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Best Reason to Strain Your Wrist:: B Side Liquor Lounge’s Mug Night
A basement bar jammed with sweaty hipsters and blaring tunes might not sound like the workingman’s idea of a night on the town. But at Coventry’s B Side, hip rides shotgun with Recession-friendly deals at every Wednesday Mug Night. Three bucks gets you a one-liter stein brimming with nutritious Pabst Blue Ribbon. You get to keep the glass, which will be graciously filled to the brim on all subsequent trips to the bar for a mere buck. The trick to a successful Mug Night? It’s all in the wrist, baby. Drinkware of this heft can be a considerable burden to the joints. If you don’t have the muscular fortitude, you best be careful, lest you topple the whole works onto some faux biker’s faux leather jacket or give a tattooed pin-up girl an unwelcome PBR shower. Because on Mug Night, you can’t just hole up at a table: Part of the fun is touring the room to see who else shows up.
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 216-932-1966, bsideliquorlounge.com