In Fargo-Moorhead, LGBTQ+ pride thrives year-round with a vibrant community of businesses and events. Explore LGBTQ+-owned and LGBTQ+-friendly establishments while enjoying the area's dining, nightlife, and attractions. From breweries to entertainment hubs, there's something for everyone to support.


FM Pride

August 8-11, 2024

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. Fargo-Moorhead Pride takes place each August, and goals have been established to empower, educate, and support the LGBTQ community throughout the region. Enjoy Pride in the Park, a 5k, parade, and many other events.

Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival

September 2024

Since 2009, the festival has screened films from national and international sources, all focusing on the lived experience of the Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender communities. The festival hosts an average of 35 narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental films each year. The festival takes place over four days annually in September at the historic Fargo Theatre.

Drag Shows

You often don't have to look too hard to see some great drag from our local performers. The downtown VFW, The Aquarium, and Sanctuary Events Center are just a few venues that consistently host performances. Check the events calendar for upcoming shows. 


Food & Restaurants

46 North Pints & Provisions

Named for Fargo's latitude, this cozy-yet-modern American eatery in downtown Fargo serves artisan eats (bison meatloaf, anyone?) and an extensive bar.

635 2nd Ave N, Fargo | (701) 532-0986


African and European fusion is Adibon's specialty, with authentic African menu options. Tasty family recipes are in their store-front but also available for catering and family-style.

3017 13th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 730-9301


Big portions and reasonable prices unite at Altony's for fantastic, made-from-scratch, three-course meals.

800 Holiday Drive, Suite 176, Moorhead | (218) 287-5557

Atomic Coffee

This eco-chic local coffee shop is one of locals' favorite hangouts, with plenty of seating, wifi, and delicious fair trade coffee, desserts, and vegan and vegetarian food options.

222 Broadway, Fargo | (701) 478-6160

Babb's Coffee House

Babb's is a Seattle-themed coffee shop in Downtown Fargo with a "Public Market Center" sign above the bar. The coffee and teas are airlifted in from Seattle, so you truly can have a taste of the coast right on Main.

604 Main Ave, Fargo | (701) 271-0222

Beer & Fish

Down Roberts Alley in the heart of Downtown Fargo, you'll find the freshest fish & chips the area offers at Beer & Fish Company. With an urban ambiance and nautical vibe, this casual spot features an oyster bar sourced from the East Coast, fine seafood dishes, and a vast selection of tap beers.

203 Roberts Alley, Fargo | (701) 532-1342


A Nordic-Jewish deli tucked into a mid-century modern antique shop. 1950s play ovens adorn the walls, and the open kitchen serves up small plates, house-made bagels (with schmear, of course), and delicious coffee every day of the week.

402 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 306-4131

Black Coffee and Waffle Bar

This waffle bar serves locally sourced coffee and homemade waffles every day. The waffles are prepared in-house using homemade recipes and fresh ingredients, featuring interesting flavors and toppings like ham and Swiss or your more classic fruit or peanut butter.

550 2nd Ave N, Fargo | (701) 566-8749

Boiler Room

The Boiler Room sits one floor off Fargo's main street, Broadway, and serves quirky dishes like Scotch eggs and Knoephla soup. You'll also find poutine, crab-cake sandwiches, meatloaf, and other decadent main meals and an all-day brunch menu for diehard breakfast lovers.

210 Broadway, Fargo | (701) 478-1990

Boppa's Bagels

30 types of bagels and 18 flavors of cream cheese, now with two locations. Head here if you want a bagel sandwich, plain, schmeared, buttered, cream-cheesed, or with coffee, smoothies, or soda.

3051 25th St S, Fargo | (701) 241-7800
3251 Seter Parkway Suite 117, Fargo | (701) 478-7800


The Brewhalla Market is full of vendors like the Mangata Wine & Raw BarUnglued Market, and Livin' the Dream Pottery. Not to mention, Brewhalla is connected to Drekker Brewing Company and serves Drekker Beers throughout the market. 

1702 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 532-0506

China Buffet

This buffet serves hot, all-you-can-eat Chinese food and sushi. They also have an extensive menu to order off featuring mei fun, egg foo young, and 12 chef specialties. Customers favor their fantastic wontons and orange chicken.

3246 Hwy 10 E, Moorhead | (218) 233-6868

Deaner's Diner

Homestyle cooking just the way you like it at Deaner's! All-day breakfasts, patty melts, chicken strip baskets, and an omelet galore. Finish with a classic shake, malt, or slice of pie.

405 Main Ave W, West Fargo | (701) 277-7062

Dempsey's Public House

Step into industrial-era Dublin. Cozy leather booths, exposed brick walls, dark wood stools and bar tops, and an ever-present Guinness tap transport you across the pond. Pub grub adorns the menu while live music, open mic nights, and events hit the stage downstairs and up at The Aquarium – one of Fargo's top live music venues.

