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A secret word will get you free wine at Sascha's 527

To get a free glass of wine at Sascha's 527, all you have to know is the secret word.

Owner Sascha Wolhandler will give a free glass of house wine to anyone who knows the secret word she posts to the bar/restaurant's Facebook page two or three times a week.

It's all very Pee Wee's playhouse, except with a reward of booze.


Wolhandler, who recently expanded Sascha's to accommodate a bar after 5:30 p.m., has stepped up with her promotions.

At happy hour - from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. - all taste plates are discounted at 50 percent, glasses of wine are $2 off, and all bottled beer is $4.  


She's been quietly doing the Facebook secret word promotion since August. "No one ever uses it," she said.

Friday's secret word, not yet posted on Facebook, is after the break:

Until now, the only way customers might find out about the secret word is by being friends with the bar/restaurant on Facebook. So far, that only included 179 people.

But slowly, Woldhandler said, customers have been picking up on it. A month ago, a couple came in and whispered to the bartender: "We want sultry," after, they had seen, obviously, "sultry" as the secret word of the day.

Other recent secret words? "Wikeleeks" and, on Wednesday, "darling."

For now, Wolhandler will stick to doing the promotion at least two or three times a week, she said. To keep up with them, the bar's Facebook page is here

And, here's some service journalism for you: the secret word for Friday, not yet posted on Facebook, is "bruno."

Photo: Sascha's 527 (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)