From classic, no-frills games to NSFW bingo nights to games with wild animals cruising around the venue, there’s a local bingo night for you.
We’re big bingo fans around here. It’s the perfect game that requires like, half your attention but no real skill. Just grab a card or two and listen for the numbers; if you win, everyone feels a fun mixture of excitement and extreme jealousy. We’ve handpicked six killer bingo nights happening in the DMV area, from classic, no-frills games to drag bingo nights to games with wild animals cruising around the venue.
BINGOAT at Faith Lutheran Church
Arlington-based yoga teacher Beth A Wolfe doubles as the brains behind BINGOAT, a totally unique and outrageous event that pops up pretty regularly at Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington. It’s like a regular bingo game but there’s also baby goats running around the joint the whole time. Go ahead and get distracted — someone else can watch your card while you’re petting a baby goat! $40. January 21 at 5 p.m. 3313 Arlington Blvd. Arlington, VA; bethawolfe.com // @bethawolfe
Drag Bingo at Capitol Cider House
New for 2023, head to Capitol Cider House on the third Wednesday of every month for a free Drag Bingo night hosted by Emerald Star and Darcy de la Cuadra. Free. Third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. 3930 Georgia Ave. NW, DC; capitolciderhouse.com // @capciderhouse
Music Bingo at Dacha Beer Garden
Do you know every tune . . . ever? Prove your knowledge at Dacha Beer Garden’s Sunday night music bingo. If you really do have a talent for song recognition, win cash prizes, but if your mastery lacks – fear not because at least you’ll get a night full of drinks, food and laughs. Free+. August 20 at 7 p.m. until December 03 at 9 p.m. 79 Potomac Ave SE, DC; dachabeergarden.com // @dachanavyyard
Rated R Bingo at Kingfisher
This free weekly game at Kingfisher is described as “definitely not your mama’s bingo,” so you can bet they keep things interesting (and raunchy). This one’s the spot for dirty-minded folks to have a filthy good time that goes way beyond snickering when they call O69. Free. Monday at 8 p.m. 1414 14th St. NW, DC; kingfisherdc.com // @kingfisher1414
Rooftop Bingo at Hi-Lawn
Every hump day, celebrate the work week halfway over with Hi-Lawn’s rooftop bingo. With food and drink specials, the opportunity to win prizes and of course, gaining bragging rights, this bingo night has it all. Free+. Wednesdays until October 25 at 7 p.m. 1309 5th St. NE, DC; hilawndc.com // @hilawndc
Second Saturday Bingo at In Bocca al Lupa Pizzeria
In Bocca al Lupo Pizzeria has everything you need for a Saturday evening – bingo, drinks and pizza. Every second Saturday of the month, take your shot at a cash jackpot and devour mouthwatering Roman style pizza. Free+. Second Saturday of the Month at 5:30 p.m. 2400 Wisconsin Ave. NW 1st Floor, DC; inboccaallupodc.com // @inboccaallupadc
Sunrise Sunset Drag Bingo at Clare & Don’s Beach Shack
Every third Sunday, Evita Peroxide hosts a PG-13-rated drag bingo night that promises “great food, crazy drinks and tons of fun.” You’ll be glad you made the drive out to Falls Church for this rowdy bingo game. Free. Third Sunday of the month at 6 p.m. 130 N Washington St. Falls Church, VA; clareanddons.com // @clareanddons
Tuesday Night Drag Bingo at Nellie’s Sports Bar
This long-running drag bingo game, hosted by Deja Diamond Jamaceye and Sapphire AA Blue, takes over Nellie’s every week. A short drag show accompanies the game, which is followed by the bar’s weekly karaoke night at 9! Free. Tuesday at 7 p.m. 900 U St. NW, DC; nelliessportsbar.com // @nelliessportsbar
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