Just say 'Boo': Bars set for Halloween

I’d hit on you, but this mummy costume kind of impairs speech.

See, those are the concerns you need to think about when partying at the bars Saturday.

This weekend, local hot spots will attract guests with draws like drink specials, live entertainment and costume contests.

Here are some of Saturday’s standouts:

Belloo’s, 900 Front Ave., celebrates with a “Pin-Up Girls and Bad Boys” theme. Costume contest at midnight with cash prizes for best pin-up girl or guy, most original and crowd favorite. The Relics entertain. Drink specials all weekend. $5 cover.

SoHo Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road, has entertainment by Filthy Wilma. Costume contests throughout the night with categories like sexiest girl/guy, creepiest, funniest, most original and more. Drink specials include $1 Jell-O shots. $5 cover.

The Dawg House, 5140 Warm Springs Road, has an Elvis impersonator at 9 p.m. Food and drink specials. No cover. 18 and older.

H20, 6499 Veterans Parkway, has costume contests beginning at 11:30 p.m. Categories include sexiest, best overall/best group. You could win up to $500. There’s also a $1,500 balloon drop at 2:15 a.m.

The Shanty Shack, 4475 Warm Springs Road, has cash prizes for most original, scariest and sexiest costumes. There will also be giveaways. Guests get a 20-ounce Halloween cup with $2.50 purchase of Miller/Coors draft. No cover.

Broadway bars in downtown Columbus will celebrate with a variety of prizes and drink samples. Some of the offerings:

The new Club 1244, featuring the Whiskey River Live Bar, has a Monster Bash with drink specials and a costume contest. You could win a VIP party package. It’s at 1244 Broadway. No cover.

The Loft, 1032 Broadway, hosts an “Alice in Wonderland”-themed party with door prizes. Dress in the theme and you’ll get a free “admit one” ticket for your next night out. Peggy Jenkins and the Bizness entertain. $10 cover.

The Roadhouse, 1047 Broadway, features entertainment from DJ Roonie G — a nationally known DJ who hails from Columbus. Opening act is the Hell on Air Band. Contest for best and sexiest costumes. $10 cover.

The Uptown Tap and The Vault, 1024 and 1026 Broadway, will award a five-night free stay (with meals) in St. John, Virgin Islands to the best overall costume. Drink specials. $5 cover gets you into both venues.

Flip Flops, 1111 Broadway, celebrates Friday with a “Find the Hidden Pumpkin” party. You could win $250 in cash and prizes. Stereomonster entertains. $5 cover.

Saturday, Flip Flops has its main Halloween party. Sexiest female wins $250, best overall costume gets $500. Jasper Drive performs. $5 cover.

Scruffy Murphy’s, 1037 Broadway, has entertainment from Pipers Down all weekend. Halloween night includes costume contest with gift vouchers for Scruffy’s. Drink specials like $4 Halloween shots. The bar’s outdoor patio is now covered and heated. $5 cover.