The Best Places To Catch A Drag Show In Columbus

Get your mops ready because I’m about to spill all the tea on where to find the best drag shows in Columbus.

If you are anything like me, you probably spend too much time watching RuPaul’s Drag Race. Are you looking for the perfect spot to enjoy some fierce queens slay a stage? Well, tuck yourself and fix your wig, because here are best places in Columbus to see some drag.


Axis Nightclub

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If us gays had a place to meet to discuss our “gay agenda”, it would be at Axis Nightclub. Well known for its myriad of themed nights and epic parties, this place is drag heaven. With its large stage and over the top productions, it is no wonder legendary queens such as Nina and Virginia West grace the stage with their goddess selves. This is definitely the place to be for a star-studded line-up. For more information, check out the the Axis Nightclub Facebook page for all the details on upcoming events.
Hours: Friday-Sunday from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.


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I’m a little biased on this one because Boscoe’s is right down the street from me, but this place is lit. Its laid-back-yet-trendy atmosphere is perfect for throwing back a cheap drink with friends or, you know, gluing your eyes onto your queen, Hellin Bedd, (like they should be.) There’s never a dull moment at Boscoe’s thanks to the non-stop party. So, in conclusion, you need to get there A.S.A.P. For more information on weekly events click here.
Hours: Open daily from 3 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Union Cafe

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Being the Millennial that I am, I obviously love me some brunch. Which is why I thank the old gods and the new that Union Cafe not only has a killer brunch (um bottomless mimosas anyone?) but, from time to time they have drag brunch. Can you think of a better way to start your day? I fraking can’t. Union Cafe also hosts plenty of drag nights throughout the week so make sure to check out their Facebook for all the details on upcoming events.
Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Southbend Tavern

A well known Merion Village classic, Southbend Tavern is a bar where everybody knows your name. I’m joking, I think? This friendly and cute little place is located in the heart of the village and is packed full of character and personality. Always a good time, Southbend hosts a variety of drag nights, from open stage shows to weekly variety shows, Southbend has something for everyone. Make sure to stop by, grab a drink, and hit the stage to serve up some sexy realness of your own. Be sure to support local talent by clicking here for more info on all the weekly events happening at Southbend.
Hours: Open daily from 12 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Cavan Irish Pub

There’s no such thing as a bad time at Cavan Irish Pub. I don’t even think it’s possible if I’m being honest. With excellent drink specials and tons of stuff happening during the week, Cavan Irish Pub should definitely be on your list of go-to places when you need your drag fix. With monthly shows like The Shade and Ava’s Foxes,and also resident queen, Mary Nolan, you are sure to witness some royalty. Click here for more events and information.
Hours: Open daily from 2 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

O’Connors Club 20

They always say it’s not the size of the space but how you use it that matters and that it the case with O’Connors Club 20. Where this little place lacks in size, they definitely make up for it in their fun and lively atmosphere. Hosting a wide range of events throughout the week, O’Connors Club 20 frequently hosts drag nights, which mixed with the intimate venue, offers a truly unique experience. Don’t forget to check out their Facebook for more information.
Hours: Open daily from 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Well, boys and girls, I’m all out of tea… for now. So I hope that you take the knowledge you have acquired today and sashay away to one of these awesome places and support your local queens.

Just remember to not be shady and tip your majesties.


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