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2 MIN READ – Go down rainbow road and celebrate the LGBTQ community in the Chicago Loop this summer. Food and drink specials, drag brunch, a music festival, and more are in store.
Macy’s is hosting their first ever drag brunch in the Walnut Room on June 12, hosted by Chicago’s Lucy Stoole and featuring performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race season 2 contestant Kylie Sonique Love, 2021 Drag Queen of the Year Pageant winner Tenderoni, and Minneapolis-based drag queen Sasha Cassadine. While this June event sold out super-fast, tickets to the Totally 90’s drag brunch on July 24 are still available. Everyone knows Pride is a year-long celebration anyway, right?
Goddess and the Baker will celebrate Pride month with a very colorful menu. Indulge in beautiful slices of rainbow cake, rainbow cake lattes, a five-piece rainbow macaron pack, and Pride pins. They’ve also collaborated with Metric Coffee to create a special edition rainbow blend with notes of red fruit and brown sugar. And from June 14-27, $1 from the sale of each of these items will be donated to Center on Halsted. What are you waiting for?
Come together at W Chicago City Center for Pride 2021. Collectively share self-expression, freedom, and belonging. It’s the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall liberation, so enjoy unique drinks and parties all throughout June at MSC Bar. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 4-11 p.m. Find out more here.
Come together June 26-27 for a two-day music fest dedicated to equality, diversity, and fun in Grant Park. Pride in the Park donates to The Center on Halsted and offers free tickets to ensure LGBTQ+ youth can convey their pride openly and safely. Tickets are on sale now. This year’s lineup includes Chaka Khan, Tiesto, GRYFFIN, Betty Who, and more.
The lifestyle boutique hotel in River North offers various ways to celebrate Pride, including an overnight package and a Rainbow Sangria at its rooftop and lounge, I|O Godfrey. The colorful Rainbow Sangria is made with frozen fruit granita, Van Gogh melon vodka, and a splash of Caposaldo Moscato. The cocktail is available by the glass ($15) or pitcher-style ($52) for sharing and can be paired with a variety of seasonal plates crafted by Executive Chef Alfonso Martinez.
Additionally, the hotel’s Pride at The Godfrey package for locals or out of towners seeking a getaway includes:
- Overnight accommodations for two
- Room service breakfast for two
- A reserved table for two at I|O Godfrey, including a pitcher of Rainbow Sangria and Rainbow Maki Roll
- Spa Boutique credit for $135 (optional enhancement)
Rates for the package begin at $207 per night. Advance reservations are required for Spa Boutique and I|O Godfrey. A hotel representative will contact guests to set up a reservation 3-5 days before arrival. The Rainbow Sangria and Rainbow Maki Roll are not currently available on Saturday or during Sunday brunch service at I|O Godfrey.
Travelle at The Langham in Chicago, a casually elegant restaurant, lounge, and bar featuring seasonal American cuisine, will celebrate Pride Month by offering their new summer cocktail, Oh Snap with sugar snap pea and sage infused Ketel One Vodka, honey shrub, lemon, goji berry cordial, and soda water, served with a rainbow straw. Travelle will also donate $1 from each drink sold to Center on Halsted, the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland.
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