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December 23, 2010

Today's Groupon? The Ottobar

ottobargroup.JPGWant $15 for $30 worth of beer? Here's Groupon's pitch for some local bar called The Ottobar:

"Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater, or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon."

NB to Groupon's copywriters: those two things aren't transcendent. They're just wet.

Still, a pretty good deal. So far, 162 people have bought it. The coupon is only good for one person and for one bill. It expires in a year.

And, with MillerLite offering free bus service on New Year's Eve, you can actually get to the bar for free.

Too bad the Ottobar will be open 'til 4 a.m. that day.  Oops MTA.

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Posted by Erik Maza at 12:29 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I'm increasingly turned off from buying anything from Groupon simply by its hack copywriters. What in the hell does that passage even mean? That's random-for-the-sake-of-random that makes Family Guy blush.

@AK who cares? I all need to know is that it's 1/2 off something I would normally buy anyway. Sign me up

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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