This post is meant to be a resource on how to help individual bars you love and the industry as a whole. Please let me know if you see something I missed and I will add it to my list!
I will try and keep it in alphabetical order and by country – starting with my own!
How to Help
Bottle Bar and Shop is the brainchild of Xhulio Sina, passionate mixologist and his wife, Natalie John, a keen sampler of Xhulio’s cocktails.
Our vision was to open a bar and a shop that could offer home made, tasty, beautiful cocktails in a bottle, and here we are in Catford! We are extremely proud to have opened Bottle Bar and Shop.
Their award-winning cocktail, Mirror Margarita, is a crystal clear twist on the classic which when served looks like a glass of water, but is in fact a stunning Margarita with the perfect balance of sweet and sour notes. In addition to their award winning original they are selling their Mezcal Mirror Margarita by the bottle – a smoky twist on the much loved Tequila version made with Union Mezcal, homemade Hacha sour mix, cane syrup & mixed orange oils.
Every penny will go to the staff paychecks over the coming months, or how ever long this lasts.
But that’s not it, we are not asking you to just give money. Any amount that you donate, can and will be redeemable against any bill in either bar, just show us your confirmation of donation email. So in reality, you will get your money back. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and we will see you on the other side with a Martini in hand.
Sager & Wild – click here for their GOFUNDME page
We are trying to do everything we can to make it through this and we are trying our hardest to not lose a single member of staff, from dishwashers through to management. Our staff have already graciously agreed to pay cuts in order to accommodate the severe dip in trade, but it’s time for us to ask for help, your help. So if you can spare any amount, we are raising funds to keep our wonderful teams employed over the next few months
Sacred Spirits – click here to order home delivery
If you’re ever been to CTC or Murder Inc. and had a great time, it’s because of them. While we’re all pressed now, if you can spare anything, it will hopefully help us in lasting through this dire time and keep us taking care of them. And we’ll 100% make it up to ya. (Plus, do you really wanna make it through this apocalypse and not be able to tell your stories in a decent bar…?)
Tonight Josephine: Click here for their Crowdfunder page
If you, a loved one or a friend has ever had an amazing experience at Tonight Josephine, we need you now more than ever. Any support you’re able to offer is extremely invaluable and will help secure the future of not only the company, but the employment of 135 employees that we care deeply about.
Trailer Happiness – Click here for their GoFundMe page!
My name is Sly Augustin and I’ve been the proud owner of the Trailer Happiness in West London for the last 8 years. Trailer has long been considered an institution among rum lovers but what makes the bar extra special is the connection to community, both local and global. We understand this is a rough time for everyone so we’re not asking for charity. The value of every donation made will be redeemable against your future bill at Trailer Happiness and if you’d rather not spend money on booze you can check out our web shop for some Trailer merch. 100% of profits go towards paying our staff and with your help we hope to come back stronger than ever.
Death & Co – Donate to Death & Co.’s Employee Relief Fund
Lost Lake: Donate to Lost Lake’s Employee Relief Fund
Diamond Reef: Donate to Diamond Reef’s Employee Relief Fund
Cane & Table: Donate to Cane & Table’s Employee Relief Fund
- Donate to Restaurant Workers Community Foundation. RWCF is a New York-based 501c3 non-profit that is directing contributions to organizations leading on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community, providing zero-interest loans to businesses to maintain payroll and establishing a relief fund for individuals experiencing economic hardship.
- Donate to the United States Bartenders Guild. The USBG National Charity’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program is collecting donations to support their philanthropic grant program providing assistance to bartenders and their families in need. (Recipients of the grant do not need to be members of the USBG. For more info on how to apply for a grant see here.)
- Donate to One Fair Wage. OFW’s Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund provides cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more unable to work in 11 states. (For more info on how to apply for a grant see here.)
- Donate to Another Round Another Rally. ARAR is a Phoenix-based 501c3 non-profit that raises emergency funds for hospitality workers, and provides $500 grants from their Hospitality Tip Jar fund. (For more info on how to apply for a grant see here.)