Monster Bash promises scary fun

Monster Bash promises scary fun

by Brittney Pickei

Downtown San Diego is hosting the spookiest and most thrill-seeking 21 and older event of the year: The San Diego Monster Bash.

On Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to midnight throw on your scariest costume and participate in a night full of pure mayhem.

The brave souls who attend can participate in a world famous costume contest and party to the exhilarating music of 17 DJs who will rock the haunted streets of downtown San Diego.

Regular tickets will include drink specials at more than 30 East Village and Gaslamp hotspots. Those who indulge in VIP tickets for $65 can have the luxury of VIP lounge area access and front-of-the-line access to designated driver shuttles, as well as two complimentary drink tickets.

Eight blocks will be occupied by the Gaslamp Asylum, Birds of Prey and Dos Equis Masquerade stages. The event will have a gruesome costume contest, in which the lucky winner will have the opportunity to win $5,000 cash. At each stage, partygoers can dance to a different mix of music ranging from a variety of artists, including DJ Dynamix and DJ Ruckus.

In addition to Monster Bash, attendees can purchase a $80 general admission package, or a $99 VIP package, which includes a Zombie Crawl.

The Zombie Crawl is a Halloween club crawl that permits access to all costume parties along Fifth Avenue. Many perks come with the Zombie Crawl package including, $3 off parking, no cover charge at 23 parties, clubs and bars, extended “bloody hour” until 2 a.m., and much more.

This event combines scary with glamour with the variety of costumes and decorations that illuminate the streets of downtown. The Halloween Monster Bash continues until the strike of midnight and ends with a spectacular yet bizarre parade filled with outlandish costumes and fun. With the presence of a wristband, ticket holders can enjoy many of the specials the restaurants and bars will offer including drinks at discounted prices and no cover charges.

Be sure to check online for details on specials that many of the bars and restaurants have for this special event. For more information about tickets and events for this ultimate costume party go online to

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