Expats to celebrate Halloween with various events
By John Redmond
The annual festivities of the popular event Halloween will be celebrated on Oct. 29 at a host of expat bars and clubs throughout the nation with some hosting costumes parties and awarding prizes.
One of the longest running and most popular Halloween parties is held at the Wolfhound pub in Itaewon will kick off in the early evening and run till early the following morning.
“Based on the past four years' huge successes the Wolfhound in Itaewon will be putting on another Halloween Party this year,” said Wayne Gold, manager of the Wolfhound in Seoul and Busan.
Under the theme “Monster Bash V” the pub will have Monster Double drink specials and Orange Jello shots. The pub and restaurant will clear out the top floor to accommodate DJs and a dance floor complete with a high power audio system and laser lights just for the occasion.
One of the highlights of the evening will be the costume contest which is scheduled to happen at 1a.m. offering competitors the chance at a share of over 1.6 million won in prize money. All this and more just for getting dressed up and having a good time.
The prizes are: Individual category; 1st 400,000 won, 2nd 300,000 won, 3rd 200,000 won and 4th 100,000 won.
In the Couple/Group category prizes are 1st 300,000 won, 2nd 200,000 won and 3rd 150,000 won.
Entry fee is 10,000 won and includes one complimentary drink.
The Wolfhound is near Itaewon subway station. From the station walk down the street across from the Hamilton Hotel and go down the first alley on your right (which is the alley across from Taco Bell). The Wolfhound is about 20 meters down on the right on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
For directions visit http://www.wolfhoundpub.com/
The Wolfhound in Haeundae will be putting on its first ever Halloween Party and organizers aim to replicate the huge successes of the Seoul Wolfhound's legendary Halloween parties.
One of the highlights of the evening will be the costume contest which is scheduled to happen at 12:45 a.m. sharp.
Prizes in the Individual category are 1st 250,000 won, 2nd 150,000 won, 3rd 100,000 won and 4th 50,000 won.
In the Couple/Group category winners will receive 1st 250,000 won, 2nd 150,000 won and 3rd 100,000 won.
Entertainment will be provided by DJ Swagger and DJ DD who will do their best to keep you dancing all night long.
The cover charge is 10,000 won and includes two complimentary drinks.
For directions visit http://www.wolfhoundpub.com/locations/busan.html
The Berlin Cafe & Lounge will feature “Dinner on the Dark Side” in Itaewon beginning at 10 p.m.
Featuring “Cocktails From the Crypt,” such as Blood-tini, Hallowini, The Hypnotist, Witches' Brew, Dracula's Kiss, Devil's Handshake and Bayou Slime, the party is set to continue till 2 a.m. the next morning.
The hosts of the party will also award prizes including dinner vouchers and a bottle of Moet & Chandon for the best costumes.
Music will be provided by DJ Baya from the UK.
In Hongdae, Club FF will hold the Super Fun Halloween Party beginning at 6 p.m. and winding up at 7 a.m. the following day.
The evening will be a selection of live music and DJs featuring such acts as Pony, GOGO STAR and popular rockabilly band The RockTigers.
Local DJ, Eddie, DJ Dooley and French DJ Dim will also entertain the crowd.
Tickets cost 15,000 won.
There will be a Happy Hour from 11 p.m. to midnight.
Also in Hongdae, Club Spot is where Seoul's best live music costume party is back for its third straight year with its greatest live band lineup yet beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Featuring punk, ska and hardcore music, free cocktails, and Halloween costumes the bands include ...Whatever That Means, The Geeks, Burning Hepburn, SkaSucks, Captain Bootbois, Midnight Smokin' Drive and Black Leather Lagoon (Korea's only Cramps tribute band).
Entry fee is 10,000 won with costume and 15,000 won without.
There will be unlimited free cocktails from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/clubspothongdae