Bingo Nights in Chicago

Updated June 16, 2017

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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.

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 go straight to the list of Chicago bingo by day of the week.

Get Tickets to a Bingo Theater Show

Perhaps you should learn a new bingo song first. 

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We Gotta Bingo is a bingo-themed dinner theatre performance Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday nights in the Belmont Avenue Theatre District. This interactive meal includes a cash bar - tickets here.

The Lifeline Theatre hosts and annual Bingo N Booze night to support the arts.

Local Watering Hole Bingo

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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?

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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.'

Related: Ladies Night in Chicago

All-In Bingo

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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.

And now...

Bingo By Day of the Week

Sunday Bingo

Hamburger Mary's, Andersonville Sunday Ham-bingo 8pm

Monday Bingo

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

Tuesday Bingo

The Garage, Norwood Park, bingo every third Tuesday of the month

Irish Oak, Wrigleyville, Tuesday Wingo Bingo 10pm

Wednesday Bingo

Bernice's Tavern, Bridgeport, Wednesday night Stingo 9pm

 Headquarters Lakeview 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

Merkle's, Wrigleyville, Wednesday Rock N Roll Bingo 

Full Shilling, Wrigleyville, Wednesday night hillbilly bingo 8pm

We Gotta Bingo, Lake View, Wednesday night bingo theater show  (on hiatus until 2018)

Thursday Bingo

Diag Bar and Grill, Lake View, Thursday bingo 8pm

Copernicus Center, Jefferson Park, Thursday bingo 7pm

St. Barbara, Bridgeport, Thursday bingo 6:30pm

Saturday Bingo

Copernicus Center, Jefferson Park, Saturday morning bingo 11am

We Gotta Bingo, Lake View, Saturday night bingo theater show  (on hiatus until 2018)

Sunday Bingo

We Gotta Bingo, Lake View, Sunday bingo theater show  (on hiatus until 2018)

 

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