Have a really cool costume for Halloween this year? Why not enter it in various costume contests at suburban bars this weekend? You could win prizes, gift certificates and even cash for your creativity. Not to mention, have some fun along the way. This is just a sample of suburban Halloween bar bashes.
1540 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 519-7555 or alumniclub.pub/
Devil's Candyland: Until 3 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Costume contest at midnight. Best costume wins $200 cash. DJ and dancing until close. Free.
Fangs & Fatales: Until 3 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Costume contest at midnight. Winner takes home $300 cash. DJ and dancing until 3 a.m. Free.
MB Financial Park, 5440 Park Place, Rosemont, rosemont.com/mbfinancialpark/
Pub-crawl: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Put on your best Halloween costume for Crawl-O-Ween. Participating bars include Adobe Gila's, Bub City, Five Roses, Hofbräuhaus Chicago, Kings Dining & Entertainment, Park Tavern and Sugar Factory. Tickets, which cost $10 in advance or $15 the day-of, include access to the bar crawl, two Zanies Comedy Club tickets, drink specials at each location and free admission to Bub City. Drink specials include $3 beers, $4 vodka plus mixers and $5 specialty drinks. 5 Roses Pub hosts a costume contest with prizes. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com/e/crawl-o-ween-tickets-38044403836?ref=estwm.
871 E. Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, (847) 397-3100 or drinknightclub.com/
Superheroes & Villains: Until 3 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Costume contest at midnight, with $500 cash for first prize. Music from DJs Mach 1 of 103.5 KISS FM, Luis Amani and Brian Boncher. $5 admission, based on space.
House of Horrors: Until 3 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Decorated in ghoulish decor, gargoyles, dragons, zombies and creepy clowns, Drink takes House of Horrors to the extreme. Get creative for the costume contest at midnight. First prize takes home $1,500 and second gets $500. Dance to DJ duo LIGHT.EM.UP!, DJ-SPIN of B96 and Dahmino. Admission starts at $5 based on space.
Finn McCool's Irish Sports Pub
72 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, (815) 356-1155 or finnmccoolschicago.com/crystallake/index.php
Hocus Pocus: Until 2 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Costume contest at 11 p.m., with $300 first prize. Free.
Vamps & Vixens: Until 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Costume contest at 11 p.m., with the winner taking home $300. Free.
Finn McCool's Irish Sports Pub
1941 E. Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, (847) 303-5100 or finnmccoolschicago.com/schaumburg/index.php
Little Shop of Horrors -- Haunted Bingo!: Until 2 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Bingo starts at 8 p.m. Costume contest happens at 10 p.m. First prize is $100 gift certificate. Free.
MB Financial Park, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.
Thriller Halloween Ball: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Costume contest, haunted Halloween decor, a live band, DJs and dancing. 21 and over only. $20.
Monster's Ball: Starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Costume contest and dance party. Special guest Bad Boy Bill. 21 and over only. $25.
1175 W. Lake St., Bartlett, (630) 830-7200 or luckystarbar.com/
Outlaws & Angels: Until 3 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Costume contest at 11 p.m. Winner takes home $300 cash. No cover.
Boot Scootin' Zombies: Until 3 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Costume contest at 11 p.m. $500 cash goes to the winner. Pizza and pasta dinner buffet from 7 to 9 p.m. for $10. No cover.
Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria
220 N. Randall Road, Lake in the Hills, (847) 854-7220 or morettisrestaurants.com/lakeinthehills/index.php
Helter Skelter Halloween: Until 3 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Last chance costume contest at 1 a.m. Winner takes home a $300 gift certificate. DJ and dancing all night. No cover.
American Horror Story Halloween: Until 3 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. First prize is a $300 gift certificate. DJ and dancing until 3 a.m. No cover.
20 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin, (847) 658-5441 or portedward.com/.
Annual Halloween Party Celebration: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Costume contest with prizes. Live music from Doug Wolf from 7 to 11 p.m. Gift certificates for all guests in costume. Specialty autumn cocktails and seasonal craft beers will be on tap.
Punch Bowl Social
1100 American Lane, Schaumburg, (224) 836-9080 or punchbowlsocial.com/location/schaumburg
Horror Movie Halloween Party: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Costume contest and Halloween-themed drink specials. No cover.
Skeleton Key Brewery
8102 Lemont Road, Suite 300, Woodridge, (630) 395-9033 or skeletonkeybrewery.com/
Halloween party: 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Come in costume and get a raffle ticket for each pint purchased. Gnarly Knots stuffed pretzel truck will be on-site from 6 to 9 p.m. Gather some friends to play free live horror trivia at 7 p.m. Plus, try free spooky escape room challenges at the pop-up escape room on-site; signup at cluedinescaperooms.com/skeleton-key-brewery-pop-up-halloween-escape-room/.
801 N. River Road, McHenry, (815) 578-9600 or snuggerychicago.com/
Bingo Massacre: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Free bar bingo starts at 9 p.m.; players can win prizes each round. There will be a costume contest after bingo, with first prize taking home a $100 gift certificate. DJ and dancing until 2 a.m. Free.
Harbor of Horrors: 9 sp.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Costume contest at midnight, with first prize winning $300 cash. DJ, dancing and karaoke all night. Free.
Two Brothers Roundhouse
205 N. Broadway, Aurora, (630) 264-2739 or twobrothersbrewing.com/restaurants/roundhouse/
DJ Jayrock Halloween Bash and Costume Party: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Wear your best costume for Two Brothers prizes. Drinks, dancing and DJ Jayrock mixing video and vinyl. No cover. 21 and older.
Way Down Wanderers Halloween Show: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. No cover. 21 and older.