Pride on Parade

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We believe in showing our PRIDE all year long! But we shout it loud and proud in June - National Pride Month. Pride is a time to stand with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community and celebrate the triumphs of those who continue the fight for civil liberties for e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e. You too can do your part, and do it deliciously. The DC Area hospitality industry is raising the (rainbow) flag in solidarity at places like: 

Pride Month in Alexandria, VA
Celebrate Pride Month in historic Alexandria, Virginia, with virtual, in-person and hybrid events hosted by The Garden at Building Momentum, the Torpedo Factory Art Center and more in partnership with regional LGBTQ organizations such as Safe Space NOVA and Queens on King Street. The perfect home base for visitors, Alexandria is mere minutes away from D.C.’s Capital Pride activities occurring throughout the month. Enjoy the Love Your Summer in Alexandria hotel package with rates starting as low as $83 per night, inclusive of up to $200 in added value. visitalexandriava.com

ANXO Pride Cider
This year's Pride cider is made with 100% Pennsylvania Northern Spy apples sourced within 90 miles of ANXO's DC facility and fermented with wine yeast in stainless tanks.  The resulting liquid is an exceptional expression of the Northern Spy apple: tart, crisp, sessionable and remarkably apple-y.  A portion of the proceeds to benefit DC LGBTQ organization, Casa Ruby.  For more information on Casa Ruby or to make your own donations, click here. Due to high demand, this release is extremely limited.  Order yours today before it disappears! store.anxodc.com

Bidwell Drag Brunch
Sunday, June 13, the queens and kings are ready to take the runway and the judges are ready to lay down the scores. Featuring a live DJ, DC's finest DJ Mim and host, Shi-Queeta-Lee are ready to SLAY ALL DAY with their fellow kings + queens! Enjoy a brunch buffet from Bidwell, cocktails by Jameson, Absolut and Altos Tequila and bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Limited tickets available. Noon to 3:00 p.m. DOCK 5, 1309 5th Street NE;  eventbrite.com

Pride Brunch at Bourbon Steak
Celebrate Pride with a fabulous bottomless Rosé brunch at Bourbon Steak June 12th & 13th. Produced by Nora Lee by Brandt Ricca and featuring performances by DJ Tezrah and DJ Farah Flosscett as well as guest performances by KC B Yonce and Logan Stone. A portion of the proceeds from each bottomless brunch will benefit the Equality Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Capital Pride, to raise awareness and relief funds for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and businesses. 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW;  fourseasons.com

Capital Pride's Paint the Town Colorful
There’s nothing quite like Pride month in the nation’s capital. This year, the Capital Pride Alliance presents for the first time Paint the Town Colorful with Pride! Your participation will help promote joy, visibility, and PRIDE within your local community, while simultaneously raising awareness and resources for the continuation of Capital Pride events and programs, and the GivePride365 Fund, benefiting local LGBTQ+ charities. Whether you’re a resident, business, or organization, decorate your most public-facing spaces, such as building fronts, patios, balconies, and yards, to show your Pride. Make it as colorful as you can, and decorations must be completed by June 12th, the day of the Colorful Pridemobile Parade, a lively city-wide procession of colorful vehicles decorated by registered organizations and businesses. The Colorful Pridemobile Parade will visit areas in the city with the highest levels of participation in Paint the Town Colorful with Pride. capitalpride.org/paint-the-town

Taste of Pride Brunch with Capital Pride Alliance 
You’re invited to celebrate all things brunch on June 13. Join Capital Pride at an exclusive group of beloved local restaurants that have made a commitment to support Pride and local LGBTQ+ charities 365 days a year.  Special food items, pride drink specials, and entertainment at select locations await you. Best of all, your participation will help raise awareness and resources for the GivePride365 Fund, benefiting local LGBTQ+ charities, and help to ensure the return of a full-scale Pride in 2022, as we set our eyes on 2025 when we will celebrate 50 years of Pride in the Nation’s Capital. So put on something colorful and join us for a fabulous day of food, music, and friends! capitalpride.org/brunch

Rainbow Crumb Cake from Clarkson Avenue
During the month of June, Clarkson Avenue will offer a limited edition "Almond Love Crumb Cake" - an almond cake, with a chunky cherry preserve, piled high with almond crumb topping. They will also feature a “Rainbow Crumb Cake” for pride month. A portion of those sales will go to an LGBTQ+ charity. New York readers, crumb get some! 4603 Middle Country Road, Calverton, NY; clarksonavecrumb.com

Colors of the Rainbow at Dirty Habit DC
In celebration of Pride month, Dirty Habit DC will be hosting "Colors of the Rainbow" - a month-long series during which the restaurant will feature a different color themed food and beverage offering each week. A percentage of sales of every Pride "Colors of the Rainbow" signature food or beverage item will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign and a Place Called Home. 555 8th Street NW; dirtyhabitdc.com

