There’s very little that I can say that hasn’t already been said. We are heartbroken and devastated, seeing our great industry crumble around us in such a short time. Even while “social distancing” is what’s best for the community at large, it is still incredibly difficult to see its impact on the bars, restaurants, hotels, and more importantly the people that we love.

Chris and I have been talking every day about how we can help our community, and this page is our first step. Thank you to everyone who shared their links and resources with us to help create this resource!

Below you’ll find links for financial assistance programs as well as free and low-cost resources to help fill our time in productive ways.

You have dedicated your life and your career to the service of others, and I know it is easy to feel invisible. But the world sees you now and how this crisis is affecting you, and we care! Know that Chris and I are listening and working hard to find ways to use A Bar Above as a resource to support the industry financially and mentally for as long as this storm may last.

Serve on.

Julia & Chris Tunstall
Founders, A Bar Above


Today, this page is very USA-centric, because most of my network is in the USA. For those outside the USA, please share your resources and I will update and improve this page further for our hospitality community across the globe!

All resources are welcome – Global, USA and regional.

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Use these links to skip to the sections most useful to you.

For Owners & Operators



Financial & Basic Needs Resources & Assistance


Charities and Relief Funds

USA Nationwide
Regional and Local:

Ways to Make Money

Happy Hours, Gigs, Etc.
Job Opportunities

Unemployment Benefits & Other Financial Resources

Free and Low-cost Learning

Bar & Cocktail Learning

Education Beyond the Bar:

Exercise and Wellness

Mental Health

Communities & Connection:

The Mixology Certification Scholarship

Are you in the hospitality industry and have you been affected by COVID-19? Get completely free access to the Mixology Certification Program and use your downtime to become a better bartender.

We’re giving 100 Bartenders a Scholarship for the Mixology Certification Program.

Thank you!

This list is only possible thanks to dozens of other posts, shares, and resource websites. Thank you to everyone who replied to our call for links and to the sites below. Again, please reach out if you know of additional links or resources that we can add. This page will be updated frequently!

Julia Tunstall

Julia Tunstall is the co-founder of A Bar Above and Chief Cocktail Taster. She's in charge of keeping things running smoothly around here, but you'll also find her stopping by on the Mixology Talk Podcast or hanging around the Craft Cocktail Club.