You’re going to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theater and you need to know where to get a drink afterward? No problem! We’ve got just the right post-theater bar for Broadway’s gender-bending glam rock musical.
The Show: Neil Patrick Harris plays a German rock singer who grapples with life after a botched sex-change operation. Lena Hall swaps genders to play Hedwig’s band mate Yitzhak. Both performances earned Tony nominations this year — one each for Harris and Hall — along with six other nods, including Best Revival of a Musical.
The Bar: Craving camp? Up for something over-the-top? Pop into Lips, the “Disneyland of Drag,” where platform heels, towering wigs and buxom, bustier-wearing performers bring down the house six nights a week. There’s no cover and no reservations required for the bar. And while all kinds are welcome here, there’s no better way to get in touch with your feminine side.
What to Drink: How about a Buttery Titty Twister ($10)? It’s a fierce shot of butterscotch schnapps, Bailey’s and Southern comfort. If you order a premium shot ($13), the lip-shaped glass is on the house. Specialty frozen drinks, such as the Blojito ($10)–a blend of rum, raspberry liqueur, triple sec, OJ, sour mix and 7-up–err on the sugary side.
For where to eat before Hedwig and the Angry Inch, see our pre-theater restaurant suggestion.