BenDeLaCreme is back!
BenDeLaCreme is back on TV! Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars is back on TV this week! Nine Ten beloved queens/losers from previous seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race (RPDR) return to the workroom for another chance to win the crown jewel of drag, a coveted spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame. Like season 9 of RPDR, the show will be aired on VH1, but this go-around it's on Thursdays at 8 p.m.

This year, Seattle is lucky because hometown hero BenDeLaCreme is back on the show after placing fifth on season six. She'll be hosting a viewing party with fellow Seattleite/RPDR superstar Jinkx Monsoon for the show's premiere this Thursday. While their viewing party has the most buzz, they have quite the competition, as Seattle queens are busy hosting 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ~8 different viewing parties. We've organized them below.

Jump to: Century Ballroom | R Place | Queer Bar | Little Maria's Pizza | Saint John's | Purr | Crescent Lounge | More!

(One-Time-Only Event!)
Century Ballroom
Capitol Hill
Thurs Jan 25 at 6:30 pm
21+ - $5

This super special event sold out so quickly that BenDeLaCreme and Monsoon had to relocate to Century Ballroom—then those tickets sold out within 10 minutes of being on sale! If you didn't grab one, BenDeLaCreme posted on the event's Facebook page that there will be more tickets available at the door.


Demand is high, so arrive early... or try one of the other great screenings below.

Capitol Hill
Thursdays, doors at 7 pm
21+ - Free to $5

Local favorites La Saveona Hunt and Cookie Couture are R Place's hosts this season. Hunt and Couture will be joined by different contestants from RPDR AS3, including Milk, Chi Chi DeVayne, Thorgy Thor, Trixie Mattel, Kennedy Davenport, and other favorites. The viewing party at R Place is the city's *~official~* viewing party, which means there will be lots of branded swag from VH1 given away. During the viewing, the first two floors of R Place are free, but the hosts on the 3rd floor require a $5 cover. (It's worth it.) Limited seating is available, and it's first come, first serve.

Upcoming RPDR Queens: Milk (1/25), Kennedy Davenport (2/1), Chi Chi DeVayne (2/8).

An example of the swag.
An example of the swag. R Place

Capitol Hill
Thursdays at 8 pm
21+ - Free

Queer/Bar will be showing RPDR AS3 live every week with no cover charge. Hosted by Robbie Turner from RPDR season 8 and shown on their fucking gigantic (200") TV screen, viewers at Queer/Bar will be treated to shade on an epic scale.

Thursdays at 8 pm

Little Maria's is an unexpected place to find drag, and yet some of the best drag show viewing parties happen at this little pizza shop. Tucked away behind Re-bar, Little Maria's has become a mainstay for the alternative drag scene (mostly due it being a part of the Kremwerk complex). RPDR fans can eat a cheesy (or vegan) slice while local queen Americano hosts alongside some of the "worst drag talent in Seattle." Go hang out with these delightful weirdos (you can even bring your kids if they're into this sorta thing), but make sure to arrive early if you want a decent seat.

Capitol Hill
Thursdays, 7-10 pm
21+ - Free

There are few hosts in Seattle as charming as Betty Wetter. Wetter will host weekly at Saint John's, one of the Stranger's favorite bars, and share her unnecessary amount of RPDR knowledge with viewers. Also a weekly trivia host, Wetter is great at making her audience feel comfortable and welcome, which makes her viewing party perfect for people who are new to the show.

Thursdays, 7-9 pm
21+ - Free

Tired of going to the Hill to get your drag fix? The new Montlake resident, Purr, is here for you. Seattle queen Karmen Korbel will host weekly viewings. Purr says there will be drink specials, prizes, and performances during the show's commercial breaks.

Capitol Hill
Thursdays at 8 pm
21+ - Free

Prefer to watch the glitz and glamour in the comfort of a dive bar? Vivien Gabor and Melissa Fint will host viewing parties each week at Crescent Lounge, which has probably the best bathroom sign in all of Seattle.

Other Options

While these viewing parties don't advertise a host, you can also catch RPDR at Bill's Off Broadway, OutWest, Neighbours, and basically any gay bar in town that has a TV and is open on Thursdays.

Are we missing any Seattle viewing parties? Let us know in the comments!