How you can help out-of-work tipped employees in your neighborhood

Coronavirus

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While most Americans wait on a stimulus check, out of work tipped employees remain skeptical on how far $1,200 will take them.

“My rent is $1,200, so that gets me caught up from March,” said a tipped employee in River North.

Below are a list of bars, venues and restaurants that have set up emergency relief funds for their employees.

ALBANY PARK

  • Bokeh: GoFundMe link
  • Hot Dog Station: GoFundMe link
  • Montrose Saloon: GoFundMe link
  • Nick’s Billiards: GoFundMe link
  • Plant Shop: GoFundMe link
  • Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards: GoFundMe link
  • Twisted Hippo Taproom and Eatery: GoFundMe link

ANDERSONVILLE

  • Anteprima: GoFundMe link
  • Bongo Room: GoFundMe link
  • Elixir Lounge: GoFuneMe link
  • Hamburger Mary’s / Mary’s Attic: GoFundMe link
  • Hopleaf: GoFuneMe link
  • Jerry’s Sandwiches: GoFundMe link
  • La Colombe: GoFundMe link
  • Little Bad Wolf: GoFundMe link
  • Lost Larson: GoFundMe link
  • Marty’s: GoFundMe link
  • Passerotto: GoFundMe link
  • Simon’s Tavern: GoFundMe link
  • Taste of Heaven: GoFundMe link

AVONDALE

  • Avondale Bowl: GoFundMe link
  • Avondale Coffee Club: GoFundMe link
  • Avondale Tap: GoFundMe link
  • Beer Temple: GoFundMe link
  • Brew Brew Coffee & Tea: GoFundMe link
  • Crown Liquors: GoFundMe link
  • DMen Tap: GoFundMe link
  • Kuma’s Corner: GoFundMe link
  • Late Bar: GoFundMe link
  • Ludlow Liquors: GoFundMe link
  • Reed’s Local: GoFundMe link
  • Sleeping Village: GoFundMe link
  • SmallBar: GoFundMe link
  • Tacos Tequilas: GoFundMe link

BRIDGEPORT

  • Bridgeport Coffee: GoFundMe link
  • Maria’s Packaged Goods: GoFundMe link

BUCKTOWN

  • Bucktown Pub: GoFundMe link
  • Floyd’s Pub: GoFundMe link
  • Gallery Cabaret: GoFundMe link
  • Jack & Gingers: GoFundMe link
  • Royal Grocer & Co.: GoFundMe link

BUENA PARK

  • The Bar on Buena: GoFundMe link
  • The Holiday Club: GoFundMe link

EDGEWATER

  • Uncommon Ground: GoFundMe link

FULTON MARKET

  • Blind Barber: GoFundMe link
  • Clover: GoFundMe link
  • Emporium: GoFundMe link
  • Federales: GoFundMe link

GOOSE ISLAND

  • Joe’s on Weed Street: GoFundMe link
  • Monty’s Tap: GoFundMe link
  • PRYSM Nightclub: GoFundMe link

HUMBOLDT PARK

  • The Continental: GoFundMe link
  • Empty Bottle: GoFundMe link

HYDE PARK

  • The Dandy Crown: GoFundMe link
  • The Promontory: GoFundMe link

IRVING PARK

  • Christina’s Place: GoFundMe link
  • ERIS Brewery & Cider House: GoFundMe link
  • Live Wire Lounge: GoFundMe link
  • Templestowe Pub: GoFundMe link

LAKE VIEW

  • AJ Hudson’s Public House: GoFundMe link
  • Beermiscuous: GoFundMe link
  • Berlin: GoFundMe link
  • The Butcher’s Tap: GoFundMe link
  • Ceres’ Table: GoFundMe link
  • F. O’Mahony’s: GoFundMe link
  • Kirkwood: GoFundMe link
  • Lincoln Tap Room: GoFundMe link
  • Long Room: GoFundMe link
  • Matilda: GoFundMe link
  • Mfk: GoFundMe link
  • Sheffield’s Wine & Beer Garden: GoFundMe link
  • Vaughan’s Pub: GoFundMe link

