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Sugar Junkie is celebrating Pride Weekend in Chicago by offering its select Rainbow Gelato from June 23-25th.

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Shake Shack Chicagoland

Shake Shack Chicagoland announces “Sprinkled with Pride,” a special pride month promotion benefitting PFLAG National. Throughout the entire month of June, Shake Shack fans can show their support by adding sprinkles to any of the brand’s hand-spun dairy or NEW non-dairy shakes and custards as well as NEW limited-edition flavors - OREO Funnel Cake Shake and Triple Chocolate Brownie Shake - for just 50 cents. The color-filled add-on will stand as a show of support in benefitting PFLAG, the nation's first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them. The "Sprinkled with Pride'' campaign is a celebration of diversity, inclusivity, and the unwavering spirit of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Shake-lovers can show their support by enjoying a shake or custard with the “Sprinkled with Pride” add-on at the following Chicagoland locations: 

  • River North (Chicago) - 66 E. Ohio St.

  • Chicago Athletic Association (Chicago) - 12 S. Michigan Ave.

  • West Loop (Chicago) - 185 N. Morgan

  • Willis Tower (Chicago) - 316 W. Jackson Blvd.

  • Wrigleyville (Chicago) - 3519 N. Clark St., Suite C105

  • Oak Brook - 1950 Spring Road

  • Oak Lawn - 4071 W. 95th St.

  • Old Orchard (Skokie) - 4999 Old Orchard Center

  • Schaumburg - 1765 E. Golf Rd.

  • Vernon Hills - 864 E. Townline Rd


Enjoy brunch at Carnivale (702 W Fulton Market Street), on June 4, 2023 from 10am-2pm with three drag queens performing! With additional special guest, Monica Beverly Hillz from RuPaul's Drag Race season 5 and RuPaul's Allstars 8! This brunch is a three course pre-fixe meal at $55/person, and reservations are required through Tock! 

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Virgin Hotels Chicago 

Virgin Hotels Chicago has launched the #ProudToGiveBack initiative that allows guests to make a difference by purchasing a cocktail, booking a room, and much more throughout the month of June. Each offering that is a part of the #ProudToGiveBack program goes to benefit the Center on Halsted, an organization dedicated to securing the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community of Chicago. For every purchase of the following offerings, Virgin Hotels Chicago will donate a portion of proceeds to Center on Halsted:  

  • Pride Pizza at Miss Ricky’s
  • Glitter Mimosa at Miss Ricky’s
  • Double Date Cocktail at Cerise 
  • Pride Latte at Two Zero Three 
    • Grabbing a cup of coffee with your pup? Fuzzy can also enjoy a complimentary pup cup and rainbow treat from Shameless Pets. 
  • Proud To Give Back Chamber Package 

To conclude the month of celebration, Virgin Hotels Chicago is proudly participating in the city’s 52nd annual Chicago Pride Parade alongside teammates from the hotel and the brand’s mascot, Snoozy, on Sunday, June 25.

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Yardbird Chicago 

In honor of Pride Month, Yardbird Chicago will be donating 50% of proceeds to the Human Rights Campaign from their specialty pride menu items for the entire month of June! 

  • Berry Prideful: Silver Tequila, Cointreau, Lime, Strawberry, Agave
  • Pride Key Lime Pie: Toasted meringue, raspberry sauce, seasonal fruit
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Tatas Tacos

During Pride Month, Tatas will be offering a Mariposa Cocktail, with a portion of proceeds from sales to be donated to Howard Brown Health, to help promote the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community. The concoction, garnished with fresh berries, is served in a glass adorned with butterflies!

Howard Brown Health is rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, providing affirming healthcare and mobilizing for social justice as agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment. The organization envisions a future where healthcare and transformative social policies actualize human rights and equity for all.

Cesar's Killer Margaritas

During the month of June, family-owned Cesar's Killer Margaritas will be offering their Pride-RITA! The vibrantly colored and flavored margarita - a blend of strawberry, lime, mango, and blue curacao - will be available all month long, and 50% of proceeds from the Pride-RITA will be donated directly to The Howard Brown Center. With a location just a few blocks from Cesar’s, on N Broadway, Howard Brown Health is rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, providing affirming healthcare and mobilizing for social justice as agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment.

