Halloween is, without a doubt, the biggest party night Nagoya, with every year outdoing the last. But for those new to town, the fresh blood as it were, the sheer number of events may be overwhelming. But we’re here for you with a rundown of several of the haunted happenings this month in Nagoya. But as no two parties are the same, and some even last for days, you may want to treat this less as a menu and more as a roadmap of all the places you’re going to want to be this month.
Friday, October 10
Club Ozon in Sakae at 18:00
One of the earliest parties this year, this Halloween Special features DJ Tora and the usual offenders of the Cyber EDM crew. It wraps up at midnight, which is kinda lame. ¥2000
Saturday, October 11
Lover:Z in Shinsakae at 22:00
Now this is the correct way to kick of the season of the witch! The Nagoya Metro Club, Aichi’s premier LBGT party, doesn’t need an excuse to put on a costume and howl at the moon. Worth it just to see what wild shenanigans they’ve planned for the floor show. ¥2500, includes 2 drinks
Saturday, October 25
Coat Of Arms Pub in Fushimi at 21:00
For the second year in a row, CoA is offering one of the only parties in town without a cover charge. ¥500 drinks, special party menu and a 6-hour long set by DJ dij.
Red Rock in Sakae at 18:00
DJs scrying and the Soul Kitchen Dance Party provide the soundtrack for everyone’s favorite Aussie-themed bar. All you can eat and drink for 3 hours for ¥4000
Sunday, October 26
Shooters in Fushimi at 18:30
The All-Hallow-Swing party, bringing the style, music and dance moves of the past, hosted by local dance troupe Nagoya Swings and featuring live music by The Hospy.
The 59’s in Sakae at 19:00
5 hours of all you can drink for only ¥3,500, the only real way to make a zombie.
Wednesday, October 29
iD Café in Sakae
The biggest club in town kicks off 3 days of Halloween on the one day of the week you could probably use a party the most. And since they close at 1:00, you can get home early enough to do it again the next day.
Friday , October 31
The Haunted at Club Mago / Lounge Vio in Shinsakae
The Sexy Halloween is a party so big one night couldn’t contain it. The Sexy “Halloweekend” starts early on Friday and finally returns to the grave when the sun comes up on Sunday.
Come in costume on Friday the 31st when “The Haunted” starts the weekend out beginning at 8 pm and going very late. The evening features an authentic Haunted house and special carnival bars strung out over 3 floors. Down in the depths of Mago and Vio there are three dance floors and music for everybody to dance to with over 20 DJs, elaborate costume Pole Dance shows, belly dance shows, caged dancers and more. Plus you can get yourself painted in Halloween makeup up right there.
There will also be a special Halloween photo space to capture you in all your gory! Take a selfie or get a pro shot for free. Entry is ¥2,500 advance (or register for discount entry at www.thesexy.jp) Otherwise it is ¥3,000 at the door. Two day passes are available for ¥4,000 on the 31st that get you into The Sexy Halloween on Saturday as well.
Café Domina in Sakae from 22:00
The Buddy Halloween special features the funky house mixes of DJ peechboy. ¥2500
Saturday, November 1
The Sexy Halloween at Club Mago / Lounge Vio in Shinsakae
The wildest party in town, Sexy Halloween returns for the 4th year in a row to Club Mago on Saturday, November 1st from 9:00 til extremely late. The prize for best costume is ¥100,000 and there will be other prizes throughout the night for epic attire. Of course the Zombie Nurse Bar is now legend, as are the over the top Halloween decorations and pole dancers, cage dancers and belly dancers. There are heaps of DJ’s playing three dance floors and The Sexy provides a party bus which circles the city every 30 minutes so you can drop in on all the town’s best events. Entry is ¥2,500 Advance (or register for discount entry at www.thesexy.jp) Otherwise it is ¥3,000 At The Door.
Club JB’s / Domina / Club About / The Red Rock and 4 more clubs in Sakae
The Absolute Halloween gives you access to 8 parties featuring an amazing lineup of talent including (but by no means limited to) DJs Babur, Nick Edges, e-M, MOFONIX, Akira Saotome, Crushmonkey, scrying, Chris Ollier with drag queens, dancers and all kinds of performers. ¥3000