The Ultimate Drag Show and Dining Experience

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LIPS is Chicago's ULTIMATE in Drag Dining! Celebrating 20 years serving up dinner, drinks and the BEST drag shows across America, with show palaces in New York, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and Chicago. Join the Ladies of Lips for a great night out! Lips is the best place to celebrate anything and everything, including birthdays, bachelorette parties, divorces, graduations, promotions and more! So make a reservation and join the party tonite! 



Based on 1339 reviews
Sabrina G.
11:29 06 Jun 23
20/10 stars.... I could literally come here everyday!!! I had such an amazing time from start to finish! Let's start with the food! Freaking delicious!!!...
Jocelynn K.
14:30 01 May 23
The service was great, despite the servers also being performers they were attentive and knew how to put on a great show! It was a fun atmosphere and...
Angela S.
12:52 30 Apr 23
This place is amazing!! The service and food was phenomenal!!!! I definitely recommend the chicken and waffles and vodka pasta. The show was amazing!!! All...
Jessie M.
06:25 28 Apr 23
Service was great! Show was very entertaining had a nice girls night out ! Food menu was not that pleasing to me but the ambiance was what I came for
Michael Macgillivray
21:56 16 Apr 23
Great drag brunch on a Sunday afternoon, as much mimosa/cocktails as you can drink. Food was ok, performers were friendly entertaining and attentive. (Special mention to Shiny Penny) always keeping the crowd happy and singing along. 💅🏻💃🏼
15:39 12 Apr 23
These ladies are amazing! How they get all made up, perform AND wait tables for hours is beyond impressive. Sapphire did great in every aspect, to include...
Jim G.
14:16 09 Apr 23
What a fun afternoon at the Gospel Brunch on Easter Sunday. From the first number to the last we were having a blast.
Melinda S.
04:47 04 Apr 23
We went to the gospel brunch on Sunday, The venue was beautiful with lots of bling and color. Huge chandeliers and sparkles throughout. The show was...
Zack R.
09:16 24 Feb 23
So, I had no idea what Lips even was before Valentine's Day. I went for one of their Valentine's dinner performances with my partner, and his two friends....
Sharron R.
09:51 20 Feb 23
Well we had a party of 40 or more on Saturday Feb 18 at two separate tables. It was a birthday celebration, and a real nightmare. We were told when we...
A Girl And A Dog A.
17:04 10 Feb 23
Came here for the 1st time and was amazed by the ambiance, beautiful performers and the food!!! The steak was to die for, the details inside the club was...
Brianna L.
11:52 10 Feb 23
The atmosphere is so fun and the show was absolutely amazing. To top it all off the food was tasty too Best part is having the performers as your wait...
Taylor Stevens
21:31 07 Feb 23
The show was great. I was laughing and dancing the whole night. The girls looked so beautiful. The food was okay that’s why I gave it 4 stars. We did the prefixed menu which comes with Caesar salad, entree, sugar cookies and red velvet cupcakes for 42 dollars drinks not included. I got the salmon for my entree the sauce on top was very good but the salmon itself could have used more seasoning. It was supposed to come with jasmine rice but it came with potatoes which were very good. The drinks are not included except water. I ordered the cosmopolitans they said it was sweet and it was not kind of bitter actually. The red velvet cupcakes were good but the sugar cookies did not they fondant icing on them that tasted nasty and made the cookies really hard.
Jack Day
11:45 03 Feb 23
My partner and I are in town from the Midwest and decided to try ‘Lips’.Food was pretty decent, but we had great service from Morgan and the other staff. The show was very enjoyable too.Thanks you for a fun evening.
D T.
13:03 09 Jan 23
If you're looking for a great show, good food and great service, come to Lips! I've been a couple times with friends and had a blast each time. It's easy...
sloane rosen
20:26 07 Jan 23
Came here for the NYE drag show. It was very fun, my first show in New York. The food was good, it came out quite fast and the steak size was huge but undercooked. I had the salmon (although it said char on the menu) and it was quite good. The polenta was the best I've had. We did feel rushed as the show was going to start but it was a good hearty meal. The show was good, all the queens had playlists that were themed.Afterwards the celebration for new years was quite fun and the staff looked to be having a fantastic time.
Adam W.
20:00 05 Jan 23
A large group of our friends enjoyed a Holiday outing at Lips and had a fantastic time! The variety of performances keeps things interesting. The drinks are...
Michael S.
19:23 05 Jan 23
I went to Lips for NYE and had a blast. The restaurant was decorated beautifully for Christmas and New Year's. The food was so great . It was a special...
Henry M.
