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The best drag brunches in Los Angeles

Make it rain every weekend with these gorgeous queens serving looks all over town.

Patricia Kelly Yeo
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Patricia Kelly Yeo
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Whether you’re a longtime fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race or just a fan of day drinking, there’s no better place in town for an inclusive, fun-filled and rowdy afternoon than a good old-fashioned drag brunch. While plenty of West Hollywood’s iconic gay bars are serving looks and lunch every weekend, you can also find plenty of campy fun across town in Downtown, the Valley and even the Westside. After years  without the love and light brought by these impossibly talented queens (and kings), these excellent L.A. spots are finally bringing it back to brunch—just make sure to bring plenty of cash to show your appreciation. 

Dance it out every weekend with these amazing queens

  • Restaurants
  • Hamburgers
  • West Hollywood
  • price 2 of 4

WeHo: Sat at 11am, 1:30, 3:30pm; Sun at 10am, noon, 2, 4pm

Long Beach: Sat at 10am, 1:45pm; Sun at 10am, 12:45, 3:30pm

The mother of all drag brunches, Hamburger Mary’s is the place to be in West Hollywood and Long Beach every weekend for an raucous show full of queens (and kings) who pull out every stop, a mix of traditional and health-conscious brunch favorites and the ability to drink mimosas out of the chain restaurant’s signature 20-ounce leg glasses. Reservations are highly recommended for the LGBTQ+ retro diner’s drag brunch seatings—and be sure to note the additional $5 tacked on for VIP seating and $7 per person show fee.

  • Bars
  • Lounges
  • West Hollywood
  • price 2 of 4

Sat at 1pm, Sun at 12pm 

Surprise, surprise: The city’s most famous gay bar has one of the best drag brunches in town, as well as a slew of other fun, drag-oriented events throughout the week. Show up for regular performances by Drag Race alums like Honey Davenport and new faces like Kyra Jete, Barbies Addiction and Calypso Jete—and with no reservations, be sure to arrive well ahead of showtime with plenty of loose bills, since seats fill up early. 

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  • Bars
  • Lounges
  • West Hollywood
  • price 3 of 4
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Sat 1–3:30pm

This West Hollywood institution has weathered literally being burned down and a global pandemic, and now it’s back with Saturday drag brunch like it’s never missed a beat. Head to this cavernous nightclub and bar for a boozy afternoon full of $6 well drinks, $5 shots and a $20 bottomless (!) mimosa and brunch combo whose bang-for-buck ratio is pretty damn hard to beat. Hosted by Cake Moss with an ever-changing lineup of amazing queens, Micky's Bring it Back to Brunch happens every weekend, with doors opening at noon. Starting May 12, Micky’s will also host Chingona Drag Brunch on Sundays complete with $14 unlimited tacos and a margarita pitcher.

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • West Hollywood

Sundays at 1pm

T
he current home of L.A.’s famous Wigs & Waffles drag brunch, this brand-new queer-owned WeHo restaurant is helping fill the void created by the pandemic closures of Flamin’ Saddles, Rage, Gold Coast and Gym Bar. Book a table early on Sunday afternoon for traditional brunch dishes and the chance to get on stage and dance for the adoring crowd yourself.

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  • Bars
  • Gastropubs
  • Downtown Historic Core
  • price 2 of 4
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Sun at 1pm

The largest LGBTQ+ bar in Downtown, Precinct hosts Over Easy, a weekly Sunday brunch event with ticketed $10-ish per person seating that lets you pick your seat for prime viewing, no matter your party size. With a rotating cast of hosts and guests—including a few RuPaul’s Drag Race regulars—and afternoon DJs bringing up the rear, Over Easy brings a distinctly Downtown spirit to drag brunch. Reserve your seat via Precinct's events page.

  • Nightlife
  • West Hollywood

In the mood for drag brunch with tropical disco vibes? Look no further than Beaches in West Hollywood, a tiny but mighty South Beach-inspired nightclub and lounge. With all the booming club music and energy in the air, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped straight onto Ocean Drive here with $20 mimosas, three drag shows every weekend and Cuban-inspired brunch bites.

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  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • North Hollywood
  • price 2 of 4
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Every second and fourth Sat at 12:30pm

This iconic barrel-shaped bar hosts a no-cover monthly drag brunch on select Saturdays—the only one of its kind in the Valley. Make a reservation at their Eventbrite page or try your hand last-minute for a table when doors open at 11am. There are $15 bottomless mimosas and $5–10 house cocktails, as well as Idle Hour’s full menu of decadent brunch favorites like cheesecake-stuffed French toast and zucchini-potato latkes.

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