Feelin’ Prideful in the Bay Area
This Month (and Every Month) We’re Proud AF 🏳️🌈
Happy June! There’s so much to celebrate this month — summer, family, community and of course, PRIDE! Read on for our picks for Pride celebrations across the Bay.
Special Pride cocktails, from left to right: One Market Restaurant, Pabu Izakaya, E&O Kitchen & Bar, International Smoke San Francisco, San Francisco Proper Hotel
301 Mission Street (SOMA)
Get fired up for Pride and celebrate all month long at Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry’s International Smoke! The bar team is offering a special Feel the Pride cocktail with Grey Goose watermelon & basil, watermelon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, sea salt foam and rainbow sprinkles. $17 for cocktail; $2 of purchase goes to the San Francisco LGBT Center; available throughout June. Full beverage menu here.
101 California Street (Financial District)
Celebrate Pride with rainbow (rolls) and harmony (cocktails) at PABU Izakaya. Throughout the month of June, enjoy PABU’s Super Happy Meal featuring the restaurant’s signature Rainbow Roll and new Harmony cocktail featuring Absolut Pride Edition Vodka, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Bushido draft sake, strawberry/red yuzu kosho puree, lemon juice and gilded kinpira chip garnish. The Super Happy Meal is $35 for roll and cocktail with $2 donation to the San Francisco LGBT Center; Harmony cocktail is $16 with $1 for donation to the San Francisco LGBT Center. Available throughout the month of June.
2272 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Nothing says pride like the Castro! Join Canela for their exciting pride offerings which you can view here. The first four pride offerings, from a rainbow grazing board to a pride punch, are available for take out and in house at Canela. Guests can also take the mug from the “Fairy Cake in a Mug” home with them! All available through the month of June.
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105
With the SF Pride Parade starting by the Embarcadero, the Ferry Building Marketplace is the perfect pit-stop to sip, celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community this year. But don’t just limit the festivities to one weekend! The Ferry Building has plenty of special offerings and activities taking place throughout June.
On Saturday, June 4, the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market will be hosting a free cooking demo with famed fermentationist, author, and queer farmer Sandor Katz, promoting his new book Fermentation Journeys, at the Foodwise Classroom. The demo will be followed by a book signing at Book Passage.
On Sunday June 5th, HEAD WEST Marketplace is hosting its Pride Kickoff Celebration at the Ferry Building Back Plaza from 11am-5pm. Sip & shop small from Boulettes Larder cocktail bar and enjoy live music from local musicians with craft food and drinks inside the Ferry Building! In collaboration with Grace Powers, benefiting Rollin’ with the Homos, LYRIC + Queens of the Castro with performances by PRINCESS + other local drag performers, powered by BAAAHS, an incredible mobile DJ bus.
HEAD WEST is a local, outdoor marketplace of makers, merchants, crafters, designers and artists in partnership with the iconic San Francisco Ferry Building and Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. HEAD WEST takes place the first Sunday of every month, March through December.
All month long, Humphry Slocombe will be scooping some of its best Pride flavors at the Ferry Building. Try the PRIDE Sundae made with two scoops of Harvey Milk & Honey Graham ice cream (or any flavor you want) with house-made pink marshmallow fluff and Fruit Loops. Other sweet treats offered throughout Pride Weekend include a lemon almond cookie with rainbow sprinkles from Acme Bread Company.
1 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Chef Mark Dommen will be preparing an open-faced bagel with schmear, rainbow trout, and additional rainbow accompaniments to ring in Pride season all June long. For those looking for a beverage option or an afternoon pick-me-up, the Harvey Milkshake, made with homemade vanilla ice cream, Stolichnaya Vodka, crème de cacao, and prickly pear is just the trick. 50% of the Harvey Milkshake proceeds will be donated to PFLAG SF from all sales throughout the month of June.
1100 Market Street Hotel Entrance is at, 45 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Sip on the pride-inspired Big Cat cocktail all month long at San Francisco Proper Hotel. Inspired by Venzuelan baseball player Andrés Galarraga who played for the SF Giants in the early 2000’s Big Cat features: Santa Teresa 1796 Rum, passion fruit, vanilla, velvet falernum, lime, and mint. The Hotel will be donating $1 of every purchase of the “Big Cat” cocktail to benefit the Richmond/Ermet AID Foundation and the cocktail will only be available for the month of June at Charmaine’s, Villon, and La Bande. The Hotel will be donating $1 of every purchase of the “Big Cat” cocktail to benefit REAF (Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation) of San Francisco and the cocktail will only be available for the month of June at Charmaine’s, Villon, and La Bande.
As many flock to San Francisco to celebrate Pride month, San Francisco Proper is the go-to LGBTQ+ hub to base oneself while participating in the city’s many Pride festivities. Located on San Francisco’s Market Street, the Kelly Werstler designed property is within close proximity to the city’s many Pride happenings, providing an ideal location for visitors and locals alike. The Hotel’s rooms and suites feature thoughtful touches like Italian bed linens, walk-in showers, bluetooth speakers, and well-stocked mini bars. Housing a total of five food and beverage concepts under one roof, guests can partake in some of the city’s best bites and beverages, experiencing a culinary journey around the world without the need of a passport. The rooftop bar Charmaine’s is a place to see and be seen, La Bande serves up gourmet tapas and aperitifs, and the Hotel’s signature restaurant Villon features Chef Jason Fox’s take on California cuisine inspired by seasonal ingredients.
Just a few steps from the hotel’s front door, guests can experience the vibrant and colorful SF Pride parade route. Offered year-round, the Hotel’s Proper Pride 365 Package is designed to celebrate and give back to the LGBTQ+ community.
811 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA 94127
Partnering with REAF (the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation) of San Francisco, Lazy Susan will be donating 10% of the proceeds from sales of one of their most popular items, Chili Wontons and Almanac’s Love Hazy IPA (available by the can via online or onsite at Lazy Susan) throughout the month of June. Please note that the 10% donation will only apply to Almanac Love Hazy IPA orders made through Lazy Susan.
REAF was founded by two mothers, Barbara Richmond and Peggy Ermet, who lost their only sons to AIDS. The non-profit 501(c)(3) Arts/Health organization is dedicated to raising funds for AIDS services, hunger programs, and programs for underserved youth in the Bay Area through the production of entertainment programs. REAF began as a wholly volunteer-run agency, partnering with a single agency to produce an annual fundraising event called “Help is on the Way: San Francisco Cares.” Today, “Help is on the Way” has become one of the Bay Area’s largest annual benefit concerts and galas. REAF focuses not only on raising funds but also on increasing public awareness that the AIDS epidemic is not yet over through creating a web of community alliances.
What better way to support a local San Francisco organization than with food, beer, (and leftovers!)? Order online here for pick-up or delivery or visit Lazy Susan in West Portal.
314 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Colorful plates will come to life at E&O via offerings like the “Baby, I Was Tossed This Way” and “My Big Gay Frosé” each of which will be available throughout the month of June.
The textural bliss of Gurl, Eat Some Salad will come from fresh julienned vegetables, citrus segments, crispy beets, yuba noodles, wonton strips, toasted almonds, and a plum ginger vinaigrette. The salad is both dairy free and vegan.
3770 Piedmont Ave Unit B, Oakland, CA 94611
Chef/owner Mica Talmor will be baking her popular specialty rainbow cookies the last week of June to celebrate Pride.