Now on its 25th year, Palace South Beach gained popularity with its iconic Sunday “Brunchic,” where people eat brunch and get captivated watching a drag show at the same time. Now, customers will be able to enjoy the merriments all weekend!
For only $31.99, diners can enjoy a meal with unlimited mimosas or Bloody Mary cocktails while delighting in the drag show featuring the “Palace Divas” every Saturday at 11:30AM and 2PM. During Sundays, customers will get the same experience for only $31.95 but without the unlimited Bloody Marys.
“Every show us different, and all walks of life come here to have a good time. Whether you’re gay, straight, visiting or local, you can’t come and not have a good time,” said David Brown, 47, a Palace regular since 2011. “Palace has an anything-can-go atmosphere.”
One of the popular show queens, Noel Leon, says that her top priority is keeping the audiences entertained. She’s been hosting the popular brunch for more than five and a half in the six years that she’s worked at the Palace.
“We try to show that we’re just the same as everybody else. Everybody can have fun here,” says Leon. “And it’s not just about being gay or straight. It’s about having a good time.”
Originally, Palace was a fruit bar but it then became one of the hottest places to be for the LGBT community when it added liquor to the drinks and offer drag shows.
“Over the years, 13th and Ocean became known as ‘gay beach,’” said Palace general manager, Nelson Cardona. “We interact with people on the street. It’s very impromptu and just keeps growing and growing as the largest gay operation here in South Florida.”
According to Cardona, some of the entertainers who came from smaller towns are astonished to discover that the show is so public. The performances typically start from across the street and move to the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. The drag queens create a festive atmosphere as they dance and lip-sync to some of the most popular songs of all time such as Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive.
For 10 years, this show was only offered every Sunday but now, it’s expanding to the whole weekend.
For more information, visit www.PalaceSouthBeach.com.
If you Go:
When: Saturdays and Sundays, seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Where: Palace South Beach, 1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fla., 33139.
Parking: Parking on 13th between Collins and Ocean for $1 per hour.
This article was based on an article which originally appeared at SouthFloridaGayNews.com