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

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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

www.gofundme.com/f/sidetrackchicago .

Help Support The Glenwood Bartenders Fundraiser

www.facebook.com/donate/515529829393212/ .

Virtual Tip Jar for Scarlet Bar

www.gofundme.com/f/virtual-tip-jar-for-scarlet-bar .

Bobby Loves Staff Virtual Tip Jar

www.gofundme.com/f/bobby-loves-staff-relief-fund .

Hydrate Nightclub and Elixir Lounge Tip Jar

www.gofundme.com/f/hydrate-nightclub-and-elixir-lounge-tip-jar .

Relief Fund for Berlin Employees

www.gofundme.com/f/virtual-tip-jar-for-berlin-employees .

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

www.gofundme.com/f/2bears-tavern-group-staff-assitance-fund .

The North End Team ( Family )

www.gofundme.com/f/the-north-end-team-family .

ProgressBar Staff Relief Fund

www.gofundme.com/f/progressbar-staff-relief-fund .

Support the team that serves you at Touche

www.gofundme.com/f/support-the-team-that-serves-you-at-touche .

Atmosphere Bar Staff Relief Fund

www.gofundme.com/f/atmosphere-bar-staff-relief-fund .

Lucky Horseshoe Lounge Staff Relief Fund

www.gofundme.com/f/fdp5r8-lucky-horseshoe-lounge-staff-relief-fund .

The Call Bar-Home Bar of Andersonville

www.gofundme.com/f/the-call-bar .

D.S. Tequila Staff Relief Fund

dstequila.com/donate/ .

Drew's on Halsted Employees

www.gofundme.com/f/drews-on-halsted .

The Closet's Virtual Tip Jar

www.gofundme.com/f/the-closets-virtual-tip-jar .

Assistance for Cell Block Chicago

www.gofundme.com/f/assistance-for-cell-block-chicago .

Hamburger Mary's Staff Support Fund

www.gofundme.com/f/hamburger-mary039s-staff-support-fund .

The Baton Show Lounge Staff Tip Jar

www.gofundme.com/f/the-baton-show-lounge .

Support the Replay & Elixir Andersonville Staff

www.gofundme.com/f/support-the-replay-andersonville .

Fantasy Night Club Employee Relief Fund

www.gofundme.com/f/1xrme2unyo .

Shaker's on Clark Staff Virtual Tip Jar

www.gofundme.com/f/shakers-on-clark-staff-fund .

Krave Staff Relief Fund

www.gofundme.com/f/ClubKraveTipJar .

Second Story Bar relief fund

www.gofundme.com/f/second-story-bar-relief-fund .

Kit Kat Lounge Staff Relief Fund

www.gofundme.com/f/kit-kat-lounge-staff-relief-fund .

Queen Quarantine Fund

www.gofundme.com/f/queen039s-quarantine-fund .

Staff at Rogers Park Social

www.gofundme.com/f/8rf8kt-serving-the-servers .

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.

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