16:39 05 Jan 23
So I Went for Sisters Birthday and she had a time last night baby and OMG this show is balls to the walls fantastic, I mean the gowns to the music. I had...
Tangie W.
04:14 10 Dec 22
Oh, I had a friend and auntie day fun day with my friends and family for the Sunday gospel brunch. That entertainment was fantastic. The food was not Moses...
Dannielle C.
10:08 23 Nov 22
Fun place! The queens were so cute and entertaining. (Bring singles or bigger dollar increments, they deserve it). The food was decent....basic. Which...
Marisa S
17:38 30 Oct 22
I went during Halloween weekend this was my first drag queen show experience. The service was very attentive and my drink was never empty. The food was also good and had large portions. The performers are incredibly talented! I wasn’t celebrating anything but lots of birthdays and bachelorette parties were in the house. They brought them up on stage to take photos and was very inactive with the crowd. Extremely fun night! Highly recommend bringing extra cash to tip the amazingggg performers (they do have $1 bills if you need to exchange also a ATM on site) !!
Justice J.
11:53 19 Sep 22
This place was AWESOME!! I decided toDo my Birthday brunch here and they showed out! The ambiance, the FOOD( chicken and waffles) and the shrimp and grits...
Jamie Goodliffe
00:26 13 Sep 22
We had a lovely time at Lips. We attended on a Sunday and the Queens did work very hard and it is truly a family run small business. Food was decent and the show was lots of fun - I was made to get up and dance!Generous cocktails but it took quite a long time for us to get the bill sorted, and there was an emphasis on tipping! Not that there’s a problem but just increase the show fee and pay the queens more, the ongoing requests for tips very slightly ruined the show for me. But must emphasise we did have a good time and would recommend going on a Sunday evening.The queens were so polite and helpful and really made the night for us.
Ella H.
12:40 01 Sep 22
So much fun! The salmon was delicious, great service! The entertainment was phenomenal, a great place for a celebration. I will definitely go again
Stefanie Jones
03:43 17 Aug 22
Absolutely brilliant drag, but the food is appalling. My advice - eat before, order minimum spend on food on something like spinach dip, and just enjoy the show! This is pricey compared to other drag venues for sure, but it's super inclusive if this is your first time! If willing to forgive the food, you will love this! Shiny Penny is a particular highlight, and Tuesday karaoke is very fun!
Victoria W.
10:16 07 Aug 22
Went here last night. Got lucky. Parked at a meter. Dinner is about 50.00 then you pay for drinks. Then you tip the performers. The venue is very tight....
Caryn P.
03:23 05 Aug 22
Super fun time, the talent was amazing. I was surprised at how good the food was too. I kept it simple with a burger but it was a damn good burger. Everyone...
Nicole Minecola
19:07 31 Jul 22
The Broadway Brunch at lips was great! Empress was a wonderful waitress and never let our mimosa pitcher rub low. The show/bottomless brunch was worth the price of admission. I would recommend this show for anyone. undefined #buzzybooth
Brenda Btrayed Oliver
13:59 25 Jul 22
My First time here and it was a cool experience. Went for a buddy's Birthday Celebration. The food was good, hot, fresh the space was a little tight on the evening that I was there but it appears that everyone was having a nice time. The drag host was kind, funny and continued to ensure our needs was met. The bar is located to the right and the bathrooms was located upstairs. A comfortable place for All
22:01 24 Jul 22
Went for my Anniversary yesterday and I must say I had a good time.The staff was very polite and pleasant our waitress I believe she said her name was Tiffany was great she did a very good job as Britney Spears.Overall I would definitely go back they most definitely work hard for there money.keep up the good work ladies 👍👍👍👍👍btw ordered burger was excellent and fries were hot and crispyComplements to the chef as well.
Nadine S (nsnow29)
23:41 02 Jul 22
Such a fun night. We had such a great time! Twiggy Malone was our FAVE!!!! Absolutely incredible. The food is… fine. I would rather not have dinner and just enjoy the show!
Clara S.
08:18 17 May 22
This was the BEST way to do a Sunday funday for a birthday. I recommend getting there right at the seating time, as opentable has seats at any time but...
Caroline Lu
01:05 17 May 22
we went in with no expectations because it was our first drag show but wow was it a super exciting experience! the food (in reference to the main entree, the salad and cookies on the other hand, were nothing special) was surprisingly very delicious and so were the drinks. drinks were a little expensive but as are most places that serve alcohol at a show. you also get a cute lip shaped shot glass to keep as a souvenir. a super fun first time experience, definitely recommend going with friends, as a girls night out, or events like birthday/bachelor/bachelorette parties as they have a special moment for brides, grooms, and people who are celebrating their birthdays. our host was lovely and all the staff were very attentive! just note the mandatory 20% gratuity added on the bill already.
