All over Philadelphia, different hotspots are giving visitors the taste of Pride through specialty food and drinks. Metro has the scoop on where you can indulge and celebrate the occasion all month long.
Bagels and Co.
Northern Liberties’ latest eatery is all about bagels, and this weekend, the new breakfast and lunch joint will be donating $1 from every Signature Rainbow Bagel to Philly Asian Queer for their work in the community. On top of the rainbow bagels, the 1,100 square foot coffee and bagel cafe also serves up a dozen varieties of Brooklyn-style Bagels, over two dozen signature cream cheeses and spreads, along with fresh made-to-order sandwiches, salads, baked goods and other goodies.
On the coffee side, Bagels and Co. is also serving up their own fresh-brewed coffee in partnership with D’Amico Coffee Roasters.
1001 N. 2nd St., bagelsandcophl.com
The Center City hotel has a few options for Philadelphians to celebrate Pride surrounding their annual Pride Drag Tea events. The Tea will feature a classic afternoon tea service with Brittany Lynn’s Drag Mafia. The event runs each week (June 12, 19 and the 26) from 2 to 4 p.m. inside Chez Colette Brasserie and the menu will feature a full array of options including scones, tea sandwiches (smoked salmon, dill cream cheese, cucumber, pinwheel; ham, truffled egg salad, quinoa cup; fig jam, boursin, red onion, sesame pretzel; turkey, cranberry, orange, pumpernickel), pastries (orange and grand marnier cake, matcha mousse, chocolate profiterole, macaroons), and Palais Des Thes (selection of nine different teas for you to choose) – plus your choice of Champagne, Mimosa or Bellini.
Tickets are $55 per person and diners can also add $10 for bottomless Champagne, Mimosas or Bloody Marys — $5 from each purchase will be donated to the William Way LGBT Community Center.
120 S. 17th St., sofitel-philadelphia.com
There are eight locations under FCM Hospitality that are celebrating Gay Pride Month with eight different cocktails. According to the release, FCM Hospitality and owner Avram Hornik announced that Lola’s Garden, Juno, Parks on Tap (two locations), Morgan’s Pier, Harper’s Garden, Craft Hall, The Garden at Cherry Street Pier and Rosy’s Taco Bar will all work in unison to help raise funds for LGBTQ Philadelphia-based charities through Philly Gay Pride Month Cocktails for a Cause.
All eight locations will feature a special-colored cocktail to match the eight colors in the Philly-specific and inclusive rainbow flag. All libations will also raise money for four different charities — $1 from all eight cocktails during the 30 days of June will go to support William Way LGBT Community Center, Attic Youth Center, Philly Asian Queer and Galaei.
Right now Philadelphians can sip on the Red (a Stateside Rose) at Rosy’s Taco Bar, Black (a Mezcal Margarita) at Juno, Brown (a German Chocolate Cold Brew Martini) at Craft Hall, Orange (an Orange Crush) at Morgan’s Pier, Yellow (their take on a Bay Breeze) at Harper’s Garden, Green (a Butterfly Gimlet) at Lola’s Garden, Blue (frozen Electric Lemonade) at The Garden at Cherry Street Pier, and Purple (their Pride Punch) at Parks on Tap.
Celebrating both Pride and Philly Beer Week, Evil Genius Brewing Company has one specialty brew for a limited time. The new libation titled #loveislove is a Strawberry Blonde Ale (6% ABV) described as crisp with a hint of natural strawberry flavor. A portion from all sales for this new drink will be donated to The Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQIA+ youth.
On top of the release, starting June 1, #loveislove will be available in Evil Genius’ new 12 ounce cans at the Lab in Fishtown and for exclusive delivery to your front door through a Pride partnership with GoPuff. The beer will also be available on limited release in drafts at the Lab and Evil Genius Beer Garden with limited supplies of #loveislove available at retailers and restaurants in Harrisburg and York, Pennsylvania.
1727 N. Front St., evilgeniusbeer.com
This Saturday, June 13, Philadelphians can head to East Market’s The Wayward for two opportunities (at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) to join Drag Brunch featuring Miss Brittany Lynn (of the Mummer’s Miss Fancy Brigade, Drag Queen Story Time, and the tri-state area’s most award winning drag queen) and her girls of the Philly Drag Mafia.
The Wayward is featuring a brunch prefix menu with $35 per person, with a la carte beverages. Tickets are sold in groups according to the table size. If you can’t make that specific date, Philadelphians can also check out Ladies of Tabu Drag Brunch (noon to 1:30 p.m., with doors opening at 11 a.m.) General admission is $15 for the show and a seat, VIP tickets are $25 for show and best seats. Food and drink is pay-as-you-go.