Ann Arbor Bars and Clubs to Visit on Halloween

Halloween in Ann Arbor is one of the most unique experiences, as there’s no shortage of entertaining, candy-filled and fun events for you to attend. Whether you’re looking for events to attend, bars to visit, or costume parties to participate in, this list is for those looking to have a fun evening on the spookiest night of the year.  

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The Blue Leprechaun 

Oct. 27 – 29

11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Take some time to visit The Blue Leprechaun on Halloween weekend, where they encourage dressing up in your costume and provide drink deals, fun music and delicious food! 

Study Hall Lounge 

Oct. 27- 29

10 p.m.-2 a.m.

On Halloween weekend, the basement nightclub will be open for you to bring out your spookiest attire. Featuring drinks and a roster of DJs, visit the Study Hall Lounge on your Halloween weekend adventure. This event is for adults 18 and up.   

Brown Jug Restaurant

Oct. 27-31

11 a.m.-2 a.m.

One of Ann Arbor’s long-standing bars, visit the Brown Jug on your trick-or-treat adventures to grab a drink with their unique drink specials and some food with their U-M legends-inspired menu like the “Tom Brady Corned Beef Reuben.” This is for adults 18 and up. 

The Old Town Tavern

Oct. 31

11:30-12 a.m.

The Old Town Tavern promises a party for its customers, featuring a costume contest, candy and music. Check out this bar on your night out.  

The Down Bar (Located at The Pretzel Bell

Oct. 27-31

10 p.m.-2 a.m.

The Down Bar will have a DJ and open the dance floor from 10 p.m.–2 a.m. Also, the venue will have several drink specials over the holiday weekend. This event is for adults 21 and up.

Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase

Oct. 26-28

7-10:30 p.m.

Celebrate your Halloween weekend with a night of laughter by visiting the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, headlined by comic Joe DeVito, who has appeared on television more than 150 times, and his special, For Dry Bar Comedy, has earned more than 10 million views online. This event is for adults 18 and up. Tickets are $18-$20. 

Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.

Oct. 29

11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

On the spookiest night of the season, Grizzly Peak invites you to bring your pets for a costume contest for all dogs. During the pet-friendly event, enjoy a delicious meal from the brewing company.

The Blue Llama Jazz Club

Oct. 27-28

6-11 p.m.

The Blue Llama Jazz Club will host musician Etienne Charles Quintet and the Harmolodics Band on Friday the 27th and Kimmie Horne Quartet and Wyatt Forhan Unity Trio on the 28th. 

The Blind Pig

Oct. 27-28

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

The Blind Pig encourages you to wear your costume and attend their “Return of the Halloween Band Masquerade.” The music lineup includes Minus 9 as Suicide, Mazinga as Samhain, Iron Mountain as Sleep and Sex Change as Rudimentary Pen. On Saturday, party as the band Pajamas takes the stage. This event is for adults 18 and up with a cost of $10.

The Circ Bar and Rabbit Hole at Root

Oct. 28-29

6 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Join Circ Bar for their annual Halloween party featuring a costume Contest, a host of drink specials, and live music! This event is for adults 18 and up.  


Oct. 28

10-1 a.m.

On Saturday, Haymaker will host their Halloween costume party for you to attend and enjoy good music, food and drinks. 

Live Nightclub

Oct. 27, 28

10 p.m.-2 a.m.

During Halloween weekend, visit Live Nightclub for a night of drinks and live music featuring their impressive roster of rotating DJs. This event is 21 and up. 

Blom Meadworks

Oct. 27

4-10 p.m.

Blom will host its “Witchy Woo Fest,” a spooky night of fun featuring tarot reading, pumpkin readings, costume party and their October comedy night. 

Necto Nightclub

Oct. 28, 30 and 31

9-10 p.m.

On Friday, bring your best outfit as Necto will host their costume contest, with the winner receiving a cash prize. Featuring six DJs on the night, Halloween can have you dancing the night away and walking away with a few extra dollars. This event is for 18 and up with a cost of $25.

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Antonio Cooper is a freelance journalist from Detroit, Michigan. His coverage of music festivals and interviews with local celebrities appeared in The E-Current Magazine, The Detroit Metro Times, XXL Magazine, RichMagDigital, The Ann Arbor Observer, and Pop Magazine.