3 Great Halloween Parties

It’s time to grab your spookiest or funniest costume and join in some Halloween frivolity. So if you have the costume but need a venue, here are some ideas for Friday.

1) A short Uber (or Lyft) away in Fremont is Seattle’s only Halloween Masquerade Costume Ball, the Bonza Bash. What is Masquerade? Think Black Tie + Venetian-style mask + fun, sexy, interesting costumes. This party is known for having Seattle’s most profitable costume contest, with $10,000 in prizes.

2) Are you up for more of the “alternative” type of Halloween party instead? Risqué Halloween 2014, the “sexier Halloween experience” may be more your speed. Risqué will take place at The Showbox in Seattle and promises to be “one of the most alluring events of the year with some of the sexiest costumes and guests.” 1,000 guests, great music and hours of fun.

3) For the true Halloween fans, “Seattle’s Premier Haunted Attraction,” KUBE 93FM’s Haunted House, runs until midnight on Halloween night. It’s a little trek to the Georgetown area of Seattle, so plan appropriately. (Note: It has been deemed too intense for children under 12.)

If you host a party here at The Century, or just have an awesome costume, be sure to send some pictures our way.

A Few Places To Grab a Bite

The Century’s location is truly unique from a culinary perspective. You are a short walk or Uber from the best of Lower Queen Anne, Belltown and South Lake Union. Here are a few spots you may not have thought about, but should definitely be on your list.

Some Random Bar: 2604 1st Ave
Head a few blocks southwest on foot and you will hit a fantastic place that describes itself as, “Local, fresh, seasonal “Farm to table” cuisine, perfectly poured pints and unpretentious cocktails served up with a smile.” Among the intriguing menu items are Chocolate Dipped Bacon Strips, Twice Cooked Oxtails, Chicken Fried Quail, CRab Nachos and Trotters Pork Collar.

Serious Biscuit: 401 Westlake Ave North
Pick a nice morning and walk Northeast to South Lake Union. This unique space from Tom Douglas is home to three concepts under one roof, including the only place in town to enjoy buttermilk biscuits topped with everything from fried chicken and black pepper tabasco gravy to seasonal jams and bacon butter. Make sure to check out the weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm.

Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar: 124 Republican St.
If you love oysters, then take a nice stroll through Seattle Center towards Lower Queen Anne and enjoy Kusshi, Kumamoto, Shigoku, Pacific, Kumamotos and whatever else your heart desires. Taylor Shellfish owns the entire process, from hatchery to harvest to presentation. Robert H. on Yelp raves, “These were the freshest oysters I’ve ever tasted in a restaurant. Hands-down! I asked the hostess how long the oysters had been out of the ocean. Because they had tasted as if they were swimming that morning.”

There are so many places to check out around The Century. Let us know of your favorites.