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Best Gay Bar

The Hippo

1 W. Eager St., (410) 547-0069

Posted 9/15/1999

Winner and still champeen, the Hippo reigns as the best gay bar in Baltimore. It offers the most diversity, and that's what counts. Do you like drag kings and queens? They've got 'em, hanging low and taped up high. Do you like listening to show tunes? There's a piano bar in the back where the lights are low and the mood is light. Do you like singing show tunes? There's karaoke every other Tuesday night so you can sing out strong. Do you like disco? At least once a month there's an oldies night so you can shake your groove thing. Do you prefer current club hits? Every Friday night the Hippo presents Impulse, your chance to be a slave to the newest rhythm. Do you like to shoot pool? It's free to rack 'em up every Monday after 9 P.M. Do you like lesbians? They can be found any night of the week, but the first Sunday of every month, it's raining women, hallelujah! How about gay men? Again, any time is the right time, but Thursday is when the testosterone really covers the dance floor. And the Hippo bartenders are some of the friendliest in town. Put on your sugar drawers and belly on up.

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Other Awards for Best Gay Bar:

Guerilla Gay Bar Baltimore, 9/16/2009

Grand Central, 9/17/2008

Grand Central, 9/19/2007

Grand Central, 9/20/2006

Grand Central, 9/21/2005

Grand Central, 9/22/2004

Park Avenue Sports Bar, 9/17/2003

Baltimore Eagle, 9/18/2002

The Hippo, 9/19/2001

The Hippo, 9/13/2000

1722 on Saturday Nights, 9/18/1996

All Awards for The Hippo:

Best Bingo, 9/17/2003

Best Gay Bar, 9/19/2001

Best Gay Bar, 9/13/2000

Best Piano Bar/Best Karaoke, 9/13/2000

Best Gay/Lesbian Bar, 9/17/1997

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