Dupont Circle lost one of its landmark nightspots a few weeks ago when Chaos was forced to close. The gay club, which was licensed as a restaurant, technically wasn't allowed to host DJs, drag king shows or the always-popular drag bingo night. Chaos owner Carlos Aguilar has vowed to reopen the club, but until then, you can catch drag bingo at Nellie's Sports Bar every Tuesday night.
Shi-Queeta-Lee, one of Chaos' superstar callers, has made the move up to U Street, along with a team of guest hosts and helpers. The fast, furious and incredibly funny game begins at 8 p.m., and prizes range from George Foreman grills and volleyball sets to bar tabs and sex toys. (We should note that drag bingo has plenty of attitude and is not a game for the faint of heart or easily offended.)
Drink specials at Nellie's tonight include the usual "beat the clock" happy hour, with $1 Miller Lites from 5 to 6, rising to $2 between 6 and 7 and then $3 for the rest of night. Buckets of five Bud Lights are $11.95 all night long.
-- Fritz Hahn (March 18, 2008)