Drag culture has existed for decades within the LGBTQ community, but many would credit RuPaul’s Drag Race for bringing this form of culture to the mainstream in 2009. Fast forward to a decade later, and drag queens and kings have found devoted audiences in cities all across the United States, from unexpected conservative destinations like Houston to queer cultural capitals like Los Angeles. In fact, just within the past few years, the plethora of drag shows offered at gay- and queer-friendly venues across the country have perhaps proven to be too overwhelming for some who feel that they are left with too many choices and not enough guidance in this arena.
So, to aid in your quest to find the most outstanding drag show in your city on a Saturday night, we’ve set out to highlight the very best representations of drag culture in the United States. From Anchorage to Waikiki, these are the best and brightest drag shows in the nation.