The fight's the same every Halloween: half your crew wants to book it to Brooklyn, the other wants to chill in Manhattan. Here's the rundown on the best parties in each borough.
THE MANHATTAN PARTIES
Carnival de Corbeaux
Hit up the special Sleep No More afterparties for an open bar freakshow at the McKittrick Hotel, and be sure to come in the specified costume.
Fri Oct 26-Wed Oct 31. $75-100 here.
Dog & Pony Show Halloween
Head to Cocktail Bodega Underground (the club space below the bar), where Dog & Pony's insane dance party'll have you doing a striptease from the subway poles.
Wed Oct 31. Cocktail Bodega Underground, 205 Chrystie St. (enter on Stanton), Lower East Side. No cover, RSVP here.
Nero's Halloween Meltdown
For the mega-EDM bash, ditch Webster Hall for Hammerstein's nuclear-themed night, where Nero headlines with Alana, Adventure Club, and more.
Sat Oct 27. Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th St. (8th Ave.), Hell's Kitchen. $58-73 here.
THE BROOKLYN PARTIES
Mister Halloween Night: Apocalypto
DJs Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin's weekly party gets an apocalyptic spin (ha-HA), and end-times outfits are rewarded with a free drink.
Sat Oct 27 10p. 12-turn-13, 172 Classon Ave. (Myrtle Ave.), Clinton Hill. $20 here.
Genre-bending beats from Fatima Al Qadiri and NGUZU in a glass factory just over the Queens-Bushwick border = your loft party dreams answered.
Sat Oct 27 11p. 52-19 Flushing Ave. (53rd St.), Flushing. $15 here.
Halloween Booootie BK
Bootleg mashup party franchise Bootie drops its chopped-up mix of musical styles on blood-drenched revelers, who compete for best costume and a $200 prize.
Sat Oct 27 10p. Public Assembly, 70 N. 6th St. (Wythe Ave.), Williamsburg. $20 here.