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Top Pick: Halloween night at Montana Grizzly Bar

Halloween originated in Celtic Ireland, where villagers would dress up in ghoulish costumes and noisily parade through town in order to frighten away spirits looking for bodies to possess. A mainstay of Western culture, it has also caught on in Bratislava during the last decade.
Halloween will be celebrated at Montana's Grizzly Bar, just a step above Michalská brána (Michael's Gate) in the Old Town. As soon as the last ray of sun disappears on October 31, the serving staff will turn into witches and ghosts, long-toothed Jack-o-lanterns will twist their evil faces from behind every corner, and the spirits of the dead will scare the wits out of the living.
On hand that night will be a special bubbling 'witches' brew', while the outside seating area will be transformed into a nightmarish cemetery, and customers will compete for the best costume award, with the winner receiving a weekend for two in the beautiful Jasná region of the High Tatras. Runners-up will be awarded a barrel of beer.


Drink, Drank, Drunk will be dressing up and thrashing the joint at Grizzly's October 31.
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Halloween originated in Celtic Ireland, where villagers would dress up in ghoulish costumes and noisily parade through town in order to frighten away spirits looking for bodies to possess. A mainstay of Western culture, it has also caught on in Bratislava during the last decade.

Halloween will be celebrated at Montana's Grizzly Bar, just a step above Michalská brána (Michael's Gate) in the Old Town. As soon as the last ray of sun disappears on October 31, the serving staff will turn into witches and ghosts, long-toothed Jack-o-lanterns will twist their evil faces from behind every corner, and the spirits of the dead will scare the wits out of the living.

On hand that night will be a special bubbling 'witches' brew', while the outside seating area will be transformed into a nightmarish cemetery, and customers will compete for the best costume award, with the winner receiving a weekend for two in the beautiful Jasná region of the High Tatras. Runners-up will be awarded a barrel of beer.

Live music will add to the evening's ambience, featuring the Bratislava cover-band 'Drink Drank Drunk', a group consisting of British singer and guitarist John Dale accompanied by his Slovak drummer, bass guitarist, and keyboard player. The musicians, who will also dress in Halloween costumes, will play numbers from their original song list as well as a few songs just for the Halloween celebration.

The October 31 celebration of Halloween (the night before All Saints Day) begins at the bar at 20:00. Tables reserved on a first come basis. For more information, contact Ky at Montana's Grizzly Bar, Michalská 19. Tel: 5443 4998.

Zuzana Habšudová

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