Are you a big, burly bear and proud of your good gay self? Maybe you’re a hotter otter with plenty of lovin’ to go around? Or one of the other hairy queer creatures that likes to party with like-minded dudes? Well, you’re gonna love this year’s Bear Pride line-up, you hirsute homies! And guess what? All of the events are open to everyone, and are totally free, as a thank you from the lovely Dublin Bars for all the support they’ve received throughout the year. You rock, guys!
Hee Bee Bee Gees
Friday June 23: Oscars Bar: Christchurch: 9pm
It’s Saturday Night Fever... on a Friday! It’s all hairy chests and medalions as parody act the Hee Bee Bee Gees kick off BP in style, complete with some dance stylings from DJ Aggie.
Dublin Bear Pride at Street66
Friday June 23: Parliament Street: 12am
Bears from across the globe, in town for Pride weekend will be gyrating to the sounds of DJ Pixie Woo at the erstwhile Front Lounge. It’ll be heaving.
Bears on Parade
Saturday June 24: Stephen’s Green: 1pm
Join the cubs, chubs and other hirsute honeys as they take part in the annual Dublin Pride Parade behind the Dublin Bears banner.
Bears and Beards
Saturday June 24: The Barbers: 4pm
If you go down to the post-Pride party in Smithfield today, you won’t have very far to go to continue the celebrations, Dublin Bear style, in The Barbers on Lower Grangegorman Rd. Expect shenanigans.
George not Michael
Saturday June 24: Oscars Bar, Christchurch: 9pm
We’re assuming it’s a tribute act? Or maybe it’s a themed night? Or just a handsome bear spinning the late, great GM’s tunes all night? We’ll just have to show up to find out.