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Brighton Bogan Bingo

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Khyat's Hotel in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton has a vine-covered exterior, warmth and charm and not a poker machine in sight. Since 1863 it has been a family business with friendly service.

It's a great spot for a drink. There are six English beers on top at the mahogany bar and locals love the Wilson Street Bar in winter as it has a huge open fire. The Terrace Room leads to a courtyard and there is a Pool Room. Food is a step up from traditional pub bistro food, so it's pretty much like being in an English Pub.

Darren Hilsley is the bingo organiser at Khyat's and while there is a format, spontaneous changes can happen. The format goes like this:

6.30pm — Music plays while Bogan Daz and Macca hand out bingo tickets and explain how the night is going to go (or should go).

7pm — Bingo rules are explained and a round of Bogan Bingo's calls is gone through.

7.15pm — Eyes down. First game.

Entertainment features Macca playing air guitar among the crowd and the Bogan Bingo is resumed, usually in the form of Bogan Blingo.


Melbourne's beachside suburb of Brighton.


Bogan Bingo is played at Khyat's Hotel in Brighton on Wednesday nights and at the Elwood Hotel on Thursdays. It costs $5 a game and all money goes to charity.

Virgin Blue has one-way flights to Melbourne. One-way fares from;

  • Adelaide, $99
  • Sydney, $109
  • Brisbane, $140
  • Darwin, $199
  • Perth, $215

There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on the Net. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one-way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at October 12, 2006, and are subject to change. Prices quoted are correct on October 12, 2006.

More information

Khyats Hotel
25 Wilson Street
Brighton 3186
Ph: (03) 9592 8178
Fax: (03) 9593 1046

Bogan Bingo
Planet Daz Enterprises
Ph: 0438 163 699

Virgin Blue
Ph: 13 6789

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