A Year in Review: BINGO LEGENDS

Weekly Roundup! | 2018-01-05 -Lars

All great events have a yearly recap of the best bits and stand out moments. Movies have the Oscars, football has the Puskas awards, and I have a whole collection of embarrassing moments, some of which were caught on tape. Today we are going to introduce the first bingo run down. Not so much awards, but definitely a great collection of highlights.
Before the recap though, a big thank you to everyone over the last year. It's been a phenomenal experience. Firstly, PartyBookers Budapest has flourished this year and shown a massive increase in size, reputation, and fun. We have had well over 20,000 of you amazing people come party with us this year and partake in the carnage and festivity on all of our events. I'm pretty sure you're all the reason why Hungary is the 8th largest consumer of alcohol. With around 30 staff members over the past year making all this possible, we have enjoyed every minute with you all and have made some fantastic friends we still keep in touch with. Secondly, Bingo Bar Crawl and Budapest Boat Party continue to grow in popularity and are rapidly becoming widespread and renowned events. This is mainly due to the capability of providing for all sorts of people - stag do's, bachelorette parties, solo travelers and groups alike can all easily and readily partake in the fun. Thirdly, we have many new exciting events and announcements to reveal in the new year that will without a doubt please all you backpackers and weekend warriors - new and returning.
Without further ado, here’s the first annual Best Bits of Bingo Bar Crawl  (yeah, I’m sure there’s a better title out there, suggestions welcome).
Naughty Nudes
Everyone loves showing a cheeky bit of skin and we have had a whole lot of it over the year on bingo.
A thanks is well deserved by all the boys and girls who got their kits off for various reasons - showing off those nipple piercings or swapping clothes with someone being the consistent occurrence - you've all made the world a happier place.
Glitter has been an ever growing trend, but it was brought to to a new high by some English girls who did the whole crawl topless with nothing but glitter covering their nipples. Daring and shiny. Needless to say, they were centre of attention. Who knows what glittery madness will grace us next summer!
The great naked speech done by Lloyd will not be forgotten by the timid group who got more than they bargained for. Standing up in Retox with his worm between his legs yelling he had a sex change was a great show. But when he bent over to pull his pants up again, he gave a very open show to the girls behind him. They saw what I can only imagine looked like two prunes falling out of a black hole.
A medal should be awarded to all the courageous and determined few who ripped everything off in the middle of a bar to do a shot naked and finish their cards. Boys braved the cold to reveal all and win a the all you can drink boat party, and the girls, well, braved the cold made the world a happier place again. Not sure where you pin medals on naked humans though. Could medal nipple piercings become a thing?
And a last mention to the boys who raced around the Grandio courtyard fully starkers to the cheers of all onlookers. The cheers grew exceptionally loud when one poor fella didn't understand the concept of slowing down for a corner, lost a fight against physics, and slid into a wall. Losing the race, but remembered it the next morning with a graze gracing his whole thigh.

