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15 Drag Brunches You Can Check Out This Pride Month: ’90s-Themed, Garden Party And More

You can hit up drag brunches all June for electric performances, food and drinks.

NYC-based Asian Glamazon Pattaya Hart performs Tina Turner's "Simply the Best" as a special guest during brunch at the Baton Show Lounge. The Baton Show Lounge is the longest-running drag showcase of its kind, celebrating its 53rd year this March. Originally from Bangkok, Hart is a versatile performer with a long list of accolades, including being named Miss Gay America 2021.
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CHICAGO — You can support the city’s drag performers all Pride month — and get brunch.

Block Club rounded up a list of drag brunches this June.

This list is not exhaustive. If you see one we’re missing, email

Big Gay Brunch at Splash
1 p.m. June 3 (Doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
Splash, 3339 N. Halsted St.
Tickets are $50.
Big Gay Brunch is the latest of Miss Toto’s brunch series at Splash, which has done Scream-, Shrek- and Little Mermaid-themed shows in the past.

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club’s Divalicious Drag Brunch
10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
Kit Kat Lounge, 3700 N. Halsted St.
Reservations are required, but they are free to make. They can be made by calling 773-525-1111 or filling out an online form.
Kit Kat Lounge hosts drag brunches every weekend, with a food and drink package available, plus they can be booked for larger parties.

Taylor Swift Eras Drag Brunch
11 a.m., 2 p.m. June 3 and noon, 3 p.m. June 4
Macy’s Walnut Room, 111 N. State St.
Tickets are $20.
If you’re a Chicago Swiftie, this Taylor Swift-themed drag brunch may interest you. Lucy Stoole and Jade Jolie — star of Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” music video — and other performers will pay tribute to Swift during this brunch event. It’s the same weekend she makes her stop in Chicago as part of her Eras tour.

The Real Drag Brunch of Chicago
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays
The River Kitchen and Bar, 2909 N. Sheffield Ave.
Reservations can be made online. Packages are $59.95 per person.
Local drag queens Veronica Pop and Kimberly Summer are the hosts of The Real Drag Brunch of Chicago, a weekly event at the River Kitchen and Bar where guests can get a family-style breakfast and lunch, plus unlimited mimosas, bloody marys, domestic drafts and mixed drinks. 

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A drag performer wearing a dress of surgical masks greets crowds during the 51st Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Gospel Drag Brunch at Lips Drag Queen Show Palace Restaurant and Bar
11:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays
Lips Drag Queen Show Palace Restaurant and Bar, 2229 S. Michigan Ave.
To make a reservation, call 312-815-2662.
This weekly drag brunch features gospel performances, unlimited cocktails, classic breakfast favorites like shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict and more.

Divalicious Drag Brunch at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club
10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted St.
Reservations can be made by calling 773-525-1111 or filling out an online form.
The Divalicious Drag Brunch is another drag brunch at the Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club, with a savory and sweet menu and unlimited drinks. 

’90s Drag Brunch
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 10
Macy’s Walnut Room, 111 N. State St.
Tickets are $20.
Local drag queen Lucy Stoole is celebrating all things ’90s at this Pride Month drag brunch. Costumes are encouraged, and guests can expect performances to Britney Spears, Spice Girls, Missy Elliott, Destiny’s Child, Selena, Whitney Houston and others. All guests are required to buy an entree.

WAP Drag Brunch 
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 18
Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie St.
Tickets are $20.
Local drag queen Lucy Stoole is set to star in the WAP Drag Brunch at Untitled Supper Club, where she’ll pay tribute to Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and others notable recording artists. This event is for people 21 and older, and it has a two-drink minimum.

Boozy BBQ Drag Brunch By The Grand Cabaret
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays
The Grand Cabaret in Porkchop Chicago, 1132 W. Grand Ave.
Tickets are $22.99.
This weekly drag brunch features a rotating cast of drag queens and variety performers, including Rita Tarot and DJ Violet Ultra. Regular tickets to the show, which is 21-and-older, includes seating with an option to upgrade to a bottomless mimosa package for $20. Menu items include alcoholic beverages and barbecue.

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Lucy Stoole is one of Chicago’s most famous drag queens.

Garden Party Drag Brunch 
12-4 p.m. Sundays
Nick’s Beer Garden, 1516 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Tickets are free for June 4, 11, 18, 25
Drag queen Zenon Teavee hosts this themed Wicker Park drag brunch with special guests Sativa Feliciano Diamond and Famine the Supermodel. Attendees are encouraged to lean into the theme by dressing in their favorite sundresses, big hats, bright colors and flowery garb for the magical garden party.

Lure Fishbar Drag Brunch
12 p.m. June 24
Lure Fishbar Chicago, 616 N. Rush St. 
Tickets are $49 plus fees. 
The tickets for this drag brunch include breakfast, a breakfast cocktail, a drag show and meet-and-greet with featured drag queens.

Drag Me To Brunch Drag Queen Show
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays
La Luna, 1726 S. Racine Ave.
Tickets are $10.
La Luna, a Pilsen-based Mexican restaurant and cocktail bar, is hosting its weekly Drag Me To Brunch event in honor of Pride Month. There will be a live DJ, drag queen shows and Pride Month specials. Proceeds from the sale of La Luna’s Pride Signature Cocktails will benefit the ACLU’s Drag Defense Fund. Tickets include bottomless  mimosas and a shot.

Chicago Drag Brunch: Storyville
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays
Storyville Chicago, 712 N. Clark St.
Tickets are $25-$30.
Drag queen Muffy Fishbasket and a rotating crew of guests — including Yuka Layme, CoCo Sho-Nell, Amanda Lynn and other drag performers — will perform songs, dance and comedy at this 21-and-older drag brunch. Tipping is mandatory, and attendees will have a chance to take selfies with the cast after the show. Food and beverages are sold separately and not included in the cost of admission. There’s a two-item minimum per person.

PRE-PRIDE Drag Queen Make Your Own Bagel Brunch
10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 25
Get In The Kitchen, 3617 N. Broadway St.
Tickets are $65 plus fees.
At this drag brunch, guests can enjoy a complimentary strawberry mimosa and learn how to make a bagel, frittata and flavored cream cheeses from scratch. The cooking demonstrations are followed by a drag show. Guests are encouraged to head over to the Pride Parade at the end.

BBQ Drag Brunch Extravaganza
1-3 p.m. June 11
Aire Rooftop Bar Chicago, 24th floor, above the Hyatt Centric the Loop Chicago, 100 W. Monroe St.
Reservations cost $55-$95 and can be made online.
In this one-day event at Aire, a rooftop bar Downtown, there will be performances from drag performers alongside a barbecue brunch with grilled sliders and Chicago-style hot dogs, fresh fruit, salads and chips. There will also be vegan and vegetarian options and bottomless mimosas. Packages start at $55.

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