Portugal's drag culture is constantly developing while it is home to some of the fiercest drag queens in Europe. Drag in Portugal is not limited to drag shows. There are various fun and glamorous events scheduled through the country, especially in Lisbon, like the Drag Taste Experiences or RuPaul's Drag Race Werq The World Meet & Greet. Overall, the Drag Culture of Portugal will be a great addition to your gay experience in Portugal. If you are planning your gay holidays in Portugal, you can check out our special 14-day gay itinerary here.
Drag Taste | Drag, Food & lots of Pink Champagne
Have you ever had a cooking class with a drag queen? Oh darling, you should. Drag Taste's Cooking Party is everything we hoped for. After a warm welcoming with local cheeses, snacks and a welcome drink, Teresa al Dente, Professional Chef & Drag Queen will show you how to cook some of the most delicious and extravagant recipes of the Portuguese cuisine. Of course, every recipe will be enhanced with an extra doze extravaganza.
While dinner is cooking, you will be turned into the Drag Queen or King of your dreams, including wigs, dresses, jewelry, high heels and accessories. The party will conclude a glamorous Dinner Party with your fellow kings and queens, which you will enjoy while watching a fabulous live Drag Show. Of course, champagne, wine and sangria will flow all night long, so feel free to drink up as much as you like.
How does a Sunday Brunch with a drag queen sound to you? Well, we love it! Drag Taste's Sunday Drag Brunch is the perfect way to start your Sundays in Lisbon. The brunch takes place in LX Factory, which means that you will get to navigate through the special Sunday Market before reaching the destination. Arriving there, you will be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine or mimosa and enjoy an extensive brunch buffet with traditional and international flavors. Of course, live Drag performances will entertain you through your meal.
For more drag food experiences and events, check out Drag Taste's web-page. These guys do an excellent work there!
Drag Shows in Portugal | Gay Bars & Clubs with Live Drag Performances
We die for drag shows and there are plenty of gay bars and clubs in Portugal where you can watch some breathtaking live drag performances, most of which are located in Lisbon. Finalmente Club, Trumps and POSH Club are among the top gay clubs in Portugal featuring frequent events including drag shows. They are all located in Lisbon and they usually get busy on Friday and Saturday nights.
Disco Club Mister Gay is another great gay bar near the Caparica gay beach with frequent drag shows and live performances. In Albufeira, Connection Gay Bar hosts frequent shows including drag queen ones but it's only open during the spring-summer months. In Porto, Invictus Cafe Bar and Zoomport are the perfect venues to grab a drink and enjoy a traditional old-school drag show.
Pride Bar Nightclub in Porto is another popular gay dance club that also features frequent drag shows and theme parties.
Save the date - May 21, 2020; Rupaul's Drag Race Werq The World Meet & Greet
Finally, this May and more particularly on the 21st, a special event will take place in Lisbon. The famous drag queens of RuPaul's Drag Race will be present at Lisbon, eager to private meet you and have a chat during their 2020 tour. Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Monet X Change, Plastique Tiara, Sea Coulee and other popular drag queens will be present for the drag event of the year.