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UK’s Smallest Bingo Hall Opens!

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Eyes down for a full house. BijOU BINGO, UK’s smallest bingo Hall opens in Hackney!

Popular modern bingo empresarios, Dabbers Bingo, are launching a brand-new bingo hall in the heart of Hackney in East London. This luxury boutique venue will have the honour of being the U.K.’s smallest bingo hall, offering revellers a compact and classy night out.. Dabbers Social Bingo reinvigorates an iconic British pastime, replacing cups of tea with cocktails and bingo callers with hilarious comedians, dancers and sassy drag artists - and mixing up old skool bingo calls with new jargon.

Dabbers second location (the first having opened in Houndsditch in 2018) will be located at Mare Street in Hackney  Based on the top floor of the Hackney Picture House, the space has been transformed into an 85-seater bingo hall with a choice of social, theatre and booth seating, with a back bar of just 48sqm and a main bingo hall and bar area of just 120sqm.

Open Tuesday to Sunday with a 6-7pm happy hour on Tuesdays, and the opportunity to indulge in a Hackney-themed lunchbox on Saturdays and Sundays and bar snacks alongside cocktails, spirits and beers.

The venue’s new schedule includes the brand-new Dabbers Social Bingo Club; exclusive to Hackney and designed with awareness of so many people facing current cost-of-living challenges, this community focussed show designed to run at-cost for Dabbers, with no profit margin. It will still have all the glitz, sass and flamboyancy of Dabbers Bingo extravaganzas but offers discounted entry and half priced drinks. 

Also exclusive to Hackney, the Bow Bells Bingo on Saturday afternoons brings an East London experience, complete with cockney rhyming slang bingo calls. Expect an immersive bingo show, theatrical cocktails, bangin' tunes and hilarious prizes!

No respectable East London experience would be complete without a tasty snack, or two. Here Dabbers bring a modern twist to their Hackney-inspired lunchbox, to enjoy a selection of fresh bagels, Pearly Kween oyster inspired cocktails and in a blast from the (Hackney) past meets the food of the future – vegan pork pies, vegan jellied eels with a twist and Espresso Martini milk bottles.

Sundays in Hackney will bring Sunday’s a Drag hosted the legendary Kate Butch; The most outrageously fierce bingo Show in the East End. The weekly celebration of all things drag will bring top London DJs and sensational Drag Queen hosts, taking audiences on an interactive bingo journey. Whilst the teams are dabbing their afternoon away, they’ll be entranced by shimmy-worthy disco balls, simply fabulous tie-breaker challenges, and a healthy amount of sass.

Speaking about the opening Creative Director and Founder Jonny Unknown said: “The hospitality industry has been, and continues to be, one of the sectors hit hardest by and post pandemic. I'm so grateful to everyone who was with us through the virtual shows and continues to keep the party going IRL. Dabbers was started not only to repurpose and modernise the beloved game of bingo but also create an inclusive, sociable, accessible and entertaining community hub. When we found this brilliant venue, the idea of creating the UK’s smallest bespoke, bijou bingo hall was just too appealing to pass up. So it's with great happiness for myself and the team to announce Dabbers is now opening a second venue in Hackney. I can't wait to put bingo back on the Hackney map, as the borough's only venue dedicated to the game.” JONNY UNKNOWN | CREATIVE DIRECTOR.

Further Information: Dabbers Social Bingo • Contemporary Bingo in the heart of London