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WINDYCITYMEDIAGROUP

Fundraisers online for workers sidelined by Chicago bar closings
2020-03-27


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker has ordered the closing of all bars and restaurants for dine-in business at least through the end of April. This is a necessary action to stem to transmission of the virus, but it has sidelined servers, bartenders, DJs, drag queens, and many others who earn their livings in Chicago's LGBTQ nightlife scene.

Many online fundraising attempts have been arranged to help support the bars' staffs. Below is a list of links to online fundraisers for many of the local bars and parties. Windy City Times encourages you to show your support in this time of hardship. If you are aware of any additional efforts for any bar not listed, please email Kirk Williamson at kirk@windycitymediagroup.com .

Sidetrack Staff Support Effort

https:// Article Link Here .

Help Support The Glenwood Bartenders Fundraiser

https:// Article Link Here .

Virtual Tip Jar for Scarlet Bar

https:// Article Link Here .

Bobby Loves Staff Virtual Tip Jar

https:// Article Link Here .

Hydrate Nightclub and Elixir Lounge Tip Jar

https:// Article Link Here .

Relief Fund for Berlin Employees

https:// Article Link Here .

2Bears Tavern Group ( Jackhammer/The Sofo Tap/Meeting House Tavern ) Staff Assistance Fund

https:// Article Link Here .

The North End Team ( Family )

https:// Article Link Here .

ProgressBar Staff Relief Fund

https:// Article Link Here .

Support the team that serves you at Touche

https:// Article Link Here .

Atmosphere Bar Staff Relief Fund

https:// Article Link Here .

Lucky Horseshoe Lounge Staff Relief Fund

https:// Article Link Here .

The Call Bar-Home Bar of Andersonville

https:// Article Link Here .

D.S. Tequila Staff Relief Fund

https://dstequila.com/donate/ .

Drew's on Halsted Employees

https:// Article Link Here .

The Closet's Virtual Tip Jar

https:// Article Link Here .

Assistance for Cell Block Chicago

https:// Article Link Here .

Hamburger Mary's Staff Support Fund

https:// Article Link Here .

The Baton Show Lounge Staff Tip Jar

https:// Article Link Here .

Support the Replay & Elixir Andersonville Staff

https:// Article Link Here .

Fantasy Night Club Employee Relief Fund

https:// Article Link Here .

Shaker's on Clark Staff Virtual Tip Jar

https:// Article Link Here .

Krave Staff Relief Fund

https:// Article Link Here .

Second Story Bar relief fund

https:// Article Link Here .

Kit Kat Lounge Staff Relief Fund

https:// Article Link Here .

Queen Quarantine Fund

https:// Article Link Here .

Staff at Rogers Park Social

https:// Article Link Here .

In addition, Roscoe's is selling eGift cards through March 31, with all proceeds going to the staff. You can apply the promotion code STAFF at this link to purchase a card with a value of twice what you pay. These cards have no expiration date and can be used for drinks, coat check, ticketed events and meet-and-greets.

https://squareup.com/gift/WRF0Y8WRYA9JZ/order .

—Windy City Times


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