Beeronaut's Halloween weekend events, October 28 to 31

With so many places getting their freak on this weekend, I'm splitting this round up into two parts. Here are the events where you don't need to think to bring a costume. For non-Halloween events, check here.

Friday, October 28, 2011

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Nightmare on Wells Street
Cactus Bar & Grill, 404 S. Wells, Chicago (312) 922-8025
A Halloween Party to kick off our food drive benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository! Bring in a canned good or "buy a can" and receive a free appetizer all day long!

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Hall-O-Beer
Whole Foods Market, 3640 N. Halsted St., Chicago (773) 472-0400
It's a Halloween party… Halsted style! We'll have plenty of seasonal beer samples, super scary samples and a DJ!!! Wear your costumes and take home a custome pumpkin cupcake! Win our "guess-the-weight-of-the-giant-pumpkin" and win a $100 gift card! Halloween food. Halloween drink. Halloween fun.

7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Black Friday Halloween Party!
Rock Bottom, 94 Yorktown Ctr., Lombard, IL (630) 424-1550
Come out and celebrate with us at our Black Friday Halloween Bash! Black Friday is an awesome cover band and they will be rocking the Rock from 9:00 p.m. until they get tired. There will be costumes, food, fun, and of course, beer. Anyone dressed in costume (and that doesn't include businessman costume or any sort of I just got off work and am still wearing my uniform costume) will receive a free appetizer or dessert (no combo platters please).

Saturday, October 29

Cigars & Stripes Halloween Spectacular
Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043
Dress for our Halloween spectacular costume contest with great prizes! Hosted by Count Midnight. Guaranteed appearances by Happy the Human Pincushion! Iron Balls McCarther, and more! Live Music by Hot Rocks, The Midwest's #1 Rolling Stones Cover Band!

6:00 p.m. Twilight of the Bastards
The Bar on Buena, 910 W. Buena, Chicago (773) 525-8665
The Saturday before Halloween, The Bar on Buena knows you've got places to go, and parties to attend. The real question is "Where shall we pre-party?" We have the answer to that eternal question. Saturday at sundown (around 6) we will be pouring all of the Bastard beers from Stone Brewing that we can fit on the tap, and serving up some special Halloween surprises. Coming in costume? We will be giving away a special bottle from Stone for the best one! (Points for coming as your favorite Dead Bastard!) Costume judging is at 8 pm. NO COVER. Facebook

7:00 p.m. Pumpkin Party at SmallBar
SmallBar Fullerton & Division
SmallBar is celebrating Halloween the right way with four of the best pumpkin beers on offer available on draft: Southern Tier Pumking, Dogfish Head Punkin, Tyranena Painted Lady, New Belgium Kick. There will also be house-made candies available from the kitchen, as well as a limited number of Pumking Cupcakes made with Southern Tier Pumking and topped with bourbon butter cream icing. There is no cover charge for this event and costume party goers are welcome to join! SmallBar Fullerton: 1415 W. Fullerton Ave. SmallBar Division: 2049 W. Division St., Chicago

8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Howl at the Moon-shine's Annual Halloween Party
Moonshine Brewing Co., 1824 W. Division St., Chicago (773) 862-8686
Come one, come all: freaks and ghouls, vamps and tramps to WickerPark/Division Street’s craziest and scariest Halloween Bash. Starting at 8:00 p.m. – Moonshine is the only place giving out $500 in cash and prizes for the best, the scariest, the sexiest and the most creative costumes out there. So come early and register your costume to be eligible for the prizes. Resident DJ – DJ Raus and special guests will be creeping the night’s music for your ghastly dancing pleasure! Reservations are recommended for your parties, this event fills up to capacity every year. And as always, there is never a cover at Moonshine and tons of drink specials (21+ of course)!! $3.50 Sam Adams Octoberfest $5 Moonshine Bombs. Please Call for more details and Reservations! Facebook

9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Rock N' Roll Halloween at Limestone
Limestone Brewing Co., 12337 S. Rte. 59, Plainfield, IL (815) 577-1900
95.9 The River proudly presents Rock N' Roll Halloween at Limestone Brewing Company on October 29th! Live Rock N Roll from Chicago Music Machine! There will be a costume contest for Best Rocker & Best Overall and with $500 in cash & prizes being given away you won't want to miss out!! Come on out and join 95.9 The River and Limestone Brewing Company this Halloween! $10 cover at door, $7 with a costume. Facebook

10:00 p.m. Live Band Costume Scaryoke Party
Piece Brewery, 1927 W. North Ave., Chicago (773) 772-4422
The singing will be as scary as the costumes. Sing with the band, eat pizza, drink award-winning brews, and enjoy $4 shots of Powers. Costume Contest at midnight.

