Gone are the days when a game of bingo means a dull night out down at the local Mecca, complete with OAPs and dodgy food. These days bingo is cool. So cool that plenty of hot spots in the nation’s capital city have found new ways to make bingo hip, accessible and very, very popular.
Get your bingo party on
Rebel Bingo run successful bingo/party nights all over the world and this year have been running plenty in London. Drinking, dancing, amazing DJs and lots of fun go hand in hand with the thrill seeking of the bingo itself to make a night with a difference. Usually held at Scala on the Pentonville Road, the nights have been really successful in the first half of 2013.
A tuneful take on bingo
Basically, instead of crossing out numbers, musical bingo is adds a musical twist to the traditional way of playing. Songs are played and you tick them off your scorecard instead. Run by the team at Musical Bingo, the nights are held at The Paradise on Kilburn Lane and don’t worry if just playing bingo doesn’t sound like your thing – the organisers chuck in loads of surprises as well, so you never know quite what will happen.
Alternative music take on bingo
Indie Bingo is similar to Musical Bingo, well, actually it’s exactly the same except that the genre of music used is only indie – so if you hark back to the best tunes of the ‘90s and can’t quite shake off your love of all things indie, this is the bingo night for you. Held at the Tooting Tram and Social on Mitcham Road, the Indie Bingo night guarantees loads of fun, loads of great alternative music and a cash jackpot.
Bingo in the comfort of your own home – or hotel
If you’re staying in London, or live there and can’t afford to go out, or just can’t handle facing the inevitable hour long journey across the city, then there is an alternative. You and your friends, or you on your own, could grab a bottle of wine, some take out and log onto one of many online bingo sites out there. The popularity of online bingo has taken off over the last few years and it’s a phenomenally popular way to have a great night in – with the added bonus of maybe winning the jackpot! You don’t get that from kicking back and watching a movie now do you? A good site to try is chitchat bingo, you’ll find loads of different ways to pay, decent amounts to win and lots of people to chat to. And all without risking the weather, the crowds or the disappointment associated with horrible public transport!
Even more music with your bingo
IF you do still want to hit the town in your quest for bingo with a difference then you need to get yourself down to Vauxhall for the bingo cabaret hybrid night that is The Big Bingo Show. There are sing alongs, guest stars and a great stand up from alternative drag artistes Timberlina and Hey Beylan. Everything you need for a night of bingo related shenanigans!
So there you have it, plenty of new ways to play bingo and not a blue rinse in sight. What are you waiting for?