We’re under two weeks away!

Can you even believe it?!? It’s almost time for the first ever RuPaul’s DragCon NYC and we can barely contain our excitement! Have you snatched up your tickets yet? What the heck are you waiting for?

For everyone who already has their tickets, we’re sure you’re planning your outfit, which queens you want to meet, and everything else in-between.

That’s why we talked to none other than Peppermint to find out all the hot spots, best boy-watching places, & so much more around the city.

So start planning your nighttime activities, all the hotspots you wanna go to, and so much more with the help of the lovely Miss Peppermint’s guidance!

What’s your favorite place to catch a Drag Show in NYC?

“New York City has a lot of fantastic show bars. Some of my favorites are Therapy, Rise and the Ritz.”

Where do YOU go for the best boy-watching in NYC?

“Honestly Central Park has some of the hottest guys running and things jiggling and juggling I have ever seen… if you know what I mean.”

Do you have any hidden gem/secret NYC food spots?

“To get away from the hustle and bustle, Tri City Diner on 90th and Broadway, it’s been one of my favorite places for 4 years. It’s great food, great service, great prices, and it a beautifully scenic Upper West Side.”

What’s your favorite place to go drag shopping (or regular shopping!) in NYC?

“Drag shopping is nearly dead in New York, honestly. Buffalo Exchange is pretty much the best we have LOL. But, Beauty 35 it’s a great place for wigs and accoutrement.”

No matter how tourist-y (or NOT!) what’s the number one thing that you must-do whenever you’re in NYC?

“Visit Highbridge in the Bronx or Fort Tryon Park. It’s only 15 minutes away from Time Square and it’s one of the most peaceful and serene visions in all of New York. You will feel like you are in The Sound of Music, not the grit and grime of Times Square.”

RuPaul’s DragCon NYC is happening at the Javits Center on September 9 & 10th.

[Image provided to The WOW Report via Peppermint.]

Written By: Chelsea Perrotty