We’re in June which means a month of visibility and celebration for those in the LGBTQI community. This parade is a reminder to all about how far we’ve come, as well as how much further is left to go. Pride Parade is happening on June 8, so find the best way for you to celebrate and be yourself in the company of friends and allies with these events going on the day of.
Rise and Pride!
Tractor Brewing Company Nob Hill (118 Tulane Dr. SE) is doing a special early opening at 9am for a Pride-themed brunch. Featuring cider-mimosas and a michelada bar, it’s going to be a great start to all the Pride fun under one roof. Known for having amazing food and a well stocked bar, there will be something for everyone. Starting at 11am, DJ Bea will take the stage and start spinning the discs to get the party fully in motion, followed by DJ Nicolatron at 1pm. An air-conditioned bar during Pride is a must, so get there early to grab a good seat so you can relax during the parade. Even better, they’ll be donating a portion of their income to Casa Q, a nonprofit that assists homeless GLBTQ youth.
O’Niell’s in Nob Hill (4310 Central Ave. SE) has always been one of the biggest places to celebrate the Pride Parade at. With their enormous patio, huge interior, wide alcohol selection and some crazy good deals on drinks, you can be sure to find one hell of a party inside and out. You even get a great view of the parade from the comfort of your seat or you can leave your drink safely inside if you just feel like joining the crowd on the street. Rumor has it that they’ll even have their own float this year, so that’s another reason to keep an eye out.
Wind down (or up) at Sidewinders
Sidewinders Ranch (8900 Central Ave. SE) has been an iconic location within the city for a while now, and it’s going to be the best place for your post-parade party. Starting at 9pm, the night will be full of go-go dancing, spotlight entertainment, demos and more. With an open and accepting environment, this is the perfect way to cap off the night surrounded by support and celebration.