How to Spend Friday the 13th in San Antonio

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Why wait for Halloween to get the spooky events rolling out? While corn mazes and pumpkin patches might not be your thing, haunted houses and ghost tours might be. But maybe you're looking for something extra special to do in honor of Friday the 13th. Check out these happenings to make the most out of the spookiest day of the year.

Friday the 13 Haunted Pub Crawl
Make your night as boozy as it will undoubtedly be creepy with a good ole' pub crawl. You'll be able to explore some of San Antonio's haunted bars in downtown, so bring a friend to keep you from getting shitfaced with ghosts. RSVP now since space is limited. Multiple locations, 9pm-midnight,

Friday the 13th Tattoos
Plenty of local tattoo shops are coming through with $13 tattoos
(most of them anyway) in honor of what is arguably the best day of the year. Take your pick from Alamo City Ink, Platinum Tattoos at Evers & 410, Voodoo Tattoos, Bad Habits Tattoo Studio, Nite Owl Tattoo Studio or Heisenberg Ink. Or hit up all of them. Just live your life.

Friday The 13th October Metal Fest
Put on by The Bilo Effect, this metal fest brings you Oktoberfest-style food and beer, and lots of metal from all over South and Central Texas. San Antonio's own The Recasts, Destroyer of Wolds, Aurorean and X.I.L. will take the stage, so come on down to Fitzgerald's to support local music. Oh, and enjoy sausage and sauerkraut tacos and beer specials all night long. $10-15, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Fitzgerald's Bar and Music Venue, 437 McCarty Suite 101, (210) 607-7007,

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