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October 19, 2012

Union Square's Top Halloween Parties

We know there are a few friendly ghosts hanging around in the historic buildings in Union Square. Beautiful old buildings like the Westin St. Francis and SF Playhouse’s new theatre on Post Street have been around for many decades, collecting stories and character. This Halloween, you can party in the midst of our historic district, surrounded by ghosts, devils and zombies both real and fake. Here are our top picks for a stylishly spooky Halloween.

A Devilishly Good Time at Ruby Skye, Oct. 25-31 

Every year Ruby Skye goes all out, completely transforming their space to fit a unique Halloween Theme and flying in the world’s top DJ’s. This year, you can get in touch with your dark side as you dance the night away in Ruby Skye’s Devil’s Playground. World-famous DJ’s like Tritonal and Afrojack will keep up the spooky beats four nights in a row. 

Party Retro-Future Style at the Clift Oct. 31

Retro-futurism comes from depictions of the future that were created before 1960, so you get a blend of the past with a vision of the future. Always the hotel to throw a chic party, the Clift has chosen this unique concept for its annual Halloween night party called the 6th Element. Costumes are required, so get creative. 

Do the Monster Mash at Infusion Lounge, Oct. 27 

Infusion wants you to let your inner monster out with DJ Melo D. The club will be decked out as a haunted graveyard (apropos of their subterranean digs) and you can also grab dinner there and get free entry to the party.

Party like it’s 1994 at Vessel, Oct. 27

Remember the 90’s – neon colors, Saved by the Bell, slap bracelets??? If that brings back some good memories, you can party at Vessel’s Club 1994 event with a costume contest, cash prizes, and a 90’s DJ battle with Vin Sol and Jeffrey Paradise.  

Halloween with a View at the Starlight Room, Oct. 27

Located at the top of the Sir Francis Drake hotel, enjoy a beautiful view of our twinkling city along with creative costumes and DJs Chris Clouse and Cams. You’ll also enjoy a great drink menu, featuring famous cocktails from all throughout cocktail history, including punches from the 1600’s, Martini’s from the 1950’s and Starlight Room classics. 

Zomburlesque and a Halloween Extravaganza at 50 Mason Social Club, Oct. 26, 27 & 31

Only in San Francisco could you enjoy an evening of burlesque zombie style in a story of the last remaining humans in a zombie apocalypse the weekend before Halloween. If that’s not enough quirky Halloween entertainment for you, stop by on Halloween night for an epic evening of live music, costumes, vaudevillian performances and a cabaret show.