Twin Cities Pride Parade: Where to drink, eat, and watch

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The most colorful time of the year is back again, as Minneapolis hosts its annual Pride Parade along Hennepin Avenue on Sunday, June 29.

While the parade is fun to watch from the street, restaurants and bars will host events throughout the day so you can stay involved while also boozing and feasting in allegiance with the LGBTQ community. Grab a pair of shades, a friend (or five), and your pride, 'cause we've got the best rooftops to visit this Sunday.

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The UNION Rooftop Direct view of Hennepin? Check. Rooftop for rain or shine? Check. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can eat and enjoy UNION's retractable rooftop while getting a right-on-Hennepin look at the events going on downtown. Specifically for the parade, UNION is hosting a viewing party complete with a DJ, entertainment, and parade commentary, for $10. The money will go toward One Heartland, a charity that raises money for programs geared toward youth and families in the LGTBQA community. Get your tickets while they're hot.

Seven Steakhouse
With the parade happening on Sunday, there's no surprise that we're dishing out yet another brunch spot. Seven is hosting its seventh annual Bitch N' Brunch the day of the parade. For $25 in advance or $30 at the door, you can score a 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. all-you-can-eat brunch deal while having access to a VIP view of Pride -- not to mention a complimentary mimosa at the beginning of your meal. Just want the sights and none of the food? $10 will get you access to seating as well as that free mimosa. Cabana couches, fresh air, and brunch: It sounds like the trifecta of summertime parade watching. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.


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Jordan James
Jordan James

Again, these events are because these groups have long been (and are still currently) marginalized. The dominate paradigm has told gay people, black people, Hispanic people...that they are less than. That white and straight is the way to be. State-mandated segregation ended only as recently as 1964. These issues are not ancient history, and there are a multitude of issues that are still working to marginalize these groups today. These events are to speak out against that, to empower people who have been marginalized, to declare pride in oneself in the face of societal oppression. Again, to ask why there isn't straight, white events is to fail to have any perspective or understanding of our world and country presently and historically. Really should be embarrassed of yourselves.

Sunshine Summerdays
Sunshine Summerdays

Thanks Jeremy. Seems like there is celebrations for every race but Caucasian. We're not allowed, it would be racist and unacceptable.

Jeremy Deysach
Jeremy Deysach

No there isn't, it is a reasonable question. It is like asking if there could be a white history month, or mexican history month... it is reasonable if you honestly believe in equality

Jordan James
Jordan James

Straight people such as myself have never been told that we're wrong/less than/etc. Pride events are a response to the persecution, hate, intolerance and negativity that LGBTQ people face (and that straight people don't and never, ever have). To ask where straight pride week is...is to fundamentally fail to understand what Pride is about. It is to fail to have any perspective whatsoever. It is to be a failure in so many ways.

Keith Morris
Keith Morris

So, there is such a thing as a stupid question.

Jeremy Deysach
Jeremy Deysach

(the Mardi Gras name could simply be change to 'Boob Fest' and not many people would object)

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