Brunch is amazing; every Bitch can agree on that. Another thing the Bitches agree on? Being yourself! New York is the perfect place for that, especially during NY Pride Week. Filled with parades, dance parties, and more, it’s the perfect time to gather with friends and celebrate the growth this country has experienced and rally for future change.
While the official NY Pride calendar is jam-packed with events, we’ve compiled an event list of our own. It involves food, obviously. Below you will find a list of events you cannot miss along with some LBGT hot spots to check out during NY Pride 2015.
The Spotted Pig
This local hot spot will be celebrating New York Pride with its Pride Party, June 28th at 5:30 p.m. Head over right after the Gay Pride Parade ends in the West Village for music, burlesque performers, a sexy shot luge, drink specials, and much more. Learn more about the event here and read our full brunch review.
Big Gay Brunch
The Big Gay Brunch will be hosted by Big Gay Ice Cream, Next Magazine, and Underground Eats. This celebration of New York’s top gay chefs features a pool party, fun food, and delicious drinks. The new Mercedes Club in Manhattan will host the outdoor pool party on June 22nd and will benefit The Trevor Project. Learn more here.
Booze, brunch, and a variety show…you’re speaking our language. Every Sunday during Pride Month you can head over to Comic Strip Live on 2nd Avenue at 2 p.m. for comedic acts including Adam Sank and drag legend, Sweetie. Tickets are $20. Learn more here.
Ride with Pride
So many exciting food-driven events to get to! Not driving? No problem! Citi Bike is a huge supporter of NY Pride! In fact, they have re-decorated their fleet for the occasion. How’s that for riding in style?
Other restaurants to check out during NY Pride:
Julius’: Lays claim to being the city’s oldest gay tavern. Juicy burgers, great fries, BLTs and more!
Cafeteria: Upscale diner food with eye candy. Open 24 hours in prime Chelsea real estate. Brunch review coming soon.
Pink Teacup: Soul food hot spot. It has been in the same location since the days of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Great for breakfast (they serve it all day)!
Elmo: Sounds like a party! A great Cobb salad and Kobe beef chili. Extremely pink décor, what’s not to love?
Vynl: Cher and Dolly Parton in the restrooms (the decorations, obviously) and Liza immortalized in tile on the tables. Food is good, but the ambience is the draw.
East of Eighth: Sunny patio with live jazz and mimosas.