Above and Beyond
There are always those who go that extra step to outdo and standout. Drunken glory tastes as good as the liquid that brings it.
We had a rather acrobatic group that brought a whole new level of daring to the 6 person pyramid. Making a 4 level structure of 17 humans. Let it be known no one was hurt in the making of this wonder.
In many movies and shows, there’s a lacrosse team that start something interesting. Personally I’ve never understood it. Until we had our own movie moment. A Dutch lacrosse team were a rather lusty bunch. Instead of making out with someone for as long as you can hold your breath, they decided to collectively make out with the entirety of the crawl. Starting an incestuous 10 minutes of partner swapping and a lot of tongue dancing.
Then comes the night of the red nipples. Of all the challenges to get carried away on, somehow leaving lipstick marks around someone’s nipples was a wave that didn't stop growing. Lipstick was shared, nipples were marked, and the sight of people kissing each others chests all through the bar was rather amusing.
So an easy tip - go hard or go home!!
Bingo Record Breakers
Amongst the craziness and candor, we have had some impressive bingo records broken.
Quick mention to our English lad Jack who joined bingo 7 times during his stay here. Completing 3 of them, remembering only a few and winning the All You Can Drink boat party twice. Come back next year bro! And to everyone else - beat that.
Special mention to all you who participated in the monstrous bar crawl we had when tickets sold out the day before the event. We had to raise capacity to accommodate all you hardcore partiers and ended saying 'Screw it lets see how big this bad boy gets'. The answer is 188 Bingoers. That’s a lot of crazy challenges being done in bars that struggled to maintain the legendary event. Next years crawl will be next level - make sure you're there!
People who have met my mother say she's amazing. Which is true. She has tried to impart that on me growing up and taught me to be modest. However sometimes modesty slips, especially when it comes to a bit of harmless gloating when guests think they're rapidly completing challenges. I get to look them in the eye and say 'Well, considering I finished my Bingo card in 20 minutes. You may want to move faster'. So yes, I'm proud of my 20 minute escapade completing Bingo. And I would love to shake the hand of the legend who ends up trumping it. So get playing!
Not everyone ends up completing all of their challenges in the three hours we give them. Whether it's because they don't want to, or that they rather watch other people do challenges instead. There’s nothing wrong with that! But our manager Adam came through with an impressive 72 challenges over the three hours. That’s nearly three bingo cards. That record is going to be hard to beat.
Drunken Delinquents 
Bingo and drunken acts go hand in hand like a pulling your blindfolded friend on a skateboard. You don't know what the experience will be like but you know there’s going to be an amazing outcome regardless. 
Trumping the challenge of faking an argument is one guest who got so drunk and menacing we had to politely ask him to leave the group for the safety of others. He was later seen punching and having a very real argument with someone on the street. Well, more precisely, a face on a poster in the street (how this happened I have no idea).
Lloyd comes through with another strong entry, getting kicked out of Ankert when he climbed the tree attempting to steal a lamp shade. He managed to get the lampshade off, but didn't manage to stay in the tree. He fell 2 and a half metres to the floor brandishing his prize above his head as he stood - more beautiful than any movie moment. Until 2 security guards escorted him out.
I think a mention is also needed for the boys who put a wooden pallet in front of the toilet door of the cubicle I was in. This resulted in me needing to climb over while they were in fits of laughter. My climbing was luckily better than their mate who stupidly entered the same stall after, and not surprisingly, got locked in by a pallet. Whilst attempting to escape to freedom, he fell, breaking his fall by submerging his leg fully into the toilet. He then turned to brute force - breaking the toilet door down. What a liability.
Well that brings us to a wrap of the year. With many memories been forgotten, too frequent or too hard to write about. We hope to see you in the coming year. There are huge things ahead! I promise. Bingo bar crawl will continue to bloom and you’ll regret not being part of it! So stay tuned! Budapest is a must do on your travel list.
I leave you with wise words you will never remember or care about after 5 seconds.
"NO, I'm not going to give you a quote for your stupid blog. Nobody likes you." - My manager Chris, he’s adorable really. I’ll shave his beard off while he sleeps though – stay tuned.
So yeah, come along and show me some love with a great party. Bring on the New Year!!


Weekly Roundup! | 2017-11-14 -Lars

Weekly Roundup: Nov 9 - 12

I hope you have all had a great week of sinking pints by the dozen, accompanied by a casual but rewarding bottle of vino. Now that you’re thinking about alcohol, why not raid the fridge and quench that thirst that water just doesn’t quite nourish, and enjoy this weeks update of Bingo Bar Crawl.

This week has brought us some amazing groups who were definitely not shy about leaving their comfort zones and the rewards paid off! Of the three crawl groups, we have had four people win tickets to the ‘ALL you can drink’ Budapest Boat Party – done by completing all 25 challenges on their bingo cards – LEGENDS! On top of that, Saturday night was mayhem with more than 13 people on the crawl completing three lines on their card (over half the challenges), and three lines = three tokens = a free t-shirt. I hope they remember winning them (those of you who have played will agree with me – I doubt they remember. You’ve all been there).

Sunday night gave us a lovely group of English girls who very quickly brought out their fun-loving, wild side, and powered through the challenges and brought their own energy to bingo. Not only that, they helped initiate a creative way to complete challenge 12 - take a photo with ten people on the crawl – and we are keeping this on board for the future. Introducing … *global drum roll from all you at home please (don’t spill your elixir. I mean alcohol.)* … BUMS OUT FOR BINGO! Yes, you’ve guessed correct, get those cheeks out for a delectable snap of the kind of buns we all love. They then proceeded to flash everyone in the bar. Resulting in our shy guests who weren’t confident enough to complete challenge 77 (find someone with a nipple ring), sprinting to staff members to get it signed off. There was no encore unfortunately.

