Godfrey’s Drag Queen Brunch

I’d like to become a travel writer. 

Even just a “you must visit Richmond ASAP” travel writer.

There are so many fun things to do in this town that I have yet to experience, but now I can say I’ve been to Godfrey’s Drag Queen Brunch.

If you didn’t get it from the title, I spent last Sunday with the hottest drag queens in the Richmond area… or at least that’s how they were presented to us.  This included “Miss Gay America”.. yes, get jealous.

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Godfrey’s is an 18 and over nightclub (I had no idea those even still existed… or existed in real life actually) with various performances, plus they do a special drag brunch on Sundays.  Such a fun brunch (and, apparently they’ve won best Richmond brunch for the last 15 years, so that’s not just my humble opinion).

When you first get there, they stick you in a holding room where you can change all of your bills into ones, because of course, the ladies are expecting some love/ cash.  The show (it’s kind of like a play, except you get to eat and sit at a table) starts after everyone is ushered into the dining/ bar area, and the guy at the mike rips on all of the birthday girls, brides to be, and most of all, men.  Shockingly, there were quite a few men in attendance with their middle aged wives, plus the two that were coerced into attending with our group. 

You order your drinks and food all at once (new love= bakon vodka bloody mary), and the show finally starts.  Oh the anticipation.

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I’d never been to a drag show before, so this was all brand new to me… like a kid in a candy store. 

There were four queens who each performed three times over the course of 2.5 hours.  There were themes for each performance, which included Shania Twain, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, and of course Lady Gaga.  You can only tip the queens with ‘hand to hand’ tipping, and that really bummed out a bunch of cougars sitting at a table next to us.

Some favorite pictures:

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The boys were really enjoying themselves.  And by boys, I mean the ones at our table and the ones dressed in sequins.

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Look at the lady in the background… keepin’ her bills in a safe place. 

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(Sorry Lindsey- the weird old man cut you out 😦 )

Stolen from Bekah:

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Overall, it was such a fun experience.   The performers were super entertaining and the drinks were amazing.    It’s not something I’d go to every Sunday, but definitely a fun time, and if you’re ever in Richmond, you’d enjoy it (if you like the whole drag, dollar bill, day drinking thing).  

Has anyone else been to a drag show or drag brunch?

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3 responses to “Godfrey’s Drag Queen Brunch

  1. Evie

    I think we need to take Dad and Kevin to this restaurant…especially Dad. Love Mom

  2. That looks fun! I’d probably get a case of the giggles 🙂

  3. Lauren

    We went in college – so fun! Random, my favorite cab driver lived right above that place. He had some…interesting stories. ha!

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