The Village is the gay mecca of NYC. You can’t walk two blocks without bumping into a drag queen or your favorite gay-friendly restaurant. The LGBT population in this area is one of the highest in the world with over 5% living here and there are bars on every corner to make sure you never get bored. Here’s where to go when you’re looking for some fun!
Wigs & Waffles Drag Brunch — Los Angeles, California
Wigs & Waffles Drag Brunch is a drag brunch in Los Angeles, California. The event takes place the first and third Saturday of every month at 12pm. This is the perfect opportunity to see some of LA’s best queens while stuffing your face with waffles!
The first Saturday you’ll be treated to an all-you-can eat buffet that includes: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, potatoes o’brien, plus more sides like breakfast meatloafs and biscuits or gravy. After being stuffed full of delicious food you can enjoy performances by some of LA’s most talented queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 4!
Friday Night Divas — Anchorage, Alaska
It’s Friday night and you’re looking for a place to go. You could stay in and watch Netflix, or you could get your gay on with the gays! There’s no shortage of places to drink, dance, play games, or just chill out with friends. Here are some of the best places in NYC Village that will have you feeling like a diva in no time at all.
There’s an Anchorage bar that has been popular among locals since it opened its doors earlier this year. It boasts two floors packed with TVs tuned into sports channels and a full-service restaurant upstairs serving up fresh seafood favorites. Stop by their weekly drag show every Sunday for an evening filled with performances from local drag legends such as Sasha Velour.
Bushwig — Maspeth, New York
Bushwig is a nightlife event that celebrates queer people of color in the New York City area. It takes place annually on the last weekend of July at Maspeth, New York. This year marks Bushwig’s 13th annual celebration. The festival includes live performances, DJs, and drag queens from all over NYC and will be hosted by TV personality/model VivvyAnne ForeverMORE!
Bushwig aims to create an inclusive space for individuals who are underrepresented or marginalized within LGBTQ+ communities through music, performance, and art. The festival also features vendors with clothing, accessories, and other items related to queer culture for purchase.
Hamburger Mary’s Down-Low Bingo Show — Denver, Colorado
Hamburger Mary’s is the spot for down-low bingo, drag show and all out queer revelry. This Denver establishment has been a destination for gay people in Colorado since 1973. With two bars, three dance floors and six different themed rooms to explore, you can find your own space at Hamburger Mary’s. The club is open seven days a week with live entertainment every night of the week from 9pm – 4am! It also has one of America’s longest running drag shows that features hula hoop performances on Friday nights! Hamburger Mary’s showcases some of the best talent in Denver including performers from RuPaul’s Drag Race like Adore Delano and Sharon Needles.