Halloween parties in Manila, Philippines


Halloween has become a major holiday in the Philippines. Parties, scary movie marathons, trick-or-treating events are aplenty throughout the metro. It’s the one time of the year when you can wear a mask and cape without turning heads, and when you can embrace your inner Hyde without being judged a weirdo. 

If you’re racking your brains on where to go to ring in All Hallows’ Eve, we’ve got you covered. From a spooky underwater escape to a night of untamed revelry, here’s a list of 10 Halloween parties in Metro Manila this 2019.


1. Cream Halloween Festival 2019 – the all-night EDM party


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The pioneer in all-night EDM festivals Bigfish is throwing their 20th anniversary party this Halloween, the Cream Halloween Festival 2019. This year’s bash on 31st October 2019 takes place on Main Stage of Circuit Makati. Expect to bop to the beats of international DJs Ashley Wallbridge, Marlo and Giuseppe Ottaviani that will bring out your wild side on the spookiest night of the year.

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Date: 31st October 2019
Time: 7PM-5AM
Address: Circuit Makati, A.P. Reyes Avenue, Makati City
Entry Fee: P2,000


2. La Casa de Dewars Halloween Special – the hidden party venue


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Break into the most “hidden” party in the Philippines this All Hallows’ Eve – the entrance to the party venue is located within Latin restaurant Tittos. Search for a “bullet-proof” vault door to get into a “lair” that is reminiscent of Netflix’s “Money Heist”, aka Las Casa de Papel, for La Casa de Dewars Halloween Special

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Come in a red jumpsuit or any Halloween costume and you’ll get 4 Dali masks for free, plus 10% off on a bottle of Dewar’s. You’ll “break in” for the party but stay hostage dancing to remixes of “Bella Ciao”, the Italin folk song featured in the Netflix show that inspired this themed party.

Date: 31st October 2019
Time: 5PM-3AM
Address: Vault – G/F OSquare 2, Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Ave, San Juan, 1500 Metro Manila
Entry Fee: Free


3. Disco Inferno – the party that transports you back in time


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NoKal, a New-York-themed three-story restaurant and bar in the hip neighborhood of Poblacion, will be transformed into a ’70s and ’80s disco this Halloween. Expect throwback house beats from DJ Lovebirds while you feast on American staples like Cheeseburger (P295) and Hot Wings (P200) on the ground floor, or sip on Jameson cocktails at the bar on the second floor. 

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The top floor has a rooftop garden where you can chill in the cool outdoors if the dance floor gets too stuffy. Costume-wise, we’d say be on theme and sport the biggest afro you can find, don a psychedelic print and boogie to the beats from that your parents discoed to in their heyday. 

Date: 31st October 2019
Time: 10PM till late
Address: NoKal, 8486 Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
Entry Fee: Free


4. The Revel Halloween Ball – the party to let go of your inhibitions


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This Halloween, Revel at the Palace is hosting a Halloween Ball for the most daring party-goers. The luxury dance and nightclub will transform into an opulent junction where scary meets sexy – so you can expect to see Instagammable sets and backdrops like last year’s dungeon here. 

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Revel boasts an extensive list of top-shelf spirits (gin, vodka, scotch, rum, whiskey and more), wine, specialty cocktails and bottles of champagne outfitted with sparklers. If you’re feeling peckish, don’t expect to find beer nuts and nachos here – Revel serves only the best bar chow like Truffle Fries (P260), Tuna Caviar roll (P360) and Margherita Pizza (P370) for a tasty respite from partying. Tunes-wise, you can groove to the sounds of DJs Mars Miranda, Euric and Knoxville. 

Date: 31st October 2019
Time: 10PM-5AM
Address: Revel at the Palace, 11th Avenue Corner 38th Street Uptown Bonifacio, 1634 Taguig City
Entry Fee: Free, if you go in costume (no entry to those not dressed up in costume)


5. Murderverse – the scary party for horror movie buffs


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You’d normally head to BAD Late Night Breakfast Bar in the wee hours of the morning after a hard night of partying in search of Arroz Caldo (P260) and Tapa (P310) to soak up the alcohol. to soak up the alcohol. Not this Halloween, though. 

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Embracing all that is freaky and horrific this scary season, BAD is having a murder-themed party aptly named Murderverse. Expect to see the stuff of nightmares come to life. Party with Pennywise the Laughing Clown and Freddy Krueger at the BADdest party in the metro. Have Sausage, Eggs and Pancakes (P270) or Chicken and Waffles (P270)  too.