LINCOLN PARK

  • aliveOne: GoFundMe link
  • Broken Barrel Bar: GoFundMe link
  • Happy’s Bamboo Bar & Lounge: GoFundMe link
  • The Galway Arms: GoFundMe link
  • Delilah’s: GoFundMe link
  • Gaslight Bar and Grill: GoFundMe link
  • Liar’s Club: GoFundMe link
  • Lincoln Station: GoFundMe link
  • Park West: GoFundMe link
  • The Tonic Room: GoFundMe link
  • Prost: GoFundMe link

LINCOLN SQUARE

  • Davis Theater: GoFundMe link
  • Red Lion (Lincoln Square): GoFundMe link

Little Italy/University Village

  • Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap: GoFundMe link

LOGAN SQUARE

  • Best Intentions: GoFundMe link
  • The Boiler Room: GoFundMe link
  • Cole’s Bar: GoFundMe link
  • Concord Music Hall: GoFundMe link
  • Crown Taproom: GoFundMe link
  • Dos Urban Cantina: GoFundMe link
  • Emporium: GoFundMe link
  • Green Eye Lounge: GoFundMe link
  • Ground Control: GoFundMe link
  • The Heavy Feather: GoFundMe link
  • Late Bar: GoFundMe link
  • Lula Cafe: GoFundMe link
  • Maplewood Lounge: GoFundMe link
  • Moe’s Tavern: GoFundMe link
  • The Native: GoFundMe link
  • Papa Cenar: GoFundMe link
  • Podlasie Club: GoFundMe link
  • Rocking Horse: GoFundMe link
  • Rosa’s Lounge: GoFundMe link
  • Scofflaw: GoFundMe link
  • Welcome Back Lounge: GoFundMe link
  • The Whistler: GoFundMe link

LOOP

  • 2Twenty2 Tavern: GoFundMe link
  • Cactus Bar & Grill: GoFundMe link
  • Cherry Circle Room: GoFundMe link
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concessions Bartenders: GoFundMe link
  • The Dearborn: GoFundMe link
  • The Drawing Room: GoFundMe link
  • Franklin Tap: GoFundMe link
  • Game Room: GoFundMe link
  • The Milk Room: GoFundMe link
  • Sidebar: GoFundMe link
  • Stocks & Blondes: GoFundMe link

NOBLE SQUARE

  • Bar Biscay: GoFundMe link
  • Temporis: GoFundMe link

NEAR NORTH SIDE

  • Farmhouse: GoFundMe link
  • The Fireplace Inn: GoFundMe link

NEAR SOUTH SIDE

  • Reggie’s: GoFundMe link

NORTH CENTER

  • Beat Kitchen: GoFundMe link
  • Brownstone Tavern: GoFundMe link
  • Foley’s Bar & Grill: GoFundMe link
  • The Globe Pub: GoFundMe link
  • The Hungry Brain: GoFundMe link
  • Martyrs’: GoFundMe link
  • O’Donovan’s: GoFundMe link

OLD TOWN

  • Benchmark: GoFundMe link
  • Ranalli’s: GoFundMe link
  • Second City: GoFundMe link
  • Twin Anchors: GoFundMe link

PILSEN

  • Alulu Brewery and Pub: GoFundMe link
  • Green Room Tap: GoFundMe link
  • Radius: GoFundMe link
  • Thalia Hall: GoFundMe link

RAVENSWOOD

  • Fountainhead: GoFundMe link
  • The Grafton Pub: GoFundMe link
  • Monty Gael’s: GoFundMe link
  • Wolcott Tap: GoFundMe link

