Best 2014 Halloween Parties For Adults In Los Angeles & Orange County

Halloween isn’t just for kids. The adults among us also anticipate this fun-filled holiday as we howl at the moon in Los Angeles and hang out in scary places like creepy cemeteries and special retreats surrounded by creatures of the night. The following events are adult-oriented ways to celebrate this All Hallows’ Eve.

Los Angeles

Night of the Living Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200
Date: Oct. 24, 2014 at 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Creepy concoctions, kooky costumes and scary creatures, oh my! The over-21 crowd will thrill to an evening among the animals at the Los Angeles Zoo where food trucks and a full bar are on tap for much-needed sustenance as ghoulish entertainers do their thing. While partying the night away, don’t miss out on the wisdom of the on-site fortune tellers. These soothsayers may not be right on the money, but their truths sure are spooky and will definitely feel real in this particularly gruesome environment, temporary as it may be.

Halloween Carnaval
Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA.
From Dohney Dr. to La Cienega Blvd.
Date: Oct. 31, 2014

Join thousands of fellow Angelenos and tourists for the largest Halloween street party in the world. Each Halloween, Santa Monica Blvd. lights up in West Hollywood with nearly 500,000 people who take to the streets to enjoy the craze. With eccentric costumes and food vendors lining Santa Monica Blvd., each year it is the event to go to. Admission is free and the event begins at 6pm and runs until around 11pm. Expect multiple stages with around 50 performers as well!

Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 260-1528
Date: Oct. 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Movie date night just turned horrifying thanks to the offerings at Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre. Part of the 9th annual Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon, classics like “Zombie Holocaust,” “The Deadly Spawn,” “Basket Case” and “Creepshow” target the big screen with thrills and chills and some very laughable moments, too. Free coffee is served so don’t worry about staying awake for this fright night, fraught with retro celluloid and a chance to get cozy in the dark.

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Orange County

AtmosFEAR Halloween
The Yost Theater
307 N. Spurgeon St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(888) 862-9573
Date: Oct. 31, 2014

This year, AtmosFEAR Halloween comes to the Yost Theater, which makes for a great venue in part because it has so much history behind it. After all, let’s face it: there is no better place for a haunted party than an old theater, right? The Yost has a setup that includes a vast array of props to turn this old theater a fearful dance club as well. This party includes four DJs on two levels to help you dance the night away in a spooky setting. This event is for the 18-plus crowd.

The Daily Dose
2963 Michelson Drive, Suite B
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 863-0908
Date: Oct. 31, 2014

Maybe you’re one of those cynical folks who thinks there is nothing fun to do in Irvine. If that’s what you think, you’re very wrong. Irvine is home to one of the best Halloween bashes you’ll find. At The Daily Dose, staff and visitors alike get into the spirit of Halloween. Throughout the month of October, the wait staff wears Halloween costumes and the month culminates in a costume bash that features great drink specials and prizes for costumes. Don your best costume and head to The Daily Dose to celebrate Halloween until the wee hours of the morning.

The Koffin Kats
The Slidebar
122 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-7469
Date: Oct. 29, 2014

There’s nothing quite like a live band to help you celebrate Halloween. This is particularly true when the band is The Koffin Kats – a band that was made for this particular holiday. The Koffin Kats play loud and fast rock and roll that borders on psychobilly. Put on your scariest costume and head out to The Slidebar for some rock and roll to help you kick off your Halloween celebration.

Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party
The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 496-8930
Date: Oct. 31, 2014

Every year around this time, you hear one of those quintessential Halloween songs: “Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo. Well, if you can’t get enough of that song or the songs of Oingo Boingo, head out to The Coach House. Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party will play all of your favorite Oingo Boingo tunes – including those you never hear on the radio.

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