Date: 31st October 2019
Time: 6PM-12AM
Address: BAD Late Night Breakfast Bar, 11th avenue Uptown Bonifacio, 1634 Taguig City
Entry Fee: Free


6. Dia de los Muertos – party in the city’s tropical paradise


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Dive into the day of the dead at Manila’s first pool club, The Island PH. This slice of tropical paradise will set the city on Mexican fire this Halloween with its island fiesta, Dia de los Muertos. More than 500 people are expected to squeeze into this city island paradise, so we recommend putting on a light and breezy costume that can withstand your whole night of partying and dancing to the tunes of SP Espinosa, Kat DJ and Marc Naval. 

If you need to take a breather, mosey your way to the themed food huts newly added to the Island PH like Catch and Release and Big Kahuna for a Salmon Poke Bowl (P290) or an Angus Cheeseburger (P390) before heading back into the crowd. 

The parties at the island are known to get pretty wild – with its combination of tropical cocktails, music from the best DJs in the country and the ambience of a beach escape – so keep an eye out if you don’t want to get dunked in the pool at the end of the night. 

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Date: 31st October 2019
Time: 6PM-5AM
Address: The Island PH, 9th avenue Uptown Bonifacio, 1634 Taguig City
Entry Fee: Free


7. Gotham City – the party to embrace your dark alter ego


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Instead of the usual zombie, ghosts or undead theme, The ODD Seoul transforms into Gotham City for its first Halloween party. The Korean-themed bar and club, known as the Gangnam of the hip neighborhood of Poblacion, is fitted with bright neon lights and pop-modern art.

The bar has creative cocktails like Kimchi Sour (P295), a slurry of soju with the surprise of kimchi for that sour tang; and Yogurt Lady (P295), a Yakult and soju combo topped with a Melona ice cream bar. For All Hallow’s Eve, Odd Seoul has come up with Gotham-themed cocktails such as Dear Mr Joker (P325), a tequila-based cocktail with a red-sugar rim, Darkest Knight (P325), a smoky citrus-flavored whisky drink, and Ivy’s Potion (P325), a dragon fruit gin-based cocktail. 

DJs Angelo G, SBSTNCE, Shallah and Jade Dee will be remixing K-Pop hits from groups like BTS and Blackpink this time round, instead of playing their usual EDM.

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Date: 31st October 2019
Time: 9.30PM-4.30AM
Address: The ODD Seoul, 2F 8445 Kalayaan Ave., Poblacion, Makati City
Entry Fee: Free


8. The Grand Phantasma: Hal10ween Party – an entertaining party for those who want a musical treat


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Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, a musical group, takes over hipster watering hole saGuijo Café + Bar this Halloween to present their spookiest show yet, The Grand Phantasma: A Hal10ween Party. The experience has been likened to watching “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” live – with musicians in intricate costumes rocking out to horror-inspired music. The show will also feature Maryzark, Bita and the Botflies among other artists.

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After a night of dancing to the beats of Kim Kong and DJ Acey, you can fill your bellies with saGuijo’s Spam Crisps (P210) and Four Cheese Pizza Ciabatta (P275) to end off the night.

Date: 31st October 2019
Time: 8PM-2AM
Address: saGuijo Cafe + Bar Events, 7612 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village, 1203 Makati City
Entry Fee: P100


9. Poseidon Halloween Fest – the under-water themed party for world-class entertainment


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The largest indoor beach club in the city, Cove Manila, is having a shipwreck-themed party this Halloween, titled Poseidon Halloween Fest, where you can rock on to the sounds of international DJs Vinai and SURA in your best underwater-themed costumes. 

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Regale in jager bombs and bottles of Jack Daniels during happy hour from 10.30PM-12.30AM. If your sea legs are tired, take a break in a cabana (or private hot tub) and feast on salmon skewers (P1300) or spiced prawns (P1150) fresh from the grill. 

Cove Manila has a six-ring kinetic chandelier, which can produce up to 10,000 special effects, and 360-degree Funktion-One Sound System, both of which will take the party to a whole new multi-sensory level, with crystal-clear electronic beats. 

Date: 31st October 2019
Time: 10PM-5AM
Address: Cove Manila, Okada Manila, New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque City
Entry Fee: P1,200


How to spend Halloween 2019


With all the Halloween parties available this year, we say ditch the horror flick, slap on some face paint, false vampire teeth and fairy wings, and gather a group of friends to storm the city in costume. Whichever party you decide to go to, we’re sure you’ll have a hauntingly memorable time.


Cover image adapted from: The Island PH, Bigfish International, Revel at the Palace & Cove Manila

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