The LGTBQ+ community in DC bustles as additional events and offerings continue through Pride month and some all year. Here are some of the best establishments, bars and events for Pride in DC.
On June 10, Capital Pride Parade, presented by Marriott International, marches the 1.5-mile parade route. On June 11, Capital Pride Festival, presented by MGM National Harbor and MGM Bet, provides entertainment, art, food, and drinks with over 300 exhibitors on Pennsylvania Avenue.
The crack of noon Pride parade brunch occurs on June 10 at 11:30 am at Dovetail Bar & Restaurant inside of Viceroy Washington DC. Enjoy rainbow pancakes, brunch pastries, an omelet station, mimosas, and more at the Pride parade pregame all-you-can-eat brunch.
Ciel Social Club hosts a drag brunch on June 25 from 1 to 3 pm. Join KC B Yoncé for a fun and lively experience.
This sparkling beverage offering at Casta’s Rum Bar serves eight cocktails. The glitter mojito towers are a glamorous addition to the brunch table on Saturdays and Sundays at Casta's Rum Bar.
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Capital Pride Alliance and Kinetic Presents bring the Kinetic Pride series of events from Thursday, June 8, through Sunday, June 11, for the DC LGBTQ+ community. A different venue each night hosts the event, starting with Soundcheck on Thursday, Repuliq (Formerly Bliss) on Friday, Echostage on Saturday, and concluding at Sax on Sunday.
Join the Pride Closeout Party on June 30 from 8 to 11 pm at Morris American Bar for specialty Pride-themed cocktails and music from DJ Harry Hotter. All Pride month, drink towards a cause as $1 of each gold star gimlet goes to Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL).
Wolf Trap launches a two-day music festival with three stages at Filene Center. On June 24 and 25, the National Park for the Performing Arts celebrates Pride with LGBTQ+ music artists and allies. Brandi Carlile headlines Out & About Festival this year, and additional performers include Jake Wesley Rogers, Lucius Yola and Rufus Wainwright.
The 18 and up Revolution Pride Party at WEG starts at 9 pm and goes until 3 am on Saturday, June 10. Dance all night long at the official Capital Pride party.
Photography by: Courtesy of MGM Resorts International; Courtesy of Ciel Social Club; UK2/Getty; JULIAN MACKLER/ BFA.COM; Courtesy of Wolf Trap