Don’t be a drag, support our local kings and queens!
Drag has become a global phenomenon, and the ATL is responsible for some fierce queens who are taking the world by storm. RuPaul once lived in Atlanta, and winners of RuPaul’s Drag Race include Atlanta hometown heroes Violet Chachki, Bob The Drag Queen, and Kylie Sonique Love! But drag isn’t just a TV show, it’s a revolution. And there are so many local queens who are eager to put on a show for you, in some stellar ATL venues and LGBTQIA+ safe spaces. From Brigitte Bidet (featured image) to Nikki Diamond Simone, get our there and support our local ATL queens!
1. Future Atlanta
Where: Underground Atlanta
Future was one of the first businesses to open at Underground Atlanta amid its spectacular transformation. An awesome way to kick things off, Future Atlanta is a show-bar with drag excellence hitting the stage every week. Including (but not limited to) RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Trinity K. Bonet and the legendary Shawnna Brooks. Fantasy Girls Cabaret is the club’s weekend extravaganza every Friday & Saturday. Future Atlanta is also the new home to DRAGNIFICENT, an 8 week competition with different challenges that are created to push the contestants creativity and test their abilities! Great drinks, great bar bites, great drag, makes a great night out in Atlanta.
Your spoilt for choice when it comes to drag shows at Lips. Head there on a Sunday for their Dragilicious Brunch! With outrageous fun to be had every Sunday Afternoon, join the Ladies of Lips Atlanta for the Ultimate Drag Brunch, as they pull out all the stops with show-stopper, after show-stopper! Enjoy delicious brunch entrées and fabulous over-the-top performances full of sing-along hits! Or perhaps if you’re a little dark-sided, head to their late Saturday night show ‘Taboo’. Although be warned, it’s equally as scandalous as it is glamourous.Website
Where: East Atlanta
The self-proclaimed “queerest bar in town”, hosts an array of events guaranteeing an unforgettable night out in the ATL. More known for some of the craziest parties on the scene including Queer Bait and Big Lug, but don’t be surprised if you spot a queen or three. Follow them on Instagram to stay up to date with the happenings at Mary’s, because Mary, you don’t want to miss out on their super fun drag shows.Website
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4. My Sisters Room
This beloved lesbian bar is renowned for its burlesque shows, drag shows, and so much more! It’s been Atlanta’s number-one lesbian bar for more than 24 years, after opening its doors in 1996. It’s a safe space for all, and celebrates all things queer. As well as drag and burlesques shows, you can channel your inner king or queen at karaoke, or even enjoy a night of comedy.
5. Blake’s On The Park
Everyone’s welcome at this super-friendly gay bar & neighborhood hangout with karaoke, live DJs & drag shows, every week since 1988! Not only are there stunning drag shows, but the incredible selection of music is always top-notch at Blake’s On The Park.Website
6. Finca To Filter
Finca to Filter is a queer, women led business, right here in the ATL! Located inside Wild Heaven Beer, this coffeehouse is a stand-out addition to the incredible coffee shops in the city. Not only is there delicious coffee, but they host several beloved events at their gigantic space. Their prone to host a drag event or two, including their not-to-be-missed drag bingo!Website
7. City Winery
Where: Ponce City Market
It’s always an awesome time at City Winery, known for hosting the best of the best in comedy, music, and now drag! Their reoccurring drag brunch features some of the best queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race, along with Atlantan royalty. Follow them on Instagram to keep up to date with their drag events.Website
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Featured Image: Blake’s On The Park