Now, getting more personal than tits out for the bar. My favourite challenge to this day remains challenge 70. Swap clothes with someone of the opposite sex for an hour. It’s brilliant. It’s entertaining. It encourages interacting. It’s awkward. And it can be very arousing. I mean amusing. Shit. Let’s pretend that never happened. Over the months I’ve had to swap tops with many girls, and for you guys out there intending to play or revisit the game, I have advice. I’ve worn crop tops, dresses, boob tubes and skirts (and though people laughed at me, I swear it’s because they wish they worked it as well as I did). But I have discovered the delicate touch on the skin that silky, open tops provide. So guys, when you have to swap clothes with a girl, hope for the breezy soft fabric that caresses the skin and allows fresh air to rejuvenate your soul (was that too descriptive?). Please bare in mind, shirt swapping is consensual and please don’t ruin each other's garments despite how physically pleasing they may be. Try it yourself and let me know. Otherwise, have no fear – wearing any form of girls clothing is going to be a lively, fun time, and will ultimately complete the challenge and earn yourself brownie points (or a shot). My advice for girls – you all look hot in guys clothing – it’s an unspoken global understanding. So embrace, enjoy and own it.

The people we have met this week has really given us a feel for why we love the job we do. We had a psychology professor celebrating her 40th birthday (let’s all have a drink to that!!), we’ve had university students, a stag group, doctors that cure cancer, solo travelers and groups – all who have time and had no problems embarrassing themselves, making friends, and drinking to a great time. The unity they show, and the willingness to enjoy a collective display of intoxication, is heartwarming and really brings people together. So a shout out to all past bingo players – thank you for keeping it interesting. And a shout out to all you future players – there’s nothing wrong with a healthy dose of embarrassment, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

And to leave you with a quote from a wise man Francis Fitzgerald –

“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drinks takes you”

….and then you win Bingo!!

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Weekly Roundup! | 2017-11-09 -Lars

Weekly Roundup: Nov 2 -5

Bingo Bar Crawl is a step forward in the bar crawl industry – giving out game booklets with 100 different challenges. The more challenges you do, the more friends you make, and the more prizes you win. Revolutionary! But we’ve taken it a slight step further and enhanced it beautifully with a simple, kinky addition of… swallow whatever is in your mouth right now as we don’t want wet electronics… Sex Toys!! Now that’s a good bar crawl. DISCLAIMER: Sex toys are not inserted into any body parts. So settle down wild child. To those of you sighing in disappointment, head out of the gutter please. Because no one can deny that watching someone run around a bar with a dildo stuck on their foreheads yelling “I’m a unicorn” is hilarious.

So yes, ladies, gentlemen, and bingo legends, this week was definitely the week of the dildo. Really sorts the big league winners from the middle tier players. Not to worry! If you can’t conduct an interview with a stranger using the dildo as a microphone, we still have plenty of other staff challenges for you, that hasn’t changed. However, the pleasure you get when you manage to put a smile on a bartender's face as you order a drink with the dildo plastered on your head, is rewarding enough as it is. Though the pleasure of having a dildo slapped across your face by your best mate, doesn’t have a leg to stand on compared to the pleasure of being the slapper. Especially when the dildo leaves a nice cock length red mark on your cheek. (Sorry about the challenge Tom, and you’re welcome Sarah).

Speaking of dildos. Quick shout out to our blue-haired, mermaid-looking staff member Mollie, (no, I’m not calling you a dildo, Mollie!), who was rather unnecessarily pushed into a bush on the crawl by a guest (dildo). Hope your dignity is restored Mollie. Also sorry that I missed it happen, might have to do it myself next time – you dildo (Mollie).

Continuing the topic of sex, we allow you eager partiers to show us videos and photos of challenges so we can cross them off. It’s sometimes easier and sometimes you want the memories on your phone – though you may delete them the next day, sober. But please take note of how many photos you are meaning to show us when you swipe through them! The naked truth is that was a staff member was rather startled when shown one swipe too many and saw a lot more than they were expecting!

Last little message before I sign out for this week. We love you all. We do. And after a crawl we enjoy talking to you all the next day and helping you piece together the end of the night! As after the crawl everyone does their own thing and we want to know what you did. There’s never a dull moment that follows our question of ‘How was your night?’. Standard responses range from “I got laid”, to “yeah, I vomited and don’t remember how I got home”. The general consensus being they had a great night. But our welsh lads really took the cake this week when two of the group woke up, no recollection of the night, and couldn’t find two of their boys anywhere. Now, I’ve been told no one knows what actually happened, and there were rumours flying around. But the end result was a phone call from the police station saying they had two welsh boys locked up overnight and needed help getting out. So everyone, please be responsible!

