Best Bingo Happy Hour: The Sidebar

218 E. Lexington St., (410) 659-4130,

After the demise of Hippo and its gay Bingo, our cards consistently read F-U-C-K C-V-S, until we happened into the Sidebar for its pop music Bingo happy hour. The deal is, you get a card and it has a bunch of songs on it from a particular decade—‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s—and the DJ plays a bunch of those songs for like 30 seconds. You would think it would be annoying as shit, right? But somehow, it’s not.  It turns out that all you really need from a pop song is 30 seconds. If you win, you get free beer or some shit. We don’t know, we’ve never won—but we’ve had plenty of fun.

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