RIVER NORTH

  • 80 Proof: GoFundMe link
  • Beacon Tavern: GoFundMe link
  • The Berkshire Room: GoFundMe link
  • Brehon Pub: GoFundMe link
  • Fremont: GoFundMe link
  • Frontera Grill: GoFundMe link
  • Highline: GoFundMe link
  • Hubbard Inn: GoFundMe link
  • O’Callaghan’s: GoFundMe link
  • Pizzeria Uno: GoFundMe link
  • Portsmith: GoFundMe link
  • Prosecco: GoFundMe link
  • Untitled Supper Club: GoFundMe link

ROGERS PARK

  • Candlelite: GoFundMe link

ROSCOE VILLAGE

  • Cork Lounge: GoFundMe link

SHERIDAN PARK

  • Carol’s Pub: GoFundMe link

SOUTH CHICAGO

  • The New Look: GoFundMe link

STREETERVILLE

  • Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub: GoFundMe link

UKRANIAN VILLAGE

  • Cleo’s: GoFundMe link
  • EZ Inn: GoFundMe link
  • High Dive: GoFundMe link

UPTOWN

  • 3 Squares Diner: GoFundMe link
  • Fat Cat: GoFundMe link
  • The Green Mill: GoFundMe link
  • Riviera Theater: GoFundMe link

WEST LOOP

  • Bad Hunter: GoFundMe link
  • Bottom Lounge: GoFundMe link
  • Cobra Lounge: GoFundMe link
  • El Che Steakhouse & Bar: GoFundMe link
  • Kuma’s Corner: GoFundMe link
  • New Line Tavern: GoFundMe link
  • Porter: GoFundMe link
  • Proxi: GoFundMe link
  • Sepia: GoFundMe link
  • Smyth + The Loyalist: GoFundMe link
  • Third Rail Tavern: GoFundMe link
  • WestEnd: GoFundMe link

WEST RIDGE

  • Cary’s Lounge: GoFundMe link

WEST TOWN

  • Aberdeen Tap: GoFundMe link
  • Clever Rabbit: GoFundMe link
  • Five Star Bar: GoFundMe link
  • Funkenhausen: GoFundMe link
  • G&O: GoFundMe link
  • Damen Tap: GoFundMe link
  • Dante’s Tavern: GoFundMe link
  • Easy Bar: GoFundMe link
  • The Hideout: GoFundMe link
  • Recess: GoFundMe link
  • Whiskey Business: GoFundMe link

WICKER PARK

  • Bangers & Lace: GoFundMe link
  • Chop Shop: GoFundMe link
  • Club Lucky: GoFundMe link
  • Debonair Social Club: GoFundMe link
  • Dorian’s: GoFundMe link
  • Emporium: GoFundMe link
  • Estelle’s: GoFundMe link
  • Nick’s Beer Garden: GoFundMe link
  • North Bar: GoFundMe link
  • Piece Pizzeria & Brewery: GoFundMe link
  • The Wormhole Coffee: GoFundMe link

WRIGLEYVILLE

  • Brickhouse: GoFundMe link
  • GMan Tavern: GoFundMe link
  • HVAC Pub: GoFundMe link
  • Irish Oak: GoFundMe link
  • Metro: GoFundMe link
  • Nisei Lounge: GoFundMe link
  • Roadhouse 66 Gas N’ Grill: GoFundMe link
  • Smartbar: GoFundMe link

SUBURBS

BLUE ISLAND

  • Rock Island Public House: GoFundMe link
  • Krave: GoFundMe link

BURR RIDGE

  • Topaz Cafe: GoFundMe link

ELK GROVE VILLAGE

  • Coach’s Corner: GoFundMe link

EVANSTON

  • Bar Louie: GoFundMe link
  • Bluestone: GoFundMe link
  • Blind Faith Cafe: GoFundMe link
  • Evanston Pub: GoFundMe link
  • SPACE: GoFundMe link

HIGHWOOD

  • Beermiscuous: GoFundMe link

OAK PARK

  • BeerShop: GoFundMe link
  • Citrine Café: GoFundMe link

WESTMONT

  • Amber Cafe: GoFundMe link

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