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What To Eat, Drink, & Do In Seattle During Pride Month feature image


What To Eat, Drink, & Do In Seattle During Pride Month

Rainbow treats, Pride beer releases, and more to support the LGBTQ+ community this month and beyond.

There are many ways to celebrate Pride in Seattle. You could attend a mimosa-loaded drag brunch, or lose your voice singing (OK, screaming) along to Trixie Mattel at Queer/Bar’s Queer/Pride Festival. Another way is to eat and drink something delicious from one of the following spots offering Pride specials throughout the month. Whether you’re looking to grab a tallboy of beer or an entire rainbow layer cake, every dessert and beverage on this guide comes from a queer-owned business and/or goes toward a charitable organization that supports and advocates for the LGBTQ+ community.

For even more ideas, check out Intentionalist’s list of Seattle’s LGBTQ+ owned businesses, and consider donating to local organizations like Lambert House, Gay City, Equal Rights Washington, and national organizations like Lavender Rights Project, The Okra Project, The Transgender Law Center, G.L.I.T.S., and the Human Rights Campaign—not just this month, but always.


Pride Donut at Dough Joy

Queer-Owned Business

This donut shop is 100% vegan and 100% perfect for supporting the LGBTQ+ community every day, let alone this month—and we’re not just saying that because their glitter-dusted Pride donut is a year-long mainstay. Throughout June, Dough Joy continues to drop new flavors every week.

The Gay Cupcake at Cupcake Royale

Queer-Owned Business

10% of all sales of The Gay, a.k.a. Cupcake Royale's heavily sprinkled annual Pride cupcake will go to the Gender Justice League for the month of June. In addition to this confetti-speckled yearly special, you'll find new cupcakes inspired by other Pride flags: an ube cake with blackberry jam and blue sprinkles for Bi Pride, a vanilla cake with strawberry whipped cream and blue buttercream for Trans Pride, and a vanilla cake with raspberry curd and orange-vanilla buttercream for Lesbian Pride. Plus, there’s a rainbow-frosted chocolate Progress Pride cupcake (available on June 23rd-25th).

Rainbow Cake at The Flora Bakehouse & Cafe Flora

Queer-Owned Business

While you could separate cake batter into six different bowls for each color of the rainbow, just preorder a rainbow layer cake from The Flora Bakehouse and/or Cafe Flora. And if you can only commit to one serving, you'll find their rainbow cake available by the slice. Proceeds from every slice will go to the Trans Lifeline and Trans Justice Funding Project. They are also continuing their annual “Cinnamon Rolls Not Gender Roles” fundraiser, donating $1 from each cinnamon roll sale to the same organizations.

Pride Cone at Molly Moon’s 

Eating a quadruple-scoop ice cream cone is an exceptional June activity, especially if it’s Molly Moon’s Pride Cone. This tall treat features the scoop shop’s four colorful seasonal flavors of raspberry crisp, citrus sorbet, matcha strawberry, and vegan blueberry pie. Proceeds from this cone, and all of the seasonal flavors, will benefit Gay City.

Pride & Rainbow Love Cupcakes at Trophy Cupcakes 

This cupcake bakery with multiple locations scattered throughout the city serves very colorful rainbow-decorated cakes 365 days a year. And for the entire month of June, a portion of proceeds from their Pride and Rainbow Love cupcakes will go directly to Seattle’s PrideFest.

Rainbow Cheesecake at A La Mode Pies

Queer-Owned Business

You’ll find whole pies and slices at A La Mode in flavors ranging from Oreo cream to crumb-topped apple. Once a year for Pride, they also sell tie-dye (and glittered) rainbow cheesecakes. Order whole cheesecakes online, or grab a slice at their Phinney Ridge, West Seattle, or Ballard locations.

Vanilla Cream Chocolates at Flight Wine & Chocolate

Queer-Owned Business

Flight is one of our happy places, and drinking great PNW-sourced wine while eating phenomenal bon bons has a little something to do with it. For June, they’ll have vanilla cream-filled chocolates decorated with a rainbow pattern. Stock up for your Pride parties while simultaneously putting money into an LGBTQ+-owned business—or head here for a casual wine tasting if you want to pregame Elysian's June 24th festivities, or wish to celebrate Pride without any amplified bass vibrating your entire body.

Gay Pride Cookie Tin at Bite Society

Queer-Owned Business

Bite Society is a local queer-owned gift basket business known for selling cookies in tins that look like they could be on display at the Seattle Art Museum. This year’s Pride tin is no exception. Choose any of their cookies (like chocolate chipotle or coconut lime) to be packaged in a Dykes On Bikes-inspired tin, and have $4 dollars ($2 dollars from you, $2 from them) donated to the Greater Seattle Business Association, an LGBTQ+ chamber of commerce.

Pride Ben-Yays at The Dressing Room

At The Dressing Room Bistro located inside The Can Can Culinary Cabaret, there are a few special menu additions for Pride month—like Pride Ben-Yays, a.k.a. beignets drizzled with rainbow glaze, a Love Wins mocktail, and a sparkling Pink with Pride cocktail. Each time you order any of these, The Dressing Room Bistro will make a direct contribution to the Pride Foundation.

Sparkle Pony & Rainbow Cookie at Zylberschtein's Delicatessen & Bakery

Usually, you’d find us at this Jewish deli double-fisting a pastrami sandwich and babka bun. But this year, we'll be checking out their Pride specials, like the Sparkle Pony (otherwise known as an iced americano made with sparking water) and a rainbow cookie. No, not the Italian tricolored bar—a traditional black and white cookie with rainbow icing instead. For every Pride special sold, $1 of each purchase will be donated to PFLAG


Pride Beers at Highland Park Corner Store

The shelves at this West Seattle general store are stocked with some incredible Pride-themed beers from a bunch of local breweries, like Stoup, Future Primitive, Lucky Envelope Brewing, and Here Today.

