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Get Your Ghoul On

By Kate Peterson

The Fish House Deck Bar will become wild and witchy on Wednesday night before Halloween weekend. They will transform it into the location of one ghoulish Girls’ Night Out, renamed Ghouls’ Night Out. The Fish House is kicking off the Halloween weekend with a costume contest, fun giveaways, drink specials, a DJ, live music by Rumor Mill and photos taken in the Best Damn PhotoBooth.

“We want to kick off the Halloween weekend, and build on an already successful Girls’ Night Out here at the Fish House,” said Shelly Yates, director of marketing and public relations for Great Southern Restaurant Group.

The costume contest will have two big prizes: the grand prize is $1,000, and second prize for the crowd favorite is $500. The contest will be run and emceed by DJ Tony C. Participants will register with the DJ until 10 p.m. In three separate rounds, the crowd and the judge will decide who moves through to the final round. The contest will be decided at midnight.

Drink specials for the night will include a unique punch made with the new bold, smoky and smooth Bacardi Oakheart and spiced rum. Drink specials are only $2 for the ladies, 21 years of age and older. They have a souvenir glass for $8. In addition, they will offer a nonalcoholic fruit punch for $3.50.

Pensacola-based party band Rumor Mill starts at 9 p.m. Rumor Mill plays everything from funk to rap, rock, pop and heavy modern rock. Lead vocalist Vega leads the band with powerful vocals, great stage presence and always gives the crowd what they came looking for. Guitarist Ricky Fortag and bassist Jerry Vinci create a great one-two punch that always makes sure the crowd is highly entertained. Drummer Mikey Rhatigan holds down a diverse and versatile rhythm section, which drives the band and motivates the crowd to stay on their feet until the very last song.

The Fish House Deck Bar is one of the hottest places to be on a normal Wednesday night. Girls’ Night Out on the deck is one of the area’s most popular parties, and it is open to all ages. Ladies who are old enough to drink enjoy $2 drinks all night long, and the evening features a variety of live and recorded music.

Adding to the fun of the evening, the Fish House has solicited the services of the Best Damn PhotoBooth. This new business is the brainchild of photographer David P. Reardon, prop master and videographer Jarred Taylor and makeup/set director John Dye.

“It started during a birthday party for Dave,” said Taylor. “We had the white background, the lighting, the camera, and the props and decided to take some ridiculous pictures. We had a blast and realized that anyone who got together with friends would like to have the same thing to remember the event.”

Taylor goes on to say, “We have only had a couple of events so far, but Wednesday night is the official debut of how the photo booth works. We bring the thrill of a professional fashion shoot, add the excitement of a Hollywood red-carpet event and bring it to your doorstep. It is a great way to liven up an event and everyone enjoys the photos.”

The night of Ghouls’ Night Out, The Best Damn PhotoBooth is complimentary for costumed guests, 21 years of age or older. Following the event, the images will be placed on the Fish House Facebook photo gallery.

GHOULS’ NIGHT OUT
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 26
WHERE: Fish House Deck Bar, 600 S. Barrancas St.
COST: Free
DETAILS: goodgrits.com