Boston’s Top Destinations For Celebrating Pride Month

by | Jun 5, 2023 | Boston - Eat & Drink, Dirty Water News

Pride month has officially returned, and with it, so does a ton of fun programming and fabulous events guaranteed to make your PRIDE month a memorable one! Check out the following dates for a number of events to choose from:

Charity Donations Happening All Month Long:

Picture of Miss Frizzle at The Banks Fish House (courtesy of Lamplighter)

Alibi’s Taking Flight Charity Cocktail

The Banks Fish House will be working with Lamplighter Brewing for Pride Month. Every year, Lamplighter brews a unique expression for Pride and kegs it up before June. This year, The Banks will be pouring Lamplighters Pride brew “Miss Frizzle”, a sour that is a bright purple color because of added herbs and flowers. For every beer sold, The Banks will be donating a portion of proceeds to BAGLY.

Alibi Bar & Lounge will be donating $1 for every “Taking Flight” cocktail ordered in June to charitable LGBTQ+ charitable causes. Taking Flight features New Amsterdam gin, creme de violet, lemon, topped with Prosecco…YUM!

Friday, June 9

    • The Revere Hotel is partnering with Lesbian Nightlife to host a PRIDE Silent Disco on its rooftop from 7-midnight. At just $25 per person, the event will feature three DJs on three different channels playing hit tunes “silently” via guests’ headphones all night long. Face and body painting from artist Ahna Scione, and two bars slinging craft cocktails. VIP Cabanas are available and bottle service on request. See HERE for details.

Saturday, June 10

  • PRIDE Bar Fest will shut down Fenway with fabulosity! Taking place from 1-6 PM, the fest will feature 10 venues and a block party including DJs, drag performances, dancers, and live music. Tickets, which benefit Trans Resistance Mass and @Danisqueerbar, start at $15 and include access to all venues for 21+ guests, with the following performance and activations:
    • Time Out Market – 1:30 PM Drag Show & Live LGBTQ+ Band
    • Fenway Johnnies – 2:00 PM Drag Show
    • Game On! – 2:30 PM Drag Show
    • Lansdowne Pub – 3:15 PM Drag Show
    • Cheeky Monkey – 3:45 PM Drag Show
    • Bleacher Bar – 4:30 PM Drag Show
    • House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
    • Foundation Room
    • Lorretta’s Last Call – LGBTQ Band all day
    • Street stage – 5:15 PM Drag Show
    • Queer Vendor Market
    • Food available at just about every venue!
    • Sapphic Nights Pride Yacht Party ticket giveaways!
    • Fun contests for prizes
  • Celebrate Boston PRIDE with a pre-parade pop-up with Back Door Donuts! Starting at 10 AM there will be festive, fresh donuts for sale at $4 a pop in the lobby of Revere Hotel Boston Common. $1 for every donut sold will be donated to SpeakOUT Boston. For complete details, please visit HERE.

    Citrus & Salt 818 Specialty Cocktails

  • Diva Night on the Rooftop at Revere will go from 6:00-9:00 PM. Come on by and enjoy a live DJ playing all your favorite pop hits from the Diva greats – Madonna, Brittney, Whitney and more – all while enjoying cocktails for a cause. For every PRIDE cocktail sold, Revere will donate $1 to SpeakOUT Boston. See HERE for details.
  • Be PROUD of every amigo in the crowd and raise a glass to celebrate PRIDE at Citrus & Salt‘s Love Out Loud Late Night Fiesta with 818 Tequila! Taking place from 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM at Chef Jason Santos’ bright and beautiful Baja-inspired Mexican eatery. Tickets are going for $25 and limited VIP tables are available with more information HERE, the 21+ Love Out Loud Late Night Fiesta include:
    • Specialty 818 Tequila Pride cocktails
    • 818 Tequila swag giveaways
    • DJ set from 10PM-2AM
    • Pride décor galore!
  • Slay All Day the NASHTY way this PRIDE!! Nash Bar & Stage will be celebrating Pride with its Slay All Day Daisy Dukes Mechanical Bull Party. Grab your tickets online for $12 HERE or at the door for $15! Hosted in partnership with Absolut, Nash Bar’s 21+ Pride “darty” will take place from 3-7 PM and include:
    • Unlimited mechanical bull rides
    • Prizes for the longest rider
    • Absolut cocktails
    • Swag giveaways
    • Live music
  • Summer Shack’s Boston and Cambridge locations will be hosting a packed schedule of Drag brunches throughout June to celebrate PRIDE! 90’s PRIDE themed Drag Brunch featured at 11 AM and 2 PM at the Boston location. To see all other featured themes and ticket information click HERE 

