News Briefs: SF Eagle plans to boost nonprofit fundraising

  • by Cynthia Laird, News Editor
  • Wednesday January 24, 2024
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A bartender pours a drink at a beer bust at the Eagle bar in 2015. Photo: Steven Underhill
A bartender pours a drink at a beer bust at the Eagle bar in 2015. Photo: Steven Underhill

The SF Eagle Bar in the city's South of Market neighborhood has announced it is increasing the cost of its beer bust tickets in order to boost fundraising for nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofits include those that provide resources such as food, medical care, and housing to those in need, according to a news release.

The popular Sunday beer busts take place at the bar, located at 398 12th Street, Sundays from 3 to 7 p.m. Beginning February 4, beer bust tickets will increase to $20 from $15, the release stated. Supporters who purchase a ticket can expect the usual beer bust cup, which comes with a substantial meal, the release noted.

The change in beer bust ticket pricing is one facet of a larger push to economically uplift the community as a whole, according to the release. The bar is vying for more grant dollars on the heels of its selection for a $10,000 SF New Deal Art & Culture grant, which was awarded on December 16, as the Bay Area Reporter previously reported. The grant is via a partnership with Shared Spaces and the city's Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

Lex Montiel, owner of SF Eagle, stated that the grant funds are going toward expanding culturally rich programming, which in turn will enhance the beer bust experience.

Montiel added that in addition to nonprofits seeing more donations, supporters will also be getting more than beer and hot dogs when attending a Sunday beer bust.

"Our mandate to hire more local talent benefits the artists and performers, which creates more culturally-rich experiences and attendance by beer bust supporters," Montiel stated. "More attendance means more donations that go to nonprofits. Our vision is a community-based synergy accessible to benefitting all residents. Everybody wins."

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