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Pilot Project Brewing

Pilot Project will serve a limited edition ROVM Hard Kombucha called BeBraveBooch (Passionfruit, Tangerine, Mango, Vanilla, and White Peony Tea) in the tasting room during Chicago Pride weekend (June 16-18) A portion of proceeds from ROVM's BeBraveBooch will go to local LGBT non-profit Brave Space Alliance. 


The Señora Mariposa features Citadelle Gin house-infused Butterfly Pea Flower, Chareau, Apricot Liqueur, Maraschino and Lemon. This cocktail will be available for the month of June and $2 from every cocktail sold in the month of June will be donated to Chicago House.


Gaijin's Sour Candy cocktail is concocted with haku vodka, yuzu, lemon, egg white and sprinkles for $16. This cocktail will be available for the month of June and $1 of each cocktail sold in June will be donated to Howard Brown Health.

Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse will be donating to The Trevor Project, a national nonprofit organization that focuses on suicide prevention efforts among the LGBTQ+ community. Alamo will be matching donations of up to $5,000.

  • All online/mobile ticket purchases from June 1 - June 30 will include an optional donation add-on for guests to add a $1, $3, or $5 Trevor Project donation to their ticket purchase.
  • A selection of Pride merch will be available for purchase at the theater starting June 1, with $5 from each item going toward The Trevor Project.
  • A custom cocktail menu will be available throughout the month with a portion of proceeds benefiting The Trevor Project.

Alamo will also host a movie series in June: 

  • 6/2 - Cabaret

  • 6/2 - Pink Flamingos

  • 6/9 - Hedwig and the Angry Inch (special brunch movie)

  • 6/16 - The Birdcage (special brunch movie)

  • 6/16 - The Mitchells vs the Machines

  • 6/23 - Rocketman (special brunch movie)

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In recognition of Pride Month this June, aliveOne in Lincoln Park will donate a portion of proceeds from every Stone Brewing beer sold to Center on Halsted. 

Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. 

B.A.S.H. (Burger and Sushi House)

B.A.S.H. Burger and Sushi House in Geneva will donate $1 of each Rainbow Roll sold to Belong: Fox Valley.

Belong: Fox Valley is a grassroots organization working to make the Fox Valley in Illinois and the surrounding communities inclusive and affirming spaces that celebrate the diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions of the community members.

Central Park Bar

Central Park Bar in Avondale will donate $1 from every Frozen Spicy Mango Margarita sold to Center on Halsted. Central Park Bar’s Frozen Spicy Mango Margarita is $10 and features Ghost Spicy Blanco Tequila, Triple Sec, mango, and lime.

Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. 

Easy Bar

Easy Bar in Ukrainian Village will support The Trevor Project for Pride Month. Throughout the month of June, $1 from select drafts will be donated to the organization.

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 fundraiser for the Brave Space Alliance from June 1 through 30 along with a Beach Party, Rainbow Tie Dye Party and more. 

Fundraiser for Brave Space Alliance

  • Thursday, June 1 through Friday, June 30

$1 from each “Tea Time with Miss Understood” cocktail sold will be donated to Brave Space Alliance. The cocktail is $13 and features Misunderstood Ginger Whiskey and Twisted Tea. 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. 

Misunderstood Ginger Whiskey Sampling

  • Wednesday, June 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Guests can sample the Pride Month cocktail, "Tea Time with Miss Understood," with Misunderstood Ginger Whiskey and Twisted Tea. Half-price signature Estelle’s cocktails will also be available all evening along with rainbow Misunderstood koozies and other swag.

Beach Party

  • Thursday, June 8 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Estelle’s will host a Beach Party on Thursday, June 8 featuring a White Claw Vodka sampling of White Claw Mango and Pineapple Vodkas as well as Estelle’s new Right Near The Beach cocktail (Los Sundays Tequila, White Claw Pineapple Vodka, Rhum Clement Mahina Coco liqueur, peach and lime bitters, lime juice, simple syrup). DJ Kinkshame will keep the party going spinning from 12 a.m. to close. 

