In Vegas, from bars and nightclubs to shows and casinos, there’s so much entertainment on offer that it’s easy to become a little jaded with it all.
However, for those who want to try something a bit different, a drag brunch could be just the kind of experience you’re looking for – and here’s the lowdown on all the best shows in town.
What’s a Drag Brunch?
Before we talk about the best drag brunches in Vegas, let’s take a step back and ask a more basic question – what is a drag brunch?
For some time now, drag shows have been becoming increasingly popular. They feature drag queens and kings dressed in flamboyant and sometimes outrageous costumes, singing, dancing, lip-syncing and generally entertaining the audience with lots of jokes in between.
The drag brunch is an offshoot of this idea, with the show taking place as diners enjoy a brunch, often with copious drinks too.
They originally appeared in traditional gay areas in cities with large LGBT communities, but nowadays, they are just as popular with those on bachelorette parties and the like – or even among heterosexual couples who just want to try a new experience.
In Vegas, there are quite a few drag brunches available, with several upmarket versions on offer – and many offering bottomless drinks with the price of entry.
Expect fabulous costumes, bawdy humor, celebrity impersonations, audience interaction – and a whole lot of laughs.
Drag Brunch Las Vegas
- Where: Treasure Island Hotel, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
- When: 11am and 2pm, Fri-Sun
Probably the most famous drag brunch in Vegas, if you’re looking for outrageous entertainment while you dine, Señor Frog’s, located in the Treasure Island Hotel, is the place to head.
Most of the time, Señor Frog’s is a lively Mexican restaurant with a raucous vibe and a party atmosphere – but during the restaurant’s renowned drag brunch, the craziness is taken up a level.
The brunch food consists of an extensive buffet based on all your Mexican favorites, and even better, you can wash it all down with unlimited mimosas – a big draw and something that’s sure to get the party started.
The show is as wild as you’d expect too, with a line-up of highly talented drag queens strutting their stuff on stage dressed in a selection of suitably extravagant costumes – this is a place where you’re guaranteed lots of fun and plenty of laughs during your meal.
Expect lip-syncing, dancing, flamboyant performances and audience interaction in a show you’re unlikely to forget in a hurry.
Show times are at 11am and 2pm from Friday to Sunday, and VIP admission with premium seating and meet and greet is also available. VIP entrance is first-come, first-served, so you’re advised to turn up early if that’s something you’re interested in.
Entry to Señor Frog’s drag brunch is restricted to over-21s only, and proof of age is required.
The Garden Las Vegas Bottomless Brunch
- Where: The Garden, 1017 S 1st St #180, Las Vegas, NV 89101
- When: 11am and 2pm, Sat & Sun
The Garden Las Vegas is a chic LGBTQ lounge bar located in Downtown’s Art District that opens on Saturday and Sunday mornings to host what the bar claims is Las Vegas’ best drag show.
The price of entry includes brunch and a choice of entrée – you can pick from the Breakfast Burrito, Chicken & Waffles, the Hangover Burger, the “Impossible Burger” and more.
To help get everyone in the mood, bottomless mimosas are also included – and you can pay for an upgrade that also gives you unlimited signature cocktails, upgraded liquors, and signature shots.
The show features famous drag queens, including some from RuPaul’s Drag Race, so you know the standard of the entertainment is going to be second to none – in line with the food and drinks served there.
This is a high-quality drag brunch featuring fabulous costumes and talented performers who deliver a show that’s extravagant and flamboyant without being kitsch.
It might not be the cheapest option, but those who don’t mind paying a bit extra won’t be disappointed by an overall experience that comfortably ranks among the best drag shows in Vegas.
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Diva Royale Queen
- Where: Neonopolis, 450 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
- When: Fri 6pm, Sat 1:30pm & 6pm, Sun 3:30pm & 6pm
With brunch and dinner shows at various times on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Diva Royale Queen is the place to go to see a line-up of “5 Queens and 1 King” impersonating various celebrities such as Madonna, Dolly Parton, Celine Dion and more.
