Service Industry Resources and Fundraisers


Getting through these crazy times is going to take us all banding together (at a social distance!) so here's a collection of assistance and ways to help.
Email us at if you have any other info that needs to be added to this list. Take care of each other!

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Chicago Emergency Rental Assistance
Chicago COVID-19 Hardship and Help Page
Chicago Artists Relief
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund for Musicians
Tell Congress to include displaced entertainment workers in relief package

Petition: Governor J. B. Pritzker: Suspend Rent, Mortgage, & Utility Payments During the Coronavirus Crisis


Apply for assistance here:

Donate to USBG to help them to continue to aid service industry people here: 

Go Fund Me Links to Help Your Favorite Restaurant & Bar's Employees

2Twenty2 Tavern - Chicago
4EG (Easy Bar, Estelle's, Remedy, Owl, AliveOne) - Chicago
4 Star Restaurant Group (Remingtons, Smoke Daddy, Crosby's Kitchen, Ella Elli, Dunlays on the Square) - Chicago
Annoyance Theatre - Chicago
ALULU Brewpub
Aztec Daves Food Truck - Chicago
Bar Biscay & MKF. - Chicago
Bar Louie - Evanston
Beat Kitchen - Chicago
Beermiscuous - Chicago
Bernie's (660 N. Orleans) - Chicago
Bernie's Tap & Grill - Chicago
Blissful Banana Café - Orland Park
Boiler Room - Chicago
Bokeh - Chicago
Bombastic Cafe - Chicago
Bottom Lounge - Chicago
Brauer House - Lombard
Broken Barrel -Chicago
Brothers Mexican Grill - Hillside
Bureau & Sage Room - Chicago
Burger Antics - Chicago
Burlington Bar - Chicago
Café Mustache - Chicago
Cantina Laredo - Chicago
Carol's Pub - Chicago
Cebu - Chicago
Chef's Special - Chicago
Chez Moi - Chicago 
Chicago Diner Boystown - Chicago
Chicago Diner Logan Square - Chicago
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 
Cleo's - Chicago
Cobra Lounge - Chicago
Cole's Bar - Chicago
Concord Music Hall - Chicago
The Continental - Chicago
Cork Lounge - Chicago
Country House - Clarendon Hills
Crown Liquors - Chicago
The Dandy Crown - Chicago
Dante's Tavern - Chicago
Dash - Chicago
Davis Theatre & Carbon Arc Bar - Chicago
The Dearborn - Chicago
Delilah's - Chicago
DMen Tap - Chicago
Dorian's Through the Record Shop - Chicago
Dos Urban Cantina - Chicago
DryHop Brewers, Corridor Brewery & Provisions, and Roebuck Pizza
Eduardo's Enoteca - Chicago
El Che Steakhouse & Bar - Chicago
Elephant & Castle - Chicago
Empty Bottle + Bite Café - Chicago
Eris Brewery and Cider House - Chicago
Exit - Chicago
EZ Inn - Chicago
Farmhouse & Farm Bar - Chicago
Firehouse Grill - Chicago
Five Star Bar - Chicago
Flat Iron - Chicago
Floyd's Pub - Chicago
Footman Hospitality (Bangers & Lace, Sparrow, Kite String Cantina, Bucktown Pub, Spilt Milk and Little Victories) - Chicago
The Forge - Chicago
Franklin Tap - Chicago
Funkenhausen - Chicago
Gage Hospitality Group - Chicago
Gemstone - Chicago
Girl & The Goat - Chicago
Godfrey Restaurant & Brunch Room - Chicago
The Grafton - Chicago
Graze - Chicago
The Great Frontera - Chicago
Green Eye Lounge - Chicago
Ground Control - Chicago
