More than 55 Local Bars Will Team Up for Hurricane Harvey Relief this Thursday

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The San Antonio chapter of the U.S. Bartenders' Guild is hosting a fundraising night for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. On Thursday, 55 bars around town will each offer a Southside cocktail using Seersucker gin priced at $7. Guest who bring in donations of bottled water, new clothes and nonperishable goods can pay $5 for their cocktail.

But Chris Ware of Azar Distilling hopes bar-goers dig deep and pay as much as they can for their Southside to help relief efforts.

"We want folks to pay $20, $500, $1,000," he said over the phone while noting he hopes to reach a $20,000 goal that evening.

Big time donors won't go unrewarded. Ware's secured several $100 gift cards to area restaurants including Peggy's in Boerne, Biga (which matched his donation and brought the total up to $200), Bohanan's, Chisme, Barbaro and Hot Joy. The grand prize for the most philanthropic of donors is a four-course Indian food dinner for eight people by the owners of Bombay Salsa Co. and bartending by Ware.

Donations will be dropped off to Houston and other affected areas early next week.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 55 bars have signed up including two in Laredo, one in Boerne and one in New Braunfels. Here's the list of participants so far:

1919
Alamo Ice House
Barbaro
Battalion
Bexar Pub
Bite
The Bin
Bohanan's
Boiler House
Botika
Brass Tap
The Brooklynite
Blue Box
Chisme
Cloak & Dagger
The Esquire Tavern
Downstairs at Esquire
The Downtowner
Downtown Social
Drink Texas Biergarten
Drink Texas Boerne
Drink Texas Downtown
Drink Texas Stone Oak
Feast
Frank
George's Keep
Hanzo
Haunt
Hot Joy
Jazz, TX
Juniper Tar
The Last Word
Liberty Bar
The Local Bar
Lowcountry
El Mirador
Mon Ami
Palm
Peggy's on the Green
Periphery
The Pigpen
Primero at La Cantera
Rebelle
Rumble
Shuck Shack
Sire at La Cantera
SOHO
Sternewirth
Sukeban
Sweetfire Kitchen at La Cantera
TBA
Tre Enoteca
Tre Trattoria
The Well
Viva Villa


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