03:33 03 Apr 22
Definitely fun atmosphere!!My first time going and i absolutely loved it!!Everyone was very nice from the managers to all the queens there.. the lady at the door ariana was very sweet..I had such an amazing time.. all performances was greatThe food was good. I will definitely come back here agian.Such a great vibe !!!! And special shout out to our server/drag her name was ALL BEEF PATTY!! She made sure we was good with everything .
Tiffany Harris
14:53 27 Mar 22
All the stars!!!!! Super super super fun girls night out! GREAT entertainment and dancing by the performers you’ll need to bring cash for tipping the ladies but they’ll provide change for you at the table for dollar bills. Get the chocolate cake. It’s fudgy and delicious!
Grace Face
09:19 20 Mar 22
Avoid if you dont want to be ripped off!!! Our overall experience was v poor and we would not recommend this particular drag show to anyone. We did not consider the show to be good value for money. Our server's attitude was pretty poor and at times rude. The food was barely edible and the booze was also of poor quality and overpriced. The performance from the drag artists themselves didn't last v long, most of the show was taken up with wishing strangers a happy birthday. Unfortunately, the overall experiencewas very underwhelming and expensive for what you are getting.
Britney Bambace
03:18 26 Feb 22
This was the BEST experience of my entire life ! I celebrated my 23rd birthday at LIPS & boyyyy did they NOT disappoint! I was brought up on stage and laughed my a** off with these lovely ladies! What an awesome performance! Highly recommend to all my friends, family and anyone I engage with who are looking for an awesome night out!
Michael Barabash
18:27 21 Feb 22
Went for the 1st time. Not impressed. Entire experience felt rushed. From moment I walked through the door, being seated, to food order and drinks. The food was surprisingly very good as was the drinks. Drinks not cheap and for the size, not really worth it. The performances were not that good. Cheesy best described them. Over all not worth the price.
Ana M.
09:20 19 Feb 22
I was living my dream at this place. I am a fanatic or everything sparkly and cheetah print, and this place was everything and more! Lips has to be one of...
Karen White
22:44 16 Feb 22
To celebrate our birthday 🎂🥳my daughter and I celebrated at LIPS and we had a good/great time. Our hostess Morgan was fantastic. Their entertainment you couldn't sit still if you wanted too.
Mina H.
13:04 15 Feb 22
Fun brunch activity overall but some performers were significantly better than others, and a few just dialed it in... yet expected tips by their...
Pauline Nevins
16:30 07 Feb 22
My friend & I went for the Brunch Show and it was Fabulous!!!!!!!! The food was mehh. Not bad, just not great, but who's going for the food? I had no idea that the servers were also the performers so kudos to the double duty. The $6 bottomless Mimosa's & Bloody Mary's are an excellent deal, and they're not watered down. Ginger Snapt was the MC and was hilarious. The energy was amazing and I will definitely be going back.
holly fox
15:17 07 Feb 22
***Public safety WARNING Wear ear protection to protect your hearing*** I spent the past Saturday with a group for a bachelorette party and we had a blast! Lips is delightful, the staff an equal measure of salty and sweet, and the performances were uplifting, powerful and a joy to behold. That said, the audio in the space was so loud that a number of the members from our group are still experiencing ringing in our ears two days later due to the dangerous volume level from the sound system. I would recommend LIPS for dinner and a show, particularly for a special event on the town, but please stop into a pharmacy before arrival for ear plugs or risk permanent hearing damage.
21:38 06 Feb 22
Great experience overall! Good food, amazing atmosphere and of course gorgeous Queens. Would highly recommend to visit!
King Of New York
23:50 25 Jan 22
Celebrated my 25th Birthday here with my girls. Fun experience. Definitely worth checking out for the giggles. 💜
Satish Maharaj
17:08 31 Dec 21
This was a fabulous time, i really really enjoyed this. The ladies was amazing, great costumes and funny. The food and service was fantastic and highly recommended spot. I will surely be back with more people .
Jim Ainslie
15:52 06 Dec 21
This was our second time at lips for their Christmas extravaganza and worth every penny!! Although the drinks have definitely increased since we were there two years ago we understand that after COVID and hard times this is necessary at times. We said it the first time and we will say it again... The food is fantastic, the drinks are strong and tasty and the performances including the MC and her superb roasting abilities made our entire visit to NYC. See you next year!!!
