Mornings are no longer dull when you’re at one of Bristol’s famed drag brunches. It combines food, music, entertainment, comedy, booze and everything you could want for a perfect day. So whether you’re a fresher, in your final-year, or somewhere in between, get ready to ditch lecture notes for tiaras and unwind at a fun drag brunch in Bristol. There’s everything from ABBA-themed brunches to exclusive cocktail deals in our list of the top drag brunches in the city, so get glammed up and go hungry!  

1. Blame Gloria

The best places for drag brunch in Bristol
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Bottomless brunch at Blame Gloria in Bristol is a fun mix of unlimited cocktails, food and games. For £45 per person this underground Bristol brunch place offers 90 minutes of unforgettable drag entertainment as you tuck into some really great brunch. Blame Gloria’s drag brunches in Bristol are often themed too, such as their popular ABBA-themed events which are pretty much everyone’s favourite. There’s also Back to the Noughties, which as you can guess plays all the pop hits from the 2000s, and great drink deals like bottomless cocktails and Aperol Spritz’s. They even offer a 50% discount for students Sunday-Friday and an NHS/Blue Light discount that’s valid every da too. Their drag brunches take place every Saturday from 12-2pm so be sure to book your place early to guarantee a spot! 

2. Bambalan

The best places for drag brunch in Bristol
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If you’re looking for an affordable Bristol brunch spot with a fabulous lineup look no further than Bambalan. It hosts lots of different events, like Summer Sessions, which have been dubbed ‘Bristol’s best day parties.’ and holiday-themed events. But it also is a great place in Bristol for a drag brunch. Expect great cabaret as you feast on a Mediterranean-inspired brunch menu with mezze plates for you to snack on. s well as this, you’ll be spoilt for choice with their additional sourdough pizza menu and seasonal cocktails. Even better, you’ll get amazing (and of course, Instagrammable) views of the city from their famous roof terrace.

 3. Tonight Josephine

Tonight Josephine
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Tonight Josephine is one of the most well-known drag brunches in Bristol, part of a chain with sites in Liverpool, London, Birmingham, Cardiff and more. The Bristol spot is on Baldwin Street, and hosts events like Bad Girl Bottomless brunch, Now That’s What I Call Brunch and RNB Sass-aoke. With your ticket you’ll get 90 minutes of bottomless drinks, along with wild games and prizes and (of course) a brunch dish of your choice. You’ll be singing out loud and dragged onto the dancefloor (be prepared for this). 

This Bristol drag brunch venue guarantees events and deals based on the latest pop-culture trends. For example,  they’ve partnered with Malibu Strawberry to offer customers 3-4-2 on Mean Girls cinema tickets if they ordered their iconic Strawberry Daiquiri in the past so you can expect lots of random but fun deals. Tonight Josephine even created an exclusive Mean Girls inspired ‘You Can Sip with Us’ cocktail menu! All venues accept walk-ins, but they recommend booking ahead to guarantee a table. Tickets sell fast, so make sure to book yourself a place on their website before it’s too late! 

4. Illusions the Drag Queen Show

The best places to go for drag brunch in Bristol
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Known for their iconic impersonations and tributes to the greats, Illusions the Drag Queen Show holds exclusive one-off drag brunch events in Bristol and all over the UK. Welcoming hen parties, birthdays and tourists, Illusions provides a weekend experience like no other. Who could resist their tasty selection of pancakes and chicken and waffles? All to the tune of fabulous live entertainment. If you’d rather have an evening out and enjoy the best of Bristol’s nightlife, Illusions also holds drag dinner shows that can be booked online. In the past they have hosted interactive drag shows and evening drag dinners with endless entertainment. If all this sounds right up your street, head to their website for more information on their drag brunches and dinners. You can even book drag brunch tickets ahead of time on Eventbrite.

5. The Bristol Drag Collective 

Finally, for updates on the latest Bristol drag brunches, make sure to check out The Bristol Drag Collective’s social media pages. One of their iconic local drag brunches was held at Revolution Bristol with bottomless drinks, dancing and an incredible lineup of drag artists. Offering high-energy afternoons with top notch DJs, a variety of delicious drinks and unbelievable vocals The Bristol Drag Collective’s brunches are truly spectacular. The brunches are a great experience and will leave you hungry for more entertainment. In the past they have hosted events such as The Big Gay Quiz Show and The Pre-Pride Brunch Party with Bristol Pride. Grab your friends and a ticket and join the fun! The Bristol Drag Collective regularly updates their Instagram page with information on the latest events and socials. Be the first to know about their events and check out their socials. Be sure to keep an eye out and nab your tickets early to guarantee a place! 

That’s it for our list of the best drag brunches in Bristol. With summer fast-approaching, there’s never been a better time to get out and enjoy the city’s daytime events. Grab your friends and your most fabulous new outfit and enjoy! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just visiting Bristol as a tourist, these drag brunch experiences are a must. Be sure to make the most of the bottomless drag brunches and the cocktail deals on offer! Don’t worry too much if you’ve missed out on some drag brunch dates – luckily, new events are always popping up in the Bristol calendar. The beauty of such a bustling city is that there is always something going on. And make sure you’ve got an incredible and outrageous outfit to wear – take a look at these fancy dress shops in Bristol for inspo. 

If you’re still looking for post-brunch activities to try with your friends, why not take a look at our list of where to go for dance classes in Bristol.  

Last Updated on June 10, 2024

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