LGBTQ Pride: How Restaurants and Bars Are Celebrating in 2022

Across the United States and Canada, Pride returns with full-scale celebrations in June for the first time since 2019, and OpenTable is here to guide you through the best restaurant and bar experiences throughout the month.

Find some of the best LGBTQ establishments across the continent with our four regional guides, check out how queer-owned and operated businesses have been central to the movement with our guide to historic LGBTQ establishments in North America, take a look at how the queer dining landscape has evolved in past decades, and more. Read on for all the stories.

The bright pink interior of a restaurant called Lil Deb's Oasis

Photo credit: Lil Deb’s Oasis.

LGBTQ spaces started off mostly as bars and clubs, places that were more hidden to protect queer people from persecution. A new model of the queer restaurant has emerged in the last decade. Here’s what that means.

Four drag queens singing and raising their hands up in the air

Photo credit: Sam Angel Photography

Peek inside the music, food, and dance-filled celebration at Taco Bell’s Nashville cantina.

The interior of the restaurant, the Black Cat

The Black Cat, in Los Angeles, has been pivotal to the LGBTQ rights movement. Photo credit: The Black Cat

The historic Los Angeles bar witnessed one of the first organized LGBTQ protests against the police, in 1967, two years before Stonewall.

There’s no better way to celebrate Pride than to pay a visit to one of these community stalwarts across the country.

Take a look at the LGBTQ-owned and -operated restaurants and bars across the U.S. with each of our regional lists below.