So hard to build, so easy to destroy.
Bar21 is an independent, family owned diner & licensed bar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Founded in 2009, it started on a shoestring, with life savings, personal loans and A LOT of hard work to turn it into the fun, colourful and most importantly, welcoming venue it is today.
Bar21 needs your help.
Our years of blood, sweat and tears have been nearly wiped out by the Covid-19 pandemic. But thanks to the generosity of our loyal and happy customers we're on the road to recovery...
There is hope...
We've had amazing people helping us navigate the situation and many lovely donations and messages of support!
It helps keep us motivated and determined to get through this.
But we need to Save BAR21… for our team to have a job to come back to & our customers a venue to come back to.
We've raised £3600 to date, but we need more. Our goal was £35k, so we're extending this crowdfunder to see if there are more supporters out there that just had not seen this yet. We want to give them a chance to pitch in. Perhaps even get their name on the Wall of Fame !
We are again reaching out for your help…
We don't want something for nothing from you, so we have put together a range of great rewards ready for when we reopen, suited for a range of budgets.
Please pledge what you can and choose as many options as you like. We know it's hard times for many people out there. Every little bit is hugely appreciated and goes a long way to support us in this unusual and unpredictable time, more than you’ll ever know, and we can't wait to see you at Bar21 again.
Thanks so much, stay safe and take care. We'll get through this together!
Why don't you get a grant from the government? I thought they were providing lots of money for small businesses, especially in the hospitality industry?
The issue is that we currently aren't eligible to apply for the small business relief grants that were announced by the government. We are one of the many that sit just outside the £51k threshold. Basically, all businesses affected should be offered help, but there are no guarantees and we appreciate the Government is also in an unprecedented situation.
What about your business insurance or a loan?
We do have insurance but it does not cover us for the pandemic.
Loans are problematic as the banks still aren't offering particularly good deals and it would be financially unwise to get into more debt whilst we have no income.
What are the terms & conditions of the pledges?
- No refunds for pledges, but we are happy for them to be transferable.
- We hope the dates of events suit, but if not we'd love you to a send a friend instead.
- Brunch pledges will need to book a table, date & time in advance.
We look forward to partying with you all at the end of this! xx