It is a year of strenuous challenges for all. But after forced closures and uncontrollable circumstances, a fire is the rotten cherry on top for our beloved Hamilton's Tavern. The fire broke out on Wednesday, November 18th 2020, and was called in at 5:35am. The cause is still being determined. It is causing an estimated $1 million in damages. Read more about the fire here: https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/investigations/fire-at-brewery-and-pub-in-south-park/509-2614192a-6ebd-4ede-a678-ca9259274944
Scot, a veteran who has faced his own adversity and owner of both watering holes, doesn't deserve this and most definitely doesn't have to face it alone. The Hamilton's and South Park team of bartenders, brewers, epic chefs and other employees has worked tirelessly and endlessly to adapt to the stressful changes, and now a fire to top it off. They need our help, and deserve it!
Of course we want to see Hamilton's Tavern and South Park Brewery open sooner than later, but we REALLY want them to remain in operation and not have to close for good. Your donation, whatever amount you can give, will be vital to the survival of Hamilton's Tavern.
Please consider giving today! The money will undoubtedly help, but the hope and support will speak volumes to the Hamilton's Tavern and South Park Brewing family.
If you can't give a monetary amount - please consider sharing with friends, family, strangers and fellow beer drinkers!
DONATIONS/PURPOSE: Donations will be used to cover immediate expenses caused by the fire, and to pay ongoing bills while they are closed. Funds will go toward general operation costs and repairs. It will be used at Hamilton's and South Park Brewing's operator's discretion.
HOW FUNDS WILL BE RECEIVED: I have been in contact with Makyia Blair, Scot's wife, and they have preferred I pull the funds to give them the check directly. (Faster and easier, less labor on their end.). I will update the GoFundMe when funds are pulled and check is given!
About the organizer: I'm just a loyal patron. I live in Boulder, CO and am the daughter of a weekly customer who introduced me to Hamilton's Tavern. I fell in love with the dark bar when I experienced my first Second Saturday back in ~2017. Hamilton's is an inspiration for the level of customer service from local and small businesses. They support other breweries, and love their loyal customers - and make sure we feel the love. I have no affiliation with the benefits of these funds. I don't work for Hamilton's, I just buy beer from them. I tell everyone I know about this epic bar in San Diego, and hate seeing the tough struggles they have endured. I fear they will one day have to shut their doors for good, let's make sure that doesn't have to happen!
Relationship with recipient: The intended recipient is Hamilton's Tavern's accounts/Scot Blair. I personally have met Scot once or twice, and we've exchanged emails when he was considering hiring me for bookkeeping in 2017. Now, I am just a Hamilton's fan who wants to see the bar stay in operation after they overcome these challenges.
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