5 Ways You Can Help Your Favorite Bartenders Right Now

They've been there for you. Now be there for them

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Bartenders and food service workers are bearing the financial brunt of quarantine protocols. Getty Images

As most states have instituted various Covid-19 containment measures, restaurants and bars have consistently been some of the first businesses to be hit hard. In some states, they’ve been closed entirely, while others have eased liquor laws to allow takeout sales. In areas where service continues, bar and restaurant staff face are seeing half-sized crowds while still facing a risk of infection by the nature of their jobs.

Clair McLafferty is a veteran craft bartender and author of the books The Classic & Craft Cocktail Recipe Book and Romantic Cocktails.