Hammock Hospitality (The Green Room, Aberdeen Tap, Avondale Tap, Wolcott Tap, G & O) - Chicago
Happy Camper - Chicago
Heisler Hospitality (Estereo, Queen Mary, Lone Wolf, Pub Royale, Sportman's Club, Revel Room, Bad Hunter) - Chicago
Hideout Inn - Chicago
High Dive - Chicago
Holiday Club - Chicago
Honky Tonk BBQ - Chicago
Hopleaf - Chicago
Houndstooth Saloon - Chicago
Hungry Brain - Chicago
Hutch American Bistro - Chicago
Hutch American Cafe - Chicago
Hutch American Kitchen - Chicago
iO Theatre - Chicago
Jackalope Coffee - Chicago
The Jefferson Tap - Chicago
Kaiser Tiger - Chicago
Kuma's - Chicago
La Colombe - Chicago
Land and Sea Department @ the Chicago Athletic Association (Cherry Circle Room, Milk Room, The Game Room, and The Drawing Room) - Chicago
LaShuk Street Food - Chicago
Laugh Factory - Chicago
Late Bar - Chicago
Lemmings - Chicago
Le Sud - Chicago
Liar's Club - Chicago
Lincoln Station - Chicago
Little Bad Wolf - Chicago
Live Wire - Chicago
Lizard's Liquid Lounge - Chicago
Logan Arcade - Chicago
Lonesome Rose - Chicago
Long Room - Chicago
Lula Café - Chicago
Mac's Wood Grilled - Chicago
Madison Tavern - Chicago
Maplewood Brewery - Chicago
Maria's Community Bar and Kimski - Chicago
Marisol at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Martyrs' - Chicago
Matchbox - Chicago
Matilda & BabyATLAS - Chicago
Metro, smartbar, & GMan Tavern - Chicago
Metropolis Coffee - Chicago
Momotaro - Chicago
Mom's Place - Chicago
Monk's Pub - Chicago
Montrose Saloon - Chicago
The Native - Chicago
Nick's Beer Garden - Chicago
North Bar - Chicago
Oda Mediterranean - Chicago
O'Donovan's - Chicago
Old Irving Brewing Co. - Chicago
Owen & Engine - Chicago
Peckish - Chicago
Pizzeria Uno - Chicago
Prairie Moon - Evanston
Progress Bar - Chicago
The Promontory - Chicago
Proxi & Sepia - Chicago
Pub 626 - Chicago
Racine Plumbing - Chicago
Rainbo Club - Chicago
Recess - Chicago
Reeds Local - Chicago
Reggie's - Chicago
Reno - Chicago
Rock Island Public House - Chicago
Rogers Park Social - Chicago
Rossi's - Chicago
Royal Grocer & Co - Chicago
Scofflaw Group (Scofflaw, Slippery Slope, The Heavy Feather, The Moonlighter, and Outside Voices) - Chicago
Second City Night Staff - Chicago
Sheffield's - Chicago
Simone's - Chicago
Skylark - Chicago
Sleeping Village - Chicago
Sluggers - Chicago
Small Bar - Chicago
Smyth & The Loyalist - Chicago
Space - Evanston
Stocks & Blondes - Chicago
Subterranean - Chicago
Sugar Skull - Franklin Park
Taste of Heaven - Chicago
Tavern on Rush - Chicago
Tecalitlan Mexican Restaurant - Chicago
Temporis - Chicago
Thalia Hall, Dusek's, Tack Room, and Punch House - Chicago
The Third Rail - Chicago
Tonic Room - Chicago
Tricycle - Chicago
Tufanos - Chicago
Twin Anchors - Chicago
Twisted Spoke - Chicago
Uncommon Ground Edgewater
Uncommon Ground Wrigleyville
Untitled Supper Club - Chicago
Uptown Lounge - Chicago
Vic Theatre, Riviera Theatre, & Park West - Chicago
Volo Restaurant Wine Bar - Chicago
Wells on Wells - Chicago
Westwood Tavern - Schaumburg
The Whistler - Chicago
Will's Northwoods Inn - Chicago
Yak-Zies - Chicago 
Yolo - Chicago