Pride Doughnuts from District Doughnut
Pride Month is here, and so is a special doughnut to help you celebrate. On June 12th and 13th, Chef Christine of DC Doughnut is serving the Pride doughnut, a colorful treat that's ready to tantalize your tastebuds. With vanilla bean dough, Funfetti sprinkles, and rainbow buttercream, it's a real beauty. The Pride doughnut will be available on June 12th and 13th only at all shops, or they are available for preorder on their website. districtdoughnut.com


Pride Month at Foxtrot
All June long, Foxtrot Market is partnering with Brooklyn artist Cute Brute to refresh the packaging of their popular Confetti Cake Brownie. Throughout the month, 100% of the proceeds from sales of the brownie will go to local organization Casa Ruby. foxtrotco.com

The Freshman’s Pride Month Drinks 
The Freshman will celebrate Pride Month with signature drinks to benefit SMYAL, an advocacy organization committed to empowering LGBTQ+ youth in the Washington D.C. area. The cocktails, inspired by LGBTQ+ history, will only be available during Pride Month. These cocktails include The Stonewall Cocktail, The Freshman’s twist on the original -- and a nod to where it all started. Chambord, Vodka, fresh lime juice and ginger beer. Served with a frozen raspberry garnish, and the Marsha P. Johnson Hibiscus Margarita, honoring this LGBTQ+ rights pioneer’s love for flowers, The Freshman has added Hibiscus into its house margarita. 2011 Crystal Drive, National Landing; thefreshmanva.com


Pride in the Sky at Hedy's Rooftop with DJ Tezrah
Warm summer nights call for live music and cocktails with friends. Dance the night away with sounds from DJ Tezrah at Hedy's Rooftop on select Wednesdays in June. Register for free via Eventbrite, space is limited so access is first-come, first-serve. For dinner reservations, book via Opentable. 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW. eventbrite.com

Summer Solstice Drag Brunch on Hedy's Rooftop 
It’s the longest day of the year. Make the most of it with on Hedy's Rooftop at The Viceroy. They’re kicking off the summer with two seatings for their first-ever Drag Brunch. Sip summer cocktails and lip-synch along with some of DC's most fabulous performers, including host Crystal Edge and featuring tunes from DJ Tezrah. 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW; viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/zena

The Love Shake at HipCityVeg
The Love Shake is a pink strawberry shake, with rainbow and glitter sprinkles, and a compostable rainbow straw. HipCityVeg is donating 10% of the sales of the shakes to local organizations that serve the LGBTQ+ community.  In DC, they will be donating the proceeds to SMYAL and Whitman-Walker.  The shake will be available in all stores through June 30th. hipcityveg.com


Kimpton Hotel Monaco DC Pride Staycation 
Celebrate Pride with a staycation that gives back. Kimpton is the Trevor Project's Premiere National Hotel Partner. When guests make a reservation at Hotel Monaco DC, Kimpton will donate $10.00 per night to The Trevor Project and guests receive 15% off of the hotel's Best Flexible Rate. The initiative is active for guests who book anytime today through December 31, 2021. For additional information and for rules/regulations, click here. 555 8th Street NW.

Drink Your Pride with NRG Provisions
In celebration of Pride Month, NRG is showcasing some of their favorite beverages that are raising funds for LGBTQ causes, such as ANXO Pride, benefitting Casa Ruby DC. And as the seasons change, your beer supply should shift with it. For summer we’re craving refreshing fruited sours and farmhouse ales from the likes of Tripping Animals, Magnanimous, Humble Forager, Oxbow and more. Last but not least in new releases, Equilibrium, J. Wakefield, Maine Beer Company, New Anthem and Marlowe are just some of the names on this week’s list.nrgprovisions.com 

Officina PRIDE Brunch & Dinner  
Come out for a drag out brunch filled with DJ entertainment, Absolut & G.H. Mumm drink specials and live drag performances throughout the day on June 27th. Raise a glass to all things rainbow, both for brunch and for dinner! officinadc.com

Pride Month at Tico
Pride is officially here and Tico is celebrating all month long! To kick off the holiday, Tico will be throwing Pride Brunch parties on Saturday, June 12th and Sunday June 13th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Pride Brunch parties will include bottomless drinks & tapas, live music by female DJs Farrah Flossett and Chan Don, a photobooth for fun pictures, and even a Pride princess fairy! The celebrations only continue throughout the month, with an all new rainbow cocktail menu (one even has sparkles!) by new beverage director, Rebecca Cagle, and bottomless brunch every weekend. 1926 14th Street NW; ticodc.com