Best Chicago Restaurants with Pride Month Fundraisers


If you’re a Chicagoan, you know we care about Pride Month. Besides the many pride parades to see or join, businesses and restaurants are also actively giving back to the community with fundraisers supporting LGBTQ organizations and the community at large! So this June, let’s all drink beers, eat some great food, and put your money to good use by stopping at these top Chicago restaurants for Pride Month fundraisers and events!

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1419 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

During Pride Month (June 1-30), for every New Belgium beer sold, New Belgium and Bottleneck will donate a total of $2 to support communities that promote equity and inclusion for ALL. Donations will go to GLAAD, a non-profit organization working to accelerate LGBTQIA+ acceptance. This fundraiser is happening at all Bottleneck restaurants, including the other two Old Town Pour House locations, Sweetwater and South Branch as well!

thirsty inside shot for drag and daiquiri
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Thirsty Drag + Daiquiri

2456 N California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

Part of the monthly lineup at Logan Square’s underground wine bar, drag night returns in June with special performances by iconic Chicago queens Kimberly Summer and Olaysiaqueen! The free event for the public will start at 7 p.m. and will include several routines and walks through the intimate Paris-inspired venue.

We know these drag queens are hot, so go ahead and quench your thirst with an icy shaken daiquiri – all proceeds from the cocktail will be donated to the Brave Space Alliance in their efforts to provide resources to the LGBTQ+ community in the South Sides and West Chicago.

heritage june drink pride month fundraiser
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8W Maple St, Chicago, IL 60610

Coastal hotspot Maple & Ash celebrates Pride all day long with their new and sweet “Midnight Kisses” cocktail. Crafted exclusively for enjoyment throughout June, the purple-hued ombré cocktail features Hendrick’s gin, elderflower, kiwi, butterfly pea tea and lime – meant to sip beautifully on the patio during brunch, in the courtyard for happy hour or in the main dining room for dinner. $1 from every drink sold will be donated to the Center on Halsted.

224 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

With partial proceeds benefiting the Center on Halsted in its efforts to ensure the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community, Venteux’s cafe will be offering boxes of vibrant rainbow macarons during the month of June. Best enjoyed with one of the botanical-themed cafe’s honey rainbow lattes, the boxes will sell for $15, of which $2 will be donated.

heritage june drink pride month fundraiser
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2700 W Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

Stop by Heritage for the “Swirly Shirley,” a spicy, drunken version of a temple Shirley, ($14) to celebrate Pride Month! The cocktail is made with Vodka Wodka, homemade black cherry syrup, homemade sour mix, jalapeño ice cubes – all topped with agua de piedra and served in a Collins glass with an edible glitter rim. For the month of June, all proceeds will be donated to the SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project), which works to ensure that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or gender. race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

Easy Bar Rainbow Cider Tap Pride Month Fundraiser
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1944 W. Division St. Chicago, IL 60622

Easy Bar in the Ukrainian Village will team up with Seattle Cider Company and Bell’s Brewery to support The Trevor Project for Pride Month. Throughout June, a portion of the proceeds from any Seattle Cider or Bell product purchased will be donated to The Trevor Project.

The Trevor Project is the leading and only nationally accredited organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth under the age of 25.

1017 W. Lake St. Chicago, IL 60607

In recognition of Pride Month in June, Matcha Cita in the West Loop will donate a portion of the proceeds from every Rainbow Waffle sold during the month to the Broadway Youth Center. The rainbow waffle is $9.95 and includes strawberries, banana, whipped cream and sprinkles.

The Broadway Youth Center offers comprehensive services for youth ages 12-24, including a safe space for homeless youth. BYC’s mission is to make life healthier and happier for transgender, queer, lesbian, bisexual, gay, and especially youth who lack stable housing.

rainbow tgt flights
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3441 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60657

In honor of Pride Month, Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville will be hosting a month-long fundraiser for the nearby center of Halsted. For $35, guests can enjoy a Rainbow Shot Flight, solo or with friends, featuring six color shots of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. A portion of the proceeds from all Rainbow Shot Flights lights sold in June will be donated to the Center on Halsted, the Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing the community and protecting the health and well-being of Chicago LGBTQ.

rainbow chai flight
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79 E Madison St, Chicago, IL 60602

2770 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Chiya Chai will be offering a specialty rainbow colored chai flight in honor of Pride Month. The flight consists of five caffeine-free chais (blue, green, dark red, purple, and yellow; naturally colored) hot or cold for $10. Alternatively, a flight of three chais — matcha, raspberry, and turmeric — is available hot or cold for $9. The flights will be available throughout June and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Brave Space Alliance.

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