226 Broadway, Fargo | (701) 235-5913

Fargo Billiards and Gastropub

Fargo Billiards has 34 world-class pool tables, six ping pong tables, four foosball tables, and seven dart boards surrounded by original artwork that are separated into six sections, two of which are open to all ages and all of which provide a fun, comfortable environment for people of all skill levels. Eat beer-battered walleye fingers, hand-tossed pizza, prime-cut sandwiches, and more from their scratch menu.

3234 43rd St S, Fargo | (701) 282-4168

Fargo Brewing

Proud sponsors of FM Pride and hosts of the annual Pride Block Party, Fargo Brewing, is North Dakota's oldest and largest craft brewery. Hang in their taproom or come for live music, a meal at Nova Eatery, or even a haircut at Nice Barber Co.

610 University Drive N, Fargo | (701) 478-2337

Front Street Taproom

Front Street Taproom showcases the impressive amount of beer brewed in the FM area and surrounding region. With a commitment to support local small businesses, all 30 taps feature locally brewed beer along with an always-changing snack menu of locally produced munchies. Check out their happy hour specials and live music on weekends.

614 Main Ave, Fargo | (701) 566-7226

Gallery Restaurant

The Gallery restaurant in The Holiday Inn offers a wide selection of meals all day. Their menu features hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood, plus enjoy shareables with friends in the Spirits Lounge.

3803 13th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 282-2700

Granite City

Known for its excellent Sunday brunch, Granite City serves great American cuisine all week. They also have a microbrewery offering a locally brewed beer with your meal.

1636 42nd St S, Fargo | (701) 293-3000


Since 1947, Hi-Ho has been serving classic hamburgers and fries, but you can also find items like grilled cheeses, hot dogs, and a Philly steak. Try the Hi-Ho Special for a timeless classic.

3051 25th St S #L, Fargo | (701) 280-9505

India Palace

Drawing from northern India, India Palace flavors are varied, as is the climate of India. From the tamer chicken tikka masala to the hot vindaloo, you can choose any curry how you like it. Their chefs can spice them individually according to your palette.

5050 13th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 356-6500

Luna Fargo

Originating as a coffee shop, Luna Fargo has grown into a neighborhood kitchen and wine & beer lounge, providing an ever-evolving menu of real food that honors local providers and Midwest tastes.

1545 University Dr S, Fargo | (701) 293-8818

Mexican Village

Mexican Village was founded in 1970 and is a staple in Fargo-Moorhead. Warm up with homemade recipes and lunch specials with their famous hot sauce.

3155 45th St S, Fargo | (701) 356-0120

Nichole's Fine Pastry & Café

Nichole's, a local favorite for over 20 years, offers a sophisticated yet welcoming atmosphere. Led by chef Nichole Hensen, a Culinary Institute of America Greystone alum, the menu features European-inspired dishes made in-house, from French press coffee and croissants to charcuterie boards and wine from a state-of-the-art vending machine. A Nichole's dessert counter is also located inside Brewhalla.

13 South 8th St, Fargo | (701) 232-6430

Poke Bowl

Poke Bowl serves Hawaiian-style Poke. Choose your base, then your poke, and then toppings. Connected to Wasabi Sushi, your party can choose from each menu.

560 2nd Ave N, Fargo | (701) 232-3380


Since 2015, Pounds has delivered comfort with loaded everything: bagel mac & cheese, torch sauce wings, and a hangover burger. The revamped location offers great lunch or late-night bites vibes, complete with a pet-friendly patio and generous happy hour specials.

6 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 478-1234

Red Pepper

A laid-back taqueria serving their famous taco-meat grinders, casual Mexican eats & American favorites. They were voted "The Best Late Night Food in the United States" by Esquire magazine.

1105 19th Ave N, Fargo | (701) 205-1702

Red River Coffee Co.

This cozy space serves organically brewed coffee and tea, caramel rolls, other pastries, and savory, homemade breakfast and lunch options, all made from scratch.

2600 52nd Ave. S, Fargo | (701) 356-3848


Located within the Jasper Hotel in the heart of Downtown Fargo, you can expect everything at Rosewild to be made with the Fargo traditions in mind. From the farm-to-table options on the menu to the handmade plates by a local artist, this unique spot is bound to be a favorite.

215 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 532-2150


Spanish and Italian influences swirl with delicious American flavors. Step inside, and it feels like you’ve entered an Old World hangout with exposed brick and a wood-burning pizza oven.

315 Main Ave, Moorhead | (218) 227-5388

Silver Linings Creamery

The Silver Lining Creamery specializes in fresh, bold, and unique flavors, all created in-house using the most up-to-date and freshest ice cream ingredients.

