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I|O Godfrey

I|O Godfrey – the year-round rooftop located at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago (127 W. Huron) – hosts the 20th annual Out of the Office, the annual LGBTQ+ networking event, on Wednesday, June 1 from 4:30-7 p.m. to kick off Pride Month. The event raises money for Legacy Project Chicago’s LGBTQ Curriculum Program for Illinois' public schools.

This year’s event is held in honor of Chicago broadcaster Merri Dee, who was instrumental in the founding of the event 20 years ago, attending nearly ever year's event.

All tickets are available for purchase via Eventbrite. Early bird tickets are now on sale through Sunday, May 15. 

Additionally, a portion of proceeds of I|O’s Rainbow Sangria sold throughout the month of June will go to Legacy Project Chicago.

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This Pride Month, sip on something while giving back to the Chicago community. “You're a drag”, Funkenhausen’s Pride-themed cocktail, is available the entire month of June with 50 percent of net proceeds supporting Chicago Southside’s Brave Space Alliance. Sassy Pants is a take on fruity cranberry margarita made with tequila, grapefruit liquor, orange liquor, lime juice, cranberry juice and spicy bitters complete with a rainbow salt on the rim. Stop in to the West Town hangout all month long with donations to the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ center in the Southside neighborhood.


Available all June long with a rainbow cocktail in celebration of Chicago’s Pride. PB&J’s returns with their speciality Taste the Rainbow cocktail for the month of June. Made with rainbow layers in every glass, Taste the Rainbow is made with grenadine (red), pineapple (orange/yellow) and finished with a top of tequila and blue curacao for a cocktail after a long month of parades and celebrations.

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

The Radisson Hotel Group was recently designated as a best place to work for LGBTQ+ equality by the Human Rights Campaign, but its Chicago location is also just steps from Pride in the Park, an annual Pride festival held in Chicago's Millenium Park along the lakefront. The hotel is both accessible to the park and is also centrally located in Chicago's Loop just along the recently renovated riverfront along the Chicago River. Plus, the hotel hosts lively Drag Brunches in the hotel restaurant FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar that feature some of the city's queens and bottomless mimosas. 

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

In honor of the upcoming Chicago Pride Parade held on the last Sunday of June, Stan’s Donuts & Coffee is offering a rainbow glazed donut available in all locations from June 20 through June 26! 

Soul & Smoke

This Pride Month, Soul & Smoke is giving back to the Chicago community from now until the end of June with donations to the Howard Brown Health Center, a LGBTQ+ healthcare and social service center right here in Chicago. Soul & Smoke will be offering a layered rainbow cake from Goddess & the Grocer for pickup and delivery from their Evanston location throughout the month of June. With every purchase of the rainbow cake, all profits will be donated to Howard Brown Health. 

ROOF on theWit

On Saturday, June 25, theWit Hotel’s 27th floor for a high tea party. Featuring a special ‘tea’ cocktail menu for Pride. From 2pm-5pm, entertainment from Host of Roscoe's Drag Race Kara Mel Dville, Chicago favorite Rachel Slurrz, and more special guests. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and start at $20 (includes one drink ticket for a Jim Beam sponsored cocktail or Seltzer). Tables are available to reserve as well for up to 8 people.

The Gwen

The Gwen is celebrating PRIDE with weekly performances by some of their favorite Chicago Drag Queens.

Sip piping hot “tea” served from antique teaware or toast with bubbles a la carte alongside bites from the Tea Tower. Claire Voyant, Angelica Grace, Platinum Carrington and Olaysia will perform along with DJ Stack.

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Photo courtesy of The Gwen

All Too Well  

All Too Well in Lincoln Park offers artisan sandwiches, salads, grab-and-go items, Passion House coffee, and locally sourced goods for lunch. For Pride Month, All Too Well will donate $1 of every sandwich sold in the month of June to The Trevor Project — the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. Sandwiches include:

  • Pride Sandwich of the Month: Danny-Greggy | Beet pesto, arugula, sliced turkey, smoked gouda, and Evette's mayo on Tuscan panini bread
  • T & Brie | Prosciutto, salami, Brie cheese, pickled Golden raisin, fig chimichurri, ciabatta
  • The Michigan | Smoked whitefish spread, bacon, red onion, dill gremolata, ciabatta
  • Sheffield & Westwood | Italian beef, sumac giardiniera, Kefta crumble, dipped and on a hoagie

The Dawson

The Dawson will be featuring a rainbow of cocktails during the entire month of June. A portion of proceeds from featured Pride cocktails during the month of June will support Center on Halsted and Brave Space Alliance.

The Gage

For the month of June, The Gage will offer Pride cocktail specials. A portion of our PRIDE month special sales will be donated to The Center on Halsted and The Brave Space Alliance. Cocktails include:

  • Summer French 75 | Citadelle Gin, watermelon, lime, sea salt, champagne $16
  • Death in the Afternoon | Absinthe, orangeflower, champagne, lemon twist $15
  • Airmail | Bacardi 8, papaya, honey, cinnamon, lime, champagne $15

The Duplex

The Duplex is offering a limited-time Pride cocktail for the month of June. The Mask Off cocktail is a blend of vodka, honey syrup, fortified white wine, elder flower, lemon and a splash of champagne. $1 from every cocktail sold is going to The Center on Halsted.

