Charity Bartenders

5pm – 10pm

Wendesday Night Charity Events

Why have your charity night at Sip? It’s a fun and easy way to raise money for the charity you are passionate about. Simply invite folks to come grab a drink and TIP big for the charity!

The Keys to successful events:

  1. Planning – get the event invitation out ASAP;
  2. Select your best 4 guest servers that have access and appeal to different networks of people (we will have a few employees working that night as well);
  3. Focus on TIPPING; so get your folks there early (5pm) and keep them there late (10pm);
    a.  Tipping is the source of fundraising and all efforts should focus on these activities and not on raffles or door donations, as it distracts from folks tipping large
  4. Have fun and enjoy!!!!

The main objective is to fill Sip Downtown Brasserie and keep it full from 5pm until closing (10pm) on the event date.

You are responsible to advertise/market the night of your event, but please send an invitation to a minimum of 100 people. After we agree on an event date, we will set up an event on Facebook and make you a host so that you can edit the event and add other hosts as you like. After this is complete, “Select Guests to Invite” and begin your marketing. Encourage networking. And of course, other forms of invitations are welcome and encouraged (email, texts, the old fashioned handwritten letter!)

THE MORE FOLKS YOU INVITE THE BETTER! Marketing is your only responsibility prior to the event so get started and continue to spread the word by sending your own emails, providing fliers with the Sip logo (we will provide the logo) and any other method to contact the over 21 crowd you desire.

THE DAY OF: The event planner and your 4 over 21 guest bartenders (the event planner can be one of the bartenders) will arrive at 4pm for training and preparation. You will be taught about Sip, study the menu, familiarize yourself to the bar and understand that TIPPING is the source of your event’s fundraising efforts. The event begins at 5pm! You are encouraged to wear your charities shirt or matching shirts and each bartender needs to wear comfortable, closed toe shoes.

HOW THE TIPS WORKS: Tipping is the main source of fundraising and it is shared with the Sip employees working for you that night. The Sip employees will receive $200 from the tips and the charity will receive everything else. In addition to those tips, the charity will receive 5% of the night’s sales IF they reach over $2,500.  Please provide the charity contact person information below.  Following the event we will write a check for the tips you raised to the charity of your choice.

TIP 1: TIPPING is the source of fundraising. Please make sure that your invitees are aware of this. Also, the more invitees you stagger over the 5 hour event the more tips you can make – the key is to keep maximal occupancy.

TIP 2: MARKET, MARKET MARKET. Sip Downtown Brasserie is a place “Where friends meet” and it saddens us when you show up and your friends do not.  Invite, invite, invite!


311 9th Street, Huntington, WV 25701


(304) 523-5533

Our Hours

Mon – Thur:  4pm – 10pm
Fri: 4pm – Midnight
Sat:  12pm – Midnight
Sun: Special Events Only

We look forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to get in touch via the form, we will get back to you as soon as possible.