Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs:
You can scare up some Halloween fun at several clubs, including a Halloween costume party tonight at Aiken Brewing Co., 140 Laurens St. S.W.; Disco Halloween tonight at the Soul Bar, 984 Broad St.; a Halloween party Saturday at the American Legion Post 205, 2102 Highland Ave.; a Halloween party Saturday at The Junction, 1212 Whiskey Road in Aiken; a Halloween party Saturday at Pop a Top, 1427 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, with a costume contest from 3 to 5 p.m. for children and from 7 p.m. to midnight for adults, trophies and cash prizes; a Halloween party and costume contest Saturday at Richard's Place, 2416 Windsor Spring Road; and Dead Lion Halloween Wednesday at the Red Lion Pub, 1936 Walton Way, with $2,000 cash and prizes with DJ.
Fans of loud music will enjoy Bloodfest 8 Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3200, 1 Gun Club Road. Featured bands include Solemn, Thinfin, Gearbox and Thicker Than Blood. Doors open at 3 p.m., and tickets are $9.
Draft beer is $1 Sundays and Mondays at Athens Restaurant and Taverna, 246 Bobby Jones Expressway.
ABBI'S COFFEE MILL: 403 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez; 651-9111.
AJ'S BAR AND GRILL: 4314 Wrightsboro Road; 863-2206.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 63: 90 Milledge Road; Cross Roads tonight, bingo Tuesdays and Saturdays; 733-5184.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 178: 3219 Richmond Hill Road; steak night with disc jockey and draft specials tonight; 793-1724.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 205: 2102 Highland Ave.; bingo Wednesday and Friday and disc jockey and steak night Saturdays; 733-4069.
ATHENS RESTAURANT AND TAVERNA: 246 Bobby Jones Expressway; happy hour 4-7 p.m. daily; 868-1508.
AUGUSTA ELKS LODGE: 205 Elkdom Court; 860-3223.
BACKYARD TAVERN: 218 S. Belair Road; cookout and karaoke nightly; 869-8695.
BONKERZ COMEDY CLUB: Holiday Inn West, Interstate 20 at Washington Road; dance club 9 p.m. Sunday; open microphone Thursday; 738-8811.
BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 737-6962.
CAFE ICTHUS: New Hope Activity Center, 715 Old Belair Road; 868-6410.
COCONUTS: 469 Highland Ave., Surrey Center; 738-8133.
CORK 'N' BULL TAVERN: 1925 Whiskey Road, Aiken; dart tournament tonight, wing night with 15-cent wings 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays; ladies night Thursdays with domestic and well drink specials; (803) 649-5239.
THE COLISEUM:1632 Walton Way; $2 Bud Light longnecks Saturday, karaoke Monday, tournament Tuesdays, Halloween bash Wednesday and karaoke with Nicole Thursday; 733-2603.
THE COTTON PATCH: 816 Cotton Lane at Riverwalk Augusta; John and Andy tonight and Sunday and Keith Gregory Thursday; happy hour 4-8 p.m. with $1 drafts and $2 well drinks; 724-4511.
COYOTE'S: 2512 Peach Orchard Road; Rhes Reeves, Shelly Watkins and the Coyote Ugly Band; club open Wednesday-Saturday; 560-9245.
EAGLES NEST: Ramada Inn Hotel, 640 Broad St.; 722-5541.
GROVETOWN COUNTRY CLUB: 5513 Wrightsboro Road; ladies night 7-10 Thursdays, with two-for-one drafts; eight-ball tournament Fridays, NASCAR and football Sundays; 556-9010.
FANNIE KATE'S INN, RESTAURANT AND PUB: 127 S. Main St., McCormick, S.C.; group karaoke Thursday; Melissa Thursday; happy hour 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, $1 off drinks; (864) 465-0061.
FINISH LINE CAFE: 4046 Belair Road; DJ tonight; blind draw darts Saturday with two-for-one shooters; open pool tournament for cash Mondays; happy hour 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; 855-5999.
THE FIREHOUSE: 1145 Broad St.; 826-9955.
FOX'S LAIR: Telfair Inn, 349 Telfair St.; karaoke with Mike Johnson tonight and karaoke Thursday; drink specials daily; 774-1004.
GOODFELLA'S: 3328 Washington Road; the Kahuna Band tonight, Blues Express Saturday, karaoke Monday, Steve Chappell Tuesday, S&S Five Wednesday and East Coast Players Thursday; ladies night Wednesdays with half-price drinks all night; the first drink is free; 863-5779.
GREENE STREETS: 402 11th St.; women's karaoke contest tonight; men's karaoke contest Saturday; men's and women's karaoke Thursday with $2.25 domestic bottled beer; $1.25 well drinks for ladies night Tuesdays and $10 drink till you drown Wednesdays; 823-2002.