Umberto Salamone
04:08 04 Dec 21
WOW ! that was one of the night that I will NEVER forget ! Thanks to all the staff. Everything was perfect ! The food is so good ... can't wait to go back 😊
Remy M.
06:22 18 Nov 21
Awesome night! On-street parking was available, but there were no parks even though we arrived early for the show. We ended up parking in the adjacent...
Gems Gonzalez
17:37 17 Nov 21
We visited to have some fun, and we did! I loved the burger i ordered. The drag queens were such a great treat, giving us so much reason to be happy and feel great! They exude a cheerful vibe and share a lot of tummy aching humor 😂
divababy 44
04:45 24 Oct 21
I had my 23RD birthday celebration here tonight and I had the time of my life. I enjoyed the show and the dinner. I went solo and thought it would be awkward but it was not. Everyone was so kind and the food was delicious.Thank you Lips NYC for a great time, my birthday night was the best!
Kris Kashtanova
12:32 06 Oct 21
We absolutely enjoyed our dinner at Lips. My friend had a birthday, so he was crowned on stage and got the photo postcard, which was so nice.The food was okay. There’s one vegetarian option and they made one vegan option for a friend.It’s a great place for a celebration.
Cheyne T.
08:29 06 Oct 21
Have never been to a drag show so I wanted to check it out. I made reservations for the Sunday drag brunch two weeks in advance by calling as they don't...
Lynnette Attar
07:53 30 Sep 21
Had such a fun time celebrating my birthday here! The divas are super friendly but aren’t afraid to roast you either so be warned if you’re fragile. The food was great too! Such a good experience
Deborah Ortiz
15:01 28 Sep 21
We had my daughter's bachelorette there in May. We had 13 women and we had a blast. food was good entertainment was outrageous. My daughter who didn't know where she was going was skeptical at first, but she had an awesome time. very professional drinks were great. Taking my friend for her birthday! can't wait.
Georgia Hensley
16:47 21 Sep 21
Lips is happening! If your celebrating a birthday, why not celebrate it here. You'll get a gold crown and get to get your photo taken with 2 lovelies. Our gorgeous waitress resembled Marilyn Monroe, we tried the steak and eggs, cheeseburgers and chicken and waffles. We were satisified and happy with our Brunch. We will definitely be returning. Lips is open for dinner and Sunday brunch. Reservations are required. No deliveries Lips is located at 227 E. 56th, New York City. Don't forget to bring $1's 🙂
David L.
07:55 18 Sep 21
I must say, this was my first time at a show like this. So let's get into the reviewFood: you don't expect the food to be amazing when the price is...
Josalyn M.
10:58 12 Aug 21
Lips Chicago is must see Drag Show! They have shows from Wednesday-Sunday. I saw in my local paper (Reader) and social media they were offering a new show...
13:08 26 Jul 21
LIPS Chicago is hands down the best drag brunch in Chicago. The energy in the room was lit from beginning to end. The service was outstanding, the food...
06:48 26 Jul 21
The show was amazing! The staff overall was super friendly and even the decor was fun to look at. The food in earnest was pretty hefty so you really don’t need to get snacks or anything before you come in, same goes for the drinks which are pretty big too. Would definitely come again! undefined #buzzybooth
04:03 26 Jul 21
I LOVE LIPS!! This is my second time coming to this show. My waitress was beautiful and fabulous! The show was excellent and so was the food, and drinks. It was my sister's birthday and ( for an extra fee) she was given a crown, called on stage during the show for a birthday shout-out. They gave her a cupcake with a birthday candle and she took a picture with the performers. My girls and I had a great time.
Netra A.
19:20 25 Jul 21
What better way to have a girls night then to do a drag dinner?! We visited Lips on a Saturday night for the drag show. We were greeted at the door and...
Ericka Martinez
19:20 14 Jul 21
I come here at least once a year with my friends and family, usually about 16 of us. We come for the brunch with funny behind Ginger Snaps! We laugh till our faces hurt! The queens are always putting on a decent show! Empress is my fav! I love her so! I will forever come back to LIPS its the #1 spot in NYC!!
Tee Vee
01:15 12 Jul 21
I took my son here for his birthday today for the Brunch and show and I'm glad I did ! It was so much fun. I haven't laughed so much since this horrific pandemic presented itself. My son enjoyed it just as much and the food was good as well. I will definitely go back for a girls night out soon. 💋Thank you divas for the great time.
Michael W.
13:20 01 Jul 21
My friends and I went to lips to celebrate a birthday. The club is beautiful / the food delicious, the entertainment was outstanding. We had a great time...
