Watch five minutes of CNN coverage in post-earthquake Port-au-Prince and you’ll want to do something…anything…whatever to help. Do this: head to Liberty Bar on Capitol Hill and plunk down $6 for a cocktail called “the Haiti.” Then have another. One hundred percent of your tab will help disaster relief efforts there.
Here are some other ways to drink for Haiti.
You can drop off donations for Unicef at any of the Purple Cafe and Wine Bars and the two branches of Barrio until January 24. Heavy Restaurant Group has pledged to match from one to 10 percent of those donations, depending on the total.
On Thursday, January 21 (tonight!), The Great Nabob will give away $1 for every drink purchased off its specialty cocktail menu. Dough goes to Doctors Without Borders and Partners in Health.
On Saturday, January 23 at the George and Dragon, Seattle Sounders Steve Zakuani and James Riley will be onhand to sign autographs in exchange for a $5 donation. The bar is also selling $5 raffle tickets, prizes include Soudersphenalia and gift certificates.
On Sunday, January 24, Quinn’s Pub on Capitol Hill and Skylark Café and Club in West Seattle are participating in a dine-out initiative where a portion of the night’s earnings go to relief orgs: each restaurant chooses the donation percentage, see other participating restaurants here.
Next Tuesday, January 26 from 7 to 10pm, Boom Noodle will offer its happy hour menu during a silent art auction to benefit Haiti—25 percent of food and drink proceeds will go to Haiti, while 100 percent of the auction earning will be donated. Look out for art from Spike Mafford, Dean Zulich, Matt Larson, and Joe Shlichta; there is a $100 bid minimum.
The benefit “Turning Wine into Water” begins at 5pm on January 31 at Cellar 46 restaurant and wine bar on Mercer Island. There will be food, DJs, tastings, and a wine auction. Make individual donations at the door, suggested amount is $25 and up.
If you can’t find anything you like here, check out the A&E guide to Haiti relief efforts. There’s kind of something for everyone, so go out, give generously, and have a good time.