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The drag shows in this place are always raunchy, scandalous, and fiery. Back to Top. By area Latest reviews Offers Venue hire View all. Prepare to be brought to tears — with both laughter and pain! New London is small and generally liberal enough that nightspots tend to be fairly mixed.
It felt like what it must have been like to socialise in a gay bar pre-Stonewall.
All in all, it was a yet with proximity to gay nightlife in New London experience. Seb prefers to dance, so when Stef wanted the spotlight all for himself, he was able to escape into the next room and enjoy the music.
In all seriousness, drag shows are a lot of fun — and we've rarely come across a bad drag act, due to the fact that you can't define drag as just one thing. It's also the New England terminus of ferries that run regularly from eastern Long Island, in New York, across the Sound, and the largest community near the famed maritime living history museum, Mystic Seaport, which is just 10 miles east.
There are fishy queens, butch queens, glamour queens, fashion queens, campy queens, and honey, that barely scratches the surface! Learn how your comment data is processed. In between and after the turns, DJ duo the Readers Wifes drop a hard-to-describe mix of Britpop, disco and leftfield chart hits from Bowie to Britney.
With fancy cocktails and performers waving around ginormous feathers whilst doing a striptease, it really added to the illusion of a s bar vibe. Whittling down hundreds of drag performers to just one winner, the LGBTQ scene is exposed to the next crop of drag talent.
Historically, gay bars functioned as underground meeting spaces throughout the s and '80s. The walls are filled with pictures of queer icons including David Bowie and Beth Ditto, and the well-stocked jukebox keeps the alternative pop bangers coming until closing time at 11pm.
And there is no other space in New London, or the region, that could replace it. We also love how the staff approach upcoming talent across the country and offer them a performance set.