Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2012

Photo by Denis Vasilov

Halloween family style here


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Thu, Oct 25, 6pm-late. Door ¥3,000; advance ¥2,000 both w/1d. Join the heavy monster sound of Metropolis’ legendary Halloween bash—now with extra zombies. Howl around with other ghouls, dance like a swamp creature, and drink cocktails of fresh blood. The craziest, ghastliest costumes will win you some fantastic prizes, including FLIGHTS to airlift you out of this pockmarked, post-apocalypic zombie land of terror! Along wtih demon dancers, DJs and more, is the headliner Egyptian Lover (see Q&A, p.5), DJ Kent aka Blackwoods, Vivid and pole dancers a-go-go. Vanity Lounge: 13F Roi Bldg, 5-5-1 Roppongi Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5474-0091. Nearest stn: Roppongi. http://metropolis.co.jp/glitterball


Fri 26, 10pm. Men ¥3,500; women ¥3,000; costume ¥1,000 off. Fever Halloween. A night of hip-hop and reggae to get the blood curdling at the Shin-Kiba clubbers’ heavenly hell.
Sat 27, 9pm. Adv ¥2,800; door ¥4,000; costume ¥3,000. The Legends. Dress up as a legend and win a grand costume prize of ¥1,000,000! Purchase advance tickets from Eplus, Ticket Pia or Lawson.
Mon 29 10pm-5am. Door ¥2,000; costume ¥2,000; hair stylist discount (with meishi) ¥2,000. Monster Monday. Round off the weekend with the Monday monster mash. 2-2-10 Shin-Kiba, Koto-ku. Tel: 03-5534-1515. Nearest stn: Shin-Kiba. www.ageha.com


Sat 27, 10pm. ¥3,000 w/1d. Tokyo International Film Festival in conjunction with Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia present a creepy world of celluloid with this Halloween party in the lush surroundings of Le Baron. B1F Aoyama Center Bldg, 3-8-40 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku. Tel: 03−3408−3665. Nearest stn: Omotesando. www.lebaron.jp


Fri 26, 7pm & Sat 27, 10pm-late. Door ¥1,000 w/1d; costume: free entry. DJs Tai Ikezawa, no_gucci and Naomi haunt the wheels of steel and you can win a big prize for best costume. Chow down on free candy and Halloween cocktails. 3F, 5-3-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5414-2225. Nearest stn: Roppongi. www.barquestroppongi.com

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Sat 27, 7pm. ¥1,500 w/1d; costume free. Do Halloween Latin-style at Roppongi’s Hispanic enclave. Break out the nifty strides and get free entrance plus a free shot for good measure. Peruvian food will add some spice to proceedings, and the best costume wins a prize. 3F Fusion Bldg, 7-13-8 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-6434-9091. www.laberinto.jp


Wed 31, all day. Free entry. Come celebrate Halloween in full-on Irish splendor and enjoy happy hour every hour. Get a pint of beer for ¥800 or a half for ¥500 at any Dubliners’ branch. Be sure to come in costume to receive a special treat! Shinjuku branch: 2F Shinjuku Lion Hall, 3-28-9 Shinjuku. Tel: 03-3352-6606. Nearest stn: Shinjuku. For other branches see www.dubliners.jp


Sat 27, 11pm. Door ¥3,000; costume ¥2,000. Matsunami, Ryo Tsutsui, Dani Savant, Cos/Mes and other heroes of the Tokyo underground feature as legendary night-of-the-living-dead super party Scream! celebrates its sixth year. 15F E Space Tower, 3-6 Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-5784-2121. Nearest stn: Shibuya. www.legato-tokyo.jp/en/shibuya


Fri 26, 6pm. Free entry. Halloween pre-party. Give your costume a trial run and win a free shot, plus a free drink ticket to tomorrow’s party. ¥500 drinks until 9pm.
Sat 27, 7pm. Door ¥2,000; costume ¥1,500 both w/1d & shot. Win free drinks all night plus an original t-shirt at the post-midnight costume contest. ¥500 drinks until 9pm and ¥500 wine all night for the ladies. 2F, 3-14-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3423-0988. Nearest stn: Roppongi. www.propaganda-tokyo.com


Thu 25-Wed 31, 11pm. Price TBA. Open for 34 years, this Roppongi love pad hosts a host of celebs and models, including Kesha, Far East Movement, Marilyn Manson, and other such creatures. What could make a better place to party? B1F, 3-13-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3479-7477. Nearest stn: Roppongi. www.newlex-edo.com


Mon 29 & Tue 30. 50% off churrasco & Brazilian buffet dinner. Feast on a delicious spread, including the special Halloween pumpkin menu, for just ¥2,000 during this time (regular price ¥4,000), plus a ¥500 service charge. Check out their sensual samba show on Wed Oct 24 and Thu 25. B1 Shibuya Fhontis, 2-23-12 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-5784-2661. Nearest stn: Shibuya. www.pjgroup.jp/tucanos


Sat 27, 11pm. Full costume free; costume ¥2,000; adv ¥3,000; w/flyer ¥3,500; door ¥4,000. Electronic Tribe Halloween Party presents Takkyu Ishino, DJ Nature, De De Mouse, Force Of Nature, The Bang Gang Deejays and many more for a crazy music-infused night. Costumes judged at the entrance by a drag queen; those who pass muster get free entry (drink not included)! Za House Bldg, 1-34-17 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3464-1012. Nearest stn: Daikanyama or Ebisu. www.unit-tokyo.com


Thu 25-Wed 31, 11pm. Men ¥3,500 w/2d; women free. Dress to party up this week-long Halloween celebration at Vanity Lounge. This glam Roppongi nightclub will be rocking all week long with a lineup of top DJs and artists. 13F Roi Bldg, 5-5-1 Roppongi, Minato- ku. Tel: 03-5474-0091. Nearest stn: Roppongi. www.vanitylounge.jp


Fri 26, 10:30pm. Men ¥3,500; women ¥2,500 both w/1d. Yelloween. The famous champagne maison Veuve Clicquot brings in their symbolic yellow color to light up a Halloween party in Tokyo’s luscious venue. This year’s theme is “Dandy Vampire;” so ramp up the class for this adult night of glamour. B1F Almost Blue, 6-4-6 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku. Tel: 03−5778−4777. Nearest stn: Omotesando. www.velours.jp

Halloween family style here