10/10/16 9:43am
Time for some Bayou Bingo fun via. Instagram

Time for some Bayou Bingo fun. via Instagram

Ahh, bar bingo. It’s not just your granny’s game anymore. These days, bingo is just a great way to gamble, drink beer, and swear a lot when the person next to you screams out their win as if an alien is erupting from their chest cavity.

Bar bingo took Brooklyn by storm around ’08, but has sadly died down with new fads like bar trivia and the never-ending comeback of karaoke. And while many local spots like Union Hall and Bell House do host bingo-related events once in awhile, demonic websites like Yelp and other internet info sources are usually out of date.

Now B4 you freak out, we here at Brokelyn dug deep into the ball basket and found out where you can still feed your bingo addiction on a weekly basis! So grab your bingo markers and remember the ‘ole saying: Try not to take your bingo too seriously, because at the end of the day you will find that it’s just a load of balls. (more…)

07/14/16 2:22pm
Head to Jalopy Theater and School of Music this Friday night to channel your anger at Trump through music. Photo via Jalopy Tavern.

Head to Jalopy Theater and School of Music this Friday night to channel your Trump rage through music. Photo via Jalopy Tavern.

In these trying times in America, art, music, puppies, and more can often serve as a tonic. If you’re looking to blow off some steam-rage, Jalopy Theater and School of Music might have just the night for you: Dump Trump Night, a musical revue of satirical songs that strive to exorcise the demon that is the tiny-handed, orange-tinted, distinctly-American nightmare of Donald J. Trump.

The original premise for the night was a summertime revival of Filthy Song Night, a raunchy song and spoken word showcase Jalopy puts on in late December every year. The organizer of the event, Feral Foster, a NYC-based songwriter who hosts the free Roots and Ruckus show every Wednesday at Jalopy, says he was inspired to put this show together now to provide a much-needed musical outlet for folks to express their frustrations about our political situation today.

“We noticed not a lot of people were hosting musical events about this,” he told Brokelyn. “People need to come together and rally against the racist, xenophobic, sexist things Trump says — not only to commiserate about it, but to blow off steam, because it’s really bothering a lot of people, and they need a way to vent a little.” (more…)

09/15/15 2:33pm
This sandwich from last year getting you hungry? Well, just hold out until Sunday. via Facebook

This sandwich from last year getting you hungry? Well, just hold out until Sunday. via Facebook

Who makes the best sandwich in Brooklyn? Wait, put down the bats and other implements of argumentation, we’re not actually here to debate that today. On Sunday September 20, however, you’ll have a chance to decide that question, because Carroll Gardens’ The Amazing Garden is having their annual fundraiser, The Best Sandwich in Brooklyn, in which you chow down on grilled sandwiches all day and hold in your hand the power to vote for which one you think is the best. Leave the bats and implements of destruction at home for this one too though, it’s a family event. (more…)