Pride Month is held annually in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots in New York City, and marks events that generally span the entire month. Pride Month celebrates gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and recognizes their contributions on history. The largest LGBT event, Motor City Pride, takes place in Detroit at Hart Plaza on June 6 and June  7, 2015. No need to limit the celebration to just two days- check out these five spots that know how to celebrate all month long.
205 W. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 542-7646

Take in the relaxed vibe of Soho and order a round for friends. This is a spot for relaxing, and with its modern vibe, it’s easy to stick around for a while. Great drink specials, and the two outdoor patios, may just keep you there longer. Try your luck at Drag Queen Bingo or singing your heart out during your turn at karaoke.

16920 W. Warren St.
Detroit, MI 48228
(313) 584-6525

Gigi’s is a cabaret and nightclub of sorts that offers patrons unabashed fun and a lot to write home about. Gigi’s features talented entertainers that star in a much-lauded drag show. Gigi’s is a Detroit legend, and hosts the longest-running female impersonation revue in the state. This is where the night should begin and end- between the drinks and dancing and everything in between, you’re in for a memorable experience.

Rosie O’Grady’s
279 W. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 591-9163

Rosie O’Grady’s is the place to celebrate before or after the Ferndale Pride event. An Irish pub at heart, this popular eatery and nightclub has it all, and then some. There’s always great food on the menu and strong drinks to be poured. While Rosie O’Grady’s is fun any day of the week, on Sunday morning it turns into the place to be as the venue plays host to the much-anticipated brunch  drag show- a must-see event during Ferndale Pride.

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Menjos Complex
928 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48203
(313) 863-3934

Menjos Complex is a bar that welcomes anyone that wants to have a drink and maybe strike up a conversation. Great drink specials are abound at Menjos, which also features entertainment like karaoke on certain nights. Theme nights include college night, drag shows, movie nights, and there’s always games to play, like trivia and poker.

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Hayloft Saloon
8070 Greenfield Road
Detroit, MI 48228
(313) 581-8913 48228

With a happy hour that kicks off every day at 2 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m., Hayloft Saloon can’t be beat. This is a neighborhood bar where you’ll find fiercely loyal customers that have called this lounge home for years. Stop in for a drink, stay a while and have some fun. The Hayloft has been updated to include entertainment, such as an internet jukebox, darts, billiards and karaoke. Enjoy the company of newfound friends on the outdoor patio- the place to be when the weather is warm and balmy.

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