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Lips

(Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
227 E 56th St
New York, NY 10022
Hours: MON - CLOSED TUE: 7 - Midnight WED: 7 - Midnight THUR: 7 - Midnight FRI: 6pm - 1am SAT: 5pm - 1am SUN: 11:30am-12am
Phone: (855) 213-6378

Description: "Lips is a drag queen palace. Listen, they know how to dress.\n\nMy waitress, you should excuse the expression, was 6'4". A 46-double-D. The waist is 44 inches. The weight, 350. The introduction? "Hi, my name is All Beef Patty." She/he waited for the laugh, then, "I'm actually on Weight Watchers. Soon I'll be Patty Melt."\n\nSultana, the Queen of the Middle East Village, was wearing a spaghetti-strap, beaded, low-cut sheath. I was in tailored plain black pants. There was something wrong with this picture.\n\nAll Beef Patty handed me a menu. It was nice. Roasted beet salad, crab cakes, grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon. \n\nLips was jammed. Open 10 years with branches in San Diego & Fort Lauderdale, it's the Starbucks of drag queens. People read about the place in tourist brochures because it's obviously a staple of NY." - excerpts from Cindy Adams' 1/17/07 NY Post article Read more

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Parking Info: Discount Parking at Bristol Garage - 300 East 56th St

Reviews
Perhaps this is not the greatest place to bring Mom and Dad when they're visiting from Kentucky. Then again, perhaps it is---it all depends on your perspective. If they enjoy moderately priced Continental cuisine served by over-the-top…Read More
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