Bingo Nights in Chicago
In Chicago, you can play bingo any night of the week, and win prizes from cheese balls to $20,000. There are no bingo leagues, per se, but some weekly bingo nights definitely have a loyal following of regulars. Read on, or scroll down to the list of Chicago bingo by day of the week.
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There was a game that had some balls and bingo was its name-o...B, I, N-G-O!
Take it from Ethel, you don't have to be retired to get rowdy in the bingo hall.
LOCAL WATERING HOLE BINGO
Bernice's Tavern hosts a Stingo on Wednesday nights at 9pm, which is named after its host, Steve Badauskus. Players compete for free drinks and other prizes.
Hamburger Mary's in Andersonville has weekly Ham-bingo nights to support charity/causes such as Ever Thrive Illinois and Windy City Performing Arts, happening every Sunday and Monday night at 8pm. Enjoy cocktails or brews from in-house Andersonville Brewing.
Kirkwood Bar and Grill in Lakeview has bingo nights Tuesdays at 8pm. Head to Kelsey's Bar to play bingo Wednesday nights from 6-8pm. Prizes change weekly and have included gift cards, beach gear, hockey jerseys and cookware.
The first Monday of the month is PBR bingo night at Boiler Room in Logan Square. We'll let you guess what the drink specials involve...
MUSIC THEMED BINGO
Sip on $3 Deep Eddy and domestic bottles at the Four Shadows hip hop old school bingo night Wednesdays at 7pm. Merkle's Rock N Roll Bingo is a name-that-tune style bingo on Wednesday nights. Pair your musical prowess with $3 Domestic Cans, $4 Fireball Shots or $5 Bombs and Beer of the Month on specials. The Full Shilling has Wednesday night hillbilly bingo, can you say banjo bingo 5 times fast?
Reggies, where you can play bingo while listening to Patrick Swayze radio. Every Monday night pay homage to Dirty Dancing and play for prizes like concert tickets and 'Reggie Bucks.'
For serious bingo players, the Copernicus Center has two weekly bingo nights where you can win a chance at spinning the wheel - leading to a cash jackpot, which increases $200 every week it isn't collected. Thursday bingo starts at 7pm, but players can arrive as early as 5pm to get the good juju flowing. Proceeds benefit the Chicago Coalition To Save Our Mental Health Centers. The Copernicus Center also has weekly bingo on Saturday mornings at 11am, which benefits the Institute for Community Empowerment. Both paper and electronic cards are available, and non-alcoholic refreshments are available.
St. Barbara's Thursday night bingo opens at 4:30pm and shorter 'warm up' games start at 6:35pm. There are a variety of ways to win and a variety of fun prizes such as trips to Las Vegas. Food and beverages are available from the kitchen, but you can also BYOB.
BINGO FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
The Royal George Theatre is currently showing Bible Bingo, an interactive performance for all ages. The show is done by Nuns4Fun, which donates part of show proceeds to sisters in local orders in Chicago. The show can be enjoyed by Catholics and non-Catholics, and the theatre has a full service bar.
Bingo By Day of the Week
Hamburger Mary's, Andersonville Sunday Ham-bingo 8pm
Hamburger Mary's, Andersonville, Monday Ham-bingo 8pm
Boiler Room, Logan Square, PBR Bingo first Monday of the month
Reggies, South Loop, Monday Dirty Dancing bingo 8pm
Charlie's, Boystown, Monday bingo 11pm
Kirkwood Bar and Grill, Lakeview, Tuesdays 8pm
The Garage, Norwood Park, bingo every third Tuesday of the month
Irish Oak, Wrigleyville, Tuesday Wingo Bingo 10pm
Bernice's Tavern, Bridgeport, Wednesday night Stingo 9pm
Headquarters River North Wednesday night Savage Bingo 8pm
Kelsey's Bar, Lincoln Park, Wednesday night bingo 6pm
Four Shadows, Lincoln Park, Wednesday hip hop old school bingo 7pm
O'Donovan's, North Center,Wednesday night bingo 8pm
Full Shilling, Wrigleyville, Wednesday night hillbilly bingo 8pm
We Gotta Bingo, Lake View, Wednesday night bingo theater show (on hiatus until 2018)
Diag Bar and Grill, Lake View, Thursday bingo 8pm
Copernicus Center, Jefferson Park, Thursday bingo 7pm
St. Barbara, Bridgeport, Thursday bingo 6:30pm
Copernicus Center, Jefferson Park, Saturday morning bingo 11am
We Gotta Bingo, Lake View, Saturday night bingo theater show (on hiatus)
We Gotta Bingo, Lake View, Sunday bingo theater show (on hiatus)