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227 East 56th Street, New York City, NY 10022
212-675-7710
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: NEW YORK'S BEST DRAG SHOWS! The top queens of drag perform in a a glitzy...
NEW YORK'S BEST DRAG SHOWS! The top queens of drag perform in a a glitzy and glamorous showroom full of disco balls, glitter, pink leopard fur walls, crystal high heel chandeliers and a full stage with club lighting and sound.See outrageous and over the top performances by likes of All Beef Patty, Ginger Snap, Chandelier, Blackie O, Ariel Sinclair and more as they lip sync, sing, dance, and throw in a little comedy for good measure.The queens will serve you a great meal from Lips dinner menu with delicious entrees ranging from giant steaks, grilled salmon and eight layer lasagne to salads, pastas and burgers.Don't forget to stop by the bar for a photo with New York's #1 Drag Bartender Frankie Cocktails (her legal name). She has a heavy hand and mixes some of New York's BEST cocktails including Lips WORLD FAMOUS Frozen Cosmo.Bachelorettes LOVE drag queens and Lips LOVES bachelorettes. LIPS is rated the best spot in NYC to celebrate your birthday or anything! Make sure to ask your waitress for a special on-stage celebration.Every Thursday the legendary JESSIE VOLT entertains SELL OUT crowds with her long running show - DINNER WITH THE DIVAS. Joan Rivers, Bette, Madonna, Cher, Lady Gaga, Diana Ross - You never know who will stop by!BROADWAY WORLD rates GINGER SNAPTS Sunday BROADWAY BRUNCH as FIVE STARS and the best brunch deal in NYC. Why see one show on Broadway when The Divine Miss Snapt brings you all your BROADWAY favorites in one afternoon with a great brunch and all you can drink brunch cocktails for only $19.95.An don't forget Bingo on Wednesdays, Drag Karaoke on Tuesdays, Superstar Celebrity Sundays and the ALWAYS SOLD OUT Glitz and Glamour Extravaganzas every FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.Looking for LATE NIGHT ADULT fun, be sure to check out THE DIRTY SHOW, every Friday and Saturday at MIDNIGHT.LIPS is the ultimate in drag dining across America with showrooms in New York, Florida and California. Watch for our new location in Atlanta opening in 2012.
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Good for:
Large groups
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Show and Drinks but Bad Food

My sister and I had a great time. So much fun. The show and the drinks was wonderful. I ordered voka, cranberry and pineapple like 7 times. Left there wasted as hell. The food was not good at all. Just go for appatizors and drinks...plus the show that's it. I would have given it a 5 star if the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Leticia C
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Queens, New York
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Had a great night with yummy food and a fabulous drag show. We were laughing so hard when they brought my friend celebrating her birthday on stage! Would definitely recommend this place for anyone celebrating something. I'll be back again soon!

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Medford, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Looking for a good time with your girlfriends? I totally recommend! I had such a great time! The food was great and the entertainment was awesome and fun! The drinks were pricey but for NYC I was expecting that. Still an awesome time. If you like delicious drinks, I recommend the Fruity Lips! And get a shot! They are a... More 

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My sister's surprised me with a Sunday Brunch at Lips and boy did we enjoy ourselves. Great way to have brunch on a Sunday in New York. The Decor theme is so well done that from the moment we arrived we were drawn into a different place of fun. I would suggest going to the first show because I do... More 

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My sister and I had a great time. So much fun. The show and the drinks was wonderful. I ordered voka, cranberry and pineapple like 7 times. Left there wasted as hell. The food was not good at all. Just go for appatizors and drinks...plus the show that's it. I would have given it a 5 star if the food... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Situated in a glam little vintage theatre, we sipped cocktails that would put hairs on your chest! The waiting staff are hilarious, fun & very tentative. The food was tasty & the service was very efficient. The entertainment was out of this world. My cheeks were sore from laughing. The whole crowd was singing along to every word. The entertainers... More 

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St. Andrews, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Enjoyed the show though the karaoke after the show was a waste of time....great service though food was average

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New York City, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Visited Lips 11:30 dirty show for my birthday on Saturday night. It was a mad house when we got there because the show before was running late. Once we were seated we ordered and the food came out really quick. The food was good we all had different things (calamari, chicken fingers, grilled chicken, chicken parm, shrimp, nachos, Caesar salad)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Our group celebrated our 50th Bday here. Lots of laughs and fun. Food was actually not bad and large portions so that was plus. Have to make reservations and don't be late!

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Had some lovely food her, but the best thing about this place is the gorgeous waitresses and entertainment!! We had an amazing night and were so entertained by the girls, all night. They were quick witted and the performances were uncanny, particularly loved Nicki Minaj, Whitney, Adele and. Cher :-) Fabulous evening and will be back when we visit NYC... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We came here for my sister's bachelorette for the midnight show and it was a blast! We got in without a reservation, although reservations are highly recommended. Everyone was very friendly and entertaining and the show was extremely fun. The place tends to get extremely packed, which is the only downside.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 227 East 56th Street, New York City, NY 10022
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-675-7710

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions

Description

NEW YORK'S BEST DRAG SHOWS! The top queens of drag perform in a a glitzy and glamorous showroom full of disco balls, glitter, pink leopard fur walls, crystal high heel chandeliers and a full stage with club lighting and sound.See outrageous and over the top performances by likes of All Beef Patty, Ginger Snap, Chandelier, Blackie O, Ariel Sinclair and more as they lip sync, sing, dance, and throw in a little comedy for good measure.The queens will serve you a great meal from Lips dinner menu with delicious entrees ranging from giant steaks, grilled salmon and eight layer lasagne to salads, pastas and burgers.Don't forget to stop by the bar for a photo with New York's #1 Drag Bartender Frankie Cocktails (her legal name). She has a heavy hand and mixes some of New York's BEST cocktails including Lips WORLD FAMOUS Frozen Cosmo.Bachelorettes LOVE drag queens and Lips LOVES bachelorettes. LIPS is rated the best spot in NYC to celebrate your birthday or anything! Make sure to ask your waitress for a special on-stage celebration.Every Thursday the legendary JESSIE VOLT entertains SELL OUT crowds with her long running show - DINNER WITH THE DIVAS. Joan Rivers, Bette, Madonna, Cher, Lady Gaga, Diana Ross - You never know who will stop by!BROADWAY WORLD rates GINGER SNAPTS Sunday BROADWAY BRUNCH as FIVE STARS and the best brunch deal in NYC. Why see one show on Broadway when The Divine Miss Snapt brings you all your BROADWAY favorites in one afternoon with a great brunch and all you can drink brunch cocktails for only $19.95.An don't forget Bingo on Wednesdays, Drag Karaoke on Tuesdays, Superstar Celebrity Sundays and the ALWAYS SOLD OUT Glitz and Glamour Extravaganzas every FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.Looking for LATE NIGHT ADULT fun, be sure to check out THE DIRTY SHOW, every Friday and Saturday at MIDNIGHT.LIPS is the ultimate in drag dining across America with showrooms in New York, Florida and California. Watch for our new location in Atlanta opening in 2012.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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