PRIDE IN DC 2019

Rainbow Flag consists of six stripes, with the colours red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet
Want to be in the know on where to show your DC Pride? Well, check out our list of the hot spots in the DMV.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken — is celebrating Capital Pride on June 8th and 9th, the DC only location will offer a rainbow-striped Pride Doughnut

Brabo Brasserie is swirling a rainbow into their signature dessert with the colorful Rainbow Baked Alaska. The Rainbow Baked Alaska features layers of dense dark chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, cherries, and Kirsch frozen mousse, positioned inside of an airy rainbow colored meringue before being flambeed tableside with 100 proof Virginia brandy infused for thirty days with whole vanilla beans and Grand Marnier. Brabo Brasserie will donate $1 from each $13 Rainbow Baked Alaska sold to The Trevor Project, an American non-profit organization focusing on suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth.

In recognition of PRIDE Month, Columbia Room will offer the +1, a specialty cocktail, for the month of June with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Transgender Law Center. The +1 ($16) is a take on a vodka soda, using green tea to give it an earthy flavor and lime acid to offer a sharp edge. Manzanilla sherry balances the tea and the lime acid, which enhances the cocktail’s fizzy-ness. The name of the cocktail is a nod to DC’s first gay-owned bar to allow same-sex dancing.

Denizens Brewing is showing their pride in June for Pride Month, they are hosting the Capital Pride Party on June 8th, and our own Pride Party in Silver Spring on June 19th with the Haus of Stone! 

DNV ROOFTOP’S “GAYWATCH” POOL PARTY – SUNDAY, JUNE 9 On Sunday, June 9, DNV Rooftop will round out the nation’s capital Pride weekend with “Gaywatch,” a beach-themed pool party and hangover brunch. Special $15 large-format cocktails like the “Man-gria” and the “Bella-lini” will be served in a beach bucket. DJ Alkimist

Hilton hotels offering unique activations, specialty cocktails, and other fun items in addition to the provided benches onsite include Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North, Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf, where you can enjoy DC Brau Pride Pilsner and their draft Pride Punch, made with Absolut Vodka Pride Edition, Capital Hilton, Conrad Washington DC,The Graham Georgetown, where guests can drink ROYGBIV colored cocktails plus receive a complimentary app with entrée purchase at The Alex for showing a photo of themselves on the bench, Hilton Arlington, and Washington Hilton.

Le Diplomate’s curbside Glaces de Diplomate ice cream cart from Michelin-star pastry chef Fabrice Bendano will feature a colorful Rainbow Cone, creamy French-style glace made in house daily,  covered completely in colorful rainbow sprinkles. ALL  proceeds from the $5 cone being donated to the Capital Pride Alliance.

O-Ku will offer a special Pride cocktail called the Banana Hammock, with Local Cotton and Reed Banana Hammock Rum, Passion Fruit, Citrus Juice ($12) Click here for photos. The Rainbow Roll will also be offered ½ price through Sunday. This signature Makimono roll contains Snow Crab, Rakkyo, Cucumber, Avocado, Four Assorted Fish and Wasabi Tobiko (Originally $15).

Osteria Morini’s, pastry chef, Tova Hillman, and team are celebrating Capital Pride Festival with a colorful and decadent Rainbow Italian Almond Cake. The cake, made from a fine almond flour blend, is five layers of colorful almond cake separated by sweet and tangy layers of raspberry and apricot jam and coated in a silky dark chocolate glaze. The five-layer Rainbow Almond Cake will be offered from May 31st through June 9th, for $11 with 20% of the proceeds going to Casa Ruby.

RADIATOR’S “POP” BRUNCH – SATURDAY, JUNE 8
For Washingtonians who want to be near the action, but not in the action, Radiator is offering “POP” (Pride On the Patio), a colorful and bottomless brunch. Located right off 14th Street, Radiator’s neighborhood patio is tucked away from the epicenter of the Capital Pride Parade, yet close enough for easy “popping in” and “popping out” before and after brunch.

June 2, the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, Sweetgreen will be donating $1 from each bowl purchased to Covenant House, the largest provider of services for homeless youth in the world. With 25% of those youth in their care identifying as LQBTQ+, Covenant House’s trauma-informed, resilience-focused, and culturally sensitive approach creates a safe and affirming space where homeless youth can pursue their passions and purpose, and live healthy and productive lives.

On Saturday, June 8, Urbana will bring back its annual “Pride + Shine” party, offering Washingtonians a coveted front-row seat to the start of the Capital Pride Parade. From 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Urbana’s $50 Pride bar package includes select beer, wine, mixed drinks, and unlimited pizza.
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