Monday, June 4, 2012

Out and Proud In Uptown

Uptown Business Partners sent out this press release about how Uptown will celebrate Pride this year:

With the annual Pride Parade extending through the Uptown Community for the first time, Uptown is welcoming the LGBT community like never before.
  • On Saturday, June 23rd, the annual Dyke March kicks off for the first time in Uptown, leaving Margate Park and proceeding along Sheridan, Broadway and Argyle Streets.
  • On Sunday, June 24th, the annual Montrose Rocks event will take place at Montrose Harbor welcoming a diverse LGBT community to a hip-hop inspired Gay Pride event.  
  • And this year on Sunday, June 24th, at noon the Annual Gay Pride Parade will step off in Uptown. 
  • These events are highlighted on Uptown United’s LGBT dedicated website.
The Uptown Neighborhood starts showing its pride with The First Business Partners – The Chamber for Uptown Love Crawl, Pub Crawl right here in Uptown.  The Love Crawl will take place on Saturday, June 9th, launching at 2:00pm from Crew Bar + Grill, and traveling by trolley to nine Uptown-based LGBT Friendly Bars and Eateries including: Uptown Lounge, The Spot, The SoFo Tap, Nick’s Uptown, Fat Cat, Crew Bar + Grill, Big Chicks, The Bar on Buena, and Annoyance Theater.

The Love Crawl is a Love Boat themed pub crawl with commemorative T-shirt, trolley ride, and a costume contest with the chance of winning over $100 in prizes.  Co-sponsored by Windy City Times/Night Spots, Stella Beer and Brotherhood of the Phoenix, we expect Love Crawl to sell out and be a roaring good time.  Go to or for more information on The First Love Crawl in Uptown.

The Love Crawl and other Uptown-based specials and events taking place during Pride month can be found at and include Pride Weekend specials like:
  • 15% off your bill at The Cousins Restaurant if you mention Uptown Proud
  • early hours and drink specials at Crew Bar + Grill
  • new brunch offerings from Baker & Nosh
  • as well and LGBT related theater performances by Uptown’s About Face, and Annoyance Theaters throughout the month of June.  
Check the “Shopping and Dining” and “Other Events” sections of for details on where to go and what to do in Uptown to celebrate Pride right here in Chicago’s Historic Uptown Neighborhood.  We welcome you to Uptown and look forward to celebrating Gay Pride the whole month through.

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