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The Best Things To Do & Eat During Philly Pride Month

Pride drinks, drag brunches, and more Queer events.

It’s Pride Month in Philly, which means it’s time for drag brunches on rooftops, rainbow pastries and bagels, and a bunch of bar specials with undeniably colorful drinks. Philly goes all out for Pride—there are so many deals and events, it might be hard to track the ones to prioritize. So we put together this guide for you to know what places to support this time of the year, and all year round.

The Deals

All Month Long

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June 1-30th

Pride Month Flight at Jet Wine Bar

Head to Jet Wine Bar this month to sit under trees in the Jet Wine Garden and sip on their Pride Month Flight ($45). The wines represent every color of the rainbow flag, and they’re all easy to pair with mezze platters, housemade soft pretzels, meatball skewers, and other bites on the menu. A portion of the proceeds from the flights will go to the William Way LGBT Community Center.

June 1-30th

#LoveIsLove Beer at Evil Genius Beer Company

Stop by Evil Genius Beer Company this June and try their Strawberry Blonde Ale (6% ABV) called #LoveIsLove. A portion of all sales will be donated to The Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQIA+ youth. The 12-ounce can is available at the Fishtown Lab, the Evil Genius Beer Garden, and by delivery through GoPuff.

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June 1-30th

Rainbow Bagel at Bagels & Co.

While a bagel any day is a good option, this month you can get one and support a great cause. When you head to Fishtown’s Bagels & Co., a dollar from every colorful rainbow bagel sold in June will go to William Way LGBT Community Center. They also have a whole list of creative cream cheeses to choose from, like sundried tomato tofu, pumpkin, and black garlic. 

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June 1-30th

Cocktails for a Cause at Various Locations 

All June long there will be a Cocktails for a Cause fundraiser at Liberty Point, The Garden at Cherry Street Pier, The Dolphin, Morgan's Pier, Craft Hall, Parks on Tap, Rosy's Taco Bar, Harper's Garden, Concourse Dance Bar, and Juno. Each spot has a drink that matches the color of the LGBTQ rainbow flag. Proceeds from each rainbow drink will be donated to LGBT community programs. 

The Events

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June 1st & June 3rd

Sip City Mixer’s Tio Flores Takeover & Mixer

On the first day of Pride Month, Sip City Mixer will be held at Tio Flores’ dining room and outdoor streetery. For $8 you’ll have access to a menu of vegan and vegetarian small plates and mocktails. Two days later, Head to Leda & The Swan for a Sip City Mixer Happy Hour event. ​​From 6pm-10pm, the mixer for LGBTQ women, femmes, trans, NB and GNC Philadelphians will have drink specials. 

June 3rd

Four Star Drag Brunch at Patchwork 

Patchwork is kicking off Pride Month with a Four Star Drag Brunch series from 11am-2pm. ​​The $25 brunch (which includes an entree and drink) will be hosted by Adele Computer, Déjà Vu and Sakura Allure and will run every first Saturday of the month through August.

Pride Skate at the Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink

Grab your skates and head to the Rothman Rink for a one-night-only Pride event. There will be a drag performer, rainbow-themed decorations, and a special menu at the Air Grille Garden. Skate the night away to the sounds of a live DJ and dress up in colors featured on the Pride Flag.

Evil Genius’ Love Is Love Pride Block Party

From 12-6pm, head to Evil Genius in Fishtown for an all-day, outdoor Love Is Love block party. Class of 84 will be playing live music. Plus, there will be axe throwing, face painting, local vendors, a food truck, and more. The event is free to attend, family-friendly, and food and drinks are pay-as-you-go. 

SWEAT LGBTQ Dance Party at Cavanaugh’s Riverdeck

Wear your most vibrant outfit and come out to Cavanaugh’s Riverdeck for cocktails, sun, live music, and giveaways. The SWEAT LGBTQ dance party will run from 3-8pm and will be $30. There will be games, giveaways, contests, and more. 

Pride Party at Dock Street South 

From 1-5pm, Dock Street South will be passing around hand-tossed wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, small plates, beers, and Pride-themed cocktails. There will be a DJ and you’ll be able to buy crafts from various local queer artists. You’ll also have the chance to participate in a raffle benefiting The Attic Youth Center.

June 3rd & June 4th

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The W Pride Parties 

The W’s WET Deck will be hosting Poolari and Rhinestone Jetski events during the opening weekend of Pride Month. There will be live DJs, cocktails, and more. On Sunday night, Drag queen Moon Baby will host a line-up of performers—including headliner Charlene Incarnate from HBO’s Documentary Wig

June 4th

Pride March

The Love, Light and Liberation-themed Philadelphia Pride March and Festival will kick off at 6th and Walnut. Starting at 10:30am, everyone is welcome to march, listen to speeches, dance, and watch Pennsylvania's largest pride flag (200ft) get unveiled. 

Pride Festival

Pride 365 and Galaei will be hosting the Pride Festival, one of the single largest outdoor festivals of the year in Philadelphia. The celebrations will run from 12-7pm, and will spread through Gayborhood from Walnut to Cypress Streets and Quince to Juniper Streets. Over 200 small businesses will be participating, including local performers, entertainers, artists, vendors, food trucks, community organizations, and local bars.

June 11th

Buzz Gworls Pride Month Drag Brunch at City Winery 

Music and event space City Winery will be hosting a drag brunch starting at 12pm. You’ll see amazing performers, sip on something bubbly, and can order from the restaurant’s brunch menu. Tickets are available for $20 online and $25 at the door. 

June 17th 

6th Annual Pride Bar Crawl 

Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, Bru Craft & Wurst, Club Pulse & Bar, Down Nightclub Philadelphia, Drinker's Pub, Howl at the Moon Philadelphia, Raven Lounge, and Tradesman's will participate in a Pride Bar Crawl. Tickets include 1-2 complimentary drinks, free cover to a drag show, exclusive drink and food specials, and an after-party. 

June 22nd

Drag Brunch at Bok Bar

One of the city’s best rooftops will be hosting a drag brunch with performances by Brittany Lynn and her drag troupe. There will be beers from Love City Brewing and fantastic Thai food from Kalaya (the food vendor of the month).

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