The show originated in New York, but it has now taken up a Vegas residency too and offers decadent entertainment to provide the perfect backdrop to a memorable meal.
Diva Royale Queen is ideal for bachelorette groups and promises comedy, spectacle, dancing and singing, so check it out if you’re looking for something a bit different for your celebration.
- Where: 450 E Fremont St SUITE #380, Las Vegas, NV 89101
- When: 12:30pm-3pm
Billing itself as the only all-live singing drag brunch in Las Vegas, this unique experience features the queens from the regular Faaabulous! show.
However, along with the songs, dancing and drag queen entertainment, you’ll also be treated to food by chef Dominic Depatta, bottomless mimosas, signature cocktails and attentive table service.
The show takes place in the Chandelier Room at Notoriety Downtown and is a great way to combine the delights of a highly artistic drag show with some delicious food – and, of course, plenty of drinks!
- Where: Hamburger Mary’s, 1700 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
- When: 11am Sat
A flamboyant burger and grill chain known for its extravagant and wild entertainment, Hamburger Mary’s hosts a drag brunch every Saturday – doors open at 11am and the show begins at noon.
The brunch menu includes treats like Avocado Toast, Chicken & Waffles and the L.G.B.T – lettuce, guacamole, bacon and tomato. You’ll be pleased to know it also includes bottomless mimosas, which ensures the atmosphere is always fun and lively.
The show is hosted by former Miss Gay America, Tiffany Bonet, who, along with the team of fabulous divas, will ensure you won’t forget this experience in a hurry.
- Where: Downtown Las Vegas, NV 89101, a two-minute walk from El Cortez
- When: 6:30pm Fri, 1:30pm and 6:30pm Sat, 3:30pm and 6:30pm Sun
IllusionsDragQueenShow is a drag queen celebrity impersonation show that’s performed at many locations around the US – including in Las Vegas.
Illusions promises “more drag queens, more musical performances, and more comedy routines than any other drag queen show in the nation”, making a great choice for an entertaining afternoon out.
It’s also perfect for bachelorette parties, gay bachelor parties, divorce parties or even just something a bit different to do for couples, either gay or straight.
Although the food might not be what concerns you most, you can still look forward to an array of bread, pastries, bagels, waffles, breakfast meats and more. On the downside, the price only includes one mimosa – but of course, you can buy as many more as you choose!
If you’ve ever wanted to see the likes of Madonna, Cher, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and many more being impersonated by the best and most hilarious drag queens around, then this is the show for you!
Entry is limited to those aged 21 and above. ID may be required to gain entry.
Jimmy’s @ Madison’s
- Where: 855 E Twain Ave UNIT 114, Las Vegas, NV 89169
- When: Third Sunday of every month
Jimmy’s @ Madison’s is a popular Vegas gay bar at the Twain Center. It’s open 24 hours a day, but on the third Sunday of each month, they host an extravagant drag brunch that’s not to be missed if it coincides with your visit to Vegas.
Expect decent food, a boisterous atmosphere – and performances that are sure to keep you highly entertained.
- Where: DW Bistro, 9275 W Russell Rd #190, Las Vegas, NV 89148
- When: Occasionally on Sundays – check social media
If a blend of Jamaican and New Mexican flavors along with drinks and a buzzing drag show is your idea of the perfect brunch, then DW Bistro has you covered.
Unlike many of the other places that host drag brunches, the food in this Caribbean restaurant is as much of a highlight as the show, so you can sample a range of meticulously prepared dishes that are as beautiful as the performers.
It’s a fun place to head for refreshing mimosas, delicious food and extravagant drag artists. The shows are only held irregularly, so check the restaurant’s social media for details – but in any case, even when there’s no show, it’s still a place that’s worth a visit just for a gourmet meal.
Some Fantastic Shows to Choose From
When it comes to entertainment, Vegas really does have something for everyone, and if drag shows are your thing – or if you’d just like to try one out to see what they’re like – in Sin City, there’s no shortage of options for you to choose from.