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According to Mattie's on Main, there's no wrong time to host a drag show. At 11:30 on certain Sunday mornings, drag brunch begins with a themed performance by the Madames of Matties, who—just like the saloon itself—are named after a historical figure: Mattie St. Clair, a brothel owner from the 19th century.
Mattie's doesn't entertain in the same way its namesake once did, but it does commit to a playful atmosphere and plenty of events. Its stage hosts everything from jazz bands to Broadway covers during multiple shows each week. The bar, meanwhile, creates its own brand of revelry with 16 local beers on tap, craft martinis, and signature cocktails. Bartenders even mix up alcohol-infused milkshakes, which are far better "grown-up" desserts than cupcakes stuffed with mortgages.
The bar's fun-loving spirit also comes out in its inventive food menu, which casts an extremely wide and delicious net. An appetizer of wontons, served with Gentleman Jack Bourbon jam, might lead into a plate of coriander-encrusted sea bass or wild mushroom pappardelle. The pizzas in particular have embraced creativity: one, the Smoking Ocean, arrives dappled with smoked salmon, crab, and lemongrass cream.