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Men can’t be counted on–the pigs–but the long-running hangout Barracuda can be: for cute bartenders, a spunky drag show, and some late-night company before heading home for Forensic Files. Prance in on virtually any night–after showing your valid ID to Joe the genial door guy–and you’ll be guaranteed an assortment of mixed nuts to talk Madonna with in the front room. Keep walking and, in the back, drag stars like Shasta Cola, Peppermint, Shequida, and Sherry Vine take the stage on various nights for patter, lip-sync, and even some actual singing. After a few weeks, you’ll feel like you can rely on these people more than your real family. Way more.