Help Your Local Bartenders Online

March 31, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has left many bartenders unemployed statewide as bars closed due to social distancing.  A local company, Iron Smoke Distillery of Fairport along with Rochester-based partner Managed Services Team has launched a website to help service industry workers and bartenders in need.

They may not be able to make a drink in-person but for now they can show us how they make it online.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Log onto the website HERE
  2. Watch a bartender’s video or read their recipe
  3. Leave a tip using Venmo, a payment app
  4. For answers to frequently asked questions, visit HERE 

Many service industry workers are currently without a wage and are uncertain as to when they will get it back. The goal of this site is to raise awareness of supporting local companies and more importantly helping bartenders and members of the community that really need help, but remember, please always drink responsibly.