New York City is full of talent, especially when it comes to the visual and performing arts.
Combining both those passions, is the world of drag queens within the city's vibrant nightlife scene.
With the highly anticipated ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race just around the corner, everybody is checking their lipstick and "Yes, Gawd!"-ing a little extra this month.
But talent isn't just found on TV, hunties.
There are new drag shows popping up all over the city this year, and we have the list of the ones that deserve a dollar in the tip bucket.
1. Boots & Saddle Drag Lounge (100A 7th Avenue South)
One of the most popular drag dens in the city, Boots & Saddle is the new home to a Saturday night party that has become the thing nightlife legends are made of. Drag duo Kareem McJagger and Brita Filter have officially found a new home for GLOW Saturdays down in the West Village at 10 p.m.
The bar has decked itself out with newly installed blacklights and is aiming to keep this Glam Award winning party the talk of the town. Kareem and Brita's rotating roster of guest hosts keeps things colorful, and their nightly drag suicide will have you "Yaaaaaaassss!!"-ing till the wee hours.
2. The Green Room (340 West 50th Street)
She acts… she sings… she drinks! Season 7 winner of NYC's biggest drag competition "So You Think You Can Drag" Vicky Boofont is launching her first ever NYC drag revue, The Vicky Boofont Show, at The Green Room inside the Off-Broadway venue New World Stages in Hell's Kitchen.
The show's opening night is Wednesday, February 15th at 8 p.m. and will run weekly through March 22nd. There'll be special weekly guests, games with prizes, and drink specials, as well as the show-stopping antics of Miss Boofont herself! We'll drink to that.
3. Rockbar (185 Christopher Street)
Washing ashore right off the Hudson River, NYC's drag mermaid Bella Noche is swimming down to Rockbar for a night of fishy fun and shipwrecked shenanigans on Thursday, February 23rd. After a year of finding her sea legs, Bella is ready to flip her fins at this iconic neighborhood staple bar.
Conveniently timed with the bar's happy hour, this 8 p.m. show will transport you under the sea and back, with everything from Disney and pop parodies to jazz and rock numbers. So weigh anchor and sail down to Rockbar for a show that will net you hook, line and sinker.
4. L&W Oyster Co. (254 5th Avenue)
If you're one of those New Yorkers who values their sleep, refresh yourself on Sunday mornings at L&W Oyster Co. for the brand new Sisters Drag Brunch, hosted by Gina Tonic and Beverly Leslie Sills. These two musical muses will be prancing up and down the venue for a show
Accompanied by an extensive food menu with selections like House-Cured Salmon Sliders and the spicy Angry Crab Benedict, along with $12 bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys, this is the new spot to get your brunch on. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
5. The Monster (80 Grove Street)
Right across the way from the iconic Stonewall bar sits another legendary spot that has been serving the neighborhood for decades. The Manhattan Monster Bar is true to its name, deceptively small until you work your way down the winding stairs to the real party.
On Sunday nights, Dusty Ray Bottoms and Terra Hyman host one of the most visually appealing shows in NYC nightlife, Look Queen. Every Sunday at 11 pm.m brings a different theme where numerous drag queens pull out their craziest looks to take home the prize. Who you lookin' at?[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]