. Taco Boy

217 Huger St, Charleston, SC 29403
Taco Boy hosts a huge party every Halloween, and this year, it's on Saturday, October 28. The cantina offers $1,000 cash for best individual costume, a $500 Taco Boy gift card for best group costume, and a $250 gift card for best couple's costume.
217 Huger St
Charleston, SC 29403

2. Le Farfalle

15 Beaufain St, Charleston, SC 29401
Le Farfalle Brian Stetson
For just $40 (in advance), dine and dance at Le Farfalle's Halloween costume party. The evening starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, and includes fried chicken alla diavola, porchetta sandwiches, smoked tuscan pork ribs, and more. There will be prizes for best costumes and drink discounts all night.
15 Beaufain St
Charleston, SC 29401

3. 5Church Charleston

32 N Market St Ste B, Charleston, SC 29401
5Church’s All Hallows Eve Party takes place on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 10 p.m. The best costume will receive a $200 gift card. The party is free and will feature cocktail and beer specials with live music from DJ Phillipe Ribeiro.
32 N Market St Ste B
Charleston, SC 29401

4. The Brick

24 Ann St, Charleston, SC 29403
Downtown bar The Brick hosts a Dia de los Muertos party on Tuesday, October 31. The bar will hand out free tacos for the first 25 attendees in costume, starting at 6 p.m. The best costume will win free tacos for a year. DJ Natty Heavy spins from 9 p.m.until 1 a.m.
24 Ann St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. Prohibition

547 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Prohibition
Upper King hangout Prohibition hosts a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” themed party on the back patio on Tuesday, October 31, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free, and the evening includes a costume contest, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, $5 cocktails, and live performances.
547 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

6. The Royal American

970 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
On Saturday, October 28, Charleston Arts Festival takes over the Royal American for a big Halloween party featuring performances by Brave Baby, Beach Tiger, Benjamin Starr, and more. Also look for comedians, dancers, DJ Sista Misses, and a costume contest. Tickets are $25.
970 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403

7. Redux Contemporary Art Center

136 Saint Philip St, Charleston, SC 29403
The Cocktail Bandits and Middleton Made Knives take over Redux Contemporary Art Center on Saturday, October 28 for a Masquiat party. Bring a mask or craft a custom one during the event. Guests will feast on bites from chef Marcus Middleton and a carving station hosted by Quinton Middleton of Middleton Made Knives. The Cocktail Bandits will mix up the drinks. Tickets are $25, and the evening starts at 7 p.m. Craft and seasonal cocktail served by Cocktail Bandits
136 Saint Philip St
Charleston, SC 29403

8. Edmund's Oast Brewing Company

1505 King Street Ext, Charleston, SC 29405
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. is hosting a contest to see who carve their logo into a pumpkin the best. All participants over the age of 21 will receive a free beer, and the overall winner will receive a free crowler each week for a year! All pumpkins must be turned in by Saturday, October 28.
1505 King Street Ext
Charleston, SC 29405

9. Workshop

1503 King Street Ext, Charleston, SC 29405
On Saturday, October 28, bring the kids and pets to Workshop for Boo Fest from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a pet costume contest, photo booth, snacks and live entertainment. Vendors will offer $4 kids meals, plus Halloween candy — so costumes are encouraged!
1503 King Street Ext
Charleston, SC 29405

10. Daniel Island Grille

259 Seven Farms Dr, Daniel Island, SC 29492
Daniel Island Grille hosts a Halloween party and costume contest on Saturday, October 28, at 8 p.m., with live music, drink specials, and prizes for the costume contest winners. Look for drink specials and bobbing for mini bottles.
259 Seven Farms Dr
Daniel Island, SC 29492

11. O-Ku

463 King St Ste A, Charleston, SC 29403
O-Ku throws a Halloween party on Saturday, October 28, at 10 p.m. There will be a cash prize for the best costume (one for a guest and one for a staff member — which partygoers will vote on), cocktail specials, and DJ Sparkbox.
463 King St Ste A
Charleston, SC 29403

12. The Cocktail Club

479 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
The Cocktail Club Erin Perkins
The Cocktail Club hosts a Dead Celebrity Halloween party on Friday, October 27, beginning at 9 p.m. There will be cocktail specials, a $200 cash prize for the best costume, and fun music.
479 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

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