Halloween isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. While some people love the idea of fancy dress, for others, it’s just a night where you can’t move in your local pub for grown men and woman wearing outrageously wide costumes, and a nest of cobwebs to fight through to get to the bar.
In order to get through this Halloween as painlessly as possible, and dare I say, maybe even enjoy yourself, we here at The City have put together a couple of alternative ways to spend your night.
It’s Always Sunny in Phibsboro
This year, The Back Page in Phibsboro, will be transformed into ‘Paddy’s Pub’ from the hit TV show, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. You can expect to see some of your favourite episodes on the big screen while enjoying red wine out of a diet coke can. What’s not to love?
Check out The Back Page on Facebook to find out more about the event.
Tayto Park’s House of Horrors
Running from the 24th of October to the 1st of November is Tayto Park’s House of Horrors. While we know it’s a bit outside of Dublin, we reckon we can make an exception just this once.
For just €18 per person, you can enjoy entry to the theme park, a night ride on the Cú Chulainn Coaster, a 5D movie and much, much more. It’s suitable for ages 14 and up, and there’s no need to pre-book tickets. However please note that there is no alcohol allowed on the premises.
Night time tours at the National Leprechaun Museum
Delve into the darker side of Irish folklore with the adults only nighttime tour at the National Leprechaun Museum on Jervis Street. They claim that their stories are so dark and twisted, that there’s no way they could possibly talk about them during the day.
Tickets are just €15 which you can book here. However be warned, there’s no refunds for scaredy cats!
Hidden Dublin Walks’ Halloween Haunted Spooktacular Event
This year, Hidden Dublin Walks are running a terrifying bus tour of Grove Gardens in Kells, Co.Meath. Departing from St Audeon’s Church at the Cook Street entrance, the tour will take approximately three hours.
For €30, you can expect to be truly terrified, with various attractions such as a mirror maze, ‘The Asylum’, ‘School House Massacre’, and many, many more.
If you feel that you’re brave enough, check out their website to find out more.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show in The Sugar Club
It wouldn’t be Halloween without The Rocky Horror Picture Show, would it? This Halloween night, head down to The Sugar Club, where The Rocky Horror Picture Show Ireland, are celebrating their 10th anniversary.
You can definitely expect one of the most outrageous, bizarre nights of your life, all while having that damn catchy ‘Time Warp’ song stuck in your head. Let’s Do The Time Warp Againnn…