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October 30, 2019

Gather your goblin gang, summon your demons and invoke your inner party spirit as various venues host Halloween parties over the next few days.

In Glasgow, Boteco Do Brasil is taking no prisoners with a three day party weekend which kicks off on Thursday 31st October with a Halloween party followed by their Nightmare in the Favela party on the Friday.

Anyone still standing can try to rekindle their spark at the Day of the Dead party on Saturday night.

As you might expect, costumes are encouraged and the joint will be jumping until 4am on the Friday and Saturday nights. DJ Niki Baron will be playing salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, merengue, latin pop, soca & dancehall.

Of course, if you need to fortify body and soul before a night of demonic dancing then you can always book into Boteco Do Brasil via 5pm.

It's sure to be another quiet night at the Boteco bars.

It's sure to be another quiet night at the Boteco bars. Pic: Botoco Facebook.

On Edinburgh's Lothian Street, the east coast branch of Boteco Do Brasil also has three nights of partying starting with a salsa meets bachata Halloween special on Thursday.

We like their picanha na chapa - seasoned strips of rump cap steak served on a sizzle platter, with a side of cassava and vinaigrette.

Pausing briefly in Edinburgh, Brewhemia have teamed up with eeek Escape Rooms to run a 1920s themed Halloween Escape Dinner. Tix.

Haunting tunes

The Devil has the best tunes at the Bang Bang Club.

The Devil has the best tunes at the Bang Bang Club.

If spooky tunes get your blood going then you may care to point your broom back across the M8 and swoop down to Arta in the Merchant City.

The Bang Bang Club are hosting a Spookeasy Spectacular on Friday 1st November.

A mix of burlesque, dancing, dinner plus a glass of fizz on arrival, guests can expect only the most haunting songs such as ‘I Put A Spell On You’, ‘Black Woman Magic’ and ‘Thriller’.

As it happens, we have a 5pm Big Deal on the Spookeasy Spectacular. Click here. If you dare.

We also note that there is a Day of the Dead party on the rooftop bar of the Radisson Red on October 31st.

There will be Patron tequila cocktails, DJs and plenty of spooky decor.

Back in the city centre, Mango is carving itself a piece of the Halloween cake with a Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday night. Main pic is from Mango's Facebook.

All we're going to say is they are open until 4am and will have tequila at 99p all night. We expect that come Friday morning, one or two people may feel that the Day of the Dead has well and truly dawned.