Pride Month isn’t just a time for members of the LGBTQ+ community to show their pride— it’s an opportunity for all of us to show up for the LGBTQ+ community. Show your support by visiting one of these LGBTQ friendly restaurants (some of them LGBTQ+-owned) in Chicago.
3335 N Halsted St, Chicago IL 60657
Named for the craft of owner Franco Gianni’s father, Wood is “an upscale casual dinner and drinks destination” in Northalsted. With small plates like San Marzano Flatbread, large plates like Pan-Roasted Monkfish, and cocktails both innovative and traditional, Wood has something delicious for every palate.
5020 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL 60640
One of the greatest brunch spots in Chicago is also the sister establishment of Big Chicks. With breakfast burritos, an amazing staff, and a welcoming atmosphere, Tweet is one of the best places you can hit up during Pride Month.
3352 N Halsted St, Chicago IL 60657
This popular tex-mex spot is within walking distance of Wrigley Field, Belmont Theater District, and Center on Halsted. With a great beer list, a rotating frozen drink menu, and trivia nights, D.S. Tequila Co. is a jewel in the crown of Lakeview.
3301 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago IL 60657
Jenni Vee, an immigrant from the Philippines, opened her own bakery in East Lakeview, serving delicious cakes and pastries reminiscent of traditions from both the United States and the Philippines. Her shop caters to both late-night sweet tooths and pre-planned, custom orders.
1508 W Jarvis Ave, Chicago IL 60626
In its own words, R Public House is “a community-driven pub that welcomes everyone.” Not only does the pub offer a great selection of craft beers and cocktails, but also donates proceeds from the events it hosts.
3130 N Broadway, Chicago IL 60657
With an impressive menu of signature cocktails (and “Wilde Favorites”!) and a tantalizing lunch and dinner menu, Wilde Bar & Restaurant is a great place to celebrate Pride Month in style.
6920 N Glenwood Ave, 60626
A neighborhood-oriented bar, Rogers Park Social offers an array of craft beers and intriguing cocktails. It’s even run by residents of the neighborhood in an effort to further “infuse the spirit of community, diversity, and service” into every facet of your experience there.
5347 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60640
This Southern kitchen and bar embodies the essence of hospitality. Chef Paul Fehribach not only cooks up a mean shrimp and grits, but also volunteers with Cooking Up Change, Share Our Strength, and other organizations.