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Where to Eat, Drink, and Party for Pride Weekend in D.C.

Several bars and restaurants are donating proceeds to LGBTQ advocacy groups

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Pride organizers in D.C. were planning for a quiet opening weekend because of the pandemic, but the dates aligned for Friday festivities to start on the same day D.C. lifted major restrictions on bars, clubs, and music venues. The official Capital Pride Opening Party is Friday, June 11, at Compass Coffee’s brand new roasting facility in Ivy City (1401 Okie Street SE). A Capital Pride Walk and Rally scheduled for Saturday, June 12, invites demonstrators to “walk, run, bike, rollerblade, [or] stroll” from Logan Circle down to Freedom Plaza at 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. A mobile Pridemobile Parade starts Saturday at 3 p.m. Check out DCists’s full guide to Pride events and street closures here. This map tracks down D.C. restaurants, bars, and clubs who are offering Pride specials and donating proceeds to LGBQT+ causes.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bark Social

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935 Prose St
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(240) 253-6060
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Puppies are welcome to celebrate Pride weekend at Bark Social’s “Pride PAWrade” party on July 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass will be in attendance for a party with pride cocktails and prizes for the best dog outfits. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the MoCo Reconnect Center.

2. Pitchers DC

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2317 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 733-2568
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While this Adams Morgan bar will have normal opening hours, it’s also hosting a Pride Car wash 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on June 13. This “Suds and Studs” car wash benefits Casa Ruby.

3. El Tamarindo

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1785 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 328-3660
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El Tamarindo is serving a cocktail named after Walter Mercado, topped with an elegant orchid. Proceeds from the drink go to Casa Ruby.

4. The Dirty Goose

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913 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001

This U Street NW bar will open June 11 at 4 p.m., June 12 at 1 p.m., and June 13 at p.m. DJs Farah Flosscett and Alex Love will play all three nights.

A bowtie mural inside the Dirty Goose on U Street NW Daniel Honeycutt/For Dirty Goose

5. Capo Italian Deli

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715A Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 827-8012
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Backbar, the club hidden behind the freezer door at this Shaw deli, brings home Pride with a Sunday afternoon post-brunch disco party on June 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The party, called Bubbles & Bass, it has tunes by DJ Babbitt and DJ Chris Adam, plus champagne drink specials.

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6. Tico

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1926 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 319-1400
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Tico is throwing Pride brunch parties on June 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunches offer bottomless drinks and tapas, live music by DJs Farrah Flossett and Chan Don, a photobooth, and a Pride princess fairy. Plus, all month long, there’s a rainbow cocktail menu, and the bar has additional Pride events in the works.

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Cocktails from Tico
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7. Uproar Lounge & Restaurant

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639 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 462-4464
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On June 12, there will be a Pride edition of the Candela Latin and international party. DJ Milko will be playing with a drag show by Krishnara Sparks Diamond.

8. Compass Rose

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1346 T St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 506-4765
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Executive Pastry Chef Paola Velez from this global restaurant is baking a Rainbow Opera Cake, layered with passionfruit buttercream, ganache, and blueberry jam. Proceeds will support the Point Foundation.

9. Number Nine

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1435 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 986-0999
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Number Nine is opening early as well June 11 at 4 p.m., June 12 at noon, and June 13 at 2 p.m.

10. Trade

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1410 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 986-1094
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Trade will have special opening hours for Pride weekend: June 11 at 4 p.m., June 12 at 1 p.m., and June 13 at 2 p.m. DJ Ed Bailey will be in the booth on Friday and Saturday nights.  XL Happy Hour is every day until 8 p.m.

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11. HipCityVeg

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1300 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 318-6010
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This vegan fast-food shop is serving a rainbow Love Shake all June, a strawberry shake topped with rainbow and glitter sprinkles with a compostable rainbow straw. It’s donating 10 percent of all proceeds to various LGBTQ+ organizations.

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A rainbow shake from HipCityVeg
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12. Foxtrot Market - Georgetown

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1267 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 352-8686
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For Pride, the upscale market is partnering with Brooklyn artist Cute Brute to produce its popular Confetti Cake Brownie. All proceeds from sales will go to  Casa Ruby.

