6 places for drag brunch in metro Phoenix: Where to see the queens and sip mimosas

Looking to be served realness — and a mimosa brunch?

Comedy clubs, cafes and restaurants across metro Phoenix host weekly or monthly drag brunches where the Valley’s most talented drag performers entertain audiences with their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. A side of bottomless mimosas doesn’t hurt, either.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy some day drinking with friends and a side of live entertainment or you're ready to sing along and hype up lip-syncing drag queens, these six places should have the right event for you.

A pro tip: Head to the ATM or do a cash-back purchase before your outing so you can tip your performers. Also, most of these events are for age 21 or older.

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Barbra Seville’s Bacon and Leggs Drag Brunch at Copper Blues Phoenix

Barbra Seville brings audience members onstage for a shot and a music quiz during the 21 and up Bacon & Leggs Drag Brunch at Copper Blues on May 20, 2023, in Phoenix.
Barbra Seville brings audience members onstage for a shot and a music quiz during the 21 and up Bacon & Leggs Drag Brunch at Copper Blues on May 20, 2023, in Phoenix.

Phoenix icon Barbra Seville hosts a weekly 21-and-up drag brunch at Copper Blues in downtown Phoenix that brings not only the bacon but also the “leggs.” She’s joined by two other queens as the audience enjoys bottomless mimosas, brunch bites and giveaways for tickets, merch, champagne and more.

To reserve your spot, go to Copper Blues’ OpenTable website and select the Bacon and Leggs Drag Brunch; there is no cover charge, reservation fee or minimum spending requirement.

You can also see upcoming dates for Seville’s monthly show at Stand Up Live Phoenix next door at https://phoenix.standuplive.com.

Details: 11 a.m. Saturdays. 50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix. No cover charge. 480-719-5005, https://copperblueslive.com/phoenix.

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Bottled Bombshells Drag Brunch

The Drag Bus hosts its 21-and-older Bottled Bombshells Drag Brunch on the last Sunday of every month at Wine Girl in Old Town Scottsdale. Each show has a different theme and slate of performers, so check their Instagram — @thedragbus — for details of upcoming events. General admission tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

The event will soon expand to the East Valley with its first monthly event — on the second Sunday of each month — at Peacock Wine Bar in Gilbert on Sunday, June 11. The drag brunch will head to the West Valley on Saturday, July 8, at Bodega at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale.

Details: Last Sunday of the month. 4205 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. $25 plus tax and fee, two-drink minimum and 20% gratuity on day of the event. https://www.thedragbusaz.com.

Drag Disco Brunch at Kähvi Coffee and Café in Phoenix

Inferno Drag Show takes over Kähvi Coffee and Café to host a disco drag brunch on the last Saturday of every month. The event on Roosevelt Row is for age 21 and up and serves “a savory and sweet bottomless brunch buffet with champagne included in every package, specialty brunch cocktails, a DJ and an even more over-the-top fabulous show,” according to the event description.

Individual tickets include two glasses, a table of four comes with one bottle and a table of six receives two bottles of champagne, according to a representative.

Make sure to bring cash to tip your performers; Kähvi is a cashless shop. To see upcoming events and unique themes, go to https://www.drinkkahvi.com/events-1, follow @inferno.drag.show on Instagram or search for Kähvi events on Eventbrite. It's best to book in advance.

Details: Last Saturday of the month. 214 E. Roosevelt St., Suite 2, Phoenix. From $60, plus 20% gratuity. 602-283-4062, https://www.drinkkahvi.com.

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Diva Royale Drag Queen Show in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Expect to see impersonators of the most iconic women in pop culture, past and present — such as Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Nicki Minaj and Whitney Houston — at the Diva Royale Drag Queen Show in Phoenix’s Melrose District and Old Town Scottsdale. Adults 18 years and older are welcome at the Saturday and Sunday afternoon Phoenix shows. Guests must be 21 and older to attend the Scottsdale shows.

Tickets have to be purchased in advance; options include general admission and VIP tables, plus three-course meal and bottomless mimosa add-on options. Guests aren’t required to buy food, but be aware that only prepaid brunch packages are served. There is a two-drink minimum at the Scottsdale events.

Phoenix: 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 4136 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix. From $40, plus tax and fee; VIP and dining packages are extra. 866-504-5117, https://dragqueenshow.com/phoenix-drag-queen-show.html

Scottsdale: 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Wasted Grain, 7295 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale. From $40, plus tax and fee. 866-504-5117, https://dragqueenshow.com/scottsdale-drag-queen-show.html

Flip Phone’s themed drag brunches at CB Live in Phoenix

Every Saturday in north Phoenix, you can see fan-favorite local drag queens pay homage to some of the biggest pop culture icons during weekly themed drag brunches at CB Live at Desert Ridge Marketplace.

The 21-and-up event has a two-drink minimum. Costumes that are on-theme are optional — and often encouraged. To see all upcoming events, go to https://www.flipphoneevents.com/phoenix.

Details: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. From $18, plus tax and fee. 602-910-5161, https://phxevents.cblive.com.

Peace, Love and Bubbles Drag Brunch at The Hot Chick in Scottsdale

Barbra Seville and her friends can also be found at Old Town Scottsdale’s The Hot Chick on Sunday mornings.

Brunch has no cover charge and includes $5 bottles of champagne with purchase of an entrée from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There is no food or drink minimum; the event is 21 and older.

Text 480-255-7733 to reserve a table for priority seating; it costs $35 per person. Follow The Hot Chick on Instagram (@thehotchickaz) and Facebook to see the themes and special guests for future events.

Details: 11 a.m. Sundays. 4363 N. 75th St., Scottsdale. No cover charge. 480-550-7507, https://www.thehotchickaz.com/events.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Drag brunch in Phoenix and Scottsdale: 6 shows to check out