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Pride 2017: Eating and Drinking Your Way Through SF’s Best Party

The craziest weekend of the year is finally here

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San Francisco’s best holiday is finally here. To celebrate, bars and restaurants around town are pulling out all the stops. Special cocktails and treats, parties, menus, parade-watching events, ice cream flavors, and more are popping up on every corner.

There’s too much to see, do, eat, and drink, so we’ve rounded up a few of the best snacks, drinks, and events for your enjoyment, along with some places that are just convenient stops along the parade route. Check out this guide to road closures, muni schedules, and parade routes from Curbed SF for a smooth experience. Happy Pride!

Have a hot tip on a great Pride dish or party? Let us know in the comments.

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The Alembic

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If you’ve been marching in the hot, hot heat, head over to the pleasantly dim Alembic for a special pride cocktail: the Pickle Me Tender, made with St. George green chile vodka, Mandarine Napoléon, lime juice, simple syrup, and pickle cornichon garnish.

Hector Valencia

Salt & Straw

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Literally taste the rainbow with a Skittles rainbow sherbet at SF’s ice cream newcomer. It’ll be available starting June 24, until it runts out, with a percentage of sales supporting the SF LGBT Center.

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Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

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Another centrally located spot for excellent drinks, Canela’s got special cocktails like the Proud as Punch, with grapefruit, cherry amaro, peach shrub, and a sprinkling of “rainbow dust.”

Finn Town Tavern

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Finn Town is becoming Club Finn, from Thursday through Sunday, 10:30 p.m.- 2 a.m. There’ll be a rainbow carpet, red velvet ropes, and a big party going on inside. SF’s best drag queens will host the soiree, which features Pride-themed snacks (like meat on a stick), and rainbow cupcakes. There’ll also be liquored-up snow cones during regular service and movies like Brokeback Mountain and John Waters films on the bar TVs all weekend long.

Allison Tong

Pride Flavors at Three Twins Ice Cream

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From June 23- June 25, snatch up some of Three Twins’ famed pride flavors, which include Bear Bait, Brownie Batter Hunk, 2 Tops Don’t Make a Bottom, Banana Hammock and so many more. Buy a cone and get a pint for $4.

Pulled Pork Pride Benefit at Pilsner Inn

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It’s a beer party with carnitas as the centerpiece. It’s sponsored by the Bay Guardian, San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and 48 Hills. Carnitas will be from the universally beloved Casa Sanchez SF, making it probably one of the best pride feasts around.

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Pride Happy Hours at Media Noche

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Media Noche is hosting a special Pride happy hour on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday June 25 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Get in there for $6 Midnight mimosas made with guava and Meyer lemon agua fresca, $6 glasses of rosé, and Stillwater Yacht Lager for $4.50.

Head over to Cala after the parade for rainbow tacos and a special, boozy punch.

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Glamour Shots/Pride Kick Off Party at Virgil's Sea Room

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Head over for this rad party on June 22, with DJs Ms. Jackson, DJ OLGA T, and Jamila Afrika. There’ll be lots of art from local photographers and artists projected on the back patio. It goes from 9 p.m.- 2 a.m., $5 at the door.

El Techo

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Head to the best roof in the Mission for El Orgullo, a special cocktail called El Orgullo, available Wednesday through Sunday only. All proceeds from the cocktail will go to the ALRP.

The Perennial

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It’s right next to the main stage, with a huge bar, cocktails, and snacks. The bar opens at 4 p.m.

Bao Down

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This new TL bao spot is throwing down some serious parties for pride. For two nights the restaurant will host a drag dance party, with lots of booze and bao. Tickets are available here.

Drink Specials at M.Y. China

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It’s a good place to find a moment’s respite from the parade. Refuel with the Summer Wink cocktail made with honey, grapefruit, and tequila. Plus $2 from each cocktail sold will benefit GLAAD.

E&O Kitchen and Bar

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It’s a Harvey Milk tribute over at E&O, with a Harvey Milk strawberry horchata cocktail. It’s made with fresh strawberries, horchata vodka, and milk.

