Milwaukee’s Bars, Restaurants and Venues Call for Help
Businesses seeking to find ways to support their employees.
Bars, restaurants and venues across the nation are shutting down. While some are remaining open for take-out and delivery, it has whittled the number of staff that remain working down to a skeleton crew. Unemployment claims are skyrocketing. And since many service industry workers live paycheck-to-paycheck, it’s important that they receive the help they need during this time.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many bars, restaurants and venues have taken to crowdfunding fundraisers to benefit employees that have been indefinitely laid off. The following list contains information on how to help the employees of your favorite spots to grab a bite to eat, sip a craft cocktail or catch an intimate live performance.
Amilinda (315 E. Wisconsin Ave.): Amilinda is asking customers to “pay it forward” by purchasing gift cards. Amilinda will then use those funds to provide meals for those affected by the COVID-19 shutdown in the hospitality/restaurant industry. Visit www.amilinda.com/pay-it-forward/ for more information.
the cheel (105 S. Main St., Thiensville): Benefits such as “the cheel in your ville” (kitchen staff will cook for 8 people at the location of your choice) and “livin’ the cheel life” (eat at cheel for an entire year) will support staff members that have been laid off. Visit www.thecheel.com for more information.
Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave., 333 W. Juneau Ave.): For every online sales of Good City Brewing’s “Work at Home” tee, $10 will be donated to the company’s employee relief fund. Purchase the shirt here.
Highbury (2322 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.): Donate to the staff via Venmo (@Joe-Katz-16)
The Lost Whale (2151 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.): Donate to the staff via Venmo (@lostwhaleMKE) or Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Merriment Social (240 E. Pittsburgh Ave.): All tips on take-out orders go towards staff and donations can be made to the staff via phone by calling 414-645-0240.
The Mothership (2301 S. Logan Ave.): Donate to the staff via Venmo (@mship-2301).
Nomad World Pub (1401 E. Brady St.): Donate to the staff via Venmo (@NomadWorldPub).
Revel Bar (2246 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.): Crowdfunded staff relief fund
Nehring’s Sendik’s on Downer (2643 N. Downer Ave.): Employees are fighting to get paid sick leave. At the moment, it’s not looking likely, so they’re asking for funds to cover unpaid leave if needed. Donate here.
Taylors Bar (795 N. Jefferson St.): Purchase a gift card from Taylor’s to use once it reopens
X-Ray Arcade (5036 S. Packard Ave., Cudahy): Crowdfunded staff relief fund
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This article was last updated on March 26th at 5:00 p.m.
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