How do you spend your weekday evenings? Presumably you’re not lusting after the jack pot at your local bingo! Well recently I experienced a bingo night that’s less of a game and more of a rave at Bingo Loco located at 22 South Anne Street in Dublin. The night took traditional style bingo and turned it on its head with semi naked dancers, thumping tunes, strobe lighting and MC’s with more energy than you have ever envisioned.
What exactly is Bingo Loco?
Bingo Loco is possibly the most lively bingo event you will ever attend in your lifetime (Granny may beg to differ). While I wouldn’t normally class an evening at bingo as the most exhilarating experience, Bingo Loco ignites and bring to life what most would class a rather tedious event.
To be clear you will actually play bingo but you will be multitasking as you drink €5 vodkas and have dance offs, realistically every five minutes to some of the best songs and classics around. There is no chance of bobbing off or not feeling energized at this event as the hilarious MC interacts with the crowd by having participants up on stage.
I filled a line in the bingo book and seconds later found myself on stage chucking Coco Pops all over the audience (as ya do) and managed to walk away with a giant box of love hearts. So yes be psyched for some tasty prizes! It’s never a night at bingo without money so some lucky ones did happen to walk away with some cash prizes (as I am just casually here devouring some Love hearts, can’t win in them all).
When is the next Bingo Loco happening?
The organisers have perfectly timed the next installment of Bingo Loco on the 16th March 2017(just to get you geared up for some Paddy’s day madness) and I can only assume this night will be just as good as the first. You can secure your tickets online at www.eventbrite.ie and it’s definitely going to be another sold out event. Tickets are from €10 if you can secure early bird tickets. I would highly recommend getting tickets with reserved seating so you and your friends so you can be closer to the stage and unmissable action.
So if there was ever a way to mix up your weekday schedule and kick start your Paddy’s day weekend in Dublin, get your legs eleven down to Bingo Loco and get balls deep in the madness!