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227 E 56th St, New York City, NY 10022-3754
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was actually surprised by how good everything was. The food was good, the drinks were good. The hostesses were amazing. The show was amazing. I'd definitely go back.

Thank UniqueTechniq
Cancun, Mexico
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lot of fun. We laugh until we cried. The place was very organized, we was a party of 14 and they served us very quickly and the show was AWESOME. The queens was fantastic and very talents. The finale was the icing on the cake . A great value for the fun. 👍🏾

Thank BoykinFamilyVacation
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best places I've been! The servers are the drag queens and they are truly there to make you feel important! Service is excellent and you will laugh your butt off! Prices are very reasonable, Sat night it was $15 cover plus min food+beverage purchase of $15 so not bad at all! Everyone I spoke with... More 

Thank staciekdpt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We went for Sunday brunch at the noon seating. I suggest you make reservations, just a few days in advance, to make sure you have a seat. The Queens take your drink and food orders and serve you for the first half hour or so. Then, the show begins--Broadway drag mixed with standup. We have been to a lot of... More 

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Sciota, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We had SO much fun at LIPS NYC. The drinks were strong, and pricy...if money is a concern, I would have a few drinks before you arrive. The ladies were beautiful and so friendly. Very professional and accommodating! Entertainment at its finest! Eva was the best. We will definitely be back for more LIPS! 😜

Thank HollyK23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday night with my parter and a mate and what a hoot. Drag show was really funny - we are before the show - food was average (what you would expect). A great fun night would highly recommend it (and the cocktails were lush).

Thank Stephen S
Haverstraw, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This place was phenomenal!! The people were great and the girls were amazingly talented! Food was delicious!!

Thank Sherida C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

$28.95 for a meal, pitcher upon pitcher of mimosas, and a drag show? YES. What a fun way to spend a Sunday! Whether it's just you and a friend or you're celebrating something with a group of people, this is quite the experience! The hostess Ginger Snap was crude and absolutely hilarious. Note: if you're easily offended, this may not... More 

Thank Azure M
Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I loved loved loved all the girls, from Heidi the host, to our server, and the balloons girl. Food was great, drinks were strong and show was on point. Everyone is engaged in the show, and they make sure all the groups of girls and guys celebrating events get acknowledge and get their 5 mins of fame. If you are... More 

Thank LizaF76
Bridgeport, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

It was freezing cold the day we went to Lips. We stayed huddled up under the awning until they had mercy on us and let us inside. Since we were early, we sat at the bar and watched the waitresses/performers make the mimosas and Bloody Mary's. Be forewarned, it is unlimited drinks so pace yourselves! The menu and a mixture... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
American, International, Contemporary
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 E 56th St, New York City, NY 10022-3754
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-675-7710
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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