Anyhow. Fill up your drinks again, enjoy your morning commute, your lunch break, or your pregame -whatever you’re up to, and remember the eternal words spoken by a great man –

“I drink to make other people more interesting” – Ernest Hemingway,

and words spoken by a man not so great, (but my mum thinks I am),

“Let’s go get fucked up” – myself.

Bye bye gorgeous people!



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Weekly Roundup! | 2017-11-03 -Lars Roschman

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: October 26th - October 29th

PSA to all you banging Bingo Bar Crawl bashers.

Whether you’re a past, present, or a future hopeful guest, we at PartyBookers Budapest are pleased to announce a weekly rundown of the bar crawl shenanigans that ensued.


For those who are unfortunate enough to not know of the best bar crawl in the party capital of Europe – allow me to open your mind to a new world of bar crawls. Everyone loves drinking games to wet the throats and stimulate the brain (I think alcohol stimulates the brain? It must be good somehow. I think I read somewhere it does, but I don’t remember, I was drunk.) Its standard etiquette we all live by. However, we’ve turned the entire bar crawl into a drinking game. The perfect marriage for drinking, right!? The Idea of the game is to do as many fun, friendly, crazy and embarrassing challenges as you can over three bars. The more challenges you do, the more prizes you win. So if you want more free shots, or memorable t-shirts or even a free all you can drink Boat Party – get crazy and go hard.


As usual, this week’s bar crawls started off in the best way possible – the option of 1 hour of unlimited beer, wine and sangria. And we mean unlimited. With open access to the world's best social lubricant, coupled with staff encouraging you to do the drunk, crazy things you don’t want your parents to know about, it can only result in good times (if you remember them). Once the hour is up, do not panic, free shots are given at every place we visit, we can’t have you going sober now can we! As the nature of the crawl is to get everyone interacting and on a favourable point of the scale of intoxication, it’s bound to get messy and crazy.


You learn a lot about yourself and the world when you travel, we all know the feeling, it’s eye opening. And part of the experience is partying with strangers and having a great time. Partying while travelling will teach you lessons. And few lessons were definitely learnt this week.

For example, when you are finishing a drink while doing a handstand (challenge 92), take note of where you’ve put your phone. Our British friend made a perfect landing on his screen and shattered it – 3/10 for execution, 10/10 for stupidity. The colour drained from his face faster than he downed his drink that’s for sure! But well done for completing the challenge.


I learnt a personal lesson. That each person responds differently when someone jokes about how drunk they are. From experience, a typical response is a quick denial (sometimes drunkenly slurred) followed by a swift one fingered salute. A rather new response was witnessed when one of the sheilas on the crawl yelled ‘if I was drunk, would I be able to piggyback?’, while running at her friend and attempting to execute said piggyback. I had two problems with this. Firstly, how would getting your friend to transport you on her back prove you’re not drunk? I love alcohol fuelled logic. Secondly, they both STACKED IT, and I wasn’t allowed to laugh until I made sure they were both fine. They were, but I think the dignity took a solid hit, which they recovered from 5 minutes later with a free shot. Keep on gaming!


Onto some positives. Well done to the two crazy cats who finished their 25 challenges and subsequently winning bingo. Both champions finished in style – with markings on their face, drinks in their belly, and no recollection of how the night ended. Standard. A big shout out  for all the staff, working or not, for showing up fully decked out in dope Halloween attire and face paint. I felt slightly sorry for some of the guests with challenge 99 (lick a staff members face and say it tastes like daddy’s semen) as they may have had to lap up some fake blood and face paint, however it’s nothing a quick chaser won’t solve. And lastly, well done bingo-ers for listening to us and not being too loud on the streets. We’ve gone another week without angry old ladies yelling at us from their window, so that's a plus. Granted that's probably because it's cold as hell and their windows are all closed, but it’s always nice to respect the locals and the country you’re partying in.


I hope that you all have enjoyed reading and reminiscing about your own bingo crawls – or for you bingo babies, you’re looking forward to your own upcoming night of calamity. Stay tuned for next week’s edition of winter madness and guaranteed crazier stories of our favourite bar crawl.

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