Bars host Halloween costume contests, events

By Dave Gong

Several DeKalb bars are embracing the Halloween spirit by offering events for patrons.

KJ’s Tap & Grill, 518 E. Lincoln Highway, will have live music from outlaw country band Stroker Red, as well as a costume contest on Oct. 29, said KJ’s Manager Sarah Miller. The contest offers a $50 prize for first place and a $25 prize for second palce, Miller said.

Sullivan’s Tavern, 722 E. Lincoln Highway, will have a costume party and music on Oct. 29, said Sullivan’s Tavern owner Albert Sullivan. T.K. and the Groove will play.

O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub, 260 E. Lincoln Highway, is holding a costume contest Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. and is offering a $100 prize for first place, and $50 and a $25 gift certificate for second. Four notable costumes will receive $25 gift certificates, said O’Leary’s owner Debbie Whitmer.

“[O’Leary’s employees] will be in costume through Monday,” Whitmer said.

Whitmer said Tapa La Luna, 226 E. Lincoln Highway, will also hold a costumer party at 9 p.m.

Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, will hold a costume contest on Oct. 29 as well, said Fatty’s Pub Manager Shannon O’Keefe. Sign-ups will begin at 9 p.m. for the costume contest, which offers a $500 cash prize for best overall costume. The sexiest costume will win a $300 cash prize, the best couple or duo costumes will win a pair of Bears tickets, and the scariest costume will win Blackhawks tickets, while the funniest costume will win a Heineken BeerTender, O’Keefe said.

According to the Otto’s Nightclub website, Otto’s, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, will host a Halloween bash on Oct. 29, featuring live music from Cealed Kasket. Admission will be $10, or $7 with a costume, said an Otto’s employee.

According to the website, Otto’s will host part two of its Halloween bash on Oct. 30, featuring music by DJ Special Ops and Hollywood. Admission for this show is $8, $6 with a costume. A costume contest will be held this night as well, which offers $500 in cash prizes.

Representatives from Lord Stanley’s, Andy’s Lounge, Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar, Twin’s Tavern and Starbusters were unavailable for contact as of press time. Molly’s Eatery & Drinkery declined to comment.