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by Jade Chadwick (subscribe)
Journalism graduate living in Leeds, but spending a lot of time in Manchester. A fan of films and comic books, likes to act pretentious when it comes to food. https://jadelikesthings.wordpress.com
Published September 18th 2016
Bongo's Bingo is back - Will you win a giant gnome or 200?
After a summer away Bongo's Bingo, AKA the BEST night out you'll ever experience, is back at Canal Mills for its weekly Wednesday slot.

Sure, when you think of a great night out 'bingo' isn't the first thing that comes to mind, but that's probably because you've never been to Bongo's Bingo before.

Bongo's Bingo Leeds
Bongo's Bingo Leeds


Jonny Bongo, a blunt, straight-talking Irishman, hosts the event with his two sidekicks, Sweaty Betty & Slutty Sue. The night consists of 7 standard games of bingo, intercut with dance-offs, spontaneous raves and a lot of sing-a-longs. Each game is made up of 3 rounds, with prizes won for a line, two lines and a house. The house prize is always money, increasing throughout the night and each of the line prizes could be anything from a watermelon or three litres of lambrini to a week's holiday in Ibiza.

As the night goes on, events get weirder but you'll only get more swept up in the chaos. Be warned though, bingo isn't just a spectator sport and there's a slight chance you'll leave covered in cereal.

Whilst I'd love to tell you all the secrets of Bongo's, the less you know before going, the better. Each game brings a new surprise, and that's part of the reason it's such a memorable night out.

Canal Mills, about a 10 minute bus ride from Leeds City Centre, hosts the event and whilst drinks are on the pricier side, there are usually drink deals to help you buy. Entry is only 5, and that includes your book and bingo dabber.

For full details visit the website here.
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When: Every Wednesday, Doors open at 6pm
Where: Canal Mills, Brandon Street, Armley Road, Leeds, LS12 2ED
Cost: 5
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