LGBTQ+-Friendly Restaurants to Visit This April in The Palm Beaches

April 5, 2022

Check out these LGBTQ+-friendly restaurants and bars to visit this April and all year round

The Palm Beaches are a dynamic and inclusive destination boasting a lively LGBTQ+ community. From Jupiter to Boca Raton, our 39 cities and towns carry on a longstanding legacy of hospitality for all members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer community. The LGBTQ+ scene becomes even more vibrant during the month of April, when the International Polo Club Palm Beach hosts the International Gay Polo Tournament. Held from April 7 to April 10, this event combines serious competition with tailgates and social events—including a polotini party. 
Are you looking for places that embrace diversity and inclusion? Here we have listed some LGBTQ+-friendly restaurants and bars you should visit this April or on your next trip to The Palm Beaches.

Guys with pink t-shirts at Gay Polo
Courtesy of Ralph Notaro

 

1. Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo is a local LGBTQ+-friendly gastropub featuring a large selection of craft beers, cocktails, wine, and delicious food prepared by executive chef Fritz Cassel. Eat indoor in front of their open kitchen with a wood-fired stone and a bar with plenty of seating. Or, seat outdoor on the patio and take a picture inside their trendy vintage Airstream camper. Happy hour daily from 3 pm to 7 pm!
 
Location: 517 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 

Hullabaloo dishes
Courtesy of Hullabaloo

 

2. Propaganda

Located in Downtown Lake Worth, Propaganda is Palm Beach County's premier live music venue.
They welcome bands from any genre, with a focus on local artists. On Wednesdays, Propaganda offers a weekly Drag Show and party hosted by Rianna Petrone. Show times are 10 pm and 11 pm.
Happy Hour daily from 8 pm to 9 pm.
 
Location: 6 S J St, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Propaganda flyer
Courtesy of Propaganda

 

3. Kapow Noodle Bar

Led by Chef Tim Nickey and his team, Kapow Noodle Bar offers creative dishes made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant combines contemporary Southeast Asian cuisine with a South Florida vibe to elevate the dining and lounge experience. Some top dishes include tamarind glazed salmon, shrimp dumplings, Peking duck, and a variety of Gyoza tacos. The bar menu features hand-crafted cocktails, sake, wine, and craft beers. Kapow is open until 12 am on weekdays and keeps the party going until 2 am on weekends. 
 
Location: 519 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 

The Palm Beaches rainbow logo

 

4. Don Ramon

Don Ramon opened its door in West Palm Beach back in 1990, becoming one of the first restaurants to introduce Cuban cuisine to the area. The restaurant is committed to offer an authentic Cuban experience in an artsy, comfortable, and friendly ambiance. Don Ramon offers live music and Cuban culinary specialties prepared fresh daily by their seasoned chefs, as well as catering services for any occasion.
 
Location: 7101 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 

5. Death or Glory

Death or Glory is a woman-owned and dog-friendly bar located just off Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. Guests can kick back on the covered outside patio while sipping on a magnificent rum cocktail from what is hailed as the largest rum collection in The Palm Beaches. Their food menu is fresh and seasonal, and includes vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Make sure you try the truffle parmesan potatoes! Death or Glory organizes several events, including drag shows and drag brunches.
 
Location: 116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, 33483

Hummus and meat Death or Glory
Courtesy of  Death or Glory

 

6. H.G. Roosters

Listed on West Palm Beach’s Register of Historic Places, H.G. Rooster is considered the oldest gay bar in Florida. It’s the third LGBTQ+ venue in the U.S. to be designated a historic site, together with New York City’s Stonewall Inn and the Atlanta Eagle in Atlanta. Known as Turf West in the 1960s, it runs as Roosters since 1984. Through the years, the iconic bar has been a gathering spot and led charitable efforts for AIDS organizations. Unfortunately, the Rooster suffered a fire in May 2020, and remains closed. Rebuilding effort is underway and the restaurant looks forward to welcoming everyone back this fall!
 
Location: 823 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Rainbow bus

 

7. New York Grilled Cheese

New York Grilled Cheese in Boca Raton is a casual spot that takes comfort to the next level, offering the best grilled cheese in all South Florida. Their delicious grilled cheese combinations are prepared with fine cheeses and high-quality fresh food. Order the Manhattan Grilled Mac & Cheese or the Time Square Pizza Melt, and combine it with some tasty munchies such as their bacon lollipops or chicken tenders. 
 
Location: 493 N. Federal HWy, Boca Raton, FL 33432 

Grilled cheese
Courtesy of New York Grilled Cheese Co.

 

8. Subculture Coffee

With a strong belief in fostering a community of diversity and expression, as well as careful selection of locally sourced products, Subculture Coffee shop and creative lounge offers patrons flavorful coffee roasted with care. Their small batch approach to roasting maintains the fullest of flavors to pair with their menu of breakfast items and pastries.
 
Location: 509 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 

Cup of coffee
Courtesy of Subculture Coffee Roasters

 

Are you around The Palm Beaches on April 26, 2022? Then, you can help raise money for people who are living with HIV. The Compass Community Center will host “Dining Out For Life,” a national, annual fundraising event involving the participation of restaurants across Palm Beach County. Participating restaurants commit to donating a portion of their sales on April 26 to Compass, and all funds donated go towards helping people with HIV. This year, participating restaurants are: Don Ramon, Hullabaloo West Palm Beach, Kapow Noodle Bar West Palm Beach, New York Grilled Cheese, and Subculture Coffee.
Compass' mission is to engage, empower and enrich the lives of LGBTQ people and those impacted by HIV and AIDS. Check out Compass website for more details.

Header image courtesy of Hullabaloo.
 

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