Parade Dining 2008
June 18, 2008

As Carol Channing warbled in Hello, Dolly! ‘Before the Parade Passes By’, why not grab a great seat and one of these fabulous restaurants along the Pride parade route and watch the festivities with a cocktail in hand and a great meal with a few of your friends. 2008 provides some of our favorite staple venues as well as a couple new spots that have burst on the Boystown scene this year.

3231 N Clark | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 549-4400 |
Renowned for their delightfully innovative brunch menu, Orange offers everything from eggs Benedict to green eggs and ham to frushi (fresh fruit rolled with fruit-juice infused rice). There are always fun specials and the service is impeccable.

Jack's On Halsted
3201 N Halsted Street | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 244-9191 |
A contempory, American restaurant, Jack's features global cuisine incorporating Asian, Mediterranian and New World making it a true American blend.

Firefly (Closed)
3335 N Halsted | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525-2505
This little bistro is located right in the heart of Boystown. Sitting at the bar is a great place to experience Pride Fest, Market Days or just simply watch the always interesting world go by.

HB: Home Bistro
3404 N Halsted | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 661-0299 |
This neighborhood favorite features large windows that overlook Halsted Street - perfect for watching the parade. BYOB.

Las Mananitas
3523 N Halsted Street | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525-2109
With a great outdoor patio, this fun Mexican restaurant has great energy and a fabulous carne asana y .

Halsted's Bar and Grill
3441 N Halsted | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 348-9696 |
Large front windows and a large beer garden, Halsted's is a perfect Pride choice, serving standard American food.

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N Halsted | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525-1111 |
What a drag!! Catch a great show while sipping on one of many selections from Kit Kat’s vast martini menu.

Melrose Restaurant
3233 N Broadway | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 327-2060
With a large outdoor seating area and a menu that would make Denny’s seem limited, Melrose is a great choice for pre-parade dining.

Wilde Bar and Restaurant
3130 N Broadway | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 244-0404 |
Named after poet and playwright Oscar Wilde, this upscale Irish pub is accessible to every cross section of patron.

Cesar's on Broadway
2924 N Broadway | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 296-9097 |
Home of the 'Killer Margarita,' Cesar's celebrates Pride with a street party and plenty to drink. The Pride Party follows the parade at Cesar's.


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