Summer and Pride month coincide to bring us a time in the city that’s just, well, magical. Weeknights and weekends meld together in the sweltering heat, giving us plenty of opportunities to explore the culinary, and in this case, cocktail offerings of the city. So, we rounded up a few must-try Queer-owned and/or -operated restaurants in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and The Bronx. Whether you’re looking for the perfect brunch spot (hello, day drinking!) or something to cap off the night, this guide is a great way to fuel up or wind down your Pride month activities.
We also have to add that while it’s fun to explore Queer-owned or -led businesses during Pride, it’s especially important to support them throughout the year. Not only do these restaurants offer outstanding food and drinks, but they provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone.