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Bingo Nights in New York City

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Published January 30th 2011
Get your bingo on.

That's right. The favorite pastime of grandmas everywhere has been co-opted by New York's youth.

Here's a rundown of bars and organizations hosting bingo nights, in fun, kitschy environments, or outrageous, underground parties. What's next - backgammon?

Le Poisson Rouge
Address: 158 Bleecker St. between Thompson and Sullivan streets
Party: LE BINGO!
When: Saturdays at 7 pm
Cost: Free admission (Bingo cards $2 each)
Description Murray Hill and Linda Simpson host this kooky weekly event, featuring burlesque spokesmodels, prizes and drink specials.

Bowery Poetry Club
Address: 308 Bowery at E. First Street
Party: Bingo Nite
When: Mondays at 7 pm
Cost: Free (Bingo cards $2 each)
Description: Pretty much more of what you would find at Le Poisson Rouge: it's hosted by Murray Hill and Linda Simpson, with sillier prizes.

Lips
Address: 22 E. 56th St. between Fifth and Madison avenues
Party: Bitchy Bingo, hosted by The Mean and Bitter Binger Snapt
When: Wednesdays at 7:30, 8 and 8:30 pm
Cost: $15 food minimum
Description: Let drag queens entertain you while you play bingo and try to win prizes in this kitschy restaurant.

The Bell House
Address: 149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Brooklyn
Party: Underground Rebel Bingo
When: Feb. 12 at 9 pm
Cost: $5-$15
Description: This London-based party has migrated west, with regular nights of music, mayhem and, of course, prizes. Location varies.

Tortilla Flats
Address: 767 Washington St. at W. 12th Street
Party: Bingo
When: Mondays and Tuesdays nights
Cost: Free
Description: This non-stop party place has not one but two nights of bingo a week.

Black Rabbit
Address: 91 Greenpoint Ave. between Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn
Party: Sunday Night Bingo
When: Sunday nights from 8-10 pm
Cost: Free
Description: Win prizes and drinks at this weekly show, with a special host each week.

Blackbird's
Address: 41-19 30th Ave. between 41st and 42nd streets in Queens
Party: BINGO
When: Tuesdays from 9 pm-midnight
Cost: Free
Description: When you win, get a free tequila shot and Blackbird's tee-shirt.
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