Gerald Ross
21:54 25 Jun 21
I went to Lips for the Thursday night show and had the Queen Shiney Penny for my waitress who provided by great service to my table. It was first drag show and was a great introduction to the scene. It was very enjoyable making me wanna check out other shows.The food was actually good and so we're the drinks. Due to the prices of the door, food cost,drinks costing $11-$17, plus doors to tip the Queen's don't expect to pay less then $50-60 a person but it's worth it.The show is designed around people celebrating births, bachelorettes parties and divorce. They ask this at the start of the show and mark the person at the table with a crown or tiara to bring them on stage later for more things later which makes it a night to remember. It's great and very inviting to people underage as their to my shock alot of people under 18 there but nothing raunchy was done. It's good clean fun
Sarah Nordeck
21:40 12 Jun 21
Me and three of my oldest friends all celebrated our 40th birthdays with a trip to NYC, and our night at Lips was by far everyone's favorite part of the entire weekend. Morgan was our waitress and also my favorite performer with the best music! Everyone was so friendly. The food and drinks were great. The show was fantastic. We all got birthday crowns and got to go on stage for pictures with the hostess. Look to spend a some money but it's worth every penny! Don't miss a show if you're in town, especially if you're celebrating something special.
Karen Patterson
18:13 07 Jun 21
Went with There For Mothers Day 2019 With Mom and My Sister in Law. It was an Awesome Experience. Great Show, Great Food and Drinks. It's Definitely A Great Time!!
Wes Weske
22:45 02 Jun 21
Food was terrible, everything was overpriced, the show was short. Also seemed catered to a straight crowd, and did not feel welcoming at all to trans and queer+ people, which was incredibly disappointing. The only redeeming factor is the queens, they did an incredible job waiting tables and performing. I recommend seeing drag shows elsewhere, will not be coming back.
Eva M.
08:55 24 May 21
Great time and experience.Food was average, nothing to write home about. Mimosas were very well balanced.Entertainment was excellent.Service was very...
Jackie V.
06:22 23 May 21
This was a well produced dinner & drag show for Friday night. My only complaint was I wish the show was longer. All the girls were talented &...
Elizabeth “Liz” M
03:23 03 May 21
Came here for my friend’s bachelorette party and it definitely started the night well. It was so much fun and the entertainers love their job. Would recommend for a girls night!
Melanie Rosen
01:37 07 Dec 20
This place is fun. I had my daughter's sweet sixteen here. They were very accommodating about seating our large group. I order from the middle group menu. I had pasta and it was very good. I loved the entertainment. Definitely an experience one must have.
Guglielmo Didelot
13:09 22 Mar 20
Amazing, talented, funny, beautiful, charming, friendly and loving. Those are just some of the words I would use to describe all the Queens in one of the most fabulous venues in New York. This is an absolute find and one you will never forget. Stunningly beautiful Queens recreating some of the biggest Divas in the industry. Katy Perry, Diana Ross, Whitney, Mary J and Gaga all made an appearance while people sipped on drag themed cocktails.
Stephanie Santana
12:53 14 Mar 20
This place was amazing. Every single person that worked there was extremely nice. The bartender was amazing as well. She was nice to everyone, made great drinks, and she was working hard all night as was everyone else. The show was so entertaining. Would 100% recommend coming here. I know I’ll be back soon!
evelyn gonzalez
14:48 17 Feb 20
Just attended a bridal shower for my sister Glenda yesterday. Didn’t know what to expect, since this is my first time here. I had a blast for I don’t go out much. I really enjoyed myself. They really go out of their way to brighten your day. “SPREAD THE LOVE” if I make it to my 65th birthday, this is the place I would celebrate. 4 more years to go. Hope they are still around.😊😊❤️❤️
Stephanie D.
22:29 25 Jan 20
It was my bestfriend bday and he invited his famIly and friends to lips. It was AMAZING.. we all had a good time and they put on an awesome show!!The...
Jahvonna D
02:04 14 Jan 20
I went on a Saturday in memory of a friend. The food was great I had salmon,my sister had steak and a friend ate shrimp pasta. They were all good I cleaned my plate! The mini desserts were good as well. The place is small and cozy. Only a few restrooms which were clean. I did not like my drink much neither did my company. They got something else I just drank water. Next time I will try something frozen. We attended the 9:00 show and waited outside for about 35 or 40 minutes. It was cool the wind was blowing and it started to drizzle. I wish they had a heater or some kind of cover for the sidewalk. Bottom line I will go again. Maybe try karaoke night or another theme. The ladies work hard for their money. Very entertaining and worthwhile.!😘

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