Vancouver is Playing Bingo

A Bingo culture is growing in Vancouver. The game that gets more excitement out of granny has been given a new twist by two Vancouver establishments looking to bring Bingo back to the rest of us. 

If the thought of a night out playing Bingo doesn’t have you doing the tip-toe dance in celebration, then maybe the thought of some beautiful burlesque dancers playing with balls will. Every Wednesday, Hyde restaurant on Main Street hosts a “This Ain’t Yo Mumma’s Bingo” night where bawdy, burlesque beauties fondle balls until someone screams in delight. Shouting out that five-letter word never felt so good, and you can win prizes and win free drinks to boot. Granny might even think to join you. Vancouver’s only dirty bingo night starts at 8:30pm and goes till the play peters out. No cover and Bingo cards cost less than a bus ticket. 2960 Main Street.

Over on Davie Street is another establishment that is putting their own twist to the celebrated game. Nightclub Bingo anyone? The newly renovated Celebrities nightclub now hosts a “Bingo for Life” to help raise money for the Friends For Life Society. Filled with prizes, cheap drinks and witty drag queens like host Drag Diva Joan-E delivering the latest weekly gossip. It’s a night of fun, games and hilarity, and all for a good cause. Guest list and table reservations are recommended. A minimum of four guests are required per table. Bingo for Life is held at Celebrities, every Wednesday night 8pm – 10pm (with dancing until 3am).1022 Davie Street.


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Written and interviewed by Lindsay Anne Williams, a restaurant Columnist at Tangoo and contributor to Vancity Buzz. Connect with Lindsay on Twitter @thepeoplesquare.