What You'll Get
In the early 20th century (the era known as Prehibition), bars were forbidden to let their liquors stay out past curfew, for fear that they would be corrupted by cocaine-infused colas. Enjoy drinks in an alcohol-safe environment with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of upscale drinks, coffee, and bar fare at the Baltic Room in Capitol Hill. This Groupon is not valid for the cover charge.
The Baltic Room's classy, film-noir vibe and hip-shakeable tunes make it a beautifully lit backdrop for enjoying a wide array of sumptuous sippables and delectable edibles. The multifaceted lounge cracks itself open at 7:00 a.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. on weekends to refresh night-shift rodeo clowns with locally roasted Caffe Vita coffee ($1.25–$3.50) and light breakfast eats, such as fresh pastries ($1.50–$4) and breakfast sandwiches ($3.50). Daytime cocktails, such as the elusive Bloody Mary ($7), are available to mid-morning tipplers who state their orders three times while staring into a darkened mirror.
By evening, the Baltic Room sheds its day-friendly World Cup coverage and morning fare, undergoing a Teen Wolf–like transformation into a debonair dance lounge (check the calendar to see what's playing each night). Valentinos and vamps can swoon into the decadent mohair booths after a few of the Baltic Room's specialty cocktails—such as a classic Jack and Ginger or Cucumber Collins—before reviving themselves with an order from the rotating bar menu, such as spinach-artichoke dip ($6) or lasagna ($6). Sugar-starved sippers can fuel up for the dance floor with a hot tamale ($7), or the formidable pixie stick (Three Olives grape and cherry vodkas, sweet-and-sour mix, and cranberry juice; $7), a fiendishly nostalgic concoction capable of inducing sleepover-style mischief such as cow tipping and bas-relief sculpting. Toss on a pair of spotless spats and head to the Baltic Room for a chance to wine and dine the mild-mannered gun moll next door with today's Groupon.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Must use in 1 visit. Not valid for special event door fees. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.