Kimpton Drag Brunch: Coming to NYC/AUS/PHL!

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Brunch is one of my favorite meals of the week. Delicious food, boozy OJ, and great friends. You know how to make it better? Add drag queens performing for the audience! Yes, the Kimpton Drag Brunch is back and this year they are hosting performances in New York City, Austin, and Philadelphia. Read on more for details.

What is the Kimpton Drag Brunch?

The Kimpton Drag Brunch 2019 is a fun-filled event that supports The Trevor Project. There are three dates this year spread across New York City, Austin, and Philadelphia.

Attendees will enjoy brunch with their friends while sipping on tasty drinks. Three Olives Vodka is sponsoring the open bar, so you know there will be some delicious concoctions to try out. And while you’re enjoying your food and drink, Draq Queens will be performing for your entertainment. Seriously, who doesn’t love a good drag show?

You don’t have to stay at Kimpton to attend, but their properties are so awesome you totally should. Tickets are currently available for the New York show. Austin and Philadelphia shows will go on sale at a later date.

Who will be performing at the Kimpton Drag Brunch?

From what I can tell, I believe that the performers will be local drag queens and will change at each location. Kimpton has shared who the performers will be for the Kimpton Hotel Eventi show:

Follow Kimpton on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for more details about upcoming Kimpton Drag Brunch 2019 shows.

Where is Kimpton Drag Brunch being held?

The Kimpton Drag Brunch 2019 will be held at three different Kimpton Hotels across the US. For the ambitious fans, the events are spaced far enough apart so you could attend all of the events in three completely different cities.

Kimpton Hotel Eventi – NYC 6/29

The first performance will be held at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi in New York City on June 29th. The Kimpton Hotel Eventi was my very first Kimpton stay, so it will always hold a special place in my heart. Listen to the Brooklyn episode of my podcast for ideas for your NYC stay.

Kimpton Eventi New York City
Kimpton Eventi New York

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt – Austin 8/11

Next, the queens will head to Austin to perform at the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt on August 11th. I’ve had the pleasure of staying at the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt several times and it is pretty amazing. Their rooftop pool deck is epic and is THE place to be on a hot summer afternoon. Listen to my Austin podcast episode to learn where to find the best breakfast tacos.

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt lakeview suite upgrade
Lakeview suite upgrade

Kimpton Hotel Monaco – Philly 10/19

And the final Kimpton Drag Brunch show for 2019 will be held at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia on October 19th. I haven’t had the pleasure of staying at this property yet, but my wife says good things about it. My Philly podcast episode will show you where to find a hidden speakeasy in Philadelphia.

How to buy tickets for Kimpton Drag Brunch 2019?

You can buy tickets for the Kimpton Drag Brunch at Eventbrite through this special link. Currently, only the NYC event tickets are available for sale.

Tickets start at just $99 and include all-you-can-eat & drink brunch, libations, and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit The Trevor Project, which is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The $99 tickets are only available until June 1st or until they are sold out. At that time, the ticket prices will increase to $125.

VIP tickets for the Kimpton Drag Brunch are $200 and include everything above plus a dedicated bar and a talent meet & greet.

Kimpton Exclusives at the Drag Brunch

Guests in attendance have the opportunity to bid on exclusive Kimpton Hotels getaway packages. Four Kimpton Hotels are offering 2-night stay packages with a chef’s dinner as silent auction items.

Morphe Cosmetics will have a photo booth so you can take home fabulous photos.

And there will be customized FIERCE takeaways from Abercrombie.

Which credit card should I use to book my room?

To pay for the event tickets, I would use the Capital One Savor Card because it offers 4% cash back on dining and entertainment.

If you plan on staying at one of the Kimpton Hotels, use this link to save 15% off your reservation and $10 will be donated to The Trevor Project.

I would use one of three credit cards to pay for your room:

  • Chase IHG Rewards Club Premier – gives Platinum status with IHG and earns 10x points at IHG hotels. Cardholders also receive 4th night free on IHG points redemptions.
  • Barclays Arrival+ – earns 2x points on every dollar you spend and points can be used to erase your travel purchases. Plus it gives a 5% rebate every time you redeem points.
  • Citi Prestige – best for longer stays because it offers the 4th night free when booking through their concierge hotline.

The Bald Thoughts

I love that Kimpton embraces the LGBTQ community and creates events to raise money for The Trevor Project. Kimpton has amazing hotels that are my first choice whenever I travel. And their community focus just reinforces why they receive so much #KimptonLove among their loyal fans.


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