And Bingo Was Its Name-O
In these hipster times, its only a matter of time before the traditional game of old people gets appropriated for ironic reasons. Thus, were introducing bingo to a whole new generation, says Luke Schmaltz, co-owner of Benders Tavern.
Some people get pretty gnarly about it, he says of his bars weekly Benders Bingo game, where you can buy in at two cards for a buck and win prizes like free drinks or the random swag Benders management gets from liquor reps. Its kind of like, do you want a PBR, or do you want this Jägermeister hat? he jokes. But heres the real draw: At the top of each hour, the prize is the pot, which can reach such staggering sums as $50. We dont keep any of the money, notes Schmaltz, which means more theres more money at stake and theres nothing ironic about that. The game starts at 9 p.m. tonight and every Wednesday at Benders, 314 East 13th Avenue, and the first game is free if you show up dressed up in your trailer-dwelling retiree garb. Drink specials abound. For more information, check www.benderstavern.com.
Wednesdays, 9 p.m., 2010
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Denver, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.