NOLA Pride Events to Check Out This Month

New Orleans Pride – Rainbow Flag” by Tony Webster is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

June is Pride month, so to get you in the mood, here are a few events to add to your calendar!

Pride at the Pool Party at W New Orleans

To kick off Pride month, W New Orleans – French Quarter is celebrating the only way New Orleans knows how – big. On Sunday, June 11, the hotel will put on Pride at the Pool, hosted by a grande dame in the community, Fatsy Cline. From 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the hotel’s outdoor courtyard pool, W French Quarter and Fatsy Cline will hold an afternoon filled with cocktails, DJ music, raffles and decadent fun. 

Cocktails for a cause

Criollo partners with PFLAG New Orleans

In partnership with PFLAG New Orleans, Criollo is donating $1.00 for every Vieux Carre cocktail sold during the month of June.

‘Jamaican Me Gay’ cocktail at Palm&Pine

50% of proceeds from Palm&Pine’s solidarity cocktail, ‘Jamaican Me Gay’, will go towards BreakOUT, an LGBTQ youth of color organization based in New Orleans.


All throughout June, Couvant and The Press Room (bar inside The Eliza Jane Hotel) will offer their cocktail for a cause—

French RoseA light summer twist on a French 75, made with Gin, rose simple syrup and lemon, topped with sparkling wine. 10% of the proceeds from this cocktail throughout June will benefit Project Lazarus, whose mission is to help heal and empower people living with HIV/AIDS by focusing on wellness, providing housing, and offering important support services.

Saint John Drag Brunch

June 9 NOLA PRIDE DRAG BRUNCH: To celebrate NOLA Pride Weekend (June 9 – 11), Saint John will host a Pride Drag Brunch on Friday, June 9 (11 am). Guests will enjoy a three-course meal including some of Saint John’s main brunch staples with bottomless bubbles and amazing entertainment by award-winning Queens Debbie with a D, Laveau Contraire and Terri Aqui! Tickets ($120) are available now via Resy – full details and promo assets are included below:

WHAT: Saint John’s Nola Pride Drag Brunch!

WHEN: Friday, June 9, 11 am

WHERE: Saint John (1117 Decatur Street:


Purchase your ticket here: Book Your PRIDE Drag Brunch Event With Saint John on Resy

Throughout the month of June, Saint John will be serving two special cocktails in celebration of PRIDE.

Our PRIDE Flag; WhoDat Vodka with house made blue lemonade, St. Germain liqueur and strawberry sugar salt rim.

Ménage a Tonic: Parisian style Gin and Tonic with Still Austin Gin, Dry Vermouth, Seagram’s tonic and your choice of house flavors – Lemon, Blueberry, Strawberry or Mint. 

Poppy’s Drag Queen Brunch at Tujaque’s

It is quite fitting that Tujague’s, the birthplace of the tradition known as brunch, was also one of the first to popularize drag queen brunches in New Orleans when the restaurant celebrated its 160th birthday in 2015. The drag queen brunch was created in partnership with cookbook author, media darling and culinary activist Poppy Tooker. Since then, drag brunches have become wildly-popular throughout New Orleans and the rest of the country. Now, in its new locale at 429 Decatur Street, the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans is celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month with the kick-off of the summer series of Poppy’s Drag Queen Brunches on Sunday, June 25th from 11AM – 2PM.

Taking place the last Sunday of each summer month (June 25, July 30 and August 27), these festive celebrations will feature a three-course drag brunch prepared by Executive Chef Gus Martin, bottomless mimosas for three full hours and lively entertainment by nationally-renowned drag queens Laveau ContraireDebbie With A DCucci Licci and Starr Alexander, amongst others.

Prepaid tickets are priced at $70 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Full menu for the June brunch is HERE and reservations can be made on OpenTable (under “Experiences”)  or by calling Tujague’s at (504)525-8576. 

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