HOLLEY HOUSE: Richland Avenue, Aiken; disc jockey tonight and Thursday; shag lessons Mondays; and college night Thursdays with disc jockey; happy hour 5-7 p.m. daily except Saturday; (803) 648-4265.
JERRI'S PLACE: 660 Broad St.; 722-0088.
JOE'S GRILL: 900 S. Main St., New Ellenton; (803) 652-3769.
JOE'S UNDERGROUND: Basement club at Eighth and Broad streets; Kristi Starr tonight, Medicine Hat Saturday, Keith Gregory Monday, John Kolbeck Tuesday, Jar Wednesday and David Crawford Thursday; $1 Jager Mondays, $1 Cuervo tonight and Tuesdays, $1 drafts Thursday; 724-9457.
THE JUNCTION: 1212 Whiskey Road, Aiken; Wax Bean tonight and Saturday, Terry and Jordan Sunday and disc jockey and $1 beer Thursday; (803) 649-0794.
KOKOPELLI'S: 3415 1/2 Wrightsboro Road; Rocktober Fest tonight with Almost There, 420 Outback and Youth@Risk; Twist Like 8, S.K.P. and Simple Possession Saturday, Happy Bone Tuesday, open microphone Wednesday and Almost There Thursday; happy hour 5-8 p.m. daily, two-for-one shooters and $1.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon daily; 738-1881.
MARLBORO STATION: Marlboro Street at Richland Avenue, Aiken; (803) 644-6485.
METRO A COFFEEHOUSE: 1054 Broad St.; Irish session band Tuesday; happy hour 5-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; $1.75 domestics, $2 micro brews and $2 imported drafts Mondays; $1.50 Bud Light draft Tuesdays, $2.50 well drinks Wednesdays and $3 select wines Thursdays; 722-6468.
MICHAEL'S RESTAURANT AND PIANO BAR: 2860 Washington Road; karaoke with Hugh Barrow Mondays and Marilyn Adcock Tuesdays-Saturdays; happy hour 4:30-7 p.m.; 733-0913.
MODJESKA: 813 Broad St.; DJ tonight and Saturday; 303-9700.
MULLIGAN'S NITELIFE: 1082 Bertram Road; DJ nightly; 738-1079.
ON THE RIVER CAFE: Riverwalk Augusta; 828-2100.
PAT'S RESTAURANT AND PUB: 201 Richland Ave. W., Aiken; (803) 648-1028.
POP A TOP: 1427 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; karaoke tonight; happy hour 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 278-5144.
RAES COASTAL CAFE: 3208 W. Wimbledon Drive; Slice and Dice Saturday; 738-1313.
RED LION: 1936 Walton Way; Dead City Radio and Impulse Ride tonight, 70th anniversary party with 10 bands Saturday, 70-cent Bud Lite all day, NFL and PlayStation tournament for cash Monday, wet T-shirt contest and $2.50 pitchers Tuesday; Matt and Kevin Thursday with $1.75 Bud and $2.75 Mini-Teas; 736-7707.
RICHARD'S PLACE: 2416 Windsor Spring Road, Meadow Wood shopping center; Big Dawgs tonight and Saturday; Bloody Marys 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; 793-6330.
ROBBIE'S SPORTS BAR: 2834 Washington Road; DJ tonight, Saturday and Wednesday, NFL Sunday and Monday, ladies night Tuesday, Free Beer and pool Wednesday and pool and dart league Thursday; various drink specials weekly; 738-0866.
RON'S TAVERN: 548 Broad St.; disc jockey tonight and Saturday; 613-0255.
RUB IT IN LOUNGE: Between Fort Gordon Gates 1 and 2, on Gordon Highway; David Bryan and Shameless tonight and Saturday and pool leagues Monday-Thursday; 651-0110.
SAFARI LOUNGE: 2323 Peach Orchard Road; the Duke Boys tonight and Saturday; happy hour Monday-Thursday and drink specials on weekends; 793-0587.
SHANNON'S: 300 Shartom Drive, off Washington Road; Left Hand Drive Saturday, Shelly Watkins Sunday, Bart Bell Wednesday and Jason Sikes Thursday; happy hour 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 3-8 p.m. Sunday; 860-0698.
SIDESTREETS/THE BARRACKS: 1923 Walton Way; cabaret show tonight and Saturday; $10 drink and drown Fridays and $2 Jager and Goldschlager Saturdays; 481-8829.
THE SOUL BAR: 984 Broad St.; wine and martini specials Wednesdays; 724-8880.
SPORTS PUB: 1031 Ellis St.; eight televisions hooked to a satellite for sports entertainment; general trivia Tuesdays and sports trivia Thursdays; happy hour 8-10:30 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays; 432-0448.
