8 LGBTQ+ BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT FOR PRIDE MONTH AND BEYOND

Seattle is gearing up for the 50th anniversary of Pride in June, a celebration of love, equality, and diversity. From lively hotspots to cozy cafes, check out these leading gay-owned and gay-friendly places to embrace the spirit during Pride month and beyond.

DAHLIA BAKERY: A RAINBOW OF FLAVOR

Located opposite Hotel Ändra, this gay-friendly icon in Belltown is owned by renowned PNW chef Tom Douglas. Guests rave about the seasonal menus, artisanal breads, and creative desserts. Whether you’re craving a flaky croissant, a slice of the signature coconut cream pie, or a savory quiche, Dahlia Bakery answers the call.

THE WILDROSE: SEATTLE’S OLDEST LESBIAN BAR

As one of the oldest lesbian bars on the West Coast, The Wildrose is an institution in Capitol Hill. A friendly staff serves a diverse crowd among the pool tables, juke box and outdoor beer garden.

QUEER BAR: DRAG SHOWS & KARAOKE

Set on a long catwalk, Queer Bar has become the de facto drag bar in Capitol Hill. Enjoy drag shows nearly every night, alongside karaoke, burlesque and bingo nights. Expect chill evenings with locals during the week. On weekends, however, it’s party time.

CUPCAKE ROYALE: PREMIUM SWEET TREATS

Indulge your sweet tooth at Cupcake Royale, a gay-friendly bakery that specializes in handcrafted cupcakes, ice cream, and decadent treats. Since 2003, the beloved fixture has been celebrated for  creative flavors, whimsical decorations, and a commitment to community engagement. Multiple locations.

UNICORN & NARWHAL: WELCOME TO THE CARNIVAL

Need to let your inner child run wild? Enter Unicorn & Narwhal, a carnival-inspired wonderland in Capitol Hill. Indulge in creative cocktails and nostalgic bites while challenging your friends to pinball and other arcade games. Pride Block Party June 28-30th.

TERRA PLATA: ROOFTOP FARM-TO-TABLE DINING

LGBTQ-owned Terra Plata showcases “Earth to Plate” dining by James Beard award-winning chef Tamara Murphy. Feast on sustainably sourced fare – including a delicious roast – on your swanky night out. Try the rooftop garden for a sublime brunch or evening under the stars.

CHARLIE’S QUEER BOOKS: LGBTQ+ LIT & MORE

Step into Seattle’s home for queer books and gag-worthy gifts during your visit. Located in Freemont, Charlie’s Queer Books is a must for anyone who wants to read a relatable story or perhaps escape to a different world filled with endless possibilities.

RHEIN HAUS: BEER, BRATS AND DRAG BRUNCH

The spectacular drag brunch performances during Pride Weekend are just the beginning! LGBTQ+ owned Rhein Haus recreates the Bavarian bier hall experience all week long with authentic German food including house made sausages. Check out the weekday happy hour.

 

Coming to Seattle for the annual Pride Parade? Hotel Ändra is the best hotel in downtown Seattle to watch the Pride Parade. It is conveniently located directly on the official route on Fouth Avenue. Book early for best availability.

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