Bryant's * At Random * Jazz Estate Employee Fund

Thank you for your donations, we are grateful for all the love and support we have received from the community.  We have ended this fundraiser and distributed funds to our staff.  If you still want to help, please donate to Milwaukee's SOS fund:

SOS Milwaukee 

If you have questions about your donation thank you gift, please email us at [email redacted]

Thank you Milwaukee!


Our industry is feeling the effect of the unprescedented shut down of bars and restaurants due to the COVID-19 virus. While we all understand the importance of social distancing, the service industry, who work primarily on tips, has been especially hard hit.

This week we had to lay off 37 hard working people who provide Milwaukee with amazing cocktails and help keep three of its historic venues alive and well.  These employees are mothers, fathers, teachers, and artists.  They  give back to Milwaukee and make it a wonderfully creative place to live and work.  

As a business, we never imagined a scenario where all three of our businesses would have to close at once, so we are unfortunately unable to provide the assistance that these hard working folks need.  

I am asking that you take a moment to send a virtual tip to our staff so we can pass it on to them to help pay their expenses.  

ALL money raised by this fund will be passed on to our employees.

To say thank you, we have a few gifts for you.  Please specify in your donation which reward you'd like.  Some are in limited quantities, we will do our best to update this page when they are out.  #SmallBusinessRelief 

✦ Bryant’s at Home:  $5 Donation

If social isolation has you feeling, well, isolated, then this is the reward for you.  For any donation, you will receive a thank you email with a link to a Bryant’s Spotify playlist, along with a recipe for The Milwaukee Manhattan, one of our most popular drinks.  

Stir up a Milwaukee Manhattan, turn your lights down low (really low), and direct your pocket computer to our Spotify playlist and, voila, you have your very own Bryant’s at Home.  

We would strongly suggest you pay for Spotify premium to get the full effect of this thank you gift.  You’d never want be interrupted at Bryant’s with an ad for The Home Depot.  

✦ Bryant's  Supporter:  $50 Donation (50 available) 

Show your love for our staff during this time and we will thank you with a Bryant’s Lapel Pin and sticker.  Be careful, if you wear your lapel pin to Bryant’s we may mistake you for an employee and put you to work shaking cocktails.  

✦ At Random Supporter:  $50 Donation (50 available) 

Show your support and we will send you an At Random lapel pin along with one of our new, yet to be released, stickers.  Both were designed by Pete at The Black Lagoon Room and both will remind you of how much we appreciate you.

✦ Jazz Estate Ticket Package: $100 Donation (20 available) 

Throw a virtual $100 tip to our staff and we will thank you with a Jazz Estate Ticket Package good for two general admission tickets and two house cocktails.  

We will send you a letter explaining how to redeem your thank you gift.  

✦ Bryant’s VIP for a night (Bryant’s):  $100 Donation (20 available)

A reservation and two drinks at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge.

Ever want to feel like a VIP?  We know we have.  We don’t usually do the VIP thing at Bryant’s, but we will make an exception to thank you for your generosity during this time of need.  You let us know when you want to come and we will reserve two seats for you.  You will arrive at Bryant’s and will be ushered past all the poor souls waiting for a seat to your perfect table.  No waiting.  Your order will be taken and your drink order will jump to the front of the line.  Again, no waiting.   

You just contact us at lest 24 hours before you want to come and we will do the rest.  

✦ At Random VIP for a night (At Random):  $100 Donation (20 available)

A reservation and two drinks at At Random.

We are offering a VIP experience at your favorite retro cocktail lounge, At Random.  To thank you for your amazing generosity, we will reserve a table for two for you and your special sweetie.  Upon arrival at a specified time you will be whisked away, past the waiting crowd, to a Naugahyde love booth to sip on two complimentary cocktails (or one tiki love bowl).  No waiting, no fuss, just pure retro love.  

You just contact us at lest 24 hours before you want to come and we will do the rest.  

✦ (UNAVAILABLE) Charlie Brown Christmas Experience (Jazz Estate):  (UNAVAILABLE)

Two reserved table seats to A Charlie Brown Christmas this upcoming December at The Estate.  

It’s Milwaukee’s hottest Christmas Concert: The Commercialists perform Vince Guaralid's A Charlie Brown Christmas at The Jazz Estate.  Shows are always sold out, and one particular table, the two seater in front of the stage, sells the fastest.  Like, it sells out in a couple of minutes of announcing ticket sales.

If you want to see this amazing show while sitting in the coveted table, this is the reward for you!  You will get first pick of shows and will also get two house cocktails on the house.   

We will email you with a list of dates and times and you let us know which one you want.  

✦ Chartreuse Barrel Aging Package:  $250 Donation  (1 available)

Age your own cocktails in a  special Chartreuse 3 gallon oak barrel and stand, made by Thousand Oaks Barrel Company along with a 750ml bottle of Green Chartreuse.  Must be picked up on site at one of our locations. 

✦ Van Winkle Manhattan Package $2000 Donation  (2 

You are the super supporter of our staff and your generosity will help our staff weather this virus storm.  An uber generous gift deserves an uber generous thank you present, so we will give you a bottle of Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old Bourbon along with a 375ml bottle of Noily Prat and a small jar of Luxardo cherries.  It's up to you, use the Van Winkle to make a super fancy Manhattan, or drink it straight.  Or, put it in your cellar for 10 years and see what happens, it’ll probably do better than the stock market.  Must be picked up on-site at Bryant's.

Donations (248)

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  • Peter Nagel
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Rich Hansen
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Cindy Gran
    • $30 
    • 3 yrs
  • Hal Horneffer
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Jane Tanner
    • $75 
    • 3 yrs
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John Dye
Milwaukee, WI

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