SQUEAKY'S TIP-TOP: 2596 Central Ave.; Mike Chik and Susan Douglas Saturday and Thursday; 738-8886.
SUPER C'S: 2746 Tobacco Road; 796-1129.
SWEET DREAMIN PUB AND LOUNGE: Belvedere-Clearwater Road, Clearwater; disc jockey and karaoke tonight and Saturday and jam sessions Tuesdays; happy hour 4-7 p.m. daily; (803) 593-8302.
TREYBON: 1285 Broad St.; 724-0632.
U.B.'s GERMAN CUISINE: 1944 Walton Way; Oktoberfest with live entertainment weekends in October; 667-8181.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 649: 2430 Windsor Spring Road; Good Times karaoke tonight; 790-4282.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 3200: 1 Gun Club Road; NFL Monday and bingo Thursdays; happy hour 4-7 p.m. daily, two-for-one yellow shooters tonight; 736-9046.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 5877: South Carolina Highway 19, Aiken; (803) 648-0119.
WHEELER TAVERN: 3664 Wheeler Road; 868-5220.
THE WOODSTOCK BAR: 1102 Broad St.; El Diablo Ninos with The Void Saturday.
CAROLINA JAMBOREE: Solid Country and Phillip Shealy and Logo tonight and Country Fever Saturday; 792-9063.
CLUB BARCELONA: 2533 Peach Orchard Road; 790-3093.
THE COUNTRY RANCH: 2510 Storm Branch Road, Beech Island; Hard Country tonight and karaoke Saturday; (803) 867-2388.
FISHBOWL LOUNGE: 2248 Lumpkin Road; karaoke with Linda Eubanks Fridays and Almost There Saturdays; drink specials daily; 790-6810.
FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES NO. 1197: 1999 Scott Road; Crossroads Band Saturday; bingo Sunday at 2 p.m. and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.; 790-8040.
THE HONKY TONK: 1602 Gordon Highway at Tubman Home Road; Derryl Perry tonight and Saturday; 560-0551.
JONES CREEK COUNTRY CLUB LOUNGE: 4101 Hammonds Ferry Road; karaoke with Linda Eubanks Wednesdays; 868-6700.
PATTI'S: 2610 Peach Orchard Road; Private Stock tonight and Saturday and open microphone Monday-Thursday; 793-9303.
TROPICAL PARADISE LOUNGE: Travelodge, 1365 Gordon Highway at Molly Pond Road; 722-8700.
SILVER BULLET LOUNGE: 2423 Milledgeville Road; Silver Bullet Band Wednesdays-Saturdays, with Kenni Huskey Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 737-6134.
BLUES AND JAZZ
LE CAFE DU TEAU: 1855 Central Ave.; keyboardist Buzz Clifford Thursday-Saturday and after 9 p.m. Sundays with the Last Bohemians; 733-3505.
PARTRIDGE INN: 2110 Walton Way; All That Jazz tonight, Air Apparent Saturday, Keith Gregory Wednesday and Quiet Storm Thursday; 737-2428.
THE PRIVATE "I": 2507 Thomas Lane at Jennings Road; disco Fridays and Saturdays and live jazz and rhythm and blues Sundays; 793-9944.
SMITTY'S LOUNGE: 1815 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; 722-6670.
TOUCH OF CLASS: 3129 Damascus Road; featured birthdays Fridays and disco weekends; new school and old school lounges; 737-4845.
HARPO'S: 2864 Deans Bridge Road; Cold Sweat Band Wednesdays; happy hour 5-10 p.m. daily; 560-1166.
MILLENNIUM: 1511 North Leg Road; 733-5922.
AIKEN BREWING CO.: 140 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; Keith Gregory tonight; (803) 502-0707.
CAPRI CINEMA: 302 Eighth St.; 722-4060.
FIVE PINES SALOON: 2301 Gordon Highway; 738-3273.
THE HAVEN: 912 Broad St.; 724-2637.
THE HANGNAIL GALLERY: 306 Eighth St.; Daniel Brusaschetto, Sikhara Onusboton and Terminal tonight; 722-4060.
HIGHLANDER: 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; Barry Seals and the Nectarines tonight and 'S Math Sinn Dragon Thursday; 278-2796.
LIMELITE CAFE: 1325 Augusta West Parkway; pint nights Mondays and Wednesdays; trivia Sundays and Thursdays, blonde trivia Sunday and pool tournament Tuesdays; 731-0220.
THE PLAYGROUND: 873 Broad St.; $1 draft night Tuesdays, Jenga Competition Wednesdays and open microphone Thursdays; 724-5399.
SURREY TAVERN: 471 Highland Ave.; 736-1221.
TIME PIECEZ: 730 Broad St.; 828-5888.