Bristol Halloween Party Guide
If you’re heading out in to the frightening darkness of Bristol this Weekend on a stag do, hen weekend, or just for fun, then make sure you make the most of it! There is so much in the way of spooky shenanigans up for grabs on this Bristol Halloween, we want to let you know the good bits on offer. Read on, if you dare!
Lakota’s Haunted House - Bristol Halloween Special
You can always count on Lakota to put on a great party and this Halloween in Bristol is no different!
Head down to this legendary nightclub venue in Stoke’s Croft for their biggest production to date! There will be 50 artists across six rooms pumping out every sound imaginable including some properly dirty basslines, disco and club classics, house and, of course, plenty of drum & bass!
Aside from the great line up of DJs the place will be crawling with ghostly performers to really take this party to the next level! Check out the hellish courtyard with its massive bonfire and devilish fire breathers!
Where & When : Friday 26th October 2018 – 22:00 – 6:00 – Lakota
Bristol Halloween Zombie Walk
Meet at Fairbarn Steam Crane, just down for Wapping Warf in your most terrifying zombie attire to take part in this epic zombie walk.
Now in its eleventh year, the organisers are ever keen to make their events bigger and better! This year has a pirate / sailor theme on top of the zombie one so go crazy with your outfits and make up!
Drag your heels around the city centre on a carefully planned route (no steps!) and scare the crap out of the tourists! Once they have their fill of brains, the whole pack will be heading to for a drink or several to party like only the living dead can so make sure to stay on until dawn!
Where & When : Saturday 27th October 2018 – 14:00 – Fairbarn Steam Crane
The Hatchet Bristol Halloween Party Week
If you really want to freak yourselves out, head over to the Hatchet Inn for the authentic Bristol Halloween experience. The pub dates from 1606, is reportedly haunted and it is also rumoured that underneath all the paint, the front door is made from human skin.. need we say more!?
This year The Hatchet are putting on a whole Halloween Week! Festivities kick off on Friday 26th October with an 80s Halloween Party hosted by Witch and the Wolf (think lots of synthwave), followed by their usual annual Halloween Party the on Saturday when there will be prizes for the best fancy dress and DJ Durs (Danger Zone) will be on the decks all night with bass loud enough to wake any undead in the building!
There is also a film screening of Night of the Living Dead on Hallows Eve itself and a Halloween Horror Quiz on 1st November so plenty to get stuck into!
Where & When : Friday 26th October – Saturday 3rd November 2018 – The Hatchet Inn
Invisible Circus - Necropolis City of the Dead
One of the coolest venues in town, The Loco Klub is a collaboration between Artspace Lifespace and Invisible Circus who are putting on this stonking Halloween show!
Journey down to the underworld beneath the Passenger Shed, next to Bristol Temple Meads, to party amongst the railway arches in these amazing tunnels!
Sure to be a brilliant event, the Invisible Circus will be pulling out all the stops with their amazing performers, at the Halloween Ball you’re sure for a great, fully immersive experience.
There will also be a freaky photo booth, live music from Little Thief, DJs cocktails, ghostly installations. The dress code is Dead Divas and Gawdy Ghosts of the good old days!
Where & When : Friday 26th & Saturday 27th October 2018 – 20:00 – 03:00 – The Loco Klub
Bristol Horror Halloween Quiz
For something a bit more intellectual.. (well about as intellectual as we get!) check out The Old Bookshop’s special Halloween Pub Quiz!
Test out your knowledge of all things spooky for the chance to win the top prize! Brush up on your scary movies, lyrics to Thriller and names of serial killers and make sure to come up with a great, Halloween themed team name too!
Just don’t forget that using a Ouija board is just as much of a cheating offence as using your smart phone!
Where & When : Monday 29th October 2018 – 19:30 – 22:30, The Old Bookshop
Horror in the Caves
Get in the mood for Halloween a week early with this hair-raising spook fest put on by Bristol Film Festival!
Head deep down underground this Bristol halloween, beneath the city to the Redcliffe Caves. Once home to wily smugglers and dastardly pirates and later, used as shelter from the perilous bombs of the Second World War, these cave walls certainly hold a lot of mysteries!
Cult vampire film The Lost Boys kicks off the run, followed by the 2015 supernatural thriller The Witch. Watch out this one will haunt your nightmares for weeks after!
You can then choose from a wide array of macabre movies, including sci fi classic Alien and sequel Aliens… Was that noise behind you from the surround sound or from the depths of the dark tunnels…?
Where & When : Friday 26th October– Sunday 28th October 2018 – Redcliffe Caves
Haunted and Hidden Bristol Walking Tour
Ever wanted to learn more about your Bristol’s creepy past? Join this award winning 75 minute walk to discover the dark histories and grim secrets lurking around every corner!
Find out which city centre pubs are haunted, (not what you expect!), visit film and tv locations and hear spine chilling tales that will make you look at the city in a whole different way next time you’re stumbling home from the pub in the dark!
Make sure you book in advance for this spooky night time walk, after all, where else are you going to hear the story about Clifton’s ghostly Dwarf Highwayman?
Where & When : Friday 26th October 2018 – 20:00 – Bristol Cathedral, College Green