Best Drag Bar - 2006
Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Drag shows can still feel punk as fuck in the right setting. A dive bar barely the size of a long bathroom line is an ideal space in which to crowd a bevy of bejeweled biddies as they strut the catwalk for your crumpled dollar bills. There's something wonderfully surreal about the aura at Aunt Charlie's, whether it's the eclectic parade of Hot Boxx Girls of all ages (and talent levels), the potent charm of the cheap drinks, or the sense that the place is a flytrap sticking a colorful cross-section of city life inside its hallowed walls. As well known as the events here may have become, they still make you feel like you're walking into a John Waters film.