Did somebody say bottomless mimosas? Top 10 drag brunches in the US

Drag Queen sits on top of a couples table, serenading them
via Boheme Houston

We love drag brunches. You love drag brunches. But where are the best places to catch a drag brunch? Luckily, there’s an answer to that.

After some deliberation, we came up with our top ten…

1. of Love & Regret

Baltimore, Maryland

In a statement to GayCities, owners Leigh Philipkosky & Ellie Skinner said they were flattered to be featured so highly: “What makes of Love & Regret so special is that we are committed to our community and making it an enjoyable place for all to live. We are committed to inclusivity. Drag Brunches are particularly fun here because our staff is inclusive and so are our guests. People of all kinds come to of Love & Regret and it is our privilege to be a part of something that brings people together.”

2. Lookout

San Francisco, California

The Lips and Lashes Drag Brunch at the Lookout hosts a rotating cast of diverse talent. The queens here do it all: burlesque, live vocals, and dancing, of course. It also has a range of specialty brunch cocktails which we highly recommend if you like a boozy Sunday afternoon pick-me-up.

3. The Artemis

Washington, DC

Clean and warm bar with a few tvs
Artemis in Washington DC

The DMV’s very own Artemis is a drag brunch hotspot. The show, which is called the Synful Drag Brunch in the Heights, happens every Sunday. The queens that perform here are local favorites with some new talent popping up every now and then. If kicking and spinning queens can’t tempt you then maybe the bottomless mimosas can.

4. Mad Myrna’s

Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska, you may not be a queer hotspot, but we had to give some love to this drag brunch gem. Mad Myrna‘s shows are top-quality, and its menu, which includes vegan and veggie options, is not playing around. Don’t forget to bring some cash because you’re gonna be begging to tip these queens!

5. Mangoes

Key West, Florida

On the prettiest little patio in the Keys, Mangoes hosts its Drunken Drag Brunch. It’s exactly what it sounds like: sweet, fruity cocktails, and plenty of mimosas to go around while local queens perform in the Florida sun. Make sure to check out its website or social media to get tickets in advance.

6. R House Wynwood

Miami, Florida

This is a drag brunch you’ll remember. R House Drag Brunch is called the best in Miami, and it has definitely earned that title. The queens here put on incredible performances; they give drama, and the more you drink, the better it gets. However, make sure to make reservations early, because tickets are in high demand and they go fast.

7. Lips

New York City

Brightly decorated drag ballroom
LIPS in New York City (Photo: LIPS)

Lips has been hosting its Broadway Drag Brunch for over 25 years now. Suffice to say, these queens know what they’re doing. Having said that, many consider this the best drag show in the city, with queens that perform their asses off! We all know that NYC queens don’t play around, and these girls are no exception. You’re gonna wanna make sure to reserve your tickets a few weeks in advance, because these shows are constantly sold out.

8. Troy Beer Garden

Troy, New York

New York gets another point for the state with the best drag brunches. Troy is a relatively new venue, with a new way of doing things. Its drag brunch has big names, including Drag Race alum. Tickets also include an open bar, and, of course, brunch. These events don’t happen all of the time, so make sure to keep an eye on its website and socials to find out when the next one is.

9. Chill Bar

Palm Springs, California

Chill Bar‘s drag brunch is appropriately titled AMAZING Sunday. With some of the top performers in the biz, Palm Springs doesn’t let down. And the queens here include some sickening local talent and Drag Race stars. Tickets are affordable, and cocktails and bottomless mimosas are both available.

10. Boheme

Houston, Texas

Cowgirl drag queen at Boheme in Austin
via Boheme Facebook

Last, but certainly not least, the “Best Drag Cabaret” winner of Best of GayCities 2022, Boheme. This chic wine bar has a gorgeous patio that acts as the perfect backdrop for its Sunday Drag Brunch.

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