As much of the country issues stay-at-home orders, people are getting creative with ways to support their neighborhood bars by donating to GoFundMe efforts and launching digital tip jars. We’re donating a portion of subscription sales to the Restaurant Worker’s Community Foundation, but we’re also really missing our favorite bars right now, so we thought: Why not take the virtual happy hour idea a step further and give it a soundtrack? We might not be able to visit these places at the moment, but we can throw on their house playlists, mix up a round of their signature drinks and donate to their fundraising efforts. Here are some playlists from our ongoing Spotify series, with links to donate to each bar’s fundraising efforts. For more great playlists, head to our Spotify account!
Playlist: Escape to a different side of New Orleans with the bar’s genre-bending playlist.
Recipe: St. Regis Julep
Fundraiser: The bar is auctioning special bottles of spirits and you can Venmo tips to CURECO-RELIEF.
Playlist: An unexpectedly modern sound defines classic cocktail bar Rob Roy.
Recipe: The Tempest
Fundraiser: Anu Apte-Elford and Chris Elford started a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for their Seattle bars and employees.
Playlist: Music is the star at vinyl-obsessed Tokyo Record Bar.
Recipe: Saké Mojito
Fundraiser: Ariel Arce has launched a GoFundMe campaign for Tokyo Record Bar, Niche Nice, Air’s Champagne Parlor and Special Club.
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