Papageno’s Wine & Provisions Celebrates Pride By Highlighting LGBTQ Companies

Photo by Rick Karlin.

Papageno’s Wine & Provisions will prominently feature LGBTQ-owned and friendly businesses.

These include Kylie Minogue wines, Fruition “Big Gay” chocolate bar, Wooden Table Baking Company cookies, Shaquanda’s hot sauces, Rancho Gordo heirloom beans, OmNom caramel pride chocolate bar, Rupen’s cooking sauces, Early Bird granola, Lindera Farms’ vinegars, Wackym’s Kitchen cookies, and many other great LGBTQ business owners who are trying to make a difference. Papageno’s Wine & Provisions is all about celebrating the producers of amazing food and wine.

Marco Gomez and Douglas Haines, the couple who own and operate the business, are quick to say, “We are a small business that celebrates small businesses.” They want to support and celebrate LGBTQ producers and the local LGBTQ community they serve every day, especially during Pride Month.

Papageno’s Wine & Provisions provides the community with a compelling experience for the culinarily curious as well as the everyday shopper; one that feeds the imagination as well as the palate. A sense of discovery and storytelling are key elements of the experience they provide.

Marco A. Gomez has more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, primarily in fine dining. He is a certified sommelier who maintains a strong understanding of current trends in the wine and fine dining industry and takes the lead in the wine section at Papageno’s R. Douglas Haines oversees the specialty foods. He has more than 30 years of experience in the specialty food industry.

If you’ve not been to Papageno’s, you owe yourself a visit. It is a foodie’s paradise! With 2,400 square feet of tables and shelves brimming with gourmet products and samples to try, just be sure to use the tongs!

Papageno’s Wine & Provisions
1201 North Federal Highway, Suite 1B, Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Rooftop lounges are suddenly the big thing in Fort Lauderdale. Of course, it wasn’t that long ago that Fort Lauderdale didn’t have many public buildings that were more than five stories tall. Suddenly everyone’s taking advantage of the views.

Nubé Rooftop Bar on the 26th floor of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort has a 4,000-square-foot bar with 60 outdoor seats and a menu that is mostly bar bites with Asian flourishes. 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-6823;

Escape Rooftop Bar, on the eighth floor, above Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, offers stunning sunset views because it overlooks the Intracoastal as well as the ocean. It offers nine craft cocktails, wines by the glass, and tapas. 2900 Riomar St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-908-7301;

Elevate Skye Bar & Lounge is a restaurant and rooftop bar atop the Opal Grand Resort & Spa in downtown Delray Beach. The vibe is like being on an upscale yacht. Among the treats is a Farmer’s Board charcuterie platter and craft cocktails. 10 N. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, 561-274-3289;

Bar Capri tops Elisabetta's Ristorante in downtown West Palm Beach and offers cocktails, wine, beer, and a menu of Elisabetta's bar bites and pizza downstairs.

185 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-342-6699;

For a while there, Bar Rita was the place to go on Monday nights for the LGBT community. Although not quite a de rigueur, it is still popular, and the rooftop margarita bar is one reason why. Great food, reasonably priced. 1401 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, 954-990-6658,

The Easton Rooftop Pool & Lounge sits atop Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown, the spacious rooftop is surrounded with panoramic views over Fort Lauderdale. The menu includes cocktails, beer, and wine by the glass or bottle, as well as a set of fresh poolside bites. If you want a truly elevated experience, reserve a cabana, and go for bottle service.


Phone: 954-514-7095
Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM - 2PM


2520 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, FL 33305



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