Help Save Metal Haven Grill

Those of you familiar with Metal Haven Grill know its a unique hybrid Restaurant/Record store concept.
Not only is it a place for metalheads to network and congregate but it also has some great food.
In only 4 months we have already been recognized by the Chicago Eater on their list of top Vegetarian friendly restuarants in the city coming in at #13. Quite an honor i must tell you. Not only is the vegetarian/vegan food excellent  so is our other food.
I am sure we will be recognized for our Pot Roast or Italian Beef and even great appetizers like the Fried Cheese Curds or Fried Pickles etc.
Food is our #1 priority.

We've put together great events like the Metal Market where other vendors come in and sell shirts, vinyl, CDs etc. some from their personal collections and also artists selling some of their great artwork. Events like record release/listening parties, birthday parties and recently the Latino Metal night.
We have planned great things on the horizon as well, so many more things to happen and enjoy as a community.

Those of you who have come to the restaurant know just how special it is.
Unfortunately business is not where it should be.
Metal Haven Grill is out of money.  I am asking for money to help pay the bills, keep the place open and if I can get enough than possibly apply for a liquor license (currently we are BYOB).
Those of you who have not been yet, this is a way you can show support. Everyone else, you know just how unique the Metal Haven Grill is.
Not just for Chicago but for the entire United States. There is really nothing like it.  For those of you from around the country who have been in visiting Chicago, I need your support, those of you who never been from around the country, I know you want a place like Metal Haven Grill in your town/city. Support to keep it alive.

Even the local community in Logan Square have embraced the restaurant. Why? not because of the music but the food. They love the food, check out the Yelp reviews. The food stands on its own.

Those of you who know me, know the heart and soul I have put into this project.  This project has been in works for years and i have done tons of research and studying to do this thing right. I have to say its come out pretty close to my vision. Look at what has been accomplished:
- incredible rare original artwork
- extremely rare records on the wall
- nicely put together restaurant, color scheme, branding etc.
- diverse delicious menu with home made in house recipes and love put into the food
- small record store within the restaurant

everything has come together beautifully due to the diligence and research that went into it.
This is a labor of love not only for myself but for the metal community. The Chicago metal scene deserves a place like this, it would be a shame if it went away.

I am looking for anything you can spare, even if its $5 or $10, if 1,000 of you donate than that adds up.
If you can donate more than great, that would get me closer to the goal.
I am looking for $25,000. This should be able to pay the bills for a while and possibly enough to apply for a liquor license. Obviously I have alot more than that outstanding in loans and bills but at this point I will take whatever I can get.
If you know someone with disposable income or wants to support a worthwhile cause, show them this Gofundme page or bring them to the restaurant so they could see for themselves. This place is the real deal, real restaurant with real good food with real friendly staff with really good metal music.

Like I said theres bigger and better things on the horizon but not without the funds to get us there.
I am asking not just for myself but for my brilliant staff and the Chicago metal community to please keep this place alive. Support!!!

Donations (112)

  • Leon del Muerte
    • $50 
    • 7 yrs


Metalhaven Mark
Chicago, IL

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