Barometer: Two Bars Nearest Pride Festival Host Weekend Fun


19 Bar

This year, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain marked the 62nd anniversary of her accession to the throne. As well, the venerable 19 Bar in Minneapolis, with an iconic portrait of the monarch on its north wall, observed its 62nd anniversary as the oldest local GLBT establishment. Just two blocks east of Loring Park, the 19 has expanded hours for Pride, from 3 PM to 2 AM on Friday, June 27, and from Noon to 2 AM on Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29. Party with a capacity crowd on the spacious and beautiful outdoor patio in back of the bar, or shoot a game at three pool tables inside.

19 Bar
19 W. 15th St., Mpls.
(612) 871-5553


Loring Kitchen & Bar

Right across from the east side of Loring Park, the Loring Kitchen & Bar in Minneapolis celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. Its Pride Fest will be in full swing with music and dancing on the outdoor stage. DJs on Saturday, June 28, are Keith Millions (Noon-2 PM), Bach (2-4 PM), Soviet Panda (4-7 PM), and Espada (7-10 PM). DJs on Sunday, June 29, are Mike 2600 and Espada (Noon-6 PM). Enjoy outdoor food on the grill (hot dogs, burgers, and ribs), along with Ketel One and Jameson drink specials, starting at 9 AM on Saturday and 10 AM on Sunday. All this and no cover (18+).

Loring Kitchen & Bar
1359 Willow St., Mpls.
(612) 843-0400

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