Sasha Velour tells us all the hottest NYC spots!
Can you even handle the excitement?!? RuPaul’s DragCon NYC is rapidly approaching and we can’t wait for you all to have the BEST. WEEKEND. EVER.
In order to prepare for the time of your life, we spoke with RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 winner Sasha Velour about all the hidden gems, boy-watching spots, & so much more that NYC locals might not know about.
Sure, the magic of having DragCon in New York City for the first time is that those East Coast locals don’t have to travel anywhere… but that doesn’t mean people won’t be traveling TO New York City for the convention!
So, we’ve OF COURSE reached out to all of those brilliant queens from the tri-state area so that they can help you plan what to do when you’re not inside the Javits Center meeting all your fave queens.
Let the current f*cking reigning help you figure out what to do outside of DragCon NYC 2017 below!
What’s your favorite place to catch a Drag Show in NYC?
“My own show of course! It’s called NIGHTGOWNS, and I am producing one on September 10th (the Sunday of DragCon NYC!).”
Where do YOU go for the best boy-watching in NYC?
“Metropolitan Bar in Brooklyn. All the cutest queers are in Brooklyn, and this is one of the most popular (and oldest) hangouts.”
Do you have any hidden gems/secret NYC food spots?
“MISSION CHINESE in the Lower East Side. It’s the most incredible restaurant in all of NY. There’s also an amazing dive bar (Bar 169) next door that serves cheap and delicious drinks and dumplings.”
What’s your favorite place to go drag shopping (or regular shopping!) in NYC?
“Beacon’s Closet on West 13th Street or any of the Housing Works stores (it’s always a bit hit-or-miss but the best NYC finds are always in thrift stores). Also check out House of LaRue in Bushwick. Fierce jewelry, wigs, and club kid fashions!”
No matter how tourist-y (or NOT!) what’s the number one thing that you must-do whenever you’re in NYC?
“Walk the Highline (the reclaimed park on the long-abandoned above-ground train tracks on 10th Ave)! Plus it’s the best place for people-watching!”
RuPaul’s DragCon NYC is happening at the Javits Center on September 9 & 10th. Head over to RuPaulsDragCon.com for FAQ, tickets, & MORE!
[Image provided to The WOW Report via Sasha Velour.]