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Most bar games really shouldn’t be played in bars. Darts, for instance, requires its players to throw sharp objects a distance of many feet while drunk people wander between them and their target. Pool demands other patrons give you an obnoxiously wide berth while you bend over an obnoxiously large table and jab an obnoxiously long stick out behind you. Card playing, well, that just leads to fightin’. But seeing as it’s the least appropriate games that make it into the bar, H Street party people will no doubt welcome Rock & Roll Ping-Pong to the Rock & Roll Hotel with open arms and due belligerence. The object of the game is to hit a small ball back and forth until it flies off the table and behind a large immovable object or into some meathead’s Jäger bomb, all the while screaming “that one didn’t count” and “no spikes” and “I’m sorry.”

THE GAMES BEGIN AT 6 P.M. AT THE ROCK & ROLL HOTEL, 1353 H ST. NE. FREE. (202) 388-7625.