Every Monday night, the Allston club uses its dance floor for a night of competitive Beirut. The game is essentially beer pong with cups of water instead of beer (it's illegal to play drinking games in bars - go figure). The team of two that lands the most ping pong balls walks away with $50.
Jeff Spencer 25, a retail worker from Brighton, has been playing Beirut here for almost three years.
"Some people say [you need] skill. Some people say [you need] alcohol. I'd say it's a little of both."
Will Shopnick 22, who works security at Gillette Stadium, drives in every week from Framingham for Beirut.
"I go crazy. I pump my chest. The later in the night, the crazier I get. . . . I try to be like Larry Bird - with more weight."
Adam Morris 25, of Allston, works for an Internet company. This past Monday, he named his Beirut team "Matt Light's a Loser."
"One of the keys is to have the most obnoxious team name as possible."
Beirut League at the Kells starts at about 10 p.m. on Mondays. Sign-up is free. For more information, call 617-782-9082 or go to www.thekells.com. )