The best Halloween events in Brum 2020

Corona can’t stop us from dressing up and celebrating the *actual* most wonderful time of the year

We’ve spent all year in fear that Halloween is going to be cancelled (or we have at least), but save your fears for something more festive.

Brum’s got us covered for Halloween events for you and your bubble of six to get down to!

Get your co-ordinated outfits crafted (god knows how many covid-themed outfits you’ll spot), and get to the bars before we move into tier three…

In chronological order, here’s what the city’s got to offer for students in need of spooky celebrations…

The Goose –26-31 October

In the run up to Halloween, The Goose are offering you a spooky 666 package – six WKD shots and six shots of Jager – perfect for your table of six to celebrate Halloween Selly style. Get yourself a table and pre-book here!

Stuesday’s at Players – Tuesday 27  October

Players’ classic student night are hosting a Haribo Halloween Spooktacular – dressing up, cheap drinks and free haribos – what more could you want? Book tickets here to make sure you don’t miss out on Stues’ fab drinks offers.

Circo Sports Night – Wednesday 28 October

Dress to impress at Circo’s sports night Halloween special. With free entry and drinks deals, Selly Oak’s gem has all your spooky needs covered. Book your tickets here and get down at 5.30 in your best spooky gear.

The Bristol Pear Quiz – Thursday 29 October

We can fall back on our trusty Selly pubs yet again, with the Bristol Pear’s Halloween themed quiz to test your festive knowledge. They’re also offering triple points for certain purchases as a Halloween treat for all the big-time Pear fans with a More card! Book a table and bring your smartest housemates here.

Snobs – 28-31 October

A familiar favourite, Snobs’ three Halloween events are selling quickly! On Wednesday 28, Friday 30 and Saturday 31, Snobs are offering their classic nights out (or evenings, in this case) with great priced drinks, fancy dress and classic Halloween tunes. Book your tickets here.

The Old Crown Quiz – 29 October

The Old Crown always host the best quiz nights, so don’t miss their Halloween special. Bag your bonus points for best fancy dress, and have a chance of winning their £50 bar tab, or bottle of fizz! Get your dream team together and book a table here.

Applebum at The Mill – 31 October

Applebum is making a perfect return with a Hip Hop Horror Show – a socially-distanced Halloween party playing hip hop and R&B anthems. Don’t miss booking tickets – and try your luck with their four person table and drinks giveaway (winner announced 29 October)! Book tickets here before they sell out.

Nightingales Drag-a-thon – 31 October

A drag-a-thon? With free entry? You can’t say no to Gale’s legendary drag-a-thon with a ‘Halloqueen’ twist. With no booking required (first come, first serve), dress up as extra as you desire and celebrate Halloween in style. Find more information here.

Bassline Diner at Bierkeller – 31 October

Bierkeller are launching the UK’s first Bassline Diner. A genius combo of a sit-down brunch and rave, topped off with a Halloween theme. Offering Brum’s best street food, killer cocktails (free rum punch in the first hour for all you bargain hunters), and bassline and house vibes, you cannot miss. Book tickets here.

The Nightmare at Players – 2 November

The Nightmare are presenting Players’ spooky sit down sesh, dishing out free fake blood and LED batons on each table. Even better, this features a live freak stage show. Don’t miss out and book tickets here.

Sober-friendly Halloween options

You’re not at a loss if a big boozy night out isn’t your vibe – celebrate Halloween with your housemates with something a bit different.

Alton Towers Scarefest: if you’re not scared of clowns (and have a car), Alton Towers Scarefest has a Freak Show: Toxic Junkyard maze, running from October 22 to November 1. Book tickets here.

The Old Joint Halloween Storytelling: The Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre (29-31 October) is hosting an array of thrilling Halloween tales, with eerie lighting and sound effects. Make it classy by adding pre-theatre dining. Get your tickets here!

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