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Lips

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227 East 56th Street, New York City, NY 10022
212-675-7710
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7:00 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Most recent review
Fun place for a bachelorette party

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Maria B
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Coventry, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Had a long week end in NYC during early Feb 2015. We visited Lips on a Sat night, One word amazing. They take several sitting through out the night. We were at the 11.30pm show,started with drinks else where. From the moment to enter its is wow wow wow. The decor, the ladies all dressed up. We had the funniest... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Got a response from my last review you may be coming to Texas : } Any more info and can I use my pass I won in New York for my awesome kareoke performance. Anyone thinking of going it is a great time. Lots of fun and a great birthday celebration. Fun for all ages. Lots of audience participation and... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Went here the first night we were in town and had so much fun we came back on our last night! Both nights we didn't have a reservation (would highly recommend!) but they were able to squeeze us in. The food is fairly average but the entertainment is awesome! The 'girls' are amazingly funny and even remembered us when we... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Went for my birthday with my girlfriends! We had the greatest time ever! Went on stage for my bday picture and cake and it was very exciting. Great vibe and jokes galore! The drinks were great and it did the job of adding to my celebration of life. Our server was interactive, friendly and had no problem taking pics with... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My wife and i had a really good night out at Lips. The Tuesday Karaoke by Blackie O was brilliant. The show was a laugh a minute, and the audience interaction was great. We also had dinner which was great value, $20 for a 3 course meal. The drinks were well priced. If you are looking a fun evening out,... More 

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you are looking to have fun, fun, fun come to Lips! You can't stop the fund once the show starts! A perfect place to celebrate birthdays, bridal showers, etc.

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Usa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

We were there for a girlfriends birthday. They accommodate big parties easily. The performances are ok, but the costumes and personality are great. They kept saying very funny jokes and commentaries and we were literally laughing out loud. I highly recommend going there in a big group. You will have a great time.

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

When my daughter suggested going to Lips for her 24th birthday I wasn't quite sure what to expect. We had reservations for 8pm for 5 people on a Tuesday. We drove in and were fortunate to find a parking spot right across the street! We arrived early and they were very accommodating and sat us promptly in the front! The... More 

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Glad you had a good time and look foward to seeing you again soon! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We came here for "B****y Bingo" on a Wednesday night, and had a great time. The menu was limited, but well priced and tasty with enormous portions. The cocktail menu was also limited, but the drinks were yummy and refilled regularly. And let's be honest, the food and drink are not the reasons you're coming here! I loved the over-the-top... More 

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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, Continental, Contemporary

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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