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Halloween Guide 2012


BUSAN, South Korea – Halloween fever hits the peninsula this weekend, and there's plenty of things going on if you're in the spirit. Halloween coincides with the big fireworks festival this Saturday, so expect big crowds around Gwangalli, and tons of people from Kyungsung University to Haeundae walking the streets. Public transportation will also be packed, so plan accordingly to get to your destination on time, as taxis may be sparse from 6 p.m. to midnight. The Gwangalli Beach Road will also be closed to traffic from 5 p.m., so traffic in the area will be very congested.

If you are planning on heading out this weekend, here are some places that have events planned as of now:


Friday Night

Club Fix – A huge Halloween bash at Busan's superclub Fix gets things underway Friday evening.

Tap and Tapas - Haeundae – Get the party started early at Haeundae's hippest new tapas room with the Mad Scientist Party, with unlimited 1+1 Cass beer throughout the night.


Saturday Night

Saturday is the night that most events are taking place.

PNU

Soul Trane and Crossroads – "Hallo Scream" is taking place at both bars, with live music from Soundcar and DJ Manny on the mix. Costume prizes are also available to be won.


Haeundae

The Back Room – Haeundae's hip new nightspot, TBR is hosting a Sinfully Sexy Masquerade Party Saturday. Send a text message with your name and mention Haps and get a free bottle of sparkling wine or Finlandia Vodka for every group of four. Cheers. 010-2669-1987.

The Wolfhound – The Wolf is throwing a huge bash this year, with loads of costume prizes. More info can be found here.

Thursday Party - All the TPs around the city (KSU, Gwangan, Seomyeon, Jangsan, Dongnae) are hosting costume parties. Amazing prizes can be won, including a grand prize of 1,000,000 won. More info can be found here.

Sharky'sSharky's is offering a free drink to anyone wearing a costume, as well as a 50 percent discount on appetizers from 6 – 8 p.m. for everyone, not to mention their online photo contest.

Tap and Tapas - Haeundae – The fun continues for a second night at Tap and Taps with the second night of the Mad Scientist Party, with unlimited 1+1 Cass beer throughout the night.

Fuzzy Navel – Fuzzy Navel is introducing a new menu to its staple of great Mexican food with a Pumpkin Cheese Quesadilla, Pumpkin Nacho Grande, Pumpkin Cheese Fried, and a Pumpkin Tacoball Salad through November 22.


Kyungsung

Thursday Party – See Haeundae listing above.

KSU Hallow's Eve Pub Crawl - Blue Monkey, Ol'55, Evas and HQ are putting on a huge pub crawl around KSU. Tickets are 14,000 won which includes a free drink at each bar and 2,000,000 won in prizes.

Thursday Party – See Haeundae listing above.

Fully Booked – Anyone in costume gets a free pint, and best costume at 10 p.m. wins a free bottle of wine. More info here.

Almost Famous – Almost Famous is putting on an alternative spin to the evening with Legend of Ghost, a Korean TV show from the 80s. Great prizes and dancing to be had.

Vinyl Underground - The Better Magic DJs return with the 8th installment of their legendary funk and soul themed dance party, Funked Up and Souled Out. You can get more info here. Funk, Soul, Halloween? Hell yeah.

Club Realize – Special Punk Rock Show: If Halloween punk rock music is your thing, starting at 8 is night of music you won't want to miss. More info here.

Ol'55 – Enjoy a "Halloween With the Doors" tribute band, the Muns, as well as One Drop East for what is sure to be a show that's talked about for years to come.

L Zone – Drink specials and students from around the globe will doing it up at the L Zone Lounge Halloween party.


Seomyeon

Thursday Party – See Haeundae listing above.

Fuzzy Navel – Fuzzy Navel Seomyeon is also introducing a new menu to its staple of great Mexican food with a Pumpkin Cheese Quesadilla, Pumpkin Nacho Grande, Pumpkin Cheese Fried, and a Pumpkin Tacoball Salad until November 22.


Gwangalli

Thursday Party – See Haeundae listing above.

Fuzzy NavelFuzzy Navel is introducing a Pumpkin Cheese Quesadilla, Pumpkin Nacho Grande, Pumpkin Cheese Fried, and a Pumpkin Tacoball Salad at its beach side Gwangan location until November 22.


Saturday, November 2

Basement – PNU - The 2012 "Zombie Pub Crawl" is taking place around PNU with a zombie walk around the streets, many great prizes and great specials on food and drink.


Know of other events? Send an email to busanhaps@gmail.com to add to the list.


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