Pride Cocktail at the Liberty Hotel

PRIDE WEEK at The Liberty Hotel: June 12-16

  • June 12 – Pride Bourbon & Blues With Ange
  • ls Env: live blues in lobby with a specialty cocktail menu benefitting BAGLY on Monday
  • June 13 – Pride Gallery Night: featuring LGBTQ+ artists and their work on display for purchase in the lobby
  • June 14 – Pride Yappier Hour: featuring a DJ, cocktails, and pets & owners showing their PRIDE on the Liberty Yard
  • June 15 – Pride Fashionably Late: Fashion show in the rotunda featuring @thatsbinx. There will also be ticketed PRIDE 5- course wine dinner featuring David Phinney Wines earlier in the evening at CLINK
  • June 16 – Beat Weekends PRIDE DJ: @begbick and a live dance performance

Enjoy Grilled Coconut Sticky Rice Pops 💥🍭 with Brown Butter Tamarind Pork Floss, Peruvian Uni + Hella Hackleback OR Peach at Nightshade Noodle Bar

EAT AT LGBTQ+ OWNED RESTAURANTS – Readers looking to support LGBTQ+ owned businesses should check out Nightshade Noodle Bar. 2023 James Beard Award Finalist, ‘Outstanding Chef’ Rachel Miller and her partner Alex Caruso (Nightshade Noodle Bar’s Director of Operations) are a powerhouse couple who work in tandem to create the unique, award-winning Nightshade Noodle Bar experience.  Nightshade Noodle Bar | 73 Exchange Street | Lynn

CATCH A FLICK ON SEABISCUIT’S PATIO– On Wednesday evenings in June Seabiscuit stays open late to show movies on their vibrant patio to amplify voices and bring visibility to the great range of LGBTQ+ experiences. The Pride Month Movie Nights series kicks off on June 7 with a showing of Fire Island and continues each week with films curated by Seabiscuit team member and programmer Anya Demko. The events are free to the public and a selection of snacks and beverages, including Night Shift Brewing’s Boston Proud IPA, will be available for purchase.  Dates: Wednesday June 7, June 14, June 21 & June 28 at 8PM at Seabiscuit | 256 Marginal Street, Building 16 | East Boston

DRINK FOR CHARITY – This June ACEITUNA GRILL’s newest Newbury Street location is serving up a special Pride Martini made with Grey Goose Strawberry Basil Vodka, Chambord and Pineapple Juice. $3 from each Pride Martini sold will be donated to BAGLY, a wonderful youth-led, adult-supported organization chosen by the proud Aceituna family. Aceituna Grill | 267 Newbury Street | Back Bay (Boston)

This Pride Month YELLOW DOOR TAQUERIA is offering special frozen Pride Margaritas made with Espolón Tequila and topped with a colorful (and delicious!) rainbow twist lollipop. $1 from each drink sold will be donated to Youth on Fire, a confidential drop-in for young adults, 14-24 years old, experiencing unstable housing. When: June 5 – June 30, 2023 at all three Yellow Door Taqueria locations – Lower Mills (Dorchester), Ink Block (South End) and Mission Hill (Boston)