Masked employees work from behind a cafe counter at Foxtrot Market’s new Georgetown store
Masked employees work from behind a cafe counter at Foxtrot Market’s new Georgetown store
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13. Red Bear Brewing Co

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209 M St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 849-6130
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This inclusive, gay-owned brewery in NoMa hosts a Pride trivia night and drag show on Wednesday June 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Gabe Hiatt

14. Hotel Zena

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1155 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-1200
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New Hotel Zena’s clubby Hedy Rooftop space will have a Summer Solstice Drag Brunch on June 20. It’s hosted by Crystal Edge with tunes from DJ Tezrah. There are two seatings, RSVP here. At the same space will be the “Pride in the Sky” party on June 23, hosted by Crystal Edge. LaLa Ri and Tatianna from RuPaul’s Drag Race are set to perform, along with other drag queens like Katrina Colby, Druex Sidora, and Evon Michelle. Each ticket includes a $5 donation to Casa Ruby. 

Hedy’s rooftop bar at Hotel Zena
Hedy’s rooftop bar at Hotel Zena
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15. BOURBON STEAK

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2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 944-2026
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Join a bottomless rose brunch June 12 and 13, featuring performances by DJ Tezrah and DJ Farah Flossett, as well as guest performances by KC B Yonce and Logan Stone. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Equality Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Capital Pride.

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16. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

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1308 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 809-5565
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This fried-food palace will be baking up a Pride doughnut with vanilla glaze, rainbow sprinkles and other decorations. A portion of proceeds will be donated to SMYAL.

17. Dirty Habit DC

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555 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 449-7095
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This sprawling bar will host a drag show on June 26. It will feature a Pride-themed menu to enjoy during the drag show performance by DC-based drag queen, Tammy. The restaurant will also have a different Pride menu item each week in June with proceeds donated to the Human Rights Campaign and a Place Called Home

18. THE GRILL

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99 Market Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 916-5996
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Various KNEAD Hospitality + Design restaurants (The Grill, Succotash, Gatsby, and Mi Vida) will be serving a punch cocktail June 12 and 13. A portion of the proceeds will go to LGBTQ+ charities + Capital Pride Alliance.

19. The Freshman VA

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2011 Crystal Dr
Arlington, VA 22202
(571) 257-7250
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The Freshman in Crystal City is offering two will signature drinks to benefit SMYAL, all June long. Try The Stonewall, with vodka, Chambord, lime, and ginger; as well as the Marsha P. Johnson Hibiscus Margarita, which nods to this LGBTQ+ rights pioneer’s love for flowers. 

The Freshman all lit up for Pride
The Freshman all lit up for Pride
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20. Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap

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401 E Braddock Rd
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 683-5330
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To celebrate Pride Month, Lena’s is serving a Pride Passion cake and a “Sweet and Spicy Slay” cocktail. A donation from each will go to Safe Space NOVA.

The tented setup at Lena’s in Alexandria
The tented setup at Lena’s in Alexandria
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1. Bark Social

935 Prose St, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Puppies are welcome to celebrate Pride weekend at Bark Social’s “Pride PAWrade” party on July 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass will be in attendance for a party with pride cocktails and prizes for the best dog outfits. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the MoCo Reconnect Center.

935 Prose St
North Bethesda, MD 20852

2. Pitchers DC

2317 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

While this Adams Morgan bar will have normal opening hours, it’s also hosting a Pride Car wash 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on June 13. This “Suds and Studs” car wash benefits Casa Ruby.

2317 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. El Tamarindo

1785 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

El Tamarindo is serving a cocktail named after Walter Mercado, topped with an elegant orchid. Proceeds from the drink go to Casa Ruby.

1785 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. The Dirty Goose

913 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001
A bowtie mural inside the Dirty Goose on U Street NW Daniel Honeycutt/For Dirty Goose

This U Street NW bar will open June 11 at 4 p.m., June 12 at 1 p.m., and June 13 at p.m. DJs Farah Flosscett and Alex Love will play all three nights.

913 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. Capo Italian Deli

715A Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
US-LIFESTYLE-ALCOHOL-HISTORY-BARS ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images

Backbar, the club hidden behind the freezer door at this Shaw deli, brings home Pride with a Sunday afternoon post-brunch disco party on June 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The party, called Bubbles & Bass, it has tunes by DJ Babbitt and DJ Chris Adam, plus champagne drink specials.

715A Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

6. Tico

1926 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Tico DC cocktails
Cocktails from Tico
Tico/official photo

Tico is throwing Pride brunch parties on June 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunches offer bottomless drinks and tapas, live music by DJs Farrah Flossett and Chan Don, a photobooth, and a Pride princess fairy. Plus, all month long, there’s a rainbow cocktail menu, and the bar has additional Pride events in the works.

1926 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

7. Uproar Lounge & Restaurant

639 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

On June 12, there will be a Pride edition of the Candela Latin and international party. DJ Milko will be playing with a drag show by Krishnara Sparks Diamond.

639 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

8. Compass Rose

1346 T St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Executive Pastry Chef Paola Velez from this global restaurant is baking a Rainbow Opera Cake, layered with passionfruit buttercream, ganache, and blueberry jam. Proceeds will support the Point Foundation.

1346 T St NW
Washington, DC 20009

9. Number Nine

1435 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Number Nine is opening early as well June 11 at 4 p.m., June 12 at noon, and June 13 at 2 p.m.

1435 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005

10. Trade

1410 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Courtesy of Christopher Di Ruggiero/For Trade

Trade will have special opening hours for Pride weekend: June 11 at 4 p.m., June 12 at 1 p.m., and June 13 at 2 p.m. DJ Ed Bailey will be in the booth on Friday and Saturday nights.  XL Happy Hour is every day until 8 p.m.

1410 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

11. HipCityVeg

1300 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
A rainbow shake from HipCityVeg
A rainbow shake from HipCityVeg
HipCityVeg/Facebook

This vegan fast-food shop is serving a rainbow Love Shake all June, a strawberry shake topped with rainbow and glitter sprinkles with a compostable rainbow straw. It’s donating 10 percent of all proceeds to various LGBTQ+ organizations.

1300 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

12. Foxtrot Market - Georgetown

1267 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
Masked employees work from behind a cafe counter at Foxtrot Market’s new Georgetown store
Masked employees work from behind a cafe counter at Foxtrot Market’s new Georgetown store
Foxtrot [official]

For Pride, the upscale market is partnering with Brooklyn artist Cute Brute to produce its popular Confetti Cake Brownie. All proceeds from sales will go to  Casa Ruby.

1267 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

13. Red Bear Brewing Co

209 M St NE, Washington, DC 20002

This inclusive, gay-owned brewery in NoMa hosts a Pride trivia night and drag show on Wednesday June 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Gabe Hiatt

209 M St NE
Washington, DC 20002

14. Hotel Zena

1155 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Hedy’s rooftop bar at Hotel Zena
Hedy’s rooftop bar at Hotel Zena
Hotel Zena [official]

New Hotel Zena’s clubby Hedy Rooftop space will have a Summer Solstice Drag Brunch on June 20. It’s hosted by Crystal Edge with tunes from DJ Tezrah. There are two seatings, RSVP here. At the same space will be the “Pride in the Sky” party on June 23, hosted by Crystal Edge. LaLa Ri and Tatianna from RuPaul’s Drag Race are set to perform, along with other drag queens like Katrina Colby, Druex Sidora, and Evon Michelle. Each ticket includes a $5 donation to Casa Ruby. 

1155 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

15. BOURBON STEAK

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007
Bourbon Steak [official]

Join a bottomless rose brunch June 12 and 13, featuring performances by DJ Tezrah and DJ Farah Flossett, as well as guest performances by KC B Yonce and Logan Stone. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Equality Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Capital Pride.

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007

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16. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

1308 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20005

This fried-food palace will be baking up a Pride doughnut with vanilla glaze, rainbow sprinkles and other decorations. A portion of proceeds will be donated to SMYAL.

1308 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20005

17. Dirty Habit DC

555 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

This sprawling bar will host a drag show on June 26. It will feature a Pride-themed menu to enjoy during the drag show performance by DC-based drag queen, Tammy. The restaurant will also have a different Pride menu item each week in June with proceeds donated to the Human Rights Campaign and a Place Called Home

555 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

18. THE GRILL

99 Market Square SW, Washington, DC 20024
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Various KNEAD Hospitality + Design restaurants (The Grill, Succotash, Gatsby, and Mi Vida) will be serving a punch cocktail June 12 and 13. A portion of the proceeds will go to LGBTQ+ charities + Capital Pride Alliance.

99 Market Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

19. The Freshman VA

2011 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202
The Freshman all lit up for Pride
The Freshman all lit up for Pride
The Freshman/Facebook

The Freshman in Crystal City is offering two will signature drinks to benefit SMYAL, all June long. Try The Stonewall, with vodka, Chambord, lime, and ginger; as well as the Marsha P. Johnson Hibiscus Margarita, which nods to this LGBTQ+ rights pioneer’s love for flowers. 

2011 Crystal Dr
Arlington, VA 22202

20. Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap

401 E Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22301
The tented setup at Lena’s in Alexandria
The tented setup at Lena’s in Alexandria
Tierney Plumb/Eater D.C.

To celebrate Pride Month, Lena’s is serving a Pride Passion cake and a “Sweet and Spicy Slay” cocktail. A donation from each will go to Safe Space NOVA.

401 E Braddock Rd
Alexandria, VA 22301

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