The Spookiest Events To Get Around in Brisbane This Halloween

by Georgie Hindle

“Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?
Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween”

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Halloween is sneaking up on us, so get out your Dracula fangs and your fake blood, because Brisbane is hosting an array of spooky events that will leave you screaming for more! The last weekend of October will be filled with eerie events that will make you wish you stayed inside.

Monster Bash – Glam Halloween Party
Cloudland – 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley


Calling all Frankenfurter’s, Janet’s, and Riff-Raff’s to join Cloudland in this year’s Rocky Horror themed Monster Bash. If you like things to be kooky, spooky, and a wee bit groovy, this is the essential Halloween party for you. Sharpen your bitch-forks, unpack your sharpest stilettos, and get ready for a naughty night of dancing. On Friday the 26th of October, Cloudland are hosting the Monster Bash!

There will be roaming burlesque dancers, a performance by the Monster Bash Dance Troop, and of course a very special live ‘Rocky Horror’ stage performance that cannot be missed! Tickets are free, so everyone has the chance to dance and dress-up!
However, for the V.I.P experience, tickets are $75. This ticket grants you a 3 hour premium package of basic spirits, tap beers, wine and sparkling, and charcuterie platters. You will also get access to the Crystal Palais Bar, Mezzanine level, with a birds-eye view of all the action.

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Halloween Drag Brunch
Cloudland – 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley


Calling all Charismatic, Unique queens that have a lot of Nerve and Talent. Drag Brunch is here and it’s spookier than ever, with a Halloween theme!

On Sunday the 28th of October, Cloudland is hosting a Drag Brunch! Not only is there delicious Italian inspired brunch, and hilarious Drag queens BeBe Gunn and Sellma Soul, but it’s also creepy and kooky!

Expect to have a hilarious time with your hosts, while you sip on a complimentary drink. The Queens have prepared 3 hours of crazy antics (the best kind of antics). There is also a Fashions on the Brunch Field, will you be crowned best dressed? Tickets for this eerie experience are $45, get in quick before they sell out!

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Haunted House Party
Birdees – 608 Ann St, Fortitude Valley

Birdees are hosting a House of Horrors Halloween Party on Saturday the 27th of October. If you like to have your blood curdled, search no more, because Birdees have you covered. With Brisbane’s best DJ’s, face painting and SPFX makeup, a pumpkin carving contest, and a spooky pop-up bar, Birdees is the place to be. Hunting for a scare? Enter if you dare.

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A Netherworld Halloween 
Netherworld – 186 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley


Netherworld’s Halloween is back again this year! On Halloween night (Wednesday the 31st) from 6pm til the witching hour. With even more frightful events that will make you kick yourself for staying in. Dress up in your most frightful and ghoulish costumes you can think of – traditional vampires, ghosts, and mummies are always accepted. Or dare to be creative and come up with something modern and just as horrifying (sexy Trump, anyone?).

Of course there will be prizes for the best dressed! And as a reward for getting into the ‘spirit’ (that counts as a pun, right?) Netherworld are giving away 5 free Netherworld gaming tokens, and a Halloween enamel pin designed by Schlock Lobster, to anyone in costume.
The devilish DJ El Norto will be spinning your Halloween favourites (Thriller is a certified Halloween song – but don’t look that up) whilst you sip on creepy cocktails and munch on terrifying treats from the Hellmouth diner. Careful boils and ghouls, Netherworld want you to dance until you die.

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A Nightmare on Brunswick Street II 
Netherworld – 186 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Crowbar – 243 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley


On Saturday the 27th of October, Brunswick St belongs to the horrible, the ghastly, and the terrifying. Netherworld is teaming up with Crowbar for a second year, to recreate the infamous Nightmare on Brunswick St. Netherworld will host various spooky sideshow performers while The Gutterbirds and Feinds play a special Halloween set from 8pm.

There’s Free entry to Netherworld at 7pm where you can grab a limited edition pin designed by Emetic Art. If you can’t seem to find your SPFX make-up at home, Netherworld are supplying ‘wound wizards’ from Pretty Little Thingz on site from 7pm-9pm to add the extra gash or scab to your creepy costume.

Crowbar continue the frightful fun with a Cryptkeepers ghoulish pop up mausoleum bar, where everyone in attendance will receive another pin designed by Emetic Art. Cosmic Psychos, Pist Idiots, and Ute Root will all be playing from 8pm at Crowbar, so make sure you secure your tickets for a fright night you won’t forget.

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Haunted House Party
The Flying Cock – 388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley


Wondering what Patrick Bateman is doing on Halloween? He is most likely pouring you your drinks at the Flying Cock’s haunted house party on Friday the 26th of October. Come in your most creative costume for the chance to win $200 in cocky cash!

If you don’t have any old costumes lying around, don’t fret, all are welcome in the haunted house, and the Flying Cock has got a face-painter on hand to spook up your outfit.
There will be live music including, Georgie Neilsen and The Growing Pains, Polygon Woods, and Magnus Murphy, plus DJs until late. ‘Ghosts, witches and creatures of fright, don’t miss the call of Halloween night!’

The fun starts at eight, so get down early, and celebrate All Hallows Eve with the gang at the Flying Cock.

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