Support the Sweetwater Family

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic on Monday, March 16, Sweetwater had to make the tough choice of limiting it's staff to bare minimum while still offering to provide some sort of income to staff still willing to work on rotation. 

Yesterday, the 19th of March we had to make the even tougher decision and close our doors, and lay off our entire FOH/BOH staff of 25 family members. We all have been in pretty good spirits about this whole situation but we know that reality will hit us in the coming weeks as we have completely lost our income. Not only are people being advised to not go to restaurants/bars, there has been a mandated executive order to close our doors. 

Most of us live on a week to week, even day to day income. We do not have salaries or paid leave, we've worked for the generosity of our amazing patrons over the 9 years we've been open.

I pride myself on retaining employees and have had less than 3% turn over the near decade we've been open. They are my team, they are my family. I have grown so close to them to call them my brothers and sisters. I am asking family, friends, patrons...anybody that has had a marriage proposal, a first date, a divorce party or simply a great experience at our restaurant to donate anything to help support this misfit group during these unprecedented times.

Seriously, anything helps. 

Sean Iglehart
Co-Founder and Principal Barman
Leader of the Pack

#SmallBusinessRelief

$100 Donation - Free bottle of our Infamous "INK" Coffee Tequila (if you know, you know)
$150 Donation - Custom Cocktail made for you printed on our next menu - YOU NAME IT 
$250 - New Hot Shot Bartenders - Blake & Ivan will clean ANYTHING you want (car, house, the beach in front of your house, your shoes, etc)
$500 Donation - Whiskey Tasting for Four with Bourbon Steward Brett Hart
$1000 Donation - $200 Gift Certificate to Sweetwater + 6 Bottles of INK
$2000 Donation - A. Sean will cry on camera B. Our services for a private dinner for 8 - either on site or at your home.

-- We will be giving out a gift certificate for every donor on and above said! --

Donations ()

  • Bill Binder  
    • $150 
    • 1 hr
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 5 hrs
  • Mike Jones 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Justin Grandic  
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Jason Downes 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
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Fundraising team: Sweetwater Family (2)

Sean Iglehart 
Organizer
Raised $1,640 from 19 donations
Boynton Beach, FL
Ian Richards 
Team member
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