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2019 Memorial Day Crawfish Boil

Come out this Memorial Day to join

The Barman's Fund of Louisiana for

our 7th Annual Crawfish Boil to benefit

Help for Heroes.

We are at a new and exciting venue this year,

The Ugly Dog Saloon @ 401 Andrew Higgins Drive.

We are grateful to partner with The Ugly Dog

in our mission to support those injured or fallen

in the line of duty.

It will be a day of great fellowship and camaraderie

with wonderful food, drink and music.

Come raise a glass to the officers, firefighters, and first responders who work hard for us all, every day.


The Barman’s Fund of Louisiana 7th Anniversary Party benefiting A Child’s Wish

The party will take place on Wednesday, January 30th 2019 as an evening of food, music, and fellowship for service industry and non-profit colleagues.

Once again, funds raised at this year’s event will be used to grant the wish of a terminally ill child through the outreach program at A Child’s Wish of Louisiana.


Learn more at www.achildswish.org

or call 504-367-9474. 


Wednesday, January 30th 2019  


Barcadia New Orleans -


601 Tchoupitoulas Street,

New Orleans LA, 70130


Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Bartenders will donate all tips earned at the bar to A Child’s Wish.


Raffle – Silent Auction– Drink Specials


Special Guest DJs -

DJ WHSK3 & Preston Fox


The Barman’s Fund of Louisiana is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit

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The Barman’s Fund of Louisiana is hosting our 6th Annual Crawfish Boil/Block Party

to benefit Help for Heroes, on Memorial Day, May 28th, 2018.

The block party will be held at Industry Bar and Kitchen and will feature an afternoon filled with fun, crawfish, drinks, live music, raffle, games and fun for all. 

The event is free and open to the public.

All tips and proceeds will be donated to Help for Heroes who support local police, firefighters and first responders who have been injured in the line of duty

We invite you to join us for our 6th Anniversary Party benefitting A Child’s Wish. The party will take place this Monday, March 5th 2018 as an evening of food, music, and fellowship for service industry and non-profit colleagues.

Once again, funds raised at this year’s event will be used to grant the wish of a terminally ill child through the outreach program at A Child’s Wish of Louisiana. Their volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year to make wishes come true for amazing young people in our area.


Learn more at www.achildswish.org.


Monday, March 5th


Drifter Hotel
3522 Tulane Ave,

New Orleans LA, 70130
Admission is free and the event is open to the public
The bartenders will donate all tips earned at the bar to A Child’s Wish

Raffle – Door Prizes – Silent Auction
Special Guest DJ – 

Join us on Sunday, September 17th to rock out and raise funds to help support Texas flood relief. All profits from ticket sales, raffle and T-shirt sales will go to help support the Houston Food Bank, Livenation's Taking Care of Our Own employee relief fund and additional Texas local charties. We will also be accepting tangible donations on location during the event.

Event Billing Includes:

Big Freedia

Fred Leblanc from Cowboy Mouth

Irvin Mayfield

Shannon McNally

John "Papa" Gros

Bucktown Allstars

Carson Station

Susan Cowsill

Lynn Drury

Kim Carson

Alex McMurray


VIP Doors are at 5 PM.

GA Doors are at 6 PM

Voodoo Garden performances start at 6:00 PM.

Main Hall Stage performances start at 6:15 PM

VIP Ticket includes early entry, access to Foundation Room VIP Club with direct access to the Music Hall, VIP sponsored Open Bar on the second floor VIP section of the Main Hall at House of Blues. Additional VIP Level tickets include seating.

This Memorial Day, Monday May 29th, The Barman's Fund will throw another great party for a great cause. Help for Heroes serves those who have served by aiding officers, first responders, firefighters and their families when they have been injured or killed in the line of duty. Proceeds from this event will be gifted to Help for Heroes for their continuing mission.

11am-5pm 5/29/17
Industry Bar & Kitchen 240 Decatur St.
Rain or Shine
Special Guest DJ Starfox of Peguins with Knives
Come out and enjoy!
1,000 pounds of boiled crawfish
Live raffle drawing and Silent Auction
Drink Specials


Eric Kuehl, Rest in Peace 

August 4, 1986- April 1, 2017

On Saturday, April 1, 2017 we learned of and grieved the loss of a great member of our community. Eric Kuehl, an active member of The Barman's Fund, has passed away. He will be greatly missed by all that had a chance to know him.

A message from his brother is posted below.


"Hi friends,

I've spoken to a lot of people and many kind folks have reached out to me about my brother Eric Kuehl.

For those of you that haven't heard, Eric passed away this past weekend. It was a shock and a tragedy and we're all still reeling from the event. 

