When the economy tanks, what else is there to do but play Bingo?
“I was trying to avoid dealing with the fact that the economy is playing games with people’s heads,” said Spencer Rothschild, owner of Barrio on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope. “Bingo can really be a fun group activity, and it doesn’t take a lot of concentration.”
In other words: it’s simple fun for anxious Brooklynites.
The action begins on Oct. 14 — and continues every Tuesday — at the new Mexican restaurant, which is near Third Street.
The idea stemmed from Rothschild’s memories of playing Bingo at the legendary West Village free-for-all Tortilla Flats and other joints in the 1980s.
Like those glory days of Bingo, there’s no cover charge and patrons don’t actually have to buy dinner, but of course Rothschild is hoping that people will eat something while they’re in the restaurant.
“We think it will be great — eat a little, drink a little, and play some bingo,” Rothschild said.
Bingo Night. Tuesdays at Barrio (210 Seventh Ave., at Third Street in Park Slope), 8 pm. Call (718) 965-4000.