Pride Month Specials: Here’s Where to Sip, Hang and Taste the Rainbow in June!
HOUSTON RESTAURANTS, BARS and other venues are getting in on the month of fun with specials and donation opportunities in celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. From glittering rainbow cake to eye-popping cocktails and rooftop movies, check out these local spots.
Bagel Shop Bakery (photo by Becca Wright)
For guests observing Pride Month, the classic, plain-flavored Rainbow Bagel ($2.50) is a festive menu option or colorful surprise for friends and loved ones you want to treat. Bagel Shop Bakery is closed on Saturday.
With its flagship location situated in the heart of Montrose, Common Bond is giving back to the supportive LGBTQ community that helped grow the restaurant group. This month, the bakery-café will donate a portion of proceeds from Pride themed desserts to the Montrose Center. Desserts include Rainbow Pride Cake: an 8-inch diameter vanilla layered cake filled with vanilla buttercream and topped with white chocolate ganache drip and rainbow sprinkles (available at Bistro Locations, sold whole and by the slice). There’s also a Pride Mini Loaf Cake (available at On-The-Go locations), and Fruity Pebbles Macarons (all locations).
Dessert Gallery is proud to announce that 20 percent of all purchases from this menu will be donated to community partner, Allies in Hope (formerly known as AIDS Foundation of Houston.) This year’s Pride Month menu includes Pride cake (9-inch) or by the slice, Pride hand-decorated butter cookies, chocolate petit fours, and chocolate and vanilla cupcakes.
All month long, buzzy lobby bar and rooftop lounge R24 will offer the Citrus Rainbow Fizz, a refreshing cocktail made with sparkling wine, Kettle One Botanical Rose, grapefruit juice and pamplemousse liqueur ($16). Layered rainbow cake is also on offer by the slice ($12).
Guests of the authentic Mexican restaurant can choose a donation table when making reservations via resy.com and 20 percent of their dinner tab will be donated to Montrose Grace Place in support of the organization’s ongoing efforts to provide youth experiencing homelessness of all sexualities and genders. The featured cocktail of the month is the Bacardi Mojito Bucket, a combo of Bacardi Superior, lime, mint and Topo Chico ($15).
Craving the great outdoors while the weather is still mild? Catch a flick on the spacious rooftop at this Uptown club. This month’s Pride series will include titles such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, She’s the Man, Set it Off, Jennifer’s Body and more. For every ticket sold, Rooftop Cinema Club will donate $1 to Lambda Legal, a civil rights organization.
Post Houston Skylawn
Throughout the month of June, POST will display rainbow lighting on the exterior of its sprawling building. On June 3, grab a yoga mat and a friend for Pride Yoga on the Skylawn with Black Swan Yoga at 11am. It’s free!
Celebrate Pride with everyday happy hour: $6 glasses of wine and pitchers of beer until 5pm. Previously the Montrose Mining Co., the Postino Montrose location was also formerly home to other safe havens such as Uncle Charlie’s, Pacific Street Station, and the Tattooed Lady.
The Original Ninfas
Throughout the month of June, both The Original Ninfa’s locations will offer a juicy Watermelon Mojito (white rum, watermelon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, mint leaves) for $13. One dollar ofeach beverage sold will be donated to GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Gong Cha's Pride Lemon Ai Love Yu bubble tea (photo by Jayna Kropas)
Specializing in bubble tea, Gong Cha now has four stores in the Greater Houston area. This month, a portion of every purchase of its special Lemon Ai Love Yu bubble tea will directly benefit the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) in name of #Equalitea. The Pride drink is a sweet and tart bubble tea with white pearls and edible glitter for some extra festive sparkle.
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