Rainbow Tie Dye Party and Benefit  

  • Thursday, June 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • $25 per person ($10 will be donated to Brave Space Alliance)

For $25 per person, guests will get an official white Estelle's t-shirt and will receive assistance from staff at designing shirts with special rainbow patterns. $10 from each shirt sale will be donated to Brave Space Alliance. DJ Kinkshame will spin jams from 12 a.m. to close. 

H&C Pour House

H&C Pour House will donate $1 from every Revolution Brewing Draft and $1 from every H-Tito cocktail to Center on Halsted. The H-Tito cocktail is $14 and features Tito’s, ice and H2O blended, with a float of butterfly pea flower-infused Tito’s. 

Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. 

Oda Mediterranean

Guests can dine for a cause at Oda Mediterranean in Andersonville this June and support Pride Month. From June 1 through 30, $2 from each order of Hummus (chickpeas, garlic, toasted sesame paste, evoo; $9) sold will support 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.


Remedy in Bucktown will feature a $13 “Ginger Forest” Misunderstood Ginger Whiskey Mule, and $1 from every drink sold will be donated to the ACLU Drag Defense Fund. 

On Thursday, June 29, guests can join Remedy for a special Pride Month edition of their “Lip Sync Happy Hour” drag show. Prior to the show, guests can enjoy Remedy’s half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m before the drag show begins at 7 p.m. 

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.

The Owl

The Owl in Logan Square is celebrating Pride this June by offering Montucky Cold Snacks Pride themed cans for $5 all month. During June, Montucky Cold Snacks gives all 8-percent of profits from Pride cans sales back to LGBTQ organizations.

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City Works Eatery & Pour House

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


LondonHouse will celebrate Pride Month this year with their Love is Love dessert, made with white chocolate mousse, rainbow cake, sugar cookie, apricot, strawberry, and raspberry. 10% of proceeds will be donated to Center on Halsted.

Bottleneck Hospitality

Bottleneck Hospitality Restaurants including South Branch, Old Town Pour House, and Sweetwater. Bottleneck Management and New Belgium Brewing have teamed up to donate $2 for each New Belgium beer sold in June to the GLAAD Foundation, a national nonprofit working to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance.

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Gene & Georgetti

Gene & Georgetti will offer slices of Funfetti cake to celebrate Pride Month. Offered during lunch, brunch and dinner during the entire month of June, slices are $12 and a portion of proceeds will benefit Center on Halsted. 

La Josie

La Josie has created a specialty cocktail in honor of Pride Month. The cocktail Celebrating You is made with orange-infused Ilegal Mezcal Reposado, orange Curaçao, pomegranate and lime. The cost is $15 with $2 from each cocktail sold being donated to WayOUT, a fully volunteer organization that finds, vets and fundraises for LGBTQ+ youth programs across the country.

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Hoyt's Chicago announces its exclusive Pride Month promotion, featuring a specialty cocktail: the Studio 54. This concoction of Tito’s Vodka, Fresh Watermelon Juice, Lime is served in a 20oz insulated rainbow disco ball.

The Studio 54 cocktail will be available for $25, a price that includes the rainbow disco ball. Guests have an opportunity to enjoy $16 refills for the entire month of June, as long as they bring back their disco ball cup. 

The Goddess and Grocer

The Goddess and Grocer will donate $1 from every Rainbow Cake Slice to the Center on Halsted. In-store large Rainbow Mini Cupcake Displays will be available at the Fulton Market and Bucktown locations the week of the parade. 

Sfera Sicilian Street Food

The LGBT-owned eatery, Sfera Sicilian Street Food (5759 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660) offers Sicilian cuisine in Edgewater.  

Sfera began as a collaboration between Chef Steven Jarczyk and Daniela Vitale. They took their memories of casual dining abroad, Daniela's summers in Sicily with her family, and Steven's experience living in Europe. They started selling their version of arancini at farmer's markets and using ingredients they would also find at the markets. During the pandemic, the team moved into a ghost kitchen space to offer their full menu to-go. 

