Harrisburg Halloween Bar Parties

It’s that time of year again – the chill is in the air and the amount of “Pumpkin Spice” flavored everything (we’re looking at you, pumpkin spice m&m’s) can only mean one thing … fall is here.

This, of course, means that Halloween is just around the corner. And if you’re like us, the stress of figuring out this year’s costume and finalizing plans to get your ghoul on at the same time is enough to drive you to drinking an unhealthy rotation of pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin beers. But worry not, dear Halloween enthusiast. We’ve got you covered.

See below for our annual roundup of Harrisburg Halloween festivities. From costume contests to every seasonal beer you can imagine the scariest thing you’ll face this Halloween is deciding where to start.


Friday, October 31, 6-10 p.m.
drink specials; costume contest with prizes

Big Woody’s

Friday, October 31, 8-12 p.m.
drink specials including Redd’s Apple Ale sampling and Captain Morgan sampling; live music with White Bread Band; costume contest with prizes

Brownstone Lounge

Saturday, October 25
drink specials; costume contest with prizes

The Champ

Friday, October 31, 5 p.m.
live music featuring Halloween cover show with Move Like Attis, Future Vagrant, Heart for Hire, Covers, Little Heartbreakers, and more

Federal Taphouse

Friday, October 31, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Live music featuring 10 regional bands dressing and performing as popular bands on two stages; lineup features Minshara as Travis Barker and DJ AM, Very Americans as 90’s Brit Pop, Mansion Builder as Espenshade, The Give Take as CCR, Houston as The White Stripes, Divebomber as Disney Classics, Spiderglass as Modest Mouse, The North Side as Queen; discount ticket with costume


Friday, October 31
food and drink specials including $3 Blue Moon and $3 Smirnoff vodka drinks; costume contest with prizes

Level 2

Thursday, October 30, Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1
drink specials; DJ Gustavo (Thu.); DJ Daily & DJ Royale (Fri.); DJ Tina T (Sat.); costume contest with $500 in prizes (Fri. & Sat.)

The Manor

Friday, October 31
food and drink specials; costume contest with prizes

Midtown Scholar

Friday, October 31
costume contest with prizes


Friday, October 31
pumpkin-themed food dishes; live music; costumes encouraged

Parkside Bar & Grille

Friday, October 31, 7-11 p.m.
food and drink specials; costume contest with prizes

Perking Point

Friday, October 31, 6 p.m.
trunk or treat; haunted coffeehouse

River House

Saturday, November 1, 9 p.m.
Scared Sexy Costume Party; dance party; food and drink specials; costume contest with cash prizes

Riverside West PuB

Friday, October 31, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
food and drink specials; live music; DJ; costume contest with prizes


Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1
Friday: food and drink specials; $4 Ciroc; DJ AB; costume contest with prizes
Saturday: Harrisburg Salsa Monster Mash; salsa lesson (8 p.m.); costume contest with prizes


Friday, October 31
costume contest with prizes


Friday, October 31
costumes encouraged

Union Canal House

Saturday November 1, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
live music with Salt Hill; costume contest with prizes for scariest ($100 gift card), most creative ($75 gift card) and best couple ($50 gift card)


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  1. Shane Speal’s Snake Oil Band will bring their insane live show to Gullifty’s in Camp Hill on Halloween night at 10pm. Part jug band blues…part hard rock…all theatrics. BluesBiscuits.com described it as “If Rob Zombie had a jug band, it would sound like this.

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