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York bars say Halloween isn't a busy night

York was eerily quiet Halloween night, especially for a Halloween that fell on a Saturday.

Representatives from several downtown bars, including Holy Hound Taproom, White Rose Bar & Grill and Otto's Kitchen, said business was slower this Halloween than for a typical Saturday.

"This is typical on Halloween," Holy Hound manager Brad Hash said. "Private parties tend to dominate the social scene."

Close to 40 people, about half of whom were dressed in costumes, drank and talked at Holy Hound around 10 p.m. Saturday.

"We were surprised," Lyndsie Pratt, of Crownsville, Md., said of the crowd. "We expected it to be more crowded, especially for Halloween."

"The crowd level doesn't compare to St. Patty's Day," Jason Pratt, of Crownsville, Md., added.

But not everyone spent Halloween night at home or at house parties.

Around 11 p.m., the party started to pick up at Granfalloons Tavern, where a crowd waiting for the costume contest packed the bar area. Manager Dirk Markel said the crowd was typical for Halloween and a Saturday night.

Check out photos above of locals who celebrated Halloween at Mudhook Brewing Co., Holy Hound Taproom and Granfalloons Tavern in downtown York Saturday night.