Sing, sip, & savor

The top drag brunches in New York City

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Drag brunches in NYC are nothing short of fabulous. It’s where you can sing, sip, and savor with the borough’s most fabulous queens. From iconic venues to hidden gems, the city offers a kaleidoscope of colorful drag brunch experiences that cater to all tastes and preferences…

Lips

Lips

26 years of drag heaven 227 East 56th Street · New York, NY 10022
(212) 675-7710
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Lips has been serving up sass for over 26 years. As far as drag brunches in NYC go, Lips is the daddy of them all. A magical setting of songs from the great white way and brunch with endless cocktails for $45 on Saturday and Sunday. Rehearse your Cole Porter before you arrive as singalongs are frequent. You know you’re at the right spot if you have to book in advance! Plan accordingly. 

Lucky Cheng’s

Lucky Cheng’s

Oldest drag cabaret in NYC 707 8th Ave · New York, NY 10036
(646) 525-0715
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Lucky Cheng’s, NYC’s iconic drag cabaret since 1993, offers a wild time with drag queen waitresses, delicious food, and signature cocktails. It’s famous for being the place to celebrate anything and everything! And yes, celebrities like Madonna and Lady Gaga have joined the party.

Dromedary Urban Tiki Bar

Dromedary Urban Tiki Bar

Tiki & drag 266 Irving Ave · New York City, NY 11237
(347) 715-4255
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Dromedary Urban Tiki Bar in NYC is where the party’s at! Sip on fabulous Tiki cocktails while playing board games, and don’t miss their drag-themed brunches featuring Emi Grate and Nancy Nogood for a dose of fierce entertainment. Get ready for a wild time that’s anything but ordinary! And because there is a patio, bring your little dog too, Dorothy.

La Pulperia

La Pulpería 44th HK

Latin fusion hotspot 623 9th Ave · New York, NY 10036
(646) 669-8984
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Get ready to spill the tea because Misty Mountains is the ultimate queen, and she’s slaying as the host of Snacktime at La Pulperia, one of the wildest drag brunches in NYC. No need to break the bank with cover charges; just snag a spot for one of two seatings and let those bills fly like birds!

La Pulperia is the Latin fusion hotspot where the drag magic happens, serving some of the city’s tastiest and most wallet-friendly drag brunch dishes under $25. Their cocktails are as fabulous as Misty herself. Go bottomless and keep the party vibes alive. It’s a drag brunch extravaganza you won’t forget, darlings!

Kween

Kween

Fabulously Queer cocktail bar 34-10 30th Ave. · NY 11103
(917) 231-1932
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Kween as in YASSS KWEEN drag brunch in Astoria Queens is hosted by the ever-fabulous Freeda Kulo. If you are lucky enough to catch her in a cowgirl hat, tappin’ those leather boots around, it will be a brunch you won’t soon forget. Freeda’s unique style and flair add an unforgettable touch to the world of drag entertainment, making her a must-see performer for those seeking the very best drag brunches in NYC 

Snatched Brunch

The Standard Grill

Home of Snatched Drag Brunch 848 Washington St · New York, NY 10014
(212) 645-4100
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Snatched Drag Brunch is a timeless and captivating experience held at The Standard Grill in the iconic Meatpacking District. Hosted by the charismatic pop art princesses, Nicky Ottav and Essa Noche, it promises to fulfill your weekend desires. The combination of mesmerizing performances, exquisite culinary delights, and an electrifying ambiance creates the ideal start to your weekend in absolute style.

Rise Bar

Rise Bar

Hell’s Kitchen multi faceted haunt 859 9th Ave · New York, NY 10019
(646) 892-3313
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Get ready to “Rise” and sparkle every weekend at this drag brunch that’s a real star! On 9th Ave and 56th, you can enjoy the glamorous performances hosted by Izzy Uncut and Skye Walker on Saturdays, and Holly Box Springs and Egypt on Sundays. For just $59, you’ll have access to unlimited boozy beverages and a delectable menu. It’s a spectacular party where you can fill up on food, drinks, and pure entertainment.

