Las Vegas is known for its over-the-top shows. Its drag queen shows are no exception. Las Vegas is home to thousands of bachelorette parties every year which often include a drag queen brunch. Luckily, in Las Vegas, these shows aren’t in short supply. Whether you are looking for brunch, a dinner, or just a show, there is a perfect option for you.
We have combed through the selections and have found the best drag queen shows in Las Vegas. RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! tops the list for an overall top-notch cast and production. Drag Brunch at Senor Frogs for the best brunch show and Illusions Drag Queen Show for the best celebrity impersonation dinner are our two runners-up.
Three other shows in Las Vegas have made our list as well, so let’s look at an overview of each of them and answer a few frequently asked questions you may have.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!
Best Drag Show in Las Vegas
RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! is a production put on by Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas and based on the popular reality TV competition drag show. In this drag show, you’ll follow RuPaul’s showgirls through a competition season as they serve up looks and performances you won’t forget.
See some of the world’s most famous queens like Kameron Michaels, Derrick Barry, Asia O’Hara, and more. You’ll find this show at the Flamingo Showroom Thursday through Monday, beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Drag Brunch at Senor Frogs
Best Brunch Show
The Drag Brunch at Senor Frogs consists of a delicious brunch buffet, an open bar, and one of the hottest drag shows in Las Vegas. Hosted most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm, you’ll get 75 minutes of fun, drinks, and good eats.
Coco Montrese, Yara Sofia, and Shannel from RuPaul’s Drag Race know how to put on a heck of a show. The Drag Brunch at Senor Frogs is located at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.
Illusions Drag Queen Show
Best Celebrity Impersonation Dinner
Illusions Drag Queen Show is equal parts burlesque, comedy, and celebrity impersonations. The queens at this show will wow you with raunchy comedy, stellar tributes to your favorite pop stars, and sexy shimmies, all with a side of delicious food.
Illusions are located at 855 Twain Avenue Suite 114, offering a drag queen dinner performance at 6:30 p.m on most days, Thursday through Sunday.
Faaabulous The Show
Faaabulous! The Show is one of the only Las Vegas drag queen shows where the queens sing live. Featuring five award-winning performers and veteran creators, this is a show you won’t want to miss.
You’ll find Faaabulous! The Show at Notoriety Live! on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas every Friday at 8 p.m.
Piranha Nightclub is a laid-back gay bar and club that hosts several different drag queen shows depending on the night of the week. Join Queens like Yara Sofia from season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Asia King Adour, Paloma Makary, Dahlia Deveraux, and many more as they bring you into their world.
Piranha Nightclub is located on Paradise Road, just east of the Las Vegas Strip.
Diva Royale Queen Show
Originating in New York, the Diva Royale Queen Show has made its way to Vegas. Featuring five Queens and 1 King, they host a weekend drag brunch and dinners. You’ll discover your favorite celebrity impersonations and be entertained by your host diva drag queen.
Find the Diva Royale Queen show at the Cat’s Meow on Fremont Street every Friday night at 6:30 p.m., Saturdays at 1:30 pm and 6:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
If you have never been to a drag queen show, you may have a few questions. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions, so you know exactly what to expect.
What happens at a drag show?
You can expect drag artists to be impersonating various personalities while singing or lip-synching and dancing at a drag show. You’ll find that it’s truly an art form. Some acts also include audience interaction, comedy, skits, and other various acts.
Do you tip at drag brunch?
It is customary to tip the drag queens at a drag brunch or any drag show, as that is how they make most of their money.
Why is it called drag?
The term likely originated in the late 1800s when male performers wore petticoats to impersonate women, and they would drag on the floor.
How do you dress for drag?
There is no specific dress code for drag shows as an audience member, though fun outfits are encouraged, and you’ll want to ensure you won’t mind others seeing you in the outfit you choose because audience interaction, including stage time, is common.
Get The Party Started at Las Vegas Drag Shows
Whether you are in town for business or vacation, get the party started at a Las Vegas drag queen show. You are sure to leave in a better mood than you came. Each of these shows provides some great entertainment, so we know you’ll have a good time in Las Vegas no matter which you choose.