Eleven Halloween freak-outs to sink your fangs into tomorrow
THOSE PEOPLE who make the calendars are just asking for trouble scheduling Halloween on a Saturday, but let the bat-chips fall where they may tomorrow – we’re geared up and ghouled out for a frighteningly enjoyable weekend.
Among the multitude of holiday parties rising from crypts around town, we’ll recommend a few worth pounding your stake into.
Walk the bloody red carpet at the Pullman Bangkok King Power Wine Pub on Rangnam Road to be part of the inaugural Ghoul-den Globe Awards. Fiendish Hollywood-glam outfits will be the order of the evening as creepy cocktails are sold for Bt199 apiece and pumpkin conspicuously predominates on the blackboard menu.
Tables of four get a bottle of Chevalier de Malte Brut on the house. The best costume earns its wearer a Bt2,000 dinner voucher.
Call (02) 680 9999.
The Dee Lounge and Beer Garden at the Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit is hosting an admission-free Haunted Halloween Party from 6 to midnight. The decorations are apt to be terrifying and folks will be getting their faces painted at no charge, so fortify yourself with Halloween-theme tapas and plenty of drinks (the latter complimentary for ladies in costume). There’ll be live music from 7pm.
Call (02) 305 6000, extension 1631.
The Overground Bar & Cafe on Sukhumvit Soi 22 is where the zombies will be gathering after they dig their way out from underground. The free Zombie Prom Party will have its share of sexy monsters too, along with Halloween treats and rock tunes from the ’60s and ’80s courtesy of DJs Stuie and Soul Rebel. The horror starts at 9pm.
Call (062) 150 8300.
AXIS & SPIN
Axis & Spin at the Continent Hotel Bangkok near the Sukhumvit subway station will at 9pm be opening the gates to its “black castle”, complete with icky dungeon. The dress code is “vintage ghost”.
To calm the nerves, drinks will flow all night for a fee of Bt999, but as soon as you arrive and pay the Bt300 cover charge, you get a free tipple to get you going. Be there early to get your face painted too.
Call (02) 686 7000.
Maggie Choo’s, usually a ghastly enough opium den, is being transformed into the magical Land of Oz for Halloween. Doors open at 9pm; no admission charge; top costumes win free bottles; and Belvedere vodka is discounted.
Call (091) 772 2144.
KU DE TA
Famed for its annual Halloween frights, Ku De Ta Bangkok is sure to be supernatural with creative vibes, sexy beats, cool drinks and fabulous people. There are prizes for the scariest and sexiest outfits. Ladies get free entry and guys pay Bt400 with a launch-pad drink.
Call (02) 108 2000.
Playboy Thailand is hosting a Halloween Masquerade tomorrow at 8 in the Grand Postal Building on Charoen Krung Road, the only such bash licensed by Playboy in Asia. You’ll need a mask to get in and enjoy performances by Joey Boy, Bodyslam and DJs Spydamonkee and Ono and rub shoulders and stuff with the Playboy Bunnies and Playmates. You’ll also need Bt2,500 to get in, but the drinks are free all night.
Passes are on sale at Thai Ticket Major and (02) 957 5775.
Above Eleven on Sukhumvit Soi 11 is actually doing a good turn with its Halloween party tomorrow, with proceeds going to the Freeland Foundation to stop trafficking in people and wildlife. Headed by Pangina Heals, the musical crew will have a disco groove going on with original Studio 54 DJ Bert Bevans backed by resident DJ Luck-E, Harrington and others. Admission is Bt400 and includes a drink.
La Monita Taqueria near the Ploenchit Skytrain station offers that dreadful Mexican alternative to Halloween – Dia De Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. No tricks, only treats allowed, including a buy-one-get-two deal on Gold Margarita, Bt330 cocktails, and goodie bags for the kids. Tamales, a rare delicacy in Bangkok, will be served exclusively for this occasion.
Call (02) 650 9581.
Jack-o-lanterns will add their eerie glow to the 22 Kitchen & Bar at the Dusit Thani Bangkok as guests clad in orange enjoy free-flowing Aperol cocktails, including the classic Negroni with a Halloween twist, from 7 to 9pm. Cocktails will be Bt99 a pop afterwards. Have your face painted, enjoy the Halloween set menu (Bt1,850) and dance to the music of DJ Xilli.
Call (02) 200 9000, extension 2345.
It’s the Night of the Living and the Dead tomorrow at Aqua at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel on Rajdamri Riad. Bloody cocktails will quench thirsts and DJ|sets will spook the night |away. Dress up in your ghoulish best to win prizes.
Call (02) 126 8866.