Virtual Tip Jar Roundup — Chicagoland and COVID-19

In Beer News by Karl

We’re keeping track (trying to, anyways) of all the bars and breweries that have set up GoFundMe accounts, virtual tip jars or online gift card purchases to help support their staff during the statewide shutdown of on-premise dining and drinking.

If you aren’t able to share with any of these organizations or campaigns right now, we ask that you kindly consider making a delivery order or a takeout order from a restaurant, bar or brewery that you might have otherwise patronized. (And then tip well!)

See one we should add? Email me at or hit us up on Twitter.

UPDATE: We’ve also been in touch with the awesome folks behind Chicago Hospitality Employment Relief their guide has a ton of other great resources. There’s also the Chicago Service Relief page and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild has built a similar GDoc that has beer pickup/takeout info plus additional info.

We’re also seeing that most breweries are making updates to their audiences on Instagram. We’ve been updating the Brewery List underneath our map to add everyone’s IG handle so it’s easy to find their pages the quickest.

Now go wash your hands!

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Karl has written about food, travel and beer for Chicago Magazine, Thrillist, Time Out Chicago, AskMen and more. His book, Beer Lovers Chicago, is now available via Amazon and other booksellers.If you're buying, he's likely having a porter or a pale ale.

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