Chiya Chai

Chiya Chai, with locations in The Loop and Logan Square, will offer a specialty flight of rainbow colored chai in honor of Pride Month. Guests may order the rainbow colored flight of five, caffeine-free chais (blue, green, dark red, purple and yellow; naturally colored) hot or cold for $10. Alternatively, a flight of three chais–matcha, raspberry and turmeric–is available hot or cold for $9.

The flights will be available during the entire month of June with 10% of proceeds being donated to Brave Space Alliance.

Lure Fishbar

Lure Fishbar is celebrating Pride Month by featuring its signature Rainbow Roll + Sake Martini for $35, with a portion of the proceeds going towards Howard Brown Health. Guests to Lure Fishbar can select this special the entire month of June, while supporting Chicago’s LGBTQIA+ Community.

Here Here Market

Not only is Here Here Market co-founded by LGBTQIA+ entrepreneur Nicholas Florek, but Here Here Market also partnered with Joey Skladany — LGBTQIA+ writer/editor, TV/radio personality, lifestyle expert, former entertainment publicist, and author of Basic Bitchen — to create a curated gift box of his favorite gifts.

The Basic Bitchen: Joey's Beloved Chi-town Basics box ($70) includes:

  • 8 oz. Miso Caramel Sauce (Mott St) 
  • 500 g. Monteverde Gnocchetti Pasta (Monteverde) 
  • 5 oz. Fermented Hot Sauce (S.K.Y.) 
  • 16 oz. Giardiniera (Mauro Provisions) 
  • Basic Bitchen Book
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Photo courtesy of All Too Well

JoJo's ShakeBAR

All month long, the ‘80s and ‘90s style diner will be selling its limited edition Pride Shake. The passion fruit shake is topped with a rainbow cake slice, a rainbow lollipop, and a candy heart ribbon.

Guests can get the Pride Shake at all JoJo’s locations - River North, Naperville, and Water Tower Kiosk - starting June 1st, and lasting through June 26th.

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Photo courtesy of JoJo's ShakeBAR

Epic Burger

Epic Burger is launching a tongue-in-cheek campaign aimed at taking on Chik-fil-a. The "Better Than Theirs' campaign highlights Epic Burger's Honey Hot Chicken sandwich and its stance as an inclusive brand that welcomes all every day of the week, INCLUDING Sundays. 

Epic Burger will have mobile billboards by Do It Outdoors that will circulate throughout Chicago from May - June 2022. Additionally, the Epic Burger team will be donating 100% of the Epic Honey Hot Chicken Sandwich proceeds to the Center on Halsted on June 26, 2022 (Pride Parade Day). 

The Honey Hot Chicken Sandwich features All-natural Cajun fried chicken breast, honey hot sauce, pepper jack, pickle, and Epic sauce, served on a brioche bun.

“We are trying to bring back some FUN to the restaurant business and POKE FUN at a GIANT (CFA) while at the same time we want the people to know that we are welcoming of ALL races, sexes, colors, genders, ages, and preferences,” said David Grossman, President & CEO, Epic Burger. 

The Goddess and Grocer

The Goddess and Grocer will be offering their Rainbow Cake where $1 from each slice goes to Center on Halsted. Each location will also have a selection of Pride candies, gummies and cards too. 

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Photo courtesy of Epic Burger

VU Rooftop

In celebration of Pride Month, the 13,000 square-foot rooftop’s team of mixologists has created a new signature cocktail for the month of June, “Be The Rainbow.” Guests can order the specialty cocktail, which combines a spirit of their choice, green apple syrup, a green tea infusion and lemon juice topped off with a rainbow sugar rim, while looking out at views of Chicago. To support Chicago’s LGBTQ community, $1 of every cocktail sale will be donated to Center on Halsted. 

Every Sunday during brunch service, VU Rooftop also offers Birds & Bubbles, a limited time promotion that includes a platter of fried chicken, skillet cornbread, coleslaw, honey butter and choice of sauce. 

Epic Kitchens

Epic Kitchens is celebrating Pride Month with their “Everyone is Epic'' campaign by offering customers a discount off their order if they show a receipt of a donation to an LGBTQIA+ nonprofit of their choice. Epic Kitchens is also hosting a party on June 26 all day at its Lakeview location complete with patio seating, giveaways and raffles.  

Customers can receive 20% off their next order at both the Lakeview (3332 N Broadway) and South Loop (1250 S Michigan Ave Suite E) locations by donating any dollar amount to an LGBTQIA+ organization of their choice then screenshotting and sending their receipt to with “Pride Donation'' as their subject line. Customers will receive a 20% off promo code valid for their next order. Epic Kitchens’ Lakeview location will also be hosting a party the same day as the Pride Parade. Located within the parade route, the restaurant will offer giveaways including a limited edition Epic Kitchens Pride hat for the first 50 customers who order over $30 on the Epic Kitchens app, raffles in collaboration with local businesses, free waters, pride stickers and tattoos. 

