#InTheLimelight: LGBTQIA+ Friendly Restaurants To Start Supporting This Pride Month

Pride Month has officially started, and while we should appreciate the community year wide, the month of June is their month to claim! The community continues to grow and stand fierce for what they truly believe. If you're a part of the community and struggling to find a restaurant you can trust to be open, worry no more! Here are some places you could consider going on a date with your significant other or even your friends, who are accepting of everyone and anyone. With the option to filter the restaurants as LGBTQIA+ friendly on Zomato, it gets easier to find one out near your own vicinity.

Check out these LGBTQIA+ Friendly restaurants near you:

Blabber All Day

Blabber All Day is, as the name suggests, an all-day cosy cafe & bar filled with chatter! With an aesthetic interior, delicious food and drinks, what more would one need to fulfil their dreams of a perfect date with their partner! It's a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community as they are open to all, leaving nothing to worry about for anyone. It's a great place to dine and even work, opening up options for all.

-Location: Borivali East, Mumbai -Open Hours: 12 noon – 1 am -Average Cost: ₹1,200 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol
Check them out on Instagram here.

Doolally Taproom

Say cheers to the pride month with your significant other or friends at Doolally Taproom, an LGBTQIA+ friendly space with its delicious selections of finger food and brewed beers. Not only that, but they have some great board games to play, a delightful way to unwind and catch up. Sometimes they'll host a surprise stand-up besides live sports screenings, a fun surprise to those who love either activity. The chill ambience adds more to their openness to all!

-Location: Khar, Mumbai (+ Multiple other locations) -Open Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 am – 12:30 am Sat-Sun: 7am – 12:30am -Average Cost: ₹2,400 for two people (approx.) with alcohol ₹300 for a pint of beer (approx.)
Check them out on Instagram here.

Òsteria

Òsteria is a place where one can have a romantic dinner, a brunch with friends, a fun night out or even watch live sports! No matter what you wish to do, Òsteria is the place to be, and the best part is that the space is LGBTQIA+ friendly. Famous for its craft beers, artisanal cocktails, Neapolitan pizzas, Mediterranean delights, cheesecakes and more, people also say that the place is known for its hospitality and as a beautiful place. PS: They host happy hours on Mondays to Saturdays from 12 pm to 5 pm.

-Location: Veera Desai Area, Mumbai -Open Hours: 11:30 am – 1:30 am -Average Cost: ₹1,800 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol ₹280 for a pint of beer (approx.)
Check them out on Instagram here.

Madeira & Mime

Madeira & Mime is a space with great food of different cuisines, board games, cheerful staff, peppy music, and serving Jain options, all while being LGBTQIA+ friendly. With restricted entry, they recommend booking a table before visiting. Madeira & Mime has several food options, from mini vada pavs to Mumbai sandwiches, Cheese Poutine, pasta, and more! People have applauded it for its great concept and the unique experience they offer. From Monday to Thursday, 12 pm to 7 pm, they host a happy hour with a 2 + 1 on their entire bar menu. This restaurant is filled with events and gigs almost every day, always keeping the customers entertained.

-Location: Powai, Mumbai -Open Hours: 12 noon – 1:30 am -Average Cost: ₹1,000 for two people (approx.) with alcohol ₹191 for a pint of beer (approx.)
Check them out on Instagram here.

Toit


With vintage decor, decent music, live sports screenings, craft and brewed beer, delicious desserts, a work-friendly vibe and being LGBTQIA+ friendly, what more do you want from a place? Toit is where you'd wish to be, not worrying about anything as they welcome everyone with open beers! A space with continental and South Indian dining, Toit opens up options for whatever you crave.

-Location: Lower Parel, Mumbai -Open Hours: 8:30 am – 1 am -Average Cost: ₹1,600 for two people (approx.) with alcohol ₹250 for a pint of beer (approx.)
Check them out on Instagram here.