Pints at Stoup Brewing

Queer-Owned Business

This iconic brewery with locations in Ballard and Kenmore has two Pride brews this year that will both be supporting LGBTQ+ organizations. Proceeds from the Rainbow Bubbles IPA (available now) will go to Utopia Washington, while their Paraderade IPA (to be released) will benefit the Lavender Rights Project

B Proud Hazy IPA at Aslan Brewing

Aslan is based in Bellingham with a second location in Fremont, and for the fifth year in a row, their Pride-inspired B Proud Hazy IPA is back and in a snazzy new can designed by @jsteezin. Proceeds from the beer will go toward Northwest Youth Services and their Queer Youth Project.

Ripe With Pride Pale at Flying Lion Brewing 

This Columbia City-based brewery is serving a citrusy pale for Pride, and $1 from each pint sold will be donated to The Trevor Project.

Queer Beer IPA at Future Primitive Brewing

Future Primitive, a White Center brewery, is keeping it local—proceeds from purchases of their Queer Beer IPA benefit White Center Pride

Pride Rosé at Footprint Wine Tap 

Queer-Owned Business

We see a lot (like, a lot) of Pride beer specials in Seattle, but if you’re more of a wine person, you could grab a glass or bottle of Footprint Wine Tap’s inaugural rosé, which will benefit the Lavender Rights Project. They are also pouring the wine in sangria and spritz form, so make sure you stop by to celebrate. 

Zephyrs of Change at Mioposto Pizzeria

This year the Pride drink at Mioposto is in honor of Rep. Zooey Zephyrs. The Zephyrs Of Change is a color-changing cocktail with a deep blue butterfly pea ice cube that melts into a gin & tonic with mint-lime cordial to reveal a lavender-purple cocktail. And, 50% of the proceeds from this drink will support Lambert House.

XOBC Cellars Proud Bubbly Rosé at Stella

For the entire month of June, Stella at the Hotel Sorrento will be pouring XOBC Cellars’ (Washington-born songwriting goddess Brandi Carlile's winery) Proud Bubbly Rosé. Profits from the wine directly support The Looking Out Foundation, and with proceeds going to a great cause, it makes drinking a glass of bubbles even better.

All That Glitters Cocktail at Ascend Prime

The likelihood of finding us at this clubby Bellevue steakhouse just soared to 100 with the introduction of their Pride drink. The All That Glitters cocktail features Corazon tequila and strawberry, and $2 of all cocktails sales will go to Lambert House


Seattle Pride Parade at Westlake Park

Seattle’s Pride Parade is the culmination of a long month celebrating Pride and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights. It kicks off at Westlake Park at 11am on Sunday, June 25th, and the route will run along 4th Avenue Downtown, in-between Pike and Denny. While registration to march in the parade is closed, you can still apply to volunteer—or show up and watch.

Pride Beer Garden at Elysian Brewing

The parade’s on Sunday the 25th, but what to do on Saturday the 24th? This is what. A $10 cover gets you access to Elysian’s beer garden vibes, food vendors, and a new strawberry lemonade blonde ale called Queenberry. Speaking of queens, Londyn Bradshaw will be hosting a live drag show with performances by Don Dior Black, Miss Texas 1988, Kenzie The Kween, Patience Waning, Cali The Stalli, and drag king Sid Seedy.

After Hours at Kamp Social House 

All of Kamp’s June drag brunches are completely sold out. However, if you still want to celebrate, join them every Monday in June for Lesbian Night, followed by Kamp after-hours, a themed party that runs from 9pm to midnight.

Sapphic Pride at Neighbours Nightclub

If you’re a queer femme looking for something to do after the parade, from 4-10pm on Sunday, June 25th, there’s a Pride party happening at Neighbours exclusively for sapphics. Expect live DJ sets, performances, and more. Just note that proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test is required. And if partying on a Sunday night isn’t in the cards, catch the party that Sapphic Events is also hosting the day (and night) before at Nectar Lounge in Fremont.

Queer/Pride Festival at Queer/Bar

Not to be confused with the free events happening nearby at PrideFest Capitol Hill during June 23-25, Queer/Bar’s Queer/Pride Festival is a ticketed situation that has already sold out of three-day passes. Same-day tickets are still available, and headliners include Charo, Peaches, and Trixie Mattel. (Though, you’ll probably be able to hear everything from Wildrose.)

Pride Weekend Party at Wildrose 

Among the many Capitol Hill Pride festivities, Seattle's only lesbian bar is hosting its own three-day Pride party from June 23rd to June 25th. Their open-air stage will host a full lineup of DJs, a KEXP live broadcast, and a cash-prize contest hosted by @adraboo. Tickets are on sale here.

Pride Party at Mbar

On June 24th Seattle's trendiest rooftop is throwing the ultimate Pride party. The festivities start at noon and keep raging until close, so sip on Pride-exclusive cocktails (that support the Lavender Rights Project), listen to sets from DJs like @mimi.zima, and take in the iconic Mbar view.

Pride Party at Percy’s & Co.

Warm up your dancing muscles at Percy’s Ballard Pride party on Saturday, June 17th from 8-10:30pm. There will be drink specials, DJ @tremendadiosa providing the beats, and absolutely no cover charge. 

Pride Party at Love Beats Pagne

For drag performances, $10 glasses of wine, and a damn good time, head to Love Beats Pagne at Sodo Urban Works. This champagne and sparkling wine bar’s Pride party is taking place on Saturday, June 17th from 7pm-9pm. 

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