Fun and Fabulous Drag Brunches in Greater Palm Springs

Sashay to these hot spots for fabulous weekend brunches hosted by drag stars.

November 4, 2023
Everyone loves a beautiful peacock. Especially at Oscar's drag brunch in Palm Springs.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRANDON HARMAN

Everyone loves a beautiful peacock. Especially at Oscar’s drag brunch in Palm Springs.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRANDON HARMAN

Chill Bar

At the heart of Arenas Road, Palm Springs’ LGBTQ+ district, cheer on fierce drag performers as they twirl, dip, and shablam to hit pop tunes during the Amazing Sunday drag brunch. Previous high-energy editions have featured the likes of Ongina and Naysha Lopez from RuPaul’s Drag Race as well as Calypso Jetè Balmain and Becky Peach from HBO’s Legendary. Book tickets in advance because reserved seating fills up fast, hunny.

PS Air Bar

Lower the tray table, grab an oxygen mask, and prepare for a bawdy time with a crew of performers re-creating classic Broadway moments aboard a luxury 737 fuselage. (It’s actually a hidden downtown Palm Springs lounge decorated to look like a plane.) The one-of-a-kind Boozy Broadway Bunch on Sundays features queens in Pan Am–style flight attendant uniforms and a food and drink menu served as if the audience was actually flying somewhere.

One Eleven Bar

Every Sunday, the Cathedral City venue stages a rotating drag brunch featuring local and touring queens, including former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants like Raven and Jasmine Masters. For a sinfully delicious time, reserve a spot and prepare to confess something naughty at Vanity’s Gospel Drag Brunch led by recent Coachella Valley transplant Vanity Halston.

Reforma

Emceed by leggy local queen Epiphany Kali, the Saturday brunch at this Latin-centric restaurant, bar, and club in downtown Palm Springs boasts outlandish pop culture themes that give the pageantry and lip syncs a unifying and fun perspective. Past installments have centered on Barbie, Beyoncé, The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, and Schitt’s Creek. Costumes are encouraged. Mimosas are a must.

Armando’s Bar

Don’t miss Sunday brunch at One Eleven Bar.

Saguaro Palm Springs

Overseen by hilarious local drag queen Rosemary Galore — hard to forget because she usually wears her name on a glittering necklace — PS Drag Brunch takes over the colorful Saguaro hotel’s El Jefe Cantina on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Fridays have one seating and Saturdays and Sundays have two, all featuring either a three-course brunch or lunch menu. Bottomless mimosas are included for all attendees, except for those who book the Basic Bitch package.

Oscar’s

Set at the historic Plaza Las Flores, Palm Springs’ longest-running drag brunch is staged on an outdoor patio where scantily clad men pour mimosas. (In hotter weather, everyone heads inside to the cabaret ballroom.) There are two seatings for the Bitchiest Brunch show on Saturdays and two on Sundays, all hosted by drag legends like Jackie Beat, Sherry Vine, Billy L’Amor, and Palm Springs’ own Anita Rose. Despite construction, the show is still going on.

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Performers bring the heat and the humor at Oscar’s.

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Catch an indoor show on Sundays at One Eleven Bar.

Boozehounds

Do not underestimate the newest drag brunch on the Greater Palm Springs circuit. Launched in October and hosted by the sassy Sabryna Williams and The Lunchettes, Sunday Tea n’ Shade goes down in the stylish dining room at this pooch-friendly North Palm Springs restaurant. There are majestic mountain views, but let’s be honest, no one’s looking at those. Previous guests have included RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Mayhem Miller and Morgan McMichaels. Locals who show their ID receive a complimentary beer, wine, or well drink.