Updated: Mar 26, 2020
I miss my hometown a lot, and it's with zero shame that I'm "stealing" something I've seen Albany bartenders do with great success. Many of you depend on tips, and since we are no longer able to go sit with you, enjoy a cocktail or beer, or just spend time together, my guess is several of your loyal customers may want to help.
You must have been laid off or let go because of COVID-19.
The goal is for your customers to be able to virtually tip you during this time, and here is what you need to do to be included...
If you do not already have an account, create one. (Venmo, PayPal, or CashApp). Once your account is created and able to accept money, send me the following information:
Your full name
The establishment at which you work
Your username (E.g. @heathervirtualtip412 <- not a real account)
To reach me with the information and be added to the list, do one of the following:
Text my cell with the information (if you know my cell #)
Message my personal FB account (if we're friends on FB)
From this, I will build out a viewable database (Google Doc spreadsheet) where anyone can view and scan for your name or establishment, click your username, and immediately "tip" you.
If you already have an account from any of the three above, message me now to get started!
Please share this with your bartender friends and family, and just with the local community in general. Please let me know if you have questions, and because there are always a few skeptics, no - I do not receive ANYTHING for doing this. I'm just trying to help in a time where a lot of us feel very useless.
I care about all of you very much and miss you terribly. Please stay safe and take care of one another.