Chef Steven and Daniela wanted to open a physical restaurant where they could interact with their customers and be a part of a community. In May 2022, they renovated and opened their first restaurant space in Edgewater. Sfera is a close walk to the lakefront and Hollywood Beach and the Bryn Mawr Red Line stop. The space was designed by Chef Steven and Daniela and was inspired by the coast of Sicily. It includes a small seating area, a food case, and a retail section.

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Selva at The Emily Hotel in Fulton Market has partnered with Lez Get Together to provide a sober evening of mingling for lesbian, bi-women and sapphic people on June 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event offers a custom mocktail menu, some appetizer offerings, tarot, live artist offerings, music by Sparklmami and more.

The event takes place on Selva’s balcony. To reserve your spot for the event, attendees should visit 

Offshore Rooftop

Four Diamond Sable Hotel at Navy Pier is celebrating Pride Month by hosting a Swifty Era Drag Brunch on Sunday, June 4 at 11am and 2pm. Featuring performances by Miss Toto, Utica (as seen on S13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race!), Mimi Marks and Bella DeBalle, the event will have a brunch buffet and plenty of mimosas. In partnership with ABSOLUT, Offshore will be offering specialty cocktails in support of Chicago Therapy Collective and will be donating $1 from each cocktail towards their efforts. Cocktails include the Therapy Session (Absolut Raspberri, Lime, Mint Syrup, Soda Water, Fresh Raspberries and Fresh Mint) and It Gets Better (Absolut Wild Berry, Black Tea and lemon). 


From June through August, W XYZ Bar at Aloft Chicago Mag Mile will be supporting the Brewed for All Program by New Belgium Brewing, which highlights non-profit organizations working for equal rights and visibility of the LGBTQIA+ community. During Pride Month, W XYZ Bar will be donating $1 of every New Belgium and Bell’s pint sold to the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP), an initiative using film to shatter stereotypes and bias, reveal the lived truth of inequality and build community around art and activism.

Michael Jordan's Steak House

The Steak House is launching a Pride Margarita available at the Bar at MJ’s. Featuring butterfly pea flower tea, the margarita is a festive shade of purple and the rainbow straw and rim add a colorful finish to this summer-inspired sipper. Available throughout June, $1 from each cocktail will be donated to The Trevor Project. On June 10, the hotel in which the steakhouse is located, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is Dive Into Pride Pool Party, a poolside drag performance and Pride celebration. Arrive early to grab a Pride Margarita before heading up to the 1920s-era pool for the party of the year!

The Dearborn

  • LGBTQ-owned by Amy Lawless (along with her sister Clodagh)

Sisters Amy Lawless and Clodagh Lawless combine their 40 years of hospitality experience—both here in Chicago and in their native Ireland—at The Dearborn the cuisine starts with traditional American taverns and from there Executive Chef Aaron Cuschieri taps into his passion for seasonal ingredients, farmers markets and contemporary culinary techniques to create dishes that lean towards the Midwest as well as those with a more global influence. 


  • LGBTQ-owned by Franco Gianni 

Wood pays homage to Owner Franco Gianni’s father, who was a woodworker for more than 50 years. The kitchen presents a range of shareable plates on a rotating menu for dinner and Sunday brunch, focusing on locally grown produce, house-butchered meats from Illinois purveyors, housemade charcuterie, and bread from the wood-fired oven. Wood also features a list of wines by the glass and craft and import beers. 


  • LGBTQ-owned by proprietor Emmanuel Nony (along with chef Andrew Zimmerman). 

PROXI which opened in 2017, offers an array of snacks and shareable dishes with Japanese, Thai, Indian, Middle-Eastern and American influences, from tempura-fried elotes to masala-rubbed lamb ribs. 

The Cauldron Chicago 

The global Cauldron concept was founded by David Duckworth and Matthew Cortland, a British and American duo that combine their backgrounds in molecular mixology and technology development to create The Cauldron Co., an entertainment brand that brings magic to life with science, technology and design. The Cauldron is a queer-founded company focused on creating experiences and inclusive spaces for all of its patrons.


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