This year is our 23rd
Annual Big Ass
Halloween Bash. The first 22
have been a blast, and they keep getting better every year. This year's party will be held once again at
the BUS (Bar at Union Station) by Minute Maid Park,
1800 Texas Ave, which is being reserved exclusively for our Halloween Party on the evening
of Saturday, October 29, 2011
. We will have the standard
25 kegs, 40 gallons of witches brew, and over two thousand
(yes, over 2,000) Jello Shots - all included.
Bottled beer, wine and mixed drinks will be available at the cash bar.
As always, designated drivers will be provided free soft drinks.
The party will begin around 8:00 p.m., and
will end around 2:00 a.m. If you need a place to stay, try the The Inn at the Ball Park . Oh, and this is a costume party, so please come in a costume. Last year there were 2 people that didn't come in costume, and I am sure they felt very out-of-place being in a bar with 450 other people
that were dressed up. Check out the Pictures Page to see what
some of the costumes looked like.
You must be at least 21 years old to attend the Halloween Bash.
Where to stay:
Nobody likes to drink and drive (or at least we don't
want you to), so if you are looking for a place to
stay, try the The Inn at the Ballpark. They
have some rooms available and are generously offering them to our
party guests for the super low rate of only $139 for a standard room. If you want a room at the Inn,
reserve your room soon because room availibity is very limited this year. Due to their limited number,
guest rooms with 2 guest beds are available upon request at check-in only.
Hurry up and make your reservations soon, the discount prices are good for a limited time only.
Remember, you have to tell
the person taking your reservation that you are with the Halloween
Bash to get the cheaper rate. The reservation phone number is 713-228-1520 or 1-866-406-1520.
To reserve a room online click here
Other nearby hotels:
- Hilton Americas 713-739-8000
- Courtyard Marriott 832-366-1600
- Four Seasons 713-650-1300
The following is a list of taxicabs in the area that can give you a ride
home or a ride to a hotel (or anywhere else):
United Cab Co: 713-699-0000
Liberty Cab: 713-695-6700
24-Hour Taxi: 1-800-TAXICAB (800-829-4222)
Yellow Cab: 713-236-1111
Fiesta Cab: 713-225-2666
The standard cab fares use the following formula*: The City of Houston regulated taxi meter rate is
$2.50 for the first 2/11 mile, and $0.17 for each additional 1/11 mile ($4 for the first mile and $1.87 for every mile
thereafter). Waiting is calculated on the taxi meter at $0.33 per
minute ($20.00 Per Hour). There is an additional $1 surcharge on all trips which commence between the hours of 8:00 p.m.
and 6:00 a.m. Effective July 1, 2008, every taxi trip is subject to a $1.00 fuel surcharge if gas prices are $3.50 or more
per gallon, in accordance with the City of Houston ordinance.
The City of Houston has a flat rate of $6 for taxi rides that originate and end within the Central Business District,
which is the downtown Houston area bounded by I-45, I-10 and US 59. Up to four passengers can share a cab ride - and
the cost of the $6 fare! For more information, please
*Please note these rates may not apply to all taxi
companies, and may change at any time.
The Jello shots served at the Halloween Party are a tradition. Also
knows as Gary's Famous Flamin' Jello Shots (See them being made for previous years parties), they live up to their
name, are flammable, and will burn with a hot, blue flame at over 100
proof. The XXX Jello Shots are not recommended for people who have been or
will be smoking, people with ulcers, heart or liver conditions, should not
be consumed by anyone planning to drive and will not be served to pregnant
women. The strength of the Jello Shots can be identified as follows:
|Jello Shot Legend
(see graphical version here)
Marking on lid
||Whimpy - like you get in a bar. My mom could do one of
||You can taste the alcohol.
||These will put some hair on your chest.
||Be prepared to seek medical attention.
The Jello Shots can be found at the Jello Shot station,
and are typically passed out (no pun intended) a couple of times during
The Costume Contest:
The costume contest will be judged on 4 categories:
Best male costume (best individual guy)
Best female costume (best individual girl)
Best couple / duo costume (best costume for 2 people that share a common theme
Best group costume (best costume for 3 or more
people that share a common theme
This is an annual Halloween Party that is hosted by a group of friends. The
parties originated at Scot Pettit and James Pintkowski's apartment when they lived in
College Station. It outgrew the apartments, and in 1992 it was moved to the Beach house in
Galveston. From there it was moved to subdivision clubhouses for 3 years. Once it got
too big for that, it was moved to the Hot Dog Place, then to Paul's Banquet
Hall. Beginning in 1998, we began to rent out the entire Stelters bar, which you may have
know as Sonora Del Norte. In 2002, Stelters changed it's name (yet again) to Houston's Uptown Banquet Facility.
In 2005, we had to locate to a new venue for our party because of the potential sale of the
old location and we luckily stumbled across the BUS. We hope to be here for many years! We have an
archive of all the past flyers, maps and koozie
designs, as well as pictures from past parties.
Where to find more information:
You can find out more information by clicking on any of the links below, or
in the left margin above. These links will take you to an on-line
flyer, map and directions, how to buy tickets,
and pictures of previous parties respectively. If you
have any additional questions, or have any comments about the party or this website, you can
visit our online forum to post a question or view other guests questions and comments and the
answers to their questions. If you still can't find the answer to your question, feel
free to email us at email@example.com.