123 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 532-0961

Sol. Ave Kitchen

This fast-casual concept creates globally inspired street food with a Midwest twist. Their sole aim is to leave you happy, and the food does just that, with New American fare, Midwest-inspired dishes, and a cheese counter.

1408 1st Ave N, Ste 2, Moorhead | (218) 284-7653

Spaghetti Western

Spaghetti Western serves high-quality dishes at affordable prices, filling the void of Italian food downtown. Their menu includes traditional sauces, imported cheeses, and homemade pasta.

524 Broadway, Fargo | (701) 532-4699

Steep Me A Cup of Tea

Steep Me A Cup of Tea is a trendy shop serving hot and iced beverages made by fusion. Over 100 different flavors of loose tea will keep your taste buds excited.

5498 51st Ave S, Fargo | (701) 412-2929

Sushi Burrito Cafe

From their family to yours, Sushi Burrito Cafe puts love and careful attention into each order. They wrap the freshest ingredients into burrito form for a new, customizable, on-the-go version of your favorite meal.

623 Northern Pacific Ave, Fargo | (701) 799-2879

Tavern Grill

South Fargo is lucky to have this Minneapolis gem. Besides their delicious Sunday brunch, choose from their build-your-own pizza, salad, or burger, or let the chef concoct an original for you.

4504 32nd Ave S, Fargo | (701) 232-9383


At this cozy downtown hangout, sip a delicious juice or drink with interesting goodies like tapioca pearls and flavored popping bubbles on one of their comfy couches while enjoying the view and playing board games.

119 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 235-5036

The Red Raven

Officially, in their new Moorhead location, Red Raven is an employee-owned co-op whose ownership comprises the LGBTQ+ community. The cafe serves various coffee, tea, and espresso and offers space for community events.

106 7th St S, Moorhead

The Zone Bar

At this neighborhood bar, menu items include an extensive appetizers list, pizza, melts, burgers, and more. Still, the karaoke, friendly staff, and excellent service are the real reasons to choose The Zone.

701 Main Ave E, West Fargo | (701) 277-5652

Thunder Coffee

Locally owned with two locations focusing on community, quality coffee drinks, tea, and snacks. Both Thunder Coffee locations have a drive-thru plus cozy spaces to sip their delicious drinks.

300 Sheyenne St, #190, West Fargo | (701) 404-7743
1702 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 404-7743

Toasted Frog

You'll spot Toasted Frog adorning Fargo’s main drag. Its speakeasy-esque interior will have you craving a martini alongside their signature fried cheesy pickles.

305 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 478-7888

Wild Terra Cider

Wild Terra Cider is an experimental cider and wine bar that also serves Modelo. Their taproom just off downtown has two floors filled with groovy tunes and plants and hosts fun events like trivia, bingo, and even drunk karaoke. They also have gender-inclusive restrooms.

6 12th St N, Fargo | (701) 405-3184

Young Blood Coffee Co.

Unique West Coast-inspired coffee with nuanced, bright, and sweet flavors. Owners bring West Coast artisan coffee expertise to the Midwest, setting this coffee shop apart as you enjoy one of Fargo's moFargo'sted hangout spots.

623 2nd Ave N, Fargo | (218) 770-4728


Shopping & Things To Do

4e Winery

4e Winery is a boutique North Dakota winery crafting high-quality wines from northern prairie ingredients. Visit their historic century-old farmstead for tastings and events.

3766 156th Ave SE, Mapleton | (701) 936-9693

Baker Garden & Gift

This plant nursery, garden center & gift shop has been family-run since 1957. Pick out your next house plant, get a gift, plus browse their offered landscaping services.

2733 S University Dr, Fargo | (701) 237-6255

Botanical Brothers

Botanical Brothers is your local plant paradise. They aim to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive community centered around the beauty and joy of houseplants.

64 4th St N, Fargo | (701) 532-0984

Cottonwood Cider House

Cottonwood Cider's orchard has over 40 apple varieties, creating a unique cider yearly.

14481 25th St SE, Ayr | (701) 866-9913

Daily's Market

Daily's Market is a convenience store located in Downtown Fargo's heart. Stop by for a quick stock up on daily essentials and browse from their local merch.

216 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 532-1689

First Avenue Market

Support many local businesses while shopping in one place at First Avenue Market. Purchase food items, refurbished furniture, art, and other hand-crafted items.

612 1st Ave N, Fargo

F-M Visitors Center

The Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Centers exist to tell the world about all the fun things to do in Fargo and West Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota. It’s housed in a grain elevator at Exit 348, just off Interstate 94. The building pays homage to the region’s agricultural roots. Once inside, you'll find Fargo tourism information, maps, brochures, a gift shop, and the notorious prop, The Woodchipper, from the classic Coen brothers movie Fargo.

