Beat Kitchen COVID19 Closure Employee Relief Fund

Like many small, independent music venues across Chicago, Beat Kitchen will be closed for at least the next two weeks. 

It is our community obligation to help flatten the curve of new COVID19 infections and as we work to help provide resources and information to support staff during these unknown and unprecedented times, we are also asking for our community's support to help our bartenders, wait staff, production crew, sound staff, kitchen staff and security to cushion the blow of this incredibly important and sudden loss of income. 


100% of proceeds raised here will be going directly to our hourly staff to help with rents, mortgages, car payments, medicine, groceries, etc, to help offset the burden of being left unemployed as we work together to protect our city.


We love and value our regulars, our neighbors, our friends who have visited us through rain, sleet, snow, heat waves, BurgerFest and beyond, and thank you so much for your support. We look forward to making you that next drink and catching up. From our family to yours: be safe, wash your hands, we love you, we'll get through this and we hope to see you soon!

Sam, bartender, 10 years
Cara, server, 5 years
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 17 mos
  • Frederick Anderson 
    • $50 
    • 17 mos
  • Dustin Martin 
    • $12 
    • 17 mos
  • Shane Jones 
    • $25 
    • 18 mos
  • Larry Levy 
    • $25 
    • 18 mos
See all

Fundraising team: Beat Kitchen Staff (2)

Cara Young 
Raised $835 from 20 donations
Chicago, IL
Samantha Bermudez 
Team member
Raised $610 from 13 donations
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