There’s a New Gay Party in Town

Tashan to kick off Swagger - a monthly LGBT event

Courtesy of Tashan

With QFest just around the corner next month, the city is bracing for a new LGBT party with proceeds from the kick off to benefit the gay and lesbian film festival.

Swagger gets the party started at Tashan (777 S. Broad Street) between 6 and 9 p.m. with “777 Happy Hour” specials – including small plates, select wines and specialty cocktails. Each month a portion of the food and bar proceeds will benefit a local LGBT charity.

“Our goal is to throw an amazing party that lets us get to know the local community while giving back to a worthwhile cause,” says Tashan’s Assistant General Manager Brion Pizzi. “Swagger’s first beneficiary will be Philadelphia QFEST, a renowned gay and lesbian film festival presented by the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance.” The festival runs July 12 to July 20 with dozens of screenings and special events throughout the city.

Since last year, Tashan has been serving up small plates inspired by Indian flavors in a swank atmosphere – and one that promises to welcome a lively bar scene. The hot spot even earned a coveted place as the Best New Restaurant on the James Beard Awards’ list.