Before you head out for a night on the town, you may pregame - you know, drink (cheaply) at home.
Hop Sing Laundromat's new happy hour - which runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday - almost demands that you pregame.
Pregame ... food.
The dimly lit cocktail bar at 1029 Race St. in Chinatown serves nothing but potent cocktails, which are discounted to $9 at happy hour from their usual $12.
Don't want to drink on an empty stomach?
You might be able to snag a slice of fruit from the bar or filch a can of Campbell's chicken noodle soup from its spot on the shelf in the anteroom while waiting for your table, but the enormous door dude probably would have none of that.
On the plus side, HSL's well list is better than the top shelf at many establishments, including:
El Dorado 6 Year Old White Rum
El Dorado 15 Year Old Rum
El Dorado 21 Year Old Rum
Don Q Gran Anejo Rum
Jameson 12 Year Old Irish whiskey
Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Bourbon
Johnny Drum Private Stock bourbon
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon
Willett 4 Year Old Rye
Seguinot VSOP Cognac
Laird's 7 1/2 Year Old Apple Brandy
Pig's Nose Blended Scotch Whiskey
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Single Malt
Jura 16 Year Old single malt
Double Cross Vodka
Cold River Potato Vodka
Jameson Gold Reserve