Sunday October 30

Hops and Halloween Hounds!
Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043
Monster out that mutt of yours and bring the kids too! Fun for the Whole Family! Food and beer for you and your pooch! Doggy Costume contest, Live Music, Prizes and More! Hot Dogs for the Kids! Sponsored by: The Urban Mutt. Bring your freaky four legged friend for a howling good time under our heated tent! Magic show by Thomas Medina: Don't worry, he cleans it up for the Kids :) Big Fun for the Kids and Adults Alike! Universal monster movies on the big screen inside the lounge all day! Live Music by Istvan and His Imaginary Band!

3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Spooktacular Halloween Fun
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
Please join Haymarket Pub & Brewery for some Spooktacular Halloween fun for kids and grown-ups! Kids: Trick-or-treating in the main dining room, costumes encouraged; Halloween activities & crafts, goody bags, and a showing of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." Grown-Ups: $3 pints of Haymarket house drafts; kids eat free, one kid per adult meal purchased. In addition to The Great Pumpkin, Sunday football games will be shown. To celebrate Haymarket's Angry Birds Belgian IPA winning a gold medal at the Great American Beer Fest, kids wearing Angry Birds costumes will receive a special surprise.

8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Hitchcock Night
Owen & Engine, 2700 N. Western Ave., Chicago (773) 235-2930
Imbibe a bit of absinthe, or any of our other potent potions, in order to put your senses right for Owen and Engine’s Night of Hitchcockian Delight. “The Birds” and “Rear Window”will be shown on the second floor of Owen and Engine starting at 8 p.m. Full dinner and drink service will be available, making it Chicago’s best dinner and movie option for all tricksters and treaters. Whatever you do, don’t follow the wait staff down to the cellar for a complimentary taste from our Cask of Amontillado. Facebook

Monday, October 31 (Halloween)

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Booooulevard Beer!
Owen & Engine, 2700 N. Western Ave., Chicago (773) 235-2930
Boulevard Brewing Company's Steven Pauwels is dropping by with some special treats on tap: Irish Dry Stout (on nitro), Collaboration 2: White IPA, Nommo Dubbel, Harvest Dance Wheat Wine and SAISON-BRETT (the 2nd best saison in the world, according to Get your treats while you can! Facebook

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Great Punk'n Party
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773) 697-8204
Join us this All Hallows' Eve for a evening of punk & pumpkin... Punk'n!! We will be playing a all Punk music playlist, showing "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" as well as other Halloween Classics, Chef Sarah will be serving up various pumpkin dishes as well as pumpkin sweets from Vanilla Vixen Cakes, and last but not least... we will be gravity pouring two pumpkin beers, Southern Tier PumKing & Uinta Punk'n straight out of two large Pumpkins! Facebook

7:00 p.m. Halloween at Cigars & Stripes
Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043
Hang out, carve pumpkins with the Cigars and Stripes Crew, and enjoy the last views of our Halloween art show! Later that evening, jump on the Haunted Bus Tour with your host and guide, Master Mike McCarther, a Real Life Vampire!! Take a Tour of Chicagoland’s Top Haunted Sites! This Bus Will Fill Up Fast! Advanced Tickets for Purchase at $25 and Highly Recommended!!!

7:00 p.m. Spend Halloween with the Steve Dahl Show
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700
"Tired of the same old Halloween parties?  Don't want to stay home all night and hand out candy to hyped-up, sugar-charged kids?  Spend Halloween night with me at the Monday Night FootDahl Halloween Party at Haymarket Pub & Brewery.  This is going to be a great night that includes prizes for the Best DahlCast Costume, Best Couples/Group Costume and the Best Overall Costume.  Hang out with me and the rest of the DahlCast staff as we watch the Chargers vs. Chiefs and support our Blackhawks as they battle the Predators. Not a subscriber the DahlCast?  Sign up at the party and I will buy you a beer!  And that's not a trick...just a treat from me!  Can't wait to see everyone, and their costumes."

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  • NOTE: The Boulevard tasting at Owen & Engine on Halloween night has been moved to November 1. I can't seem to log in to change the listing.

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