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Hey everyone! This week’s edition of BEST WEEK(END) BETS (which is really about A FULL WEEK of Halloween ahead of us) are, as always, hand selected from BYT ALL CITY and carefully calibrated for maximum fun and minimum stress, and will be punctuated with unsettling images of American Horror Story, to get you in the mood for everything from our Temple of Doom party this Friday to the bitter end and Halloween proper next week. Thank God you’re hopefully reading this in broad daylight.


  • We JUST announced our awesome ELECTION PARTY and you want to come to that too, I promise.
  • + Beaujolais parties, Holidays Parties and more coming soon


OK, ready for a hellish weekend now?



  • So-our BYT & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM party (which is @ The Sphinx Club which looks exactly like it sounds and is amazing) is tonight. Here are some things that it will feature: burlesque performance, scaraoke, zombie makeovers, candy rooms, decorder rings and a hypnotist show, along with DJ sets by Nouveau Riche and Sinister Sound Set, photobooth opps, and giant hamster balls. Totally amazing. Also-if you don’t want to pay to go-we’re looking for a few helping hands for this night so-sign up.




as a general note: the Monday-Wednesday schedule below is strictly Halloween related. You should still read BYT regularly for our daily HIT LIST for all the other important stuff happening, k? K.



  • BYT’s favorite heavy metal night of all time SPIRITS IN BLACK is taking over Velvet Lounge AND Dodge City for a Halloween spectacular, featuring insane drinks, DJ sets by some pretty amazing people (including Patrick White, Simon Phoenix, Stereofaith, Denman, Burgerbone et al) and DC BRAU is releasing a NEW BEER IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL. Pretty much a perfect evening, imo.
  • HAPPY HIGH HEEL RACE DAY, a DC tradition in the BEST SENSE OF THE WORD-if you look at the photos from 2011, you’ll realize why you DON’T want to miss it.
  • prefer to dress up your dog tonight instead of yourself? Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria is hosting their annual HOWL-Oween at 6pm. Cocktails and food provided by Jackson 20, glamorous looking puppies provided by you.
  • + ALL SORTS OF other stuff


  • if you happen to be in NY, or know someone who is awesome AND IN NY-send them to our inaugural BYT NYC Halloween Bash – FREAKIN’ HALLOWEEN. We want to do it right the first time up there. Sounds like a deal? Deal.
  • BUT IN DC:
  • the fifth annual VIOLENCE IS SCARY benefit/halloween party is tonight. Great cause, open bar, great cause (worth repeating)
  • Napoleon is hosting an Absinthe themed Halloween in Paris party, with DJ sets by Chris Burns (the hardest working man this Halloween, apparently) and Benoit Harber, + a magician and a caricaturist, just cause.  Tickets are $12 and available at the door.
  • If you find yourself on the corner of 14th and T-you can double duty it @ BAR PILAR and SAINT-EX who are having dueling Prince of Pop vs. Prince of Darkness parties respectively with Graveyard punches, Ozzy inspired cocktails and more.
  • there is a Halloween party at the Czech Embassy because…why not?

AND REMEMBER: THERE ARE A BAJILLION OTHER THINGS TO DO LISTED IN BYT ALL CITY, so use it (to both post your events and search for them) and if you think we may have missed something, comment away–you know you want to.

Till next time. Don’t look back: