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Where to Celebrate Pride All Weekend Long

Several bars and restaurants are donating proceeds to LGBTQ advocacy groups

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All EatWell DC restaurants are donating $1 from each L’amour C’est L’amour sold to the DC Area Transmasculine Society.

D.C. bars and restaurants are getting into the Pride spirit again this year with lively bottomless brunches, color-soaked cocktails for the cause, and over-the-top parties this weekend.

One of the biggest parties is Urbana’s “Pride + Shine” all-day soiree — the starting point of Saturday’s Capital Pride Parade at 4:30 p.m. at 21st and P Streets NW. This year’s celebration marks the 50th anniversary of the historic uprising at New York City’s Stonewall Inn that sparked activism for gay rights around the world.

DC Brau’s yellow Pride Pils cans, available across the city from now through Sunday, June 9, feature LGBTQ activist and Stonewall icon Marsha P. Johnson and benefit the Blade Foundation and SMYAL (a release party is at Dacha in Shaw on Thursday, June 6). Other ongoing Pride promotions include Sweetgreen’s Pride T-shirt sales going towards homeless nonprofit Covenant House, and Alexandria’s Brabo Brasserie will donate $1 from each Rainbow Baked Alaska sold all month to The Trevor Project.

Scroll on for a go-to guide for all things D.C. Pride:

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Marvin

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2007 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 797-7171
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Marvin’s rooftop pride party with DJ Keenan Orr kicks off at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, with free rainbow fans. For each Smirnoff cocktail purchased, the bar will send $1 to LGBTQ group Casa Ruby. The liquor giant will match the total donation amount.

Smirnoff’s signature Ruby Slippers cocktail at Marvin.
Marvin/official photo

2. Tico

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1926 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 319-1400
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Tico is capitalizing on its prime perch along the official parade route with an all-day party from 2 p.m. to midnight. Pre-purchased tickets (one for $8 or five for $32) include tacos with fried chicken, pulled pork, or cauliflower; warm churros; margaritas; cava; and Pacifico. A donation from the day will go towards My Sister’s Place.

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Tico/official photo

3. Republic Restoratives Distillery and Craft Cocktail Bar

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1369 New York Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 733-3996
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D.C.’s only women- and LGBTQ-owned distillery will raise a glass to TransLAW and LGBT44, the unofficial network of Obama administration LGBTQ alumni, on Sunday, June 9. Dance along to DJ Tezrah and fuel up on bites from gay-owned BBQ Bus. Tickets are $20, with all proceeds donated to TransLaw (from noon to 4 p.m.). The advocacy group will also benefit from sales of a specialty CIVIC Vodka cocktail being served at more than 20 restaurants and bars all month.

The Ivy Room is hosting a pride party on Sunday, June 9.
Republic Restoratives/official photo

4. Destination Wedding

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1800 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 733-5131

The subterranean drinking lair will host a pop-up “Spritz Patio Party” overlooking the parade route, complete with Birds Eye dishes (until 3 p.m.) and Doi Moi drinking snacks like wok fried cashews and Burmese tofu. Head inside for a “cool off” zone with a full bar menu. The party runs from noon to 6 p.m. Down the street at Le Diplomate, all proceeds from Michelin-star pastry chef Fabrice Bendano’s $5 rainbow cone sold during the parade go towards the Capital Pride Alliance.

Fraperol Spritz (Aperol, White wine, St. Germaine, Suze and Citrus Oleo Saccharum).
Raisa Aziz/Destination Wedding

5. The Riggsby

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1731 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 787-1500
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The hotel restaurant’s “Bubbles & Pride” party features half-off Champagne pours at weekend brunch. After the parade, a limited brunch menu will stick around all day (in addition to dinner). The Riggsby will also pour special roses in celebration of the weekend.

The Riggsby
The Riggsby/official photo

6. The Sally

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2100 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 293-2100
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The stylish Dupont Circle hotel restaurant will host a Pride pre-game party on its newly unveiled terrace starting at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, complete with music, pride favors, and drink specials. A “Strawberry’s Field” vodka cocktail and a limoncello and prosecco “Real Ladies Never Blush” cocktail are $9 each. Beers are $5. Seasonal menu adds include a three asparagus salad and Liberty Delight Farms strip loin with wild ramp chimichurri.

The Sally’s new outdoor patio will play host to pre-parade party this weekend.
The Sally/official photo

7. Commissary

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1443 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 299-0018
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Andromeda Peters, the reigning Miss United States, and her fellow pageant contestants are signing autographs and headshots during Commissary’s Beauty Kween Brunch party on Saturday, June 8. The theme continues with free tiaras from Day Owl Rosé, glitter cocktails, and cult favorite film Drop Dead Gorgeous playing on a loop. Rainbow bagels from Bethesda Bagel help build a themed Pridewich (American cheese, chicken sausage, and spicy aioli), and a unicorn bagel with blueberry cream cheese and rainbow sprinkles all weekend.

 

8. Urbana

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2121 P St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 956-6650
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The Kimpton Hotel’s annual “Pride + Shine” party offers a front-row seat to the start of the Capital Pride Parade. From noon to 6 p.m., Urbana’s $50 Pride bar package includes select beer, wine, and mixed drinks to go with unlimited pizza. DJ Trayze will select the music while “vice president” Mike Hot-Pence will be on hand to collect donations for The Trevor Project. Other festivities call for Jell-O shots and free rainbow ice cream cones.

“Vice president” Mike Hot-Pence is back at Urbana’s annual pride party.
Clarissa Villondo/Clarissa Villondo Photography

9. Frenchy's Naturel

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1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 518-3609
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On Saturday, June 8, Frenchy’s bottomless brunch comes with a stream of endless mimosas for $18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. LGBTQ-owned restaurant group EatWellDC encourages guests to don tutus and other unicorn regalia at its newest restaurant all weekend. Expect rainbow waffles, cake pops, and a signature L’amour C’est L’amour cocktail made with Tito’s Vodka, Joseph Cartron Pamplemousse Liqueur, Aperol, and lime juice. The drink is topped with sparkling wine and gin infused with butterfly pea flower and lemongrass.

 

Throughout the weekend starting Friday, June 7, all EatWell DC restaurants (The Pig, Commissary, Grillfish, Frenchy’s Naturel, and Logan Tavern) are donating $1 from each L’amour C’est L’amour purchased to the DC Area Transmasculine Society.
EatWell DC/official photo

10. Radiator

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1430 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 742-3150
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Radiator is offering a colorful “POP” (“Pride On the Patio”) bottomless brunch as the Pride parade passes nearby. Pop in for $39 unlimited brunch (8 a.m. on 2:30 p.m.) with Champagne cocktails, bloody marys, and chef Jonathan Dearden’s lineup of tater tot Benedict and smoked salmon croissant crostata. Cocktails honoring all colors of the rainbow include a red RuPaul’s Delight, blue Born This Way, and indigo In Cher We Trust. Reservations are encouraged.

11. City Tap House Dupont

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1250 Connecticut Ave NW suite 105
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 878-8235
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Ba’Naka and fellow queens will host a drag brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (showtime at 12:30 p.m.), featuring a pancake special with rainbow sprinkles, cake pops, and whipped cream ($14). And for $18, enjoy bottomless mimosas, beermosas, and build-your-own bloody marys (no time limit). From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Ba’Naka will host drag trivia, followed by a guest DJ, ladies late-night party with happy hour specials, and $3 rainbow Jell-O shots.

 

Pride pancake at City Tap Dupont.
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12. DNV Rooftop

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1155 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 379-4366
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On Sunday, June 9, DNV Rooftop will cap off the wild weekend with a beach-themed “Gaywatch” party and hangover brunch overlooking Thomas Circle below, complete with rainbow lifesaver floats in the pool. Huge cocktails like the “Man-gria” and the “Bella-lini” ($15) will be served in a beach bucket as DJ Alkimist plays throwback hits from Britney Spears, Madonna, and Whitney Houston. Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 on EventBrite. Sport Urbana’s wristband from the day before and get free entry. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

DNV
DNV Rooftop
Photo: Gerry Suchy/Eater.com

13. Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

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1823 L St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 559-3726
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Peruvian newcomer Pisco y Nazca will celebrate its first Capital Pride Parade with rainbow-colored fruit skewers in $6 vodka tonics and $7 passion sours all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Pisco y Nazca
Pisco y Nazca/official photo

14. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

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1308 G St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 809-5565
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To celebrate Capital Pride weekend, the D.C. location will sling a rainbow-striped Pride Doughnut for $3.75 each (and available pre-order throughout the month).

Astro’s rainbow pride doughnuts.
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15. Pride on the Pier

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101 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Washington Blade, in partnership with LURe DC and The Wharf, will host the Absolut-sponsored 2nd annual Pride on the Pier on Saturday, June 8, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be DJs, dancing, and a fireworks finale. Booze available for purchase includes DC Brau’s Pride Brau Pils cans starring LGBTQ activist and Stonewall icon Marsha P. Johnson. The Dockmasters Building will host two VIP blocks with catered food and an open bar. Also expect a confetti cookie dessert stand from the Wharf’s Milk Bar.

Sales of DC Brau and Washington Blade’s special Pride Pils can will benefit The Blade Foundation and SMYAL.
DC Brau/official photo

1. Marvin

2007 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Smirnoff’s signature Ruby Slippers cocktail at Marvin.
Marvin/official photo

Marvin’s rooftop pride party with DJ Keenan Orr kicks off at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, with free rainbow fans. For each Smirnoff cocktail purchased, the bar will send $1 to LGBTQ group Casa Ruby. The liquor giant will match the total donation amount.

2007 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

2. Tico

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

Tico is capitalizing on its prime perch along the official parade route with an all-day party from 2 p.m. to midnight. Pre-purchased tickets (one for $8 or five for $32) include tacos with fried chicken, pulled pork, or cauliflower; warm churros; margaritas; cava; and Pacifico. A donation from the day will go towards My Sister’s Place.

1926 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Republic Restoratives Distillery and Craft Cocktail Bar

1369 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
The Ivy Room is hosting a pride party on Sunday, June 9.
Republic Restoratives/official photo

D.C.’s only women- and LGBTQ-owned distillery will raise a glass to TransLAW and LGBT44, the unofficial network of Obama administration LGBTQ alumni, on Sunday, June 9. Dance along to DJ Tezrah and fuel up on bites from gay-owned BBQ Bus. Tickets are $20, with all proceeds donated to TransLaw (from noon to 4 p.m.). The advocacy group will also benefit from sales of a specialty CIVIC Vodka cocktail being served at more than 20 restaurants and bars all month.

1369 New York Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

4. Destination Wedding

1800 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fraperol Spritz (Aperol, White wine, St. Germaine, Suze and Citrus Oleo Saccharum).
Raisa Aziz/Destination Wedding

The subterranean drinking lair will host a pop-up “Spritz Patio Party” overlooking the parade route, complete with Birds Eye dishes (until 3 p.m.) and Doi Moi drinking snacks like wok fried cashews and Burmese tofu. Head inside for a “cool off” zone with a full bar menu. The party runs from noon to 6 p.m. Down the street at Le Diplomate, all proceeds from Michelin-star pastry chef Fabrice Bendano’s $5 rainbow cone sold during the parade go towards the Capital Pride Alliance.

1800 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

5. The Riggsby

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Riggsby
The Riggsby/official photo

The hotel restaurant’s “Bubbles & Pride” party features half-off Champagne pours at weekend brunch. After the parade, a limited brunch menu will stick around all day (in addition to dinner). The Riggsby will also pour special roses in celebration of the weekend.

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. The Sally

2100 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
The Sally’s new outdoor patio will play host to pre-parade party this weekend.
The Sally/official photo

The stylish Dupont Circle hotel restaurant will host a Pride pre-game party on its newly unveiled terrace starting at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, complete with music, pride favors, and drink specials. A “Strawberry’s Field” vodka cocktail and a limoncello and prosecco “Real Ladies Never Blush” cocktail are $9 each. Beers are $5. Seasonal menu adds include a three asparagus salad and Liberty Delight Farms strip loin with wild ramp chimichurri.

2100 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

7. Commissary

1443 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Andromeda Peters, the reigning Miss United States, and her fellow pageant contestants are signing autographs and headshots during Commissary’s Beauty Kween Brunch party on Saturday, June 8. The theme continues with free tiaras from Day Owl Rosé, glitter cocktails, and cult favorite film Drop Dead Gorgeous playing on a loop. Rainbow bagels from Bethesda Bagel help build a themed Pridewich (American cheese, chicken sausage, and spicy aioli), and a unicorn bagel with blueberry cream cheese and rainbow sprinkles all weekend.

 

1443 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005

8. Urbana

2121 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037
“Vice president” Mike Hot-Pence is back at Urbana’s annual pride party.
Clarissa Villondo/Clarissa Villondo Photography

The Kimpton Hotel’s annual “Pride + Shine” party offers a front-row seat to the start of the Capital Pride Parade. From noon to 6 p.m., Urbana’s $50 Pride bar package includes select beer, wine, and mixed drinks to go with unlimited pizza. DJ Trayze will select the music while “vice president” Mike Hot-Pence will be on hand to collect donations for The Trevor Project. Other festivities call for Jell-O shots and free rainbow ice cream cones.

2121 P St NW
Washington, DC 20037

9. Frenchy's Naturel

1337 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Throughout the weekend starting Friday, June 7, all EatWell DC restaurants (The Pig, Commissary, Grillfish, Frenchy’s Naturel, and Logan Tavern) are donating $1 from each L’amour C’est L’amour purchased to the DC Area Transmasculine Society.
EatWell DC/official photo

On Saturday, June 8, Frenchy’s bottomless brunch comes with a stream of endless mimosas for $18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. LGBTQ-owned restaurant group EatWellDC encourages guests to don tutus and other unicorn regalia at its newest restaurant all weekend. Expect rainbow waffles, cake pops, and a signature L’amour C’est L’amour cocktail made with Tito’s Vodka, Joseph Cartron Pamplemousse Liqueur, Aperol, and lime juice. The drink is topped with sparkling wine and gin infused with butterfly pea flower and lemongrass.

 

1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

10. Radiator

1430 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

Radiator is offering a colorful “POP” (“Pride On the Patio”) bottomless brunch as the Pride parade passes nearby. Pop in for $39 unlimited brunch (8 a.m. on 2:30 p.m.) with Champagne cocktails, bloody marys, and chef Jonathan Dearden’s lineup of tater tot Benedict and smoked salmon croissant crostata. Cocktails honoring all colors of the rainbow include a red RuPaul’s Delight, blue Born This Way, and indigo In Cher We Trust. Reservations are encouraged.

1430 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005

11. City Tap House Dupont

1250 Connecticut Ave NW suite 105, Washington, DC 20036
Pride pancake at City Tap Dupont.
City Tap Dupont/official photo

Ba’Naka and fellow queens will host a drag brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (showtime at 12:30 p.m.), featuring a pancake special with rainbow sprinkles, cake pops, and whipped cream ($14). And for $18, enjoy bottomless mimosas, beermosas, and build-your-own bloody marys (no time limit). From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Ba’Naka will host drag trivia, followed by a guest DJ, ladies late-night party with happy hour specials, and $3 rainbow Jell-O shots.

 

1250 Connecticut Ave NW suite 105
Washington, DC 20036

12. DNV Rooftop

1155 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
DNV
DNV Rooftop
Photo: Gerry Suchy/Eater.com

On Sunday, June 9, DNV Rooftop will cap off the wild weekend with a beach-themed “Gaywatch” party and hangover brunch overlooking Thomas Circle below, complete with rainbow lifesaver floats in the pool. Huge cocktails like the “Man-gria” and the “Bella-lini” ($15) will be served in a beach bucket as DJ Alkimist plays throwback hits from Britney Spears, Madonna, and Whitney Houston. Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 on EventBrite. Sport Urbana’s wristband from the day before and get free entry. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

1155 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

13. Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

1823 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Pisco y Nazca
Pisco y Nazca/official photo

Peruvian newcomer Pisco y Nazca will celebrate its first Capital Pride Parade with rainbow-colored fruit skewers in $6 vodka tonics and $7 passion sours all day on Saturday and Sunday.

1823 L St NW
Washington, DC 20036

14. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

1308 G St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Astro’s rainbow pride doughnuts.
Astro/official photo

To celebrate Capital Pride weekend, the D.C. location will sling a rainbow-striped Pride Doughnut for $3.75 each (and available pre-order throughout the month).

1308 G St NW
Washington, DC 20004

15. Pride on the Pier

101 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024
Sales of DC Brau and Washington Blade’s special Pride Pils can will benefit The Blade Foundation and SMYAL.
DC Brau/official photo

Washington Blade, in partnership with LURe DC and The Wharf, will host the Absolut-sponsored 2nd annual Pride on the Pier on Saturday, June 8, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be DJs, dancing, and a fireworks finale. Booze available for purchase includes DC Brau’s Pride Brau Pils cans starring LGBTQ activist and Stonewall icon Marsha P. Johnson. The Dockmasters Building will host two VIP blocks with catered food and an open bar. Also expect a confetti cookie dessert stand from the Wharf’s Milk Bar.

101 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

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