2001 44th St S, Fargo | (701) 282-3653

Gallery 4

Gallery 4 is an artist-run co-op that has been in existence since 1975 (the oldest continuous-running artist co-op in the nation) and is also the downtown Visitor Center hub where you can find the visitors guide, dining guide, and other visitor information.

115 Roberts St N, Fargo | (701) 237-6867

Kidco Children's Museum

Children's Museum located in Downtown Moorhead. KidCo. is an imagination-focused indoor playland for kiddos ages 1-8 years old. Schedule a play in 90-minute sessions that have a controlled attendance.

814 Center Ave Suite 3, Moorhead | (218) 284-5050

Kindred People

This downtown boutique features women's clothing, accessories, shoes, and gifts. Items are handpicked from local + regional artists or at market shows nationwide. The shop also features artisan-made gifts that showcase the area's talent and Northern roots.

300 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 478-2012

Kingpinz Social

Kingpinz Social is the latest family entertainment center featuring hyperbowling, an arcade, laser tag, and escape rooms. Refuel at one of their three onsite restaurants, including a full-service restaurant, a lounge, a food truck, and two bars.

3485 Jacks Way S, Fargo | (701) 532-2695

Mint + Basil

Along Main Ave, you'll find Mint + Basil, which has beautifully curated apparel, accessories, and home collections. Many of their products are locally made. 

714 Main Ave, Fargo | (701) 478-4141

More Than Words

More Than Words is Moorhead's newest indie bookshop (+ more) features books, stationery, games, kid's items, and more.

40 4th St N, Moorhead | (701) 297-2407

Paradox Comics-N-Cards

Paradox Comics-N-Cards is a hobby store that has supported the area since 1993. Find new comics, graphic novels, Magic: the Gathering, board games, and more.

26 Roberts St N, Fargo | (701) 239-9505


Proper is a clothing and accessories boutique focused on modern, unique, and feminine pieces at accessible prices. Locate on-trend pieces to mix and match to evolve your unique style.

315 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 364-0133

Red River Zoo

Easily spend the day at the Red River Zoo while visiting over 89 species, riding an antique carousel, and playing in the new interactive children’s exhibits. Fargo’s zoo features both native and exotic animals found in climate conditions similar to those of the Red River Valley. They specialize in caring for and breeding some of the rarest cold climate species on earth. Find gender-neutral bathrooms throughout the property.

4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo | (701) 277-9240

Scribble Lady

Launched in November 2022, Scribble Lady's mission is to create a place that fosters creation through embracing imperfection. They sell local artists' works alongside art supplies and tutorials for beginners.

408 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 715-5437

Shotwell Floral

For over 130 years, Shotwell Floral has provided beautiful flowers and plants, including many from their greenhouses. Don't forget to stop by their storefront to get gifts of all kinds before leaving with your chosen bouquet.

4000 40th St S, Fargo | (701) 356-9377

The Bowler

Your one-stop spot for all-day entertainment is The Bowler. They offer a bowling alley, the Pizza Done Right restaurant, and three bars (The Upperdeck, Strikers, and Alleys) to enjoy.

2630 University Dr, Fargo | (701) 235-7588

The Nines

Downtown Fargo is lucky to have this second boutique's location with its matriarch in Detroit Lakes. The NINES is a clothing and accessory destination, with new arrivals daily. Call or message through their socials to set up a personal shopper.

215 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 850-7098

The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum

Located inside a renovated post office building from 1915, this free art museum’s permanent collection has over 5,000 local, regional, and national works on display. They are an inclusive space, and host a Queer Joy exhibit annually to celebrate Pride Month.

521 Main Ave, Moorhead | (218) 236-8861

THIS Skateshop

This local skate shop specializes in pre-built boards, skate accessories, shoes, and clothing for the skateboarder in all of us.

625 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 365-8017


Recently relocated to Brewhalla, Unglued has been a key contributor to the crafting culture in Fargo. It's a modern handmade gift shop that connects shoppers to over 200 local and regional makers' products, including jewelry, gifts, vintage wear, art, beauty, and more. Unglued also organizes crazy awesome events to inspire creativity, like its adult sleepaway summer camp, kids' downtown camps, private and public workshops, kids' parties, and more.

1702 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 205-1597

West Acres

Shop at familiar retailers, unique boutiques, and other stores in West Acres Mall, which also features distinctive dining and events.

3902 13th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 282-2222


This variety store is treasured by anyone who visits and is built on creativity and the belief that retail should indulge all the senses. Find books, stationery, gifts, and so much more. The store also hosts book signings and other community events.

420 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 239-4729

This blog was crafted to provide valuable information to visitors and locals regarding LGBTQ+-friendly businesses in Fargo-Moorhead. Research primarily involved consulting local blogs and utilizing Google Maps tags. Is your business LGBTQ+ owned or friendly? Please send information to our Digital Marketing Manager, Jayci.