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.