The Vegas Cocktail That’s Also a Party at Drink & Drag
Leave it to Drink & Drag, the downtown bar and nightclub (and bowling alley and pool hall) staffed by drag queens, to concoct (careful how you say that) something as “dragulous” as the Birthday Martini. It’s a party in a glass.
Drink & Drag opened in downtown’s Neonopolis in April of 2012, and has been a popular destination ever since, both for LGBT visitors and others just wanting to have a blast. Leave your expectations and inhibitions at the door.
We’ve seen people of all ages and orientations loving Drink & Drag’s atmosphere and entertainment. The drag queen cocktail waitresses get up on small stages throughout the evening to bring the lip-syncing goodness.
The Drink & Drag experience isn’t flawless: The cocktail service at the bar is notoriously slow, they don’t serve Captain Morgan (major cocktail fail) and the food is consistently meh, but beyond that, the drinks are reasonably priced and the dance floor always gets crazy as the night goes on.
Drink & Drag also has a dozen bowling lanes and a room devoted to pool tables. Find out more about all the diversions at the official Drink & Drag site.
Drink & Drag hosts special appearances by celebrity drag queens, including graduates of the unavoidable “Ru Paul’s Drag Race.” We were there for the show’s season four winner, Sharon Needles, and we’re still under a mental health professional’s care as a result.
Overall, no visit to downtown Las Vegas is complete without a stop at Drink & Drag.
And if it’s your birthday, give the Birthday Martini a try. Fair warning: If you spent your birthday at Drink & Drag, make sure you’re selective about who you ask to blow out your candle, if you know what we’re saying.