Top 10 LGBTQ Spots to Celebrate Pride Month

Top 10 LGBTQ Spots to Celebrate Pride Month

The month of June has always been a fun time for me, besides being summer it is the nationally recognized Pride month and having pretty much always had gay friends, it always means a party! Especially having lived outside San Francisco most of my life, it means a HUGE party (just make sure to leave the little ones at home). That being said, Atlanta is having events throughout the whole month to celebrate! The establishments below are known to embrace with open arms LGBTQ. Here you will find a range of venues from casual bar scenes, elegant restaurants, to amazing outdoor patios. So, whatever you are feeling, whatever gender you are, whatever gender you are loving, come celebrate Pride month in Atlanta at one of these amazing places!

Joe’s on Juniperwoman at joe's on jupiter

This is definitely a favorite among the LGBT crowd. Joe’s on Juniper offers great food and drinks, with a bustling patio bar — complete with sassy, suggestive menus and fun t-shirts. This tavern is casual and relaxed, with a rustic charm that welcomes visitors from all over. Specials or events happening every day, so check out their website to see what sounds good! Love trivia? They have been named Atlanta’s Best Trivia Night many times! So grab a drink and a bite, sit back with a bestie or two and enjoy an event, people watching, and meet some new friends.

Amsterdam Caféamsterdam cafe

This is a fun, casual bar and restaurant (with patio) serving southwestern cuisine and a large beer selection. Keep in mind that Amsterdam is a non-smoking establishment. Check out their Facebook for upcoming live music, sporting events, and other events, including a favorite among my friends, 80’s and 90’s dance parties! So, whatever it is you’re feeling, whether it’s drinking a cold one while watching the game or a themed night out with some friends to dance the night away, you are guaranteed to find something you like at Amsterdam Cafe.

BacchanaliaInside Bacchanalia, a great place to visit during pride month

Chef Anne Quatrano, one of the Top 100 Chefs in Atlanta recently featured by CulinaryLocal, owns this restaurant, one of several under her ownership which has become a prominent fixture in Atlanta’s food scene. Expect white tablecloths, four-course meals paired with wine, caviar service available, and a truly one of a kind experience. Here food is beautifully plated to show off the best of seasonal New American cuisine, made from produce grown at a farm owned and tended by the chef herself.

Cowtippers Steaks and SpiritsCowtippers Steaks and Spirits

This restaurant and bar is excited to celebrate Pride month! Stop in to try a slice of their specially made Pride Cake, layered with six different colored cakes! Take it outside to enjoy their wraparound patio, which is a finalist for 2018 Georgia Voice’s Best of Atlanta list! For those of you looking to celebrate Pride month with a bang, head over to Cowtippers for something special! Can’t make it this month, don’t worry, every day they offer steaks and burgers paired with margaritas and wine — so anytime is a good time!

Woofs on PiedmontInside Woofs on Piedmont

This comfy sports bar hangout offers hearty pub fare for all. Woofs Atlanta prides itself on giving customers a friendly environment where all facets of the LBGTQ community are welcome. This summer, check out their website for fun drink specials and trivia on Wednesday’s, for my trivia lovers out there! Every Tuesday this Summer, look for their Summer cocktail series, with two choices through the season: Peach Summer Tea or Paloma. For food, they have a full menu including all the standard bar food with salads and tacos.

Blake’s on the ParkInside blakes on the park in Atlanta

Located in midtown, this straight-friendly gay neighborhood bar has great music, live entertainment including karaoke and drag shows and to top it all off, delicious food and drinks. Visit their website for upcoming events and fun themed nights which includes everything from industry night to a motown rouge (think Moulin Rouge style entertainment). The bar serves them strong, offering anything from traditional drink to the more modern newly created concoctions. Food in general is a tasty adventure.

EccoEcco, a great place to visit during pride month

Offering seasonal Continental European cuisine, in a sleek location in midtown and the airport, with a new location opening up this year in Buckhead. This new restaurant will have everything Ecco is known for, from inspired and locally sourced European small plates and entrees, served alongside an award-winning wine list, set in a stylish atmosphere. Patio space will be available as well, for those perfect summer evenings. Expect impeccable old-world styling, with fine dining standards of service, to create a memorable experience.

Einstein’sdrinks at einsteins in Atlanta

This eatery is offering creative takes on Southern comfort classics, with a patio and popular weekend brunch. This is a wonderful place to sit back on the patio with small bites and a cold drink while people watching. Einstein’s stays open late, so whether you start your night here or end your night here, they have you covered with tasty bites and unique drinks. My lovely ladies with the sweet tooth, check out their late night after dinner drink menu which includes items like raspberry truffle and peanut butter cups.

Henry’smargarita from Henry's

Raise a toast to the LGBTQ flag out front this month when you visit Henry’s. This upscale pub, named after the owner’s dog, is pet-friendly with a large deck to bring along your very own Henry to enjoy the day with. Decor is made of reclaimed wood from old barns throughout the Southeast. Side back and enjoy the atmosphere while taking in some good food and drinks. Food includes upscale bar food with a couple entrees to choose from. They also offer a large beer, wine, and cocktail menu, which includes $7 martinis and $6 moonshine.

Poor Calvin’sentree from Poor Calvin's

Serving Thai Southern fusion fare, created by a Chef who was recently featured in our Top 100 Chefs of Atlanta list, is originally from Vietnam but was classically trained in Europe. His techniques, experience, and combination of cuisines makes this modern eatery a place to visit! Come in to sample something from an inventive menu, including an extensive signature cocktail menu. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Situated in an old Atlanta house in midtown, so seating is limited but the environment is fun and always bustling!

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