I really don’t need to do a piece on where you can go in Seattle to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3 which debuts this coming Thursday, January 25th on VH1. You’re pretty safe going to almost any bar with a television in the Tri-State Area and you’ll probably find a drag queen hosting a watching party with vodka drink specials on hand. Especially since we have a hometown gal (BenDeLaCreme from Season 6) on this edition of the popular “greatest hits” version of the drag queen reality show pageant that pits drag performers against one another to win the crown as “America’s Next Drag Superstar”.
But, I’ll be kind and list some known options of establishments holding All-Stars 3 events…most of them seem to be committing to Thursday night viewings during the entire…8 weeks? (Note: I keep seeing March 22nd as the final episode? Maybe…) it is on.
Of course, there’s the BIGGEST and starriest option, of watching the show with BenDeLaCreme (at least for this week’s first episode) who is hosting a special premiere party with our very own Jinkx Monsoon, who won Season Five of RPDR. But, their event, which was originally scheduled for tiny Re-bar but then moved to the far larger Century Ballroom in the Oddfellows Building on 10th & Pine on Capitol Hill when the Re-bar party sold out in 5 seconds, also quickly sold out at the bigger venue. You MIGHT try and see if there are seats left at the door, but I wouldn’t hold your breath. Here’s more info on BenDeLa/Jinkx’s event in case you want to try.
Another RPDR alum is also hosting a viewing party…BenDeLa and Jinkx’s buddy, ROBBIE TURNER who competed on Season 8, is hosting an event at her new home bar just down the street from Oddfellows, at Queer/Bar off of 11th & Pine Street. They’ll have a weekly event for the entire run of All-Stars with a chance every week to enter a drawing to win a trip to Los Angeles to attend RuPaul’s DragCon in May. And, there’s NO cover for their screening parties.
Robbie’s former home bar, RPlace, is apparently the official VH1 viewing spot for All-Stars and they have swag to back that up. They have an All-Stars contestant hosting for the first episode as well, the very sexy MILK will be on hand to kick off their weekly event with Cookie Couture & La Saveona Hunt as the local co-hosts. It’s $5 to watch it with the queens on the 3rd floor but free on the lower two floors.
Here are gratuitously HAWT photos of MILK from Gay Times…go here to see more!
Also on da Hill: The popular Saint John’s Bar & Eatery on Pike has hostess Betty Wetter hosting viewing events…we just saw an ad on Facebook that Neighbours will have screenings, too. Even the non-gay tavern Bill’s Off Broadway is having a party for RPDR: AS3!!!!
The only all ages option I can find other than the sold out event with BenDeLa is with Americano as the hostess for Little Maria’s Pizza’s event which is part of the Kremwerk/Timbre Room complex at the base of Capitol Hill…..no cover and since Little Maria’s is primarily a restaurant, it’s all ages!
Oh…and remember you need to BUY something if you’re gonna hang out in a business to watch TV: a beer, a Coke, a slice of pizza…something!
As for other locales, I heard the Texaco in Lake City is showing RPDR: All -Stars 3, too!
Meanwhile, all we care about is finding out who the mysterious 10th contestant is…even Reddit wasn’t very helpful in tracking down that dish!