June is officially LGBTQ+ Pride Month (with the 44th Annual Official Houston LGBT+ Pride Celebration officially takes place on Saturday, June 25), and restaurants and bars across Houston are celebrating with Pride-themed brunches, rainbow cocktails, special charity menus, Pride events and more.
Here’s where to eat, drink and support Pride in Houston this month:
The photos of Arnaldo Richards3601 Kirby
Picos is kicking off Pride Month with a Pride Cocktail Class on Saturday, June 4, where Beverage Manager Monica Richards will lead guests in making two Tiki-inspired Bacardi rum cocktails – On The Lanai and Serving You Palm Springs Circa 1970. The event will also include a free question station and basic appetizers. Tickets are $45 and are available through Resy. The restaurant will also support the LGBTQ community through its Pride Month specialty cocktails, where $1 from each Pride cocktail (Serving You Palm Springs Circa 1970 for $14 and Mojito Me Baby $15) will be donated to the Montrose Center . Finally, guests can reserve a Pride donation table anytime in June, and Picos will donate 20% of the total check (before tax + tip) to Montrose Grace Place. Donation table reservations are available through Resy.
Axelrad waves a rainbow flag with a Tropical Frozen Coconut Limeade drink ($7.50 for nine ounces, $12.50 for 16), featuring coconut rum, fresh lime juice and Coco Lopez coconut cream, from which 20% of recipes benefit The Montrose Center and its mission to empower the queer community to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Belle Station207 Gray
On Saturday, June 11 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Midtown hotspot will host the official Pride Houston 365 Celebrate in Cognac, with NYAK. Expect fun with mimosas in Cognac and tasty food with DJs, hookah and swag. The event is free.
On Saturday, June 18, head to Houston’s unofficial “gayborhood” for Pride Houston 365’s Pride Pub Crawlstarting at 4 p.m. at local favorite Buddy’s and featuring drink specials throughout the crawl.
Common linkmultiple locations
Common Bond is supporting the LGBTQ community throughout Pride Month by donating a portion of the recipes for its limited-edition Dessert Entremet to The Montrose Center. The $7 Entrement don dessert available at all Common Bond locations, rocking vibrant rainbow-hued layers of cake with cream cheese frosting and whipped cream topping, pearls of white chocolate and edible gold flecks.
Dessert Gallery3600 Kirby
Dessert Gallery offers a brand new treat to celebrate inclusivity. Her “Slice of Pride” features alternating layers of French vanilla cake and pride confetti filled with rainbow buttercream, available by the slice only for $9.95. In addition to the delicious cake, other Pride treats include Pride hand-decorated butter cookies, Pride cupcakes and a Pride cookie decorating kit.
DR Delicacy4120 directors row
The luxury food importer is offering a $74.80 Pride picnic basket from June 1-29, including items such as truffle chips, Iberian chorizo and salami, and octopus ‘olive oil. Ten percent of the proceeds from the Pride Picnic Basket will go to Houston AIDS Foundation.
Eureka Heights Brewery941 West 18th
Eureka Heights is teaming up with Dumpling Dudez for a colorful Pride Beer and DIY Dumpling To-Go pack, with a portion of proceeds going to benefit The Montrose Center. Each box comes with a four-pack of 16-ounce cans of Lavender Bunny Cream Ale; plus a dozen rainbow dumplings with cooking instructions. Pre-order online pick up Friday, June 17.
Karbach Brewery2032 Karbach
Karbach welcomes a Houston Pride Market Sunday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring great beer and music, local vendors, special merchandise, and a Pride 2022 pint glass.
Kickin’ Kombucha5420 Lawndale
Kickin’ Kombucha will support The Montrose Center with three specials. The $25 Kickin’ Pride Pack includes a variety of six kombuchas, from everyday red hibiscus to yellow passionate pineapple to purple butterfly lavender, with $5 donated to the Montrose Center. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the $4 Blue Raspberry Lemonade will go to charity; and food vendor Cochinita & Co. will be offering the Cochinita Rainbow Bowl for $12, of which $5 will be donated.
Executive chef Fabian Saldana created Pride specialties including the Taste the Rainbow cocktail ($16) and $30 red snapper with purple prawn broth; and Maize will donate $3 off every plate of fish sold and $1 off every drink to Houston AIDS Foundation.
Climb on the roof2600 Travis
Rise Rooftop will host two Pride Houston 365 events. The first standing, Eden 2022, the official Pride Girl Party on Friday, June 24 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets start at $10. Next, iconic gay bar Rich’s hosts the official Pride afterparty, Rich is in Riseat the Rise Rooftop on Saturday, June 25. The entertainment runs from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., and tickets start at $20 for early risers.
space cowboy100 Cavalcade West
Space Cowboy has reintroduced Tuesday steak nights, and in June it’s offering “Tuesgays,” a special ladies’ night with a $20 chef’s choice steak, garlic mashed potatoes, and salad. Executive Chef Adriana Maldonado.
Traveler’s Table520 Westheimer
During Pride Weekend (June 24-26), the Voyageurs Table invites guests to enjoy Pride-inspired food and cocktails, including Fruity Pebble French Toast, Tropical Fruit Toast and a Loud & Proud cocktail. Brunch specials will be available from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Urban South – HTX1201 Olive tree
Urban South is kicking off Pride Month with a party at its Sawyer Yards bar on Saturday, June 4 from 2-6 p.m. Expect three new beer releases, including the Beaming fruity sour, Triple Spilled: Rainbow and Proud Punch; live beats DJ pop-up shops courtesy of HTX Market vendors; drag performances by Angelina DM Trailz, Alyanna IV Bones and Kalani Ross Khalo; and menus from Blank Flag Project, Tilde Means Tilde and TeaGu Cafe. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to The Montrose Center.
Voodoo donutmultiple locations
Voodoo will be gifting its fan favorite Pride Bar (raised bar dipped in vanilla, filled with Bavarian cream and decorated with colorful hearts), donating a portion of the Pride Bar Donut sales proceeds to the It’s better Project until June.