Participants in the Pride Parade talk about what parade means to them.
Angela Shoemaker/Special to Courier Journal, Louisville Courier Journal

Making plans can be such a drag — and boy is that exciting!

As female impersonation continues to rise in popularity with series like “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Dragula,” an increasing number of bars and restaurants in Louisville are serving up a smorgasbord of gender-bending entertainment. 

So whether you’re a seasoned drag show groupie or are dabbling in what queer culture the city has to offer, sashay over to one of these local establishments for a show you’ll never forget.

And a bonus way to check out the best drag in town: the Louisville Pride Festival takes place Saturday on Bardstown Road in the Highlands and will feature dozens of drag performers so get ready to work, girl! 

1101 E. Washington St., 502-882-3615


Pride Month 2018 has arrived. And Louisville’s streets will be filled with rainbows, flags, diversity and — most importantly — acceptance and love. But you don’t have to wait for Pride month to check out the local LGBTQ scene. Here are some bars to try.