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East Williamsburg Bar to Hook Up Locals With NC-17 Dating Game

By Serena Dai | November 6, 2014 4:33pm
 Kings County Saloon will be hosting an NC-17 rated version of "The Dating Game" called "Hugs Before Tugs."
Kings County Saloon will be hosting an NC-17 rated version of "The Dating Game" called "Hugs Before Tugs."
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EAST WILLIAMSBURG — It's "The Dating Game" — but with shots of booze and potential nudity.

East Williamsburg bar Kings County Saloon is helping locals hook up via its own dating contest, which draws upon the classic TV dating show.

Just like the game show, one contestant will choose between three potential mates who are hidden behind a screen, with only their silhouettes showing.

But contestants in this game will be getting far rowdier, with "raunchy" questions, shots for good answers and physical challenges like a "Spray Down Hose Down" segment, bar owner Jesse Levitt said.

Many of the questions from host and drag queen Chicken B--ches will be rated NC-17, fitting for a bar known for holding the Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant, he added.

"We're going to find right where the line is," Levitt said, "and we're gong to go over that."

The event, coined "Hugs Before Tugs," will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 1 Knickerbocker Ave. At least two rounds will take place, one with a woman choosing between three men and one where a man chooses between three men.

The bar is still taking submissions for people interested in being a contestant, and Interested locals over 21 can email contact@kingscountysaloon.com with their name, contact info and why they want to be a contestant.

But the meek need not apply.

Contestants will be asked to dance and wear costumes, while being encouraged "to show as much skin as we can get them to," Levitt said. The contestant choosing a date will make his or her selection based on the audience's reaction.

"Our goal is to get people’s real personality out there," Levitt said.

Despite the antics, the bar still wants people to make real connections. The winning couples will even be sent on a date to local restaurants and venues.

If the first event goes well, the bar plans to make it a regular occurence, both for entertainment and for potential romances. 

"It’s for fun," Levitt said. "But that doesn’t mean we’re not trying to put a couple together."