The celebratory mood of Baltimore Pride is often reflected in nearby bars’ drink specials and themed parties, and this weekend is no exception. Below is a sampling. (You can find more info on this weekend’s festivities here.)
The Baltimore Eagle: From 9 p.m. to close Friday is the Lust Party, the official leather/bear/fetish event for Pride located on the second-floor Nest area. (The $7 cover benefits GLCCB.) The drink special Friday night is $7 Absolut Elyx and Red Bull.
On Saturday, the Eagle will celebrate Pride with a five-DJ dance party and drink specials (all day/night) including $5 Long Island iced teas, $5 Miller Lite tallboys and $15 Malibu or Absolut 32-ounce bucket cocktails. (No cover from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.; $5 cover from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; $15 cover after 7 p.m.) Sunday’s Pride closing party, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., features a $5 cup of Absolut flavored vodka cocktail or Miller Lite, which can be refilled for $3. 2022 N. Charles St., Station North. thebaltimoreeagle.com.
The G.A.Y. Lounge: This new bar, housed in the former Ware House 518 restaurant, will offer a $150 bottle service special on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, from 10 p.m. to midnight, rail drinks will cost $5. A “Glow Party” begins 10 p.m. Friday that will also feature a Wet Underwear Contest with $300 in cash prizes. 518 N. Charles St., Mount Vernon. g-a-ybaltimore.com.
Grand Central: From Wednesday throughout the weekend, Miller Lite drafts will cost $3 and Monument City Rye 51 drafts will cost $4. Pride punches, adult snow cones and Jell-O shots will also be sold. 1001 N. Charles St., Mid-Town Belvedere. grandcentralclub.com.
Leon’s: Buckets of tropical slushies will be on sale for $10, and the 2-for-1 happy hour special ($5 rail drinks/domestic beers, $6 mid-shelf liquor drinks and $7 premium-cocktail drinks (with exceptions)) will run until midnight each night all weekend. No cover charge. At 10 p.m. Saturday, Leon’s will host a costume contest. 870 Park Ave., Mid-Town Belvedere. 410-539-4993.
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