O-69 TAKES ON A WHOLE NEW MEANING AT POSH BAR & LOUNGE AS MORGAN ROYEL TAKES OVER AS MONDAY NIGHT BINGO HOST FROM HER BFF GINGER SNAPT. WE CAUGHT UP WITH MORGAN TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ONE OF THE CITY’S FAVORITE BINGO NIGHTS AT HELL’S KITCHEN’S ORIGINAL GAY BAR.
What is Bingo Mondays all about?
It’s a fantastic night, like a Motown sing-along type atmosphere. We just girl chat and have a wonderful night of bingo with wonderful prizes. It’s also a fantastic show. I
always want to entertain the crowd and have a good time with them.
How is the crowd?
Posh is a major “Cheers”-type bar. We do have a lot of regulars, but we have a lot of new people stop by too. You never know who’s coming in. New people always embrace the bingo and have a good time. First-timers always come back, because they always enjoy themselves.
There are a lot of gay bingos out there, but Posh’s bingo night has been a long-standing event for years. What has made it so successful?
I just came on board with the Posh family, but I have been around with my BFF Ginger Snapt before. The girls and the staff really work together, and it becomes a family. The bingo game is really about the entertainers and the host. They put their heart into it and keep it going every Monday night. It has longevity.
Are you the best bingo host ever?
I don’t know if I’m the best bingo host, but I am good at what I do! I have been co-hosting for a while with different girls, and I mastered the game. I know how to have a good time with people and get personal with them. I’m not better than anyone, I just get personal and meet great people along the way who become my best friends. I’m just a crazy girl who likes to have a good time! I love making other people smile.
Posh is the original gay bar in Hell’s Kitchen. What has made it thrive all these years?
Posh is a bar that always welcomes people and lets them be themselves. Whenyou come in there, you know how to have a good time. Posh is open to different cultures and lifestyles, and that keeps them going.
POSH BAR & LOUNGE 405 West 51st St. New York, NY 10019