The Spot

The Spot

Where the queens rule the brunch scene 599 10th Ave · New York, NY 10036
(917) 675-7403
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Get ready to sashay into deliciousness at The Spot’s fabulously fierce NYC Drag Brunch! Located in Midtown East, it’s where the queens rule the brunch scene. The Spot serves up sass with your eggs, offering a menu that’ll have you gagging with delight – from benedicts that slay to omelets that werk. Don’t miss the chance to try a burger so sunny side up it could snatch a crown.

Fresco’s Grand Cantina

Fresco’s Grand Cantina

¿Estás lista para la fiesta de la fabulosa? 28-50 31st St · NY 11102
(347) 997-3070
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Fresco’s Grand Cantina is a Mexican hotspot where they serve up the sassiest “Ménage à Brunch” in town! It’s a feast fit for royalty with loads of guac, tacos, and mocktails for those easing into the day. For just $34, you’ll be living the high life, indulging in a carafe of sangria or mimosas, along with a delectable entree that’ll make your taste buds tango. The queens will take the stage and slay it, giving you a show that’s worth every penny. So, whether you’re in the mood for a fabulous fiesta or a leisurely brunch, this spot has it all – and it’s ready to werk it, honey!

Peachy Keen

Peachy Keen

Wildly and wonderfully retro 325 W 44th St · New York, NY 10036
(212) 245-2337
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If you’re looking for a drag brunch experience that’s packed with laughter, love, and fabulous cocktails, look no further than “The Sunday Getdown” hosted by Peachy Keen. Not just a brunch; it’s a celebration of queerness, creativity, and the joy of being yourself. Don your most fabulous outfit, gather your friends, and get ready to be swept away in a whirlwind of drag excellence. It’s also one of the most highly rated brunches in NYC.

The Red Pavilion

The Red Pavilion

Shanghai-inspired speakeasy 1241 Flushing Ave · NY 11237

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When you step into The Red Pavilion in Brooklyn you step into a Shanghai speakeasy drenched in crimson hues and an enchanting mist scored by a jazz ensemble. Some nights, prepare for mesmerizing aerial performances and tantalizing cabaret shows that evolve into raucous late-night shindigs fueled by irresistible DJ beats. The Dim Sum Divas turn their drag brunch into pure magic. The Red Pavilion is the ultimate spot for those seeking whimsy, wonder, and a dash of Shanghai glamor.

Stella 34 Trattoria Bar

Stella 34 Trattoria

at Macy’s Herald Square 151 W 34th St. · New York, NY 10001
(212) 967-9251
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Stella 34 Trattoria Bar at Macy’s Herald Square in Midtown is a standout in the drag brunch scene. Hosted by Shuga Cain, it features top-notch production value and occasional guest stars. The Midtown restaurant offers themed events (Praise be to Gaga), allowing fans to embrace their inner divas. Bottomless mimosas so arrive early!!!

Pieces

Pieces

You want a piece? 8 Christopher St · New York, NY 10014
(212) 929-9291
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Pieces in Greenwich Village is an iconic institution! Since 1993, this legendary bar has been serving up fabulous drag shows every single night. The weekends at Pieces are an absolute riot with Sinful Saturdays and Spunk Sundays, keeping the neighborhood pulsing with energy that’s contagious. It’s a place where laughter, glitter, and glamor reign supreme, making it an essential part of the vibrant LGBTQ+ culture in the heart of the Village. 

The Highwater

The Highwater

Your ticket to paradise 34-20 Broadway · NY 11106
(917) 745-0407
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Experience a breezy tropical escape at The Highwater in Astoria, right on Broadway! This vibrant hotspot is your ticket to paradise, serving the iciest frozen drinks and delightful cocktails in town. It’s full of tantalizing dishes to satisfy your cravings. Catch Avant Garbage, the trash queen, on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. 

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