Typically, when you think of adults getting together over a hand of cards or a bingo set, thoughts of your abuelas bridge club or those weird bingo markers immediately appear. Not so, with a new generation of Miami parties that're meant to take the wholesome intentions behind some good clean fun, and make it a little more risqué. Just check these out:
The Standard Bingo Night
With "Not Your Standard Bingo" on the first Sunday of every month, the hotel hosts a high-stakes selection of riotous fun...bingo included. Think Twister, ping-pong, and plenty of alcohol...and the winner can walk away with a free night at The Standard, too.
When: Every first Monday of the month, 8 p.m. to midnight.
Where: The Standard, 40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-673-1717.
Emerge Miami and Sweat Records Game Night
Enjoy some good ole-fashioned fun courtesy of Miami's finest Sweat Records (plus Emerge Miami) with a night of classic board-games (and newer additions, too, like Apples To Apples). Every third Tuesday of the month, the store invites patrons to come in, hang out, and remind themselves why competitive Candylandhat rules.
When: The third Tuesday of every month (that's tomorrow!), 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Avenue; 786-693-9309.
Though also a bar, Chalk Miami has a more DIY approach to getting your game on, encouraging patrons to start their own ping-pong games and even hosting tournaments. Thought ping-pong might be a little too aerobic for grandma (and the dark, club-like atmosphere might be as well), there are more slow-paced games like Connect Four and checkers. Sign up online for game play.
Chalk Miami, 1234 Washington Avenue, 305-532-8662.
Photos: Courtesy of The Standard, Emerge Miami, and Chalk Miami