“As Pride Month commences, Epic Kitchens believes it's important to not only show support to the LGBTQIA+ community, but to also find ways to make a difference which is why we decided to not only celebrate, but also inspire our customers to support a charity that resonates with their values,” said Murad Karimi, co-founder and CEO of Epic Kitchens. “Since joining the Lakeview community less than a year ago, we are thrilled to be a part of the annual pride parade and celebrate with our Lakeview neighbors and parade goers.”

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Photo courtesy of The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group

Easy Bar

Easy Bar in Ukrainian Village will team up with Seattle Cider Company and Bell’s Brewery to support The Trevor Project for Pride Month. Throughout the month of June, a portion of proceeds from any Seattle Cider or Bell’s product purchased will be donated to The Trevor Project.

The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25.


Estelle’s in Wicker Park will host a Pride Party & Benefit for the Brave Space Alliance on Thursday, June 23 starting at 4pm. Guests will get swag like glow stick necklaces and bracelets along with Brooklyn Brewing The Stonewall Inn IPA drafts for $7 each. For every The Stonewall IPA Inn sold, $1 will be donated to the Brave Space Alliance. DJ Kinkshame will also spin jams from 12 a.m. to close. 

Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South Side of Chicago that is dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ+ individuals on the South and West sides of the city. 

Matcha Cita

Matcha Cita in the West Loop will donate a portion of proceeds from every Rainbow Waffle sold for the month to the Broadway Youth Center. The Rainbow Waffle is $9.95 and features strawberries, banana, whipped cream and sprinkles.

Broadway Youth Center offers comprehensive services to youth, ages 12-24, including a safe space for young people experiencing homelessness. The mission of BYC is to make life healthier and happier for young people who are transgender, queer, lesbian, bisexual, gay, and especially young people who do not have stable housing. 

The Graystone Tavern

The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville will host a month-long fundraiser for the nearby Center on Halsted. For $35, guests can enjoy a Rainbow Shot Flight, solo or with friends, featuring six shots colored red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. A portion of proceeds from all Rainbow Shot Flights lights sold in June will be donated to Center on Halsted, the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of LGBTQ Chicagoans.

Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar

Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar will offer a Pride Latte created by coffee bar manager Jordan Reinhardt. The caffeinated drink features a house made fruity pebbles syrup, steamed milk, espresso and “pixie dust” edible glitter. Available Wednesday, June 1 through Thursday, June 30, the price ranges from small ($5) to medium ($5.50) or large ($6). Additional Pride specials for the month will include rainbow colored Truffled Deviled Eggs for $12 and Montucky Cold Snacks Pride Beer for $4.50.

A portion of proceeds from every Pride Latte, Truffled Deviled Eggs and Montucky Cold Snacks Pride Beer sold during June will benefit StandUp for Kids. StandUp for Kids is a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of youth homelessness in local communities. 

Additionally, Stewpendous Productions will host a special trivia night featuring a Celebration of Queer Pop Culture on Monday, June 20 at 7 p.m. Topics will include pop divas who provide the soundtrack of our lives, Broadway musicals honoring the drag kings and queens that have contributed to making the art form, legendary queer trailblazers on television and more. 

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Photo courtesy of The Graystone Tavern

Old Town Pour House, Sweetwater, and South Branch

During Pride Month (June 1 – 30), for each New Belgium beer sold, New Belgium and Bottleneck will donate a total of $2 to support communities that promote equity and inclusion for ALL. Donations will be made to GLAAD, a non-profit organization working to accelerate LGBTQIA+ acceptance.

City Works Eatery & Pour House

City Works Eatery & Pour House, located in Schaumburg, Wheeling and Vernon Hills, and New Belgium Brewing are teaming up to donate $2 for each New Belgium beer sold during the month of June. The funds will benefit the GLAAD Foundation, a national nonprofit working to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance.

Beers offered include: 

  • Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA - A rare blend of choice hops creates an explosion of fresh-cut pine and citrus flavors for a complex, rich and delicious flavor.
  • Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze - Packed with bright tropical aromas and brilliant citrusy flavors, this hazy IPA wraps up with a pleasantly smooth finish.  
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Photo courtesy of Bottleneck Management

Hotel Zachary

All throughout the month of June, Hotel Zachary is highlighting their Killer Desire cocktail, made of coconut rum, overproof rum, Campari, and grilled pineapple. Each cocktail is priced at $15 with 15% of the proceeds from the sales of this cocktail going to Center on Halsted.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Zachary

Mother's Ruin

On Monday, June 27 from 7-10PM, Mother's Ruin is throwing a "Not Your Mother's Pride Party" with burlesque and fire performances by Mizuko Sparks and Tania occurring throughout the event. Drag Emcee, Alexandrea Diamond, will host and perform between the other entertainers' sets. 

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Photo courtesy of Mother's Ruin


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