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Rooftop Pride Party at Bluestem Brasserie

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Snag a wristband for $25 and you’ll get access to Bluestem’s prime parade-watching rooftop, and two cocktails, including The Green lantern, made with pisco, basil, black pepper, and a sugar/salt rim. There’s also a pride popsicle, the Tutti Fruity, with strawberry, orange, pineapple, kiwi, blueberry, and blackberry; served on a bed of rainbow sprinkles. 

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RainBAOs at Dumpling Time

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In honor of pride, SoMa’s new dumpling destination is offering up some of the most colorful “rainBAOs” in town. They’ll be available throughout the month of June. Here are what’s in them:

Red: beet and taro

White: egg custard

Green: green tea and coconut milk

Blue: sesame seed paste

Purple: sweet red bean

Yellow: cured and sweetened egg yolk

RainBOAs in honor of SF #pride coming up! ❤️️

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Pride Cocktails at One Market Restaurant

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Stop into this centrally located eatery for a “Harvey Milkshake,” with vanilla ice cream, milk, crème de cacao and raspberry, or the “Friend of Dorothy,” with sparkling wine, prickly pear, and lemon.

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The Alembic

Hector Valencia

If you’ve been marching in the hot, hot heat, head over to the pleasantly dim Alembic for a special pride cocktail: the Pickle Me Tender, made with St. George green chile vodka, Mandarine Napoléon, lime juice, simple syrup, and pickle cornichon garnish.

Hector Valencia

Salt & Straw

Allison Jones

Literally taste the rainbow with a Skittles rainbow sherbet at SF’s ice cream newcomer. It’ll be available starting June 24, until it runts out, with a percentage of sales supporting the SF LGBT Center.

Allison Jones

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

Another centrally located spot for excellent drinks, Canela’s got special cocktails like the Proud as Punch, with grapefruit, cherry amaro, peach shrub, and a sprinkling of “rainbow dust.”

Finn Town Tavern

Allison Tong

Finn Town is becoming Club Finn, from Thursday through Sunday, 10:30 p.m.- 2 a.m. There’ll be a rainbow carpet, red velvet ropes, and a big party going on inside. SF’s best drag queens will host the soiree, which features Pride-themed snacks (like meat on a stick), and rainbow cupcakes. There’ll also be liquored-up snow cones during regular service and movies like Brokeback Mountain and John Waters films on the bar TVs all weekend long.

Allison Tong

Pride Flavors at Three Twins Ice Cream

From June 23- June 25, snatch up some of Three Twins’ famed pride flavors, which include Bear Bait, Brownie Batter Hunk, 2 Tops Don’t Make a Bottom, Banana Hammock and so many more. Buy a cone and get a pint for $4.

Pulled Pork Pride Benefit at Pilsner Inn

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It’s a beer party with carnitas as the centerpiece. It’s sponsored by the Bay Guardian, San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and 48 Hills. Carnitas will be from the universally beloved Casa Sanchez SF, making it probably one of the best pride feasts around.

Pilsner Inn/Facebook

Pride Happy Hours at Media Noche

Media Noche is hosting a special Pride happy hour on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday June 25 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Get in there for $6 Midnight mimosas made with guava and Meyer lemon agua fresca, $6 glasses of rosé, and Stillwater Yacht Lager for $4.50.

Cala

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cala

Head over to Cala after the parade for rainbow tacos and a special, boozy punch.

cala
cala

Glamour Shots/Pride Kick Off Party at Virgil's Sea Room

Head over for this rad party on June 22, with DJs Ms. Jackson, DJ OLGA T, and Jamila Afrika. There’ll be lots of art from local photographers and artists projected on the back patio. It goes from 9 p.m.- 2 a.m., $5 at the door.

El Techo

Head to the best roof in the Mission for El Orgullo, a special cocktail called El Orgullo, available Wednesday through Sunday only. All proceeds from the cocktail will go to the ALRP.

The Perennial

It’s right next to the main stage, with a huge bar, cocktails, and snacks. The bar opens at 4 p.m.

Bao Down

This new TL bao spot is throwing down some serious parties for pride. For two nights the restaurant will host a drag dance party, with lots of booze and bao. Tickets are available here.

Drink Specials at M.Y. China

It’s a good place to find a moment’s respite from the parade. Refuel with the Summer Wink cocktail made with honey, grapefruit, and tequila. Plus $2 from each cocktail sold will benefit GLAAD.