Without question, there’s a lot of TV to watch these days, and you can pretty much watch most things whenever you like. But RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Season 4 is 100 percent appointment viewing. This epic season will feature a gaggle of your faves, including a threepeat for Latrice Royale (Season 4, All-Stars Season 1), the return of the controversial Valentina, and Trinity “The Tuck” Taylor. Why would you sleep on a season this big?
Whether you prefer to watch on your TV, online, or in a bar with a few dozen of your closest friends, here are the best ways to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Season 4.
Where to watch RPDR on TV:
Since 2017, new episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag Race All-Stars have aired Friday nights at 8 p.m. ET. on VH1 That’s a departure from years past, where it would air Mondays on Logo, but parent company Viacom made the switch to reach a wider and more mainstream audience.
“Coming off RuPaul’s Emmy win and a ratings record-breaking season of All Stars, the fandom around RuPaul’s Drag Race has only continued to swell as we head into Season 9,” said Pamela Post, SVP Original Programming & Development at Logo. “Broadcasting the show on VH1 will allow more fans to experience the energy, heart, and talent these fierce Queens bring to the stage every week.”
Though some folks in the LGBTQ community bristled at the move, Ru feels really good about the switch because it “really reflects the broadening of our audience.” However, for people who hate to break with tradition and don’t mind avoiding spoilers through the weekend, encores still air on Logo the following Monday in this legacy time slot.
Where to stream RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars:
If you’re a cable subscriber (or know one who’s generous with their login info — not that we condone that sort of behavior), most providers enable you to watch VH1 live online, with episodes available to stream anytime the day following their airing. In fact, if you want to binge the latest All-Stars season. the whole shebang is available on the show site.
Unfortunately, though, VOD is a bit trickier for people whose provider is Xfinity. The provider has declined to meet the terms set forth by Viacom to allow users to stream their content on demand. Thankfully, many towns and tons of cities have an even more enjoyable way to keep up with every sickening moment…
So, what bars near you show RuPaul’s Drag Race?
In big cities like NYC, L.A., Seattle, and Miami, folks can enjoy the show like they’re in their very own Untucked Lounge — often with local queens and past contestants on-site offering color commentary. Though this is by no means an exhaustive list, here are some of the top venues to take in the show. Plan your next vacay around it maybe?
Established Hotlanta gay bars like Mary’s on Glenwood Ave and Oscar’s on Piedmont typically screen the show.
Jo’s Downtown is helping keep Austin weird with their weekly viewing party starting at 7:00 p.m. Central.
BAMF Cafe on Charles is always colorful on RPDR night! Come on down, hon.
The fun starts at 9 p.m. at Hula Bar and Lei Stand.Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
In Manhattan, RPDR fans flock to Queen Vic in the East Village or Rise in Hell’s Kitchen. Across the East River, Brooklynites in Williambsurg can watch at The Graham or The Metropolitan with host (and Season 8 / All-Stars Season 3 contestant) Thorgy Thor. Elsewhere in BK, catch it at Mood Ring in Bushwick and Cmon Everybody in Bed Stuy.
The City of Brotherly Love can enjoy some Sisterly Shade at Boxers PHL.
There are lots of gay bars on the aptly named Harvey Milk Street in SW Portland, but the place to be on Mondays at 9 is Man candy Mondays at Scandals.
San Antonio, TX
Sparky’s Pub and host Toni Andrews invite you to watch the All-Stars slay every Friday at 7.
San Francisco, CA
Of course there’s an SF viewing party! Check out Oasis in the SOMA district.
Head down to the Gladstone Hotel for a classy night of drag all stars!
If you can tear yourself away from political drama on a Friday night, head to TRADE in Logan Circle.
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