Three Halloween parties happening Downtown tonight

Happy Halloween! Although many Downtown bars and nightspots choose to throw their Halloween parties the weekend before to capture the Friday and Saturday night crowds, some prefer to wait until the actual day. I know of three such parties happening tonight.

Perhaps the biggest of the parties will be tonight at the Silly Goose. They had a party Saturday, but tonight’s is different in that it is sponsored by Fireball, the cinnamon whisky that “tastes like heaven, burns like hell.” There will be a costume contest with the “hottest” costume winning sweet Fireball swag. The local Fireball ambassador will there there handing stuff out. DJ Cody will supply the tunes in a rare Wednesday appearance.

If you made it to the Goose party Saturday night and had a good time, this is your chance to do it all over again. If you didn’t make Saturday’s party, this is your second chance. I personally think this one will be better than Saturday – just as much fun but not so ridiculously crowded. If you want my recommendation for a top pick of tonight’s Halloween parties, it would be the Goose.

Over at Bardog Tavern, tonight’s party will be “The Curse of the Hearse.” You may have noticed a 1976 Cadillac hearse parked outside the bar on Monroe. At 11:59 PM the hearse will be raffled off. You must be present to win, and if you don’t want the hearse you can have $750 cash instead. There’s still time to buy tickets, so talk to your bartender or server. Costume contest at 10:30 PM.

Over at Mollie Fontaine’s, it will be HELL HOUSE – HALLOWEEN BASH. Outside patio bar (weather permitting), no cover, large dance floor. LFORADIO will bring the full sound system, DJ Justin Hand will spin underground dance mixed with retro ’80s and ’90s, and DJ Steve Anne will mix a blend of the latest dance mixes. 8 PM to 3 AM. I’ve been told this party always fills up, so get there early.

Time to head to work. I’ll be back at noon with the regular Wednesday news.