Halloween At The Trop Is Always Over The Top, With Parties Galore

Barbara Nathan Updated on October 27, 2018
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Don’t think for one minute that Halloween is for kids only. Not if you can get to Atlantic City where every casino in town is all geared up to give you and your companions a howling good time. But Tropicana is one place you can always count on year after year to go the extra mile to make Halloween and the days leading up to it spooktacular.

However, this year lucky you can start celebrating extra early. In fact, since Halloween falls midweek, this Saturday night is when all the big parties take place instead.

Otherwise, is Halloweek at the Trop going to be any different or less over the top than in previous years? Check it out for yourself. Between spooky looking food and drink specials galore and the Jamie Lee Curtis film “Halloween” playing at the IMAX Theater all week long, the answer is obvious. Not a ghost of a chance!

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What’s happening at Trop on Saturday, Oct. 27

This casino hotel has so many Halloween parties going on in so many places, along with some must see to be believed costume contests, scary movies, and other creepy entertainment, there is probably no way you’re going to fit in everything. But if you want to try, arrive early and plan to stay very late so you can squeeze in as much fun as possible.

Here is what’s on tap Saturday afternoon and evening, into the wee hours of the morning.

Free Entertainment

Time: 8 p.m.

Place: Boardwalk

Dance to the Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Time: 9 p.m.

Place: The Quarter

Annual Costume Contest

IMAX Theater

Sat., Oct. 27 only

Halloween: The IMAX Experience: 1 p.m., 3:45 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 11 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 28 – Thurs., Nov. 1

Halloween: The IMAX Experience: 1 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9:15 p.m.

Tickets for any of the above can be purchased online as well as at the IMAX Box Office in the Quarter.

Halloween parties and costume contests

This is what Halloween is all about. So if you have a really outlandish costume that you can’t wait to show off, there’s no better time and place to do it!

 A Dam Good Sports Bar

  • DJ from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Costume Contest at midnight.Prizes include  $200 for best group costume and $100 gift certificate for sexiest costume.

Anthem Lounge

  •  Nightmare on Anthem Street!
  • Contortionists and other creepy performers
  • Scariest costume contest with cash prizes
  • After-hours party starting at 3 a.m.—continuing till 7 a.m.!

Bar Olon

  • Live entertainment from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Boogie Nights 

Doors open 9 p.m. $20 entry fee.

  • Halloween Bash with costume contest at midnight

Casa Taco & Tequila Bar

  • DJ from 9 p.m. to midnight

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

 Doors open 10:30 p.m.

  • Fright Night in Havana Halloween Party with music by Latin Connection
  • Midnight Madness
  • Costume Contest with a Grand Prize of $500 cash!

Firewaters Saloon

  • Halloween party with live music
  • Costume contest at 11 p.m. It’s a $100 gift certificate for scariest and best cowboy/cowgirl costumes

 Kiss Kiss Nightclub

 Doors open 10:30 p.m. Sign up at the nightclub website for free admission up to 11:30 p.m.

  • The Devil’s Graveyard Halloween Party

Ri-Ra Irish Pub

  • Halloween party with live music from 10 p.m. to closing. No cover charge
  • Costume contest at midnight. First place: $100, second place: $75, third place $75 Ri-Ra gift card

Halloween Food and Drink Specials

Clearly, if you’re looking for over the top Halloween entertainment, you’ll find plenty at the Trop, but when it comes to food and drinks, sticking to your budget will be a lot easier than you think. In fact, you can take advantage of extended Happy Hours with rock-bottom prices all over the resort.

A Dam Good Sports Bar

  •  $3 draft beer and $5 margaritas

 Anthem Lounge

  •  $5 domestic beer and Tito’s cocktails until midnight

Bar Olon

  •  Happy Hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Drafts and bottled beer, sangria, and other select wines by the glass are specially priced at $3, $4, and $5, respectively. Food specials include $2 anticuchos, $3 empanadas, and $5 guacamole.

Broadway Burger Bar

  •  Happy Hour from 10:30 p.m. to closing: $3 Bud Lights; Jameson, Stoli Vodka, or Pyrat Rum for $5; Roca Patron for $6

Casa Taco & Tequila Bar

  •  Special Halloween food and drink menu Saturday and all week long

Chelsea Five Gastropub (on the 5th floor of the Chelsea Tower)

  •  Happy Hour 5 p.m.-8 p.m. every night except Mon. featuring $5 NJ beer or wine and $6 whiskey of the week

 Firewaters Saloon

  •  Pumpkin or Oktoberfest beer at $6/pint

Planet Rose Karaoke

  •  $7 for a Fireball shot or 7 oz. Bud Light or $10 for two drinks and two karaoke songs

Ri-Ra Irish Pub

  • Do these special Halloween concoctions look as creepy as they sound? Order a Brain Hemorrhage shot ($4) or Witches Brew or Jekyll and Gin Glowing Cocktail ($6) and find out!

Stop at the William Hill Sportsbook

As you can see, if celebrating Halloween is your thing, the Tropicana Atlantic City offers something for everyone. But if you’re a sports fan, too, here’s the news you’ve been waiting for. The Tropicana had been announcing for a long time that a sportsbook was in the works, but the opening date was mystery. Well, that day is here. The William Hill Sportsbook made its debut in the Tropicana North Tower on Thursday, Oct. 25.

I will be visiting the new sportsbook next week to see how it compares with the William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Resort Casino and other Atlantic City sportsbooks. So look for my detailed review right here on NJ Gambling Websites soon. Meanwhile, check out Atlantic City’s newest sportsbook for yourself.

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