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Celebrate Atlanta Pride Weekend at These Brunches and Parade Viewing Parties

Drag brunches, a drag pageant, and parade viewing soirees

Atlanta is a city that lives its LGBTQ Pride all year long, but when National Coming Out Day rolls around each October, the capital of the queer South pulls out all the stops and puts on the Southeast’s largest Pride celebration.

With three official parades, countless parties, and an overabundance of incredible festival offerings, this year’s Atlanta Pride promises to be bigger and better than ever. Here are some of the essential Pride weekend restaurant and bar parties, brunches, and parade viewing events to know. Happy Pride, y’all.

Friday, October 11

Glitz & Glam
Lips Atlanta, 3011 Buford Highway NE
7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. shows. Reservations required.
$12 cover charge

Head to Lips on Buford Highway for dinner and a drag show filled with glamorous gowns and seriously big hair.

Pride Kick Off Fiesta! Mariconera!
Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Avenue SE
10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Pride kicks off at this dive-y East Atlanta Village gay bar with a night of dancing and drinking to Latin, goth, disco, and house music.

Saturday, October 12

Bottoms Up! A Pop Up Drag Brunch
12 p.m to 4 p.m.
The Annex Bookstore, 748 Marietta Street NW

Join headliner Tammie Brown from RuPaul’s Drag Race and Brigette Bidet, Molly Rimswell, and Iv Fischer for the third annual Bottoms Up! Drag Brunch. Partake in bottomless Bloody Marys, a brunch bar buffet, and the photo booth.

Annual Drag Queen Brunch at Twisted Soul
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours, 1133 Huff Road NW #D

Twisted Soul’s brunch menu gets laced with glitter for their annual Drag Queen Brunch featuring Amber Divine and Sandy Springs. Reservations encouraged.

The Big Gay Brunch
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Park Tavern, 500 10th Street NE
$20 to $45

Bottomless mimosas and brunch bites are on tap for this “hair of the dog” event. DJ Mike Pope and the Queens of Phoenix Entertainment will help people sweat it out on the dance floor.

Glitz & Glam
Lips Atlanta, 3011 Buford Highway NE
6 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. shows; Taboo show 11:30 p.m. Reservations required.
$12 cover charge

Head to Lips on Buford Highway for dinner and a drag show filled with glamorous gowns and seriously big hair.

Sunday, October 13

Atlanta Pride Parade
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The 49th annual Atlanta Pride parade steps off at 12 p.m. at the Civic Center MARTA station and heads east down Atlanta’s famed Peachtree Street toward its final destination at Piedmont Park, the heart of the festival. Bar and restaurant hop along the parade route.

Pride on the Terrace
Livingston Restaurant + Bar, 659 Peachtree Street NE

Watch the Pride Parade from the terrace of Livingston Restaurant + Bar at the historic Georgian Terrace hotel with reserved seating, cocktails, and a brunch buffet. DJ Yvonne Monet will keep the music going all afternoon.

HRC Atlanta Pride Brunch
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Empire State South, 999 Peachtree Street #140

HRC (Human Rights Campaign) hosts Atlanta’s official Pride brunch on the terraces just above the best view of the parade at the corner of Peachtree and 10th streets. All proceeds go to HRC’s advocacy work across the country.

Henry’s Pride Parade Party
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Henry’s Midtown Tavern, 132 10th Street NE

This kid-friendly parade viewing party includes food, cocktails, and dancing to DJs spinning music on the deck overlooking the route. Reservations encouraged for those wishing to dine.

The Lawrence Pride Patio Party
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Lawrence, 905 Juniper Street NE

After the parade passes, head to the Lawrence for food, drinks, $5 punch, and music all benefiting Southern Fried Queer Pride.

Dragalicious Gospel Brunch
Lips Atlanta, 3011 Buford Highway NE
1 p.m. show. Reservations required.
$5 cover charge; $17.95 brunch per person

This Sunday service is all about sequins, heels, mimosas, and buttermilk pancakes.

Misc Edgewood
10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Noni’s, 357 Edgewood Avenue SE

It’s week three in this seven-week drag pageant competition. Head to Noni’s on Edgewood for a pre-show pasta dinner, then stay for drinks and all of the pageant shenanigans where the remaining nine competitors perform their most over-the-top satirical numbers.

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

1133 Huff Road Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 350-5500 Visit Website


659 Peachtree Street Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 897-5000 Visit Website


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16850 Jog Road, , FL 33446 (561) 638-1949 Visit Website

Park Tavern

500 10th Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 249-0001 Visit Website


1287 Glenwood Avenue Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 624-4411 Visit Website


357 Edgewood Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 (404) 343-1808 Visit Website

Empire State South

999 Peachtree Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 541-1105 Visit Website
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