By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Oct 26, 2023 at 1:01 PM

Celebrating Halloween in bars is a Milwaukee tradition. No surprises there. So here's a list of places hosting hauntingly fun events for those who like to eat, drink and be scary. And check back, this list will be updated regularly!

Moran's Pub "Beetlejames" pop-up/art installation
Entire month of October
4 p.m.

Everyone's favorite obnoxious and devious "bio-exorcist" comes to life inside Moran's Pub, 912 S. Milwaukee Ave. in South Milwaukee. The entire bar is a tribute to the cult-favorite film with hundreds of creations made by numerous local artists, inspired cocktails, confections, special events and more. Get all the gory details here.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday, Oct. 28

Great Scott! It's the perfect time to see this cult classic. It's screening twice this month at The Oriental Theater, 2230 N. Farwell Ave., with the Sensual Daydreams cast who performs live along with the film. Get tickets here.

Fear Garden
Tuesday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Oct. 27
4 p.m.

Pier Garden, 102 N. Water St., will (poof!) turn into Fear Garden for three days. Spooky bingo, a costume party and a daily plant sale are in the plans,  along with ghoulish cocktails and a deliciously devilish food menu.

Nine Below Haunted Mini Golf
Oct. 26-31
5 to 11 p.m.

Milwaukee's only haunted (indoor) mini golf takes place numerous date at Nine Below, 1905 E. North Ave. Play haunted golf while devouring spooky snacks and cocktails. Walk-ins and VIP upgrades are available. More info here.

Haunted Bar Crawl
Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28
4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Participate in this haunted bar crawl in Downtown Milwaukee (participating bars to be announced at a later date). The evenings include free drinks, $2,000-prize costume contest, swag, afterparty and more. Get tickets for one night, two nights or all three nights here.

A Halloween for "The Last Of Us"
Thursday, Oct. 26 - Sunday, Oct. 29
4 p.m. to bar close

The Lost Whale, 2151 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., will transform into a scene from "The Last Of Us," i.e. post-outbreak America. There will be themed drinks, decorations, and tons of references to the show and video game. It's free to attend. More here.

Linneman's Halloween shows
Friday Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28th
8 p.m.

Linneman's Riverwest Inn, 1001 E. Locust St., has Halloween-themed shows all weekend. Three cover bands on Friday (Nineties Again, The Flare Ups and Aliens Exist) and a Grateful-Dead tribute band called "Another One, Halloween" on Saturday.

Walker's Point Haunted Bar Hop
Friday, Oct. 27
8 p.m.

Walker's Pint, Fluid, D.I.X., Fat Daddy's, La Cage and Pop will transform the heart of Walker's Point (2nd Street and National Avenue) into a happening Halloween hotspot with drink specials, a costume contest and more.

Steny's Halloween Party & Costume Contest
Friday, Oct. 27 - NEW DATE!

Wear your Halloween best and swing by Steny's for a $500 first prize Halloween costume contest and an evening of ghoulish goodies.

Bremen Halloween
Friday, Oct. 27
9 p.m.

Bremen Cafe, 901 E. Clarke St., is throwing a spooky soiree featuring local bands covering the music of Prince, Alice Cooper and Nine Inch Nails. Get the gory details here.

Clementine's Halloween Party
Saturday, Oct. 28
5 p.m. to close

Clementine's, Tavern, 3143 S. Clement Ave., will conjure cocktails, food, music, cocktails and candy/pizza for trick-or-treaters.

Planet Pop: Gayliens!
Saturday, Oct. 28
7 p.m.

New LGBTQ hotspot, Pop, 124 W. National Ave., invites all to dress up like aliens (whatever that means to you!) and party with DJ Michael Fisher. 

Brew City Bombshells: Monster Bash
Saturday, Oct. 28
9 p.m.

Wisconsin's longest running burlesque troupe, The Brew City Bombshells, host their annual Halloween Bash at Falcon Bowl this year, 801 E. Clarke St. For more information and tickets, go here.

Karbie & Ben Halloween Party
Saturday, Oct. 28

The Karbie & Ben Party is a Barbie & Ken Party at Cloud Red in Shorewood. Confused? Good. Come anyway. Here's more.

New Barons Spooktacular
Saturday, Oct. 28 
7 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Stop in New Barons Brewing Cooperative, 2018 S. 1st St., for an evening of craft beer, a costume contest, sword swallower performer, tattoos by Electric Shock Treatment, tarot card reader and DJ. More here.

Maverick's Bar Halloween Bash
Saturday, Oct. 28
8 p.m.

Mavericks Bar, 2030 W. Howard Ave., will (g)host a costume contest, serve up "witches brews" in souvenir glasses and more. Go here for more details.

Cat Call Killers CD Release Halloween Party
Saturday, Oct. 28
8 p.m.

Club Garibaldi's, 2501 S. Superior St., will be the scene of the crime for a CD Release / Halloween Costume Party. Cat Call Killers will drop their second CD,  “A Certain Level of Darkness," with opening band Louie & the Flashbombs.

Nightmare on Center Street
Saturday, Oct. 28
11 a.m. to midnight

It's a "creepy cool block party" on Center Street in Riverwest and the whole city's invited. Expect a giant inflatable trampoline park, blood bag cocktails, Kids and Pets Costume Contest (adults are encouraged to come costumed up, too!), local vintage and maker vendors, DJs and more. Go here for all the deets.

Halloween-themed DJ party in Black Cat Alley
Saturday, Oct. 28
7 p.m.

DJs, a costume contest, drinks and light snacks will be available at this outdoor Halloween party in Black Cat Alley, located behind the Oriental Theater on Milwaukee's East Side.

ArtBar Halloween Dance Party & Midnight Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct. 28
9 p.m.

ArtBar, 722 E. Burleigh Ave., will host a dance party and midnight costume contest with a $100 prize.

Up-Down's 5th Annual Halloween Bash
Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28
8 p.m.

Up-Down, 615 E. Brady St., hosts an entire weekend of scary decorations, blood bag cocktails, photobooth, and costume contest. Go here for all the details.

Wicked Wolverine Halloween Bar Crawl
Saturday, Oct. 28
5 to 11 p.m.

Check in at the Mecca Sports Bar & Grill next to Fiserv Forum and proceed on a ghoulish crawl from there. More info and tickets available here.

Indeed Brewing Halloween Flight Night
Monday, Oct. 30
2 to 10 p.m.

Indeed Brewing Company, 530 S. 2nd St., will once again host Halloween Flight Night featuring four candy-inspired brews. Appease your sweet tooth and your beer tooth with Watermelon Battlehead: Sour Watermelon Kölsch; Nut Joy: Mixed Nuts Cream Ale infused with coconut flavor and cocoa husks; Beershey’s: Loretta’s Dark Lager infused with cocoa husks; and Bear Berries: Hello, Milwaukee Lager infused with Red Berries Tea.

Promises Haunted Nights Haunted Dance Party
Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31

Promises, 538 W. National Ave., will host two haunted evenings of fang-tastic dancing and drinking. Tickets are available in groups of four for $10 each and for sale at the bar. Includes admission to haunted dance party and hot rum cider.

Explorium Third Ward Halloween Costume Contest and Trivia
Tuesday, Oct. 31
7 p.m.

Explorium Third Ward, 143 S. St. Paul Ave., will host an evening of Halloween fun with craft beer, food, a costume contest and trivia.

Halloween Movies in the Sand
Tuesday, Oct. 31
7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Fat Daddy's, 120 W. National Ave., will show "Hocus Pocus" and "Evil Dead Rise" in the spooky and sandy outdoor volleyball courts. Free to watch; VIP packages will be available.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.