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Where's the best Halloween party in Columbus?

You’ve decided to flaunt your sexy kitten alter ego. Now, just one question remains.

What’s the best local Halloween nightlife option?

Here’s a roundup of this weekend’s highlights. Unless otherwise noted, the events are for guests 21 and older.

Mickey’s Pub, 4105 Buena Vista Road, celebrates Halloween Friday with an 8 p.m. performance by Mindblender. Drink specials. Cover is $5. The party continues Saturday, when there’s no cover at Mickey’s and action starts at 9 p.m.

Ben’s Chophouse, 5300 Sidney Simons Blvd., has a Friday party with a 9:30 p.m. costume contest and gift card prizes. Drink specials include a Candy Corn Martini, Swampy Cocktail, Dra-Kahlua Tini and more. No cover. Open to all ages, but must be 21 to drink.

Mix Ultra Lounge, 1107 Broadway, hosts Halloween events Friday and Saturday. The bar on Friday has a Bloodsuckers and Vampires Night Out when the sexiest vampires can win $200 in cash and prizes. Cover is $5 for women, $10 for men.

The bar on Saturday will have multiple costume contests with hundreds of dollars in cash and prizes. Hourly contests for sexy getups, plus overall awards. There will be a cover charge. Amount TBA. Doors open 8 p.m.

Flip Flops, 1111 Broadway, will have a Saturday costume contest and DJ music. Expect $500 in cash and prizes. Must be present by 11 p.m. to enter. Cover is $5 and action starts at 9 p.m.

Oxygen, 1040 Broadway, will offer a total of $1,000 cash in a Saturday costume contest. Halloween drink specials. Cover is $10 and action starts at 9 p.m.

Daileys, 1039 Broadway, hosts a Halloween weekend with Friday and Saturday performances by local act Ophir Drive. They’ll be joined by North Carolina act New Machine on Friday. Music starts at 10 p.m., cover is $5.

The Loft, 1032 Broadway, encourages guests to dress as a favorite vampire Saturday night. Matt Self performs at 9:30 p.m., Marshall Ruffin performs at 11 p.m. Expect many drawings and costume contests, including a $1,000 grand prize gift card to The Loft or The Loft Downstairs. Cover is $5 and action starts at 9:30 p.m.

Spicoli’s, 5762 Milgen Road, encourages guests to wear costumes when Mirror performs Saturday night. Band starts at 11 p.m. and cover is $5.

SoHo Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road, has a Saturday party with entertainment by The M&M Band. Expect Halloween drinks, plus costume contests with cash prizes and giveaways. Action starts at 9 p.m. and cover is $5.

The Shanty Shack, 4475 Warm Springs Road, has a Saturday costume party with cash prizes and door prizes. Mindblender will perform 7-11 p.m. A $5 cover starts at 8 p.m.

Belloo’s, 900 Front Ave., has a Saturday costume contest with cash prizes. Claiborne & Friends will perform while guests sip Halloween drinks. Cover is $5 and action starts at 9:30 p.m.

Eighty-Five, located below Belloo’s, hosts a Saturday masquerade party that offers over $500 in cash and prizes. Expect music and drink specials. Doors open at 7 p.m., a $5 cover begins at 9 p.m.

Pop-A-Top, 210 32nd St., has a Saturday party with costume prizes, giveaways and free food. Action starts at 7 p.m. and there’s no cover.

Players, 1500 54th St., on Saturday hosts a Halloween edition of Players Club Bowling. It runs 9 p.m.-midnight and costs $3 per game. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a three day, two night trip to Biloxi. Open to guests 18 and older. No cover.

Scruffy Murphy’s, 1037 Broadway, hosts a Saturday performance by the local rockers from Boneheadz. Cover is $5 and action starts at 10 p.m.

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