We’ve Got PRIDE On Our Mind
Finn Town: Show Us Your Pride!
Finn Town, the Castro’s hottest new drinking and dining destination will transform into “Club Finn” for Pride Weekend Thursday through Sunday, June 22nd – 25th. Conceived as a “classy, not trashy” Pride nightlife destination, Club Finn will be open from 10:30pm-2am and should instantly stand out with its rainbow carpet, red ropes, and Step & Repeat photographer as visitors enter the transformed “tavern with a twist.” Inside guests will enjoy Stoli cocktails inspired by the community’s most popular drag queens who will serve as hosts along with Finn Town owner Rick Hamer, a longtime Castro resident, and gay community mover and shaker. Look for Empress Mercedez Munro (Thursday); Sister Roma (Friday); Ruby Red Munro (Saturday); and Whitney Skye Paterson (Sunday) along with a curated Pride playlist, upbeat community favorite movies playing on two screens and a variety of Pride-themed bar bites. A small cover charge applies for entry.
During regular service, Thursday through Sunday, guests can enjoy Boozy Rainbow Snow Cones in addition to Finn Town’s regular menu offerings, plus Rainbow Mimosas will be highlighted at Saturday and Sunday brunch. Gay themed movies including Brokeback Mountain, Pricilla Queen of the Desert, Pink Flamingos and more will show on both bar screens all week long.
Bluestem Brasserie: THE Spot to Watch the Pride Parade + Enjoy Tutti Fruity Popsicles
Bluestem Brasserie, San Francisco’s urban neighborhood restaurant located on Yerba Buena Lane, is one of the best spots to watch the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25th, and toast to love! Beginning at 10:00 a.m., Bluestem will be hosting a Pride Party on their rooftop terrace overlooking Market Street and offering $25 wristbands that include access to the rooftop and two cocktails: the special Pride cocktail, The Green Lantern (pisco, basil, cracked black pepper, with a salt & sugar rim), named in honor of the gay DC Comics superhero, and a well-drink of your choice. Throughout Pride Weekend, Bluestem will be offering the special Pride cocktail, along with a special Pride dessert, the Tutti Fruity Pride Popsicle (rainbow flavors: strawberry, orange, pineapple, kiwi, blueberry, and blackberry; served on a bed of rainbow sprinkles). The full brunch and dinner menus will also be available. For more information or reservations visit http://www.bluestembrasserie.com/ or call (415) 547-1111 and also on Facebook and Twitter.
One Market: Celebrate Pride All Month Long
One Market, the standard for sophisticated dining in San Francisco since 1993, will feature The Harvey Milkshake made with House Made Vanilla Ice Cream, Milk, Crème de Cacao and raspberry during Pride Week and The Friend of Dorothy with Gloria Ferrer Sparkling Wine, Prickly Pear and Fresh Lemon the entire month of Pride.
Salt & Straw: Taste the Rainbow
The iconic, family-run ice cream purveyor known for its taste provoking, imaginative ice cream creations put together a colorful tribute to LGBTQ Pride Month. Head Ice Cream Maker, Tyler Malek has created a special Skittles Rainbow Sherbet that will be available beginning on Saturday, June 24 until the flavor sells out. A percentage of sales from the special flavor will go to support SF LGBT Center in their efforts to connect the diverse community to opportunities, resources, and each other to achieve a vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBTQ people and allies.
E&O: Got Milk?
The modern Asian restaurant celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, E&O Kitchen and Bar will celebrate PRIDE with The Harvey Milk cocktail with horchata vodka and dehydrated strawberries, an ode to the fabulous California politician.
Canela Bistro & Wine Bar: Be Loud, Be Proud
Join Canela Bistro & Wine Bar, the Upper Market/Castro restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious offerings all inspired by traditional Spanish flavors, as they celebrate San Francisco Pride Month with their Proud as Punch cocktail, with Grapefruit Aperitif, Byrrh Cherry Amaro, Peach Shrub, and a sprinkling of Rainbow Dust. Please visit www.canelasf.com or call (415) 552-3000 for reservations.
The Alembic: Get Yourself Out of a Pickle
The Haight Street establishment, The Alembic, will offer PRIDE parade attendees a handcrafted cocktail, Pickle Me Tender, with St. George green chile vodka, Mandarine Napoléon, lime juice, simple syrup, and pickled cornichon garnish.
M.Y. China: Hey Good Looking, We’re Winking at You
Located just off Market Street under the dome in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, M.Y China is the perfect place to take a break from the PRIDE parade. For the entire month of June, they are featuring the Summer Wink cocktail made with honey, grapefruit, and tequila. $2 to of each cocktail sold will benefit GLAAD.