If you thought bottomless brunch was wild, prepare to up the ante at the drag version. The combination of free-flowing drinks, games and some of the most fabulous drag queens in town leads to endless fun – with pancakes, pastries and Eggs Benedict providing the fuel. We round up London’s most raucous drag brunches, featuring lip sync battles, unlimited waffles and cocktails served in teapots.
Best Drag Brunches in London For 2023
Skylight Peckham is one of the capital’s buzziest rooftop destinations, offering great food, cocktails and panoramic views of the city. There’s always a fun vibe, but for a real party atmosphere try one of its drag brunches, hosted by the fabulous Beverly Monét. Guests can expect an afternoon of lip sync performances, games and comedy, alongside tasty brunch dishes: think Belgian waffles topped with kaarage chicken, eggs benedict and parmesan fries with truffle mayo. Pair with free-flowing prosecco, rum punch or bloody marys for the ultimate drag brunch experience – all while soaking up the London skyline vistas, stretching from Canary Wharf to The London Eye.
BOOK: Upcoming events on 19 August, 16 September, 21 October, from £39.99pp. skylightbars.com
West End Drag Brunch at The Otherist
Returning with a bang is Drake & Morgan’s West End Drag Brunch – this time at The Otherist. Produced by Baby Grand Collective, the event features a line-up of Queens from the West End alongside special guest Diva. To fuel guests, there’s a two-course brunch of dishes like chicken and malted waffles, spicy chicken and ‘nduja tortellini, with the option to add bottomless cocktails such as Aperol Spritz, Bloody Marys and Mimosas.
BOOK: Upcoming events on 27 August, 30 September, 28 October, 26 November 2023, £49.95pp. shop.drakeandmorgan.co.uk
Beyoncé Drag Bottomless Brunch at Proud City
Calling all Beyoncé fans: here is your opportunity to spend three hours dancing around to her greatest hits. This drag brunch, which takes place at Proud City, includes a live performance from Aaron Carty’s Beyoncé Experience, alongside an hour of unlimited drinks and brunch dishes. Dress up is encouraged, and alongside the Beyoncé tunes you can boogie to the likes of Sean Paul, Rihanna, Drake and more.
BOOK: 7 October 2023, from £89.98. thebrunchclub.co.uk
Bottomless Disco Brunch at Blame Gloria
The muse of Tonight Josephine’s sister bar Gloria taught David Bowie how to do his make up – and some say she dated Jimi Hendrix. ‘Gloria always threw the best parties,’ we’re told. It makes sense, then, that Blame Gloria hosts one of the most extravagant drag brunches in town, complete with dance-offs and all the drinks. Expect feel-good tunes, bottomless bubbles and buckets full of beer, alongside dishes inspired by Gloria’s travels around the globe – from smashed avocado to harissa chicken. Make sure to get a snap in the Instagram-friendly bathroom, which is decked out with disco balls and blares out retro dance anthems.
BOOK: Saturdays, from £49pp. blamegloria.co.uk
Drag & DJ Bottomless Brunch at Bounce
Time to serve looks and swerve balls. Hosted by resident Drag Queen Miss Tyramissoux, London’s favorite ping pong bar is transformed into a drag brunch destination on the last Saturday of every month. Think endless tasty pizza cooked to order and beer and prosecco on tap alongside ping pong, shuffleboard and beer pong.
BOOK: 2–4pm on the last Saturday of every month. £45 per person for bottomless prosecco, beer and pizza. bouncepingpong.com
Drag Queen Cupcake Bottomless Brunch at Mrs Riot
Opened recently in Covent Garden, Mrs Riot is a bistro and cocktail bar inspired by pioneering feminist Kitty Clive, a stage star of the 1700s. Every Saturday the venue hosts a bottomless drag queen brunch, complete with lip sync battles, bingo, games and dance offs. To keep spirits high, free-flowing cocktails are served in teapots – think frothy pink Bellinis and rosehip concoctions – alongside vegan cupcakes from Ruby’s of London.
BOOK: Saturdays, £55p. mrsriotlondon.com
Drag & Waffle Bottomless Brunch at Queen of Hoxton
Waffles, prosecco and all the party vibes await at Queen of Hoxton’s lively drag brunch. Guests are invited to enjoy two hours of musical bingo games, lip syncs and surprise competitions, plus a savoury waffle main followed by unlimited sweet varieties, washed down with fizz or mimosas. Don your glad rags – the dress code is ‘Dress To Kill’.
BOOK: Saturdays at either 2pm or 5.30pm, £50pp. queenofhoxton.com
Bougie Drag Bottomless Brunch at Bar Salsa Temple
If you’re keen for a full afternoon of partying, Bar Salsa’s Bougie Drag Bottomless Brunch lasts a whole four hours – including 90 minutes of unlimited bubbles. On the food front, festivities will kick off with some corn chips and fresh salsa, followed by a choice of crispy bacon and smashed avocado on toast, smoked salmon with poached eggs or home-baked banana bread with seasonal berries. London queens Cara Melle, Kiki Snatch and Honey The Foxx, along with some guest stars, will be providing the entertainment – think fierce lip syncs, dance-offs and competitions.
BOOK: Upcoming events on 12 August, 26 August, 9 September 2023, £44.95. feverup.com
Not Another Drag Brunch at The Book Club
Every Saturday, Shoreditch hotspot The Book Club comes alive with a lively drag brunch, offering hours of fun fuelled by bottomless fizz and mimosas. Kick things off with a strawberry bellini before tucking into a two-course feast of pizza and dessert (with vegan options available). While you dine, enjoy bingo, lip syncs, games and a party soundtrack, with all sorts of competitions and prizes to be won.
BOOK: Saturdays from 12pm, from £35pp. designmynight.com
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