Monster Bashes: Budapest’s best parties for Halloween 2016
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28/10/2016, 7:50 AM●7-minute article
On the most spine-tingling days of the year, Budapest turns into a city full of haunted-house parties, where spooky cocktail concoctions, walking-dead drunks, and blood-curdling bass music lurks in every corner! Cool ghouls and vamping vampires gather around the capital’s hippest meeting places to celebrate Halloween and to have as much fun (and blood) as possible. Let us take your hand and guide you through their world, filled with mysterious DJs, witch house, drum ’n’ bass, and some otherworldly nighttime pleasures happening daily during October 28-31. Trick or treat!
Black Hoe Recordings is an independent netlabel set up in 2006 promoting jungle, drum ’n’ bass, breakcore, and other subgenres of electronic music produced by up-and-coming artists worldwide. On October 28th, they celebrate their tenth anniversary with a Halloweeny shindig on the A38 Ship with Gancher & Ruin, C-Netik, and Peter Kurten, together with local DJs as a part of the infamous Therapy Sessions Budapest party series. Be prepared for some savage sets and extreme costumes, plus brutal basslines.
There is no Halloween without pumpkin carving, and if you still don’t have one, visit the Downtown Market on Saturday! There will be workshops, all kinds of pumpkin-flavored dishes, and, of course, you can buy proto-jack-o’-lanterns too. So if you are not feeling ready for the big day yet, here is your chance to fill your goodie bag.
Kvltnight, the only Hungarian party series focusing on witch house and its subgrenres, is back on October 29th at MÜSZI for another night of terrorizing and deconstructed electronic nightmares. Their guest will be the Hamburg-based FLESH, who combines elements of trap and noise with his bleak sonic assaults, and the whole Hungarian scene: Wytchelle Myld, Machabray, Envo, Tituba, and the uprising masked producer, BLACK WRIST, who has released his acclaimed debut album, “†Δ†”, this year.
Spooky Scary Halloween Party
Scary souls and sounds will populate Anker’t on October 29th, as they will celebrate Halloween a bit earlier than other places. Get there early to have your special make-up applied by professionals, and than enjoy DJ Zenit’s set all through the night.
If you want a more immersive experience for Halloween beyong a dress-up party with booze and chips, come and join the Dine & Crime team for a spooky celebration on October 29th at Görbe Bögre Caffee! They will bring you a thrilling night in a mysterious atmosphere: guests will play a cooperative game spiced up with psychology and strategy. A bloody good adventure with surprising twists, special powers, artisanal horror muffins, and a lot more.
A jack-o’-lantern and Halloween-costume contest awaits creative souls on this scary Saturday night along Budapest’s centrally located Fashion Street, where besides playful programs, guests can relish a selection of hot food and drinks. Trick or treat – but make sure you show up with your pumpkin already carved to perfection.
Frill up the darkness within the city, and get seduced by the most sensual Halloween night, drunk on glamour and mystic wonders. Tütü and Je Suis Belle bring together the nocturnal shades bewildered with pearly and velvety contours, tailored to rule till the sun comes up. A drug made of sparkles for the eye, secret kisses for the mouth, and heart-stirring music for the ear. A magical cocktail of fashion and style with the spicy aftertaste of the daring Tütü experience.
Since the weather is now chilly, our beloved Fröccsterasz moved to a warmer place where they can still serve all kinds of alcoholic beverages and also, delicious dishes: TERMINAL. If you haven’t been there yet, this Sunday looks like a good opportunity, as DJ Gerysson, one of the city’s best hip-hop disc jockeys, will spin records at their Halloween party, and those who arrive in a costume get four shots as a welcome drink. Questions? We thought not.
Budapest Trap Squad Halloween
The name says it all: Budapest’s most talented bass fanatic DJs gather around the turntables to bomb the audience with explosive bangers for a whole Sunday night. According to them, they’ll play a heavy dose of Halloween-themed hits from trap to hybrid, from moombahton to bass house: this won’t happen again for a year, so don’t miss out on this. Full lineup: Dublic, B’Andre, Sammie Beats, Skrude, DJ Nara, Myamo, and Bevild. Get down!
BRKLYN will host a creepy-yet-cosmopolitan Halloween party: DJ Soulja and Mr. Pure G will spin the most bone-chilling hits, and there will be Captain Morgan welcome drinks and other gifts for those who dare to enter before midnight. Not to mention the extra decorations and effects. Spend October 31st at a bloody entertaining party!
Doblo Halloween has been the most exciting party in the city for years – and we have a feeling that this year’s edition won’t be an exception. For this night the atmosphere of Doblo is going to be different; instead of the warm wine cellar feeling, they’ve been transforming the bar into a ghostly, haunted taproom where bizarre figures meet during the night… Doblo will offer some special Halloween cocktails and snacks as well. Let’s suit up! Wear extravagant make-up or a scary costume, and maybe a cool wig. You’ll get a free welcome drink if you do!
PONT is famous for its out-of-control American house parties and drink discounts; so, who would have thought that they would miss a chance like Halloween to blow the roof? Free entry, DJ Milan behind the decks, and the championship of the creepiest and most creative costumes, combined with cheap shots and cocktails – we’re in.
Bohemian Betyars Halloween
The dead souls of the wildest Hungarian speed-folk-rock band’s members come back to haunt us on the last day of October! Bohemian Betyars will rise from the grave for a special rocky horror Halloween show that includes costumes, booze, an otherworldly atmosphere, spine-tingling music, crying, and waves of joy. Plus, the band reworked their well-known hits for this special concert, so even longtime fans can’t be sure about what’s coming next. Get down with the boogie men!
Over the past 15 years, The Debut hosted hundreds of parties at various locations around the country, and became a brand that means the same for every fan of electronic music: the highest quality of mainstream dance music. This time, their residents will join forces with some other local talents to blow to roof of Cinema Hall on Halloween! They ask everyone to come dressed for the special occasion, with masks, costumes, face-painting, or something else; you are only limited by your creativity and nightmares.
The 24th edition of Easy Lovin’ will take place on Halloween night at Fogas Ház, and for this special occassion, Slanki and Turner will join forces with DJ Venom to spin old-school hip-hop, sun-kissed funk, classic disco, and house tunes until the dawn chases the vampires away. Not your average Halloween party, but who cares when there’s a whole lot of shakin’ going on?
Pumpkin salad with quail egg and stilton, vampire panna cotta, and Halloween black carbonara are just a few treats from KIOSK’s special menu, which you can only taste on October 31st. Professional make-up artists will also await you to transform your face into a zombie or vampire, not to mention that there will be special cocktail creations if you prefer alcohol over blood. Bone chilling!
Celebrate Halloween at Klikk Bistrobar, where they await every wandering soul with special cocktail creations, which surely turn every nightmare into a dream came true – not to mention the drink discounts. The agitated scream of the creatures of horror will be represented by Mr. Pure G and live vocals, who will put on a special show, which will surely haunt our memories for a long time.