The best queer costume parties in Atlanta on Halloween Night

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How do you turn a ho-hum Halloween into a homo Halloween? Just add queers! A penchant for costuming among local queers never lets a weeknight get in the way of guaranteed fun at Atlanta gay bars, and we have your hookup to the best of them.

Of course, we're already sharing photos of those amazing weekend costumes with more to come, but there are still plenty of Wednesday tricks and treats as well.

One of the venues listed below, Blake's, was in the Top 10 Halloween destinations in the whole city last year. Lyft tallied up rides to Halloween destinations across Atlanta, and Blake's was the only LGBTQ event to make the cut.

Well, if you need disco fries after the party, Waffle House is on Lyft's Top 10 list as well. 

Get your costume together and plan your outings with our picks for the best queer bets on your Halloween to-do list. Weight your options, and click on the event names for more info.

Wednesday, Oct. 31


The Craft

Wussy Mag Screening

Plaza Theatre, 7 p.m.

Night of 1,000 Nancys 'He's Sorry' Afterparty @ The Deep End, 10 p.m.


Guac Y Margys Halloween

Menu and margarita specials

Guac Y Margys, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Release Your Freak

Cash Prizes & Ghoulish Go-Go Guys


Pro tip: Get started early with Day of the Dead Latin Night on Tuesday


Joystic Halloween Party

Costume fun & Freak Show Funhouse

Joystick Gamebar, 8 p.m.


Treat Your Trick

Buy One Entry, Get One ½ Off

Manifest4U, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.


Nightmare at Midtown Moon

Costume Contest with Trashetta Galore

Midtown Moon


Blood Red Blackout Party

Warp Zone Wednesday Game Night

$500 Costume Contest



When Halloween Falls on Underwear Night

Atlanta Eagle


Apocalypse Halloween

Watch American Horror Story in Costume

Midtown Tavern, 10 p.m.


HalloQueen Fantasy Girls

Contest, Show, costumed cuties & DJ beats

Ten, 9 p.m.


Halloween Karaoke

My Sister's Room, Doors 6 p.m.


Friends Halloween

With Regina

Friends on Ponce, 8 p.m.


Sports, Trivia, Wings & Costumes



Hellmouth Gloryole

Plus Ghoulish Drag



Wild Out Wednesday



A version of this feature originally ran in Q magazine's Halloween issue. Read the full edition below.



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