For those of you who knew Eric and want to pay their respects, the funeral and wake will be held this coming Monday, April 10, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, I ask that you donate to Eric's two favorite charities, the Barman's Fund and Habitat for Humanity. Eric was active in the Barman's Fund, holding a charity event for the Fund just two weeks ago. He has been working with Habitat since high school and still gave his time and his sweat to the cause when he could."


 "Come on down to the farm for Grow Dat’s annual fundraiser, the Hootenanny! Get ready for an evening of dancing and festivities under the Louisiana night sky! Youth leaders will host farm games and food-themed activities, local restaurants will cook up delicious small plates, musicians will please the crowd with boot-stompin' tunes, and we'll offer             unlimited craft cocktails and ice-cold beer. This year, we are  excited to announce Cedryl Ballou and the Zydeco Trendsetters as our headlining performer, along with opening performances by Lost in the Holler and My Wife's Hat. Join us as we listen to live zydeco music,  kick up our heels together, and celebrate food, agriculture, and New Orleans youth!"

April 2017

Drink With Purpose this Spring.

Our BMF'ers were working all over the city's many wonderful events in March and we have more great opportunities this month.

LASPCA's Brunch Fest was rescheduled to April 22nd due to rainy March weather. The Barman's Fund will be there stirring up the Bloodies and petting the pooches. 

YLC Wednesday at the Square will feature Barman's Funders checking ID's at the beer outlets. Don't try any funny business, we are professionals, after all. 

Our best cowgirls and cowboys will be stomping at the Grow Dat Youth Farm Hootenanny on Friday, April 21st at 6:30 in the evening. 

Spring Swing on Magazine on April 18th is a food experience stroll celebrating spring and the festival season. $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to The Barman's Fund and our April Charities. 

So go forth in your amazing city this spring New Orleans, it's amazing out there! Cheers!


An evening of Art, Food & Wine at Amici Ristorante & Bar

to benefit The Barman’s Fund


Amici Ristorante & Bar is hosting Entice, an evening of Art, Food and Wine to benefit The Barman’s Fund of Louisiana. The event will be held at Amici at 3218 Magazine Street on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 7:00pm-10:00pm. There is a $10 entry fee.

Art work by over twenty local artists will be featured and available for purchase. Artists include: Jason Rodriguez, Heather Marie Dickens, Storie, Art by Jay, Jay Falgoust, Virginia Sibley, Jeremy Hebert, Jamaul, Kassie Herlong, Stefan Rene, Chris Fontenot, Da’ra, Michael Thiele, Matt Foreman, Amber Renee, Rene Fasalo, Olivia Mae and Olesya. Wine will be provided by Thichero Family Estates and Constellation Brands. 

All proceeds, excluding art sales, benefit The Barman’s Fund of Louisiana, a registered 501c(3) who raise money to help support local charities including but not limited to youth art programs, women and children's shelters, food pantries and advocacy centers. 



Event Details


Thursday, March 23, 2017 


Amici Ristorante & Bar

3218 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70115

Young Audiences has served the children of Louisiana for 50 years bringing art and music to classrooms across New Orleans. They are part of a national arts-in-education network that ensures standards for over 5 million schoolchildren annually. The Barman's Fund is passionate about contributing to an artful education for our children. Tips from shifts in March will provide scholarships for local kids. Check out our calendar here.

March 2017: Young Audiences

February 2017: Hagar's House

Drink With Purpose

with The Barman's Fund

Our group has been truly blessed with amazing opportunities to serve our community for 5 years. We look forward to continuing support of local non-profit programs that benefit people right here in our city. These are your tips at work, and we graciously extend our thanks for the chance to give back. Cheers!


Hagar’s House is a sanctuary for women and children in New Orleans
that provides an open and empowering residential community, resource coordination
and a safe space to transition into sustainable housing. 
The Barman's Fund is proud to support Hagar's House with a new stove for their kitchen with tips this February. That's how we Drink with Purpose.

Happy New Year from The Barman's Fund!


The Barman’s Fund is currently planning our 5th Anniversary Party benefitting A Child’s Wish. The party will take place on Tuesday, January 17th 2017 as an evening of food, music, and fellowship for service industry and non-profit colleagues.

Once again, funds raised at this year’s event will be used to grant the wish of a terminally ill child through the outreach program at A Child’s Wish of Louisiana. Their volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year to make wishes come true for amazing young people in our area. Learn more at www.achildswish.org or call 504-367-9474.


The Barman's Fund 5th Anniversary Party
EVENT DETAILS: Tuesday, January 17th 9PM-MIDNIGHT
House of Blues New Orleans – The Parish
225 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Admission is free and the event is open to the public
The bartenders will donate all tips earned at the bar to A Child’s Wish
Raffle – Door Prizes – Photo Booth – Drink Specials
Special Guest DJ – KIDD LOVE

The Barman’s Fund of Louisiana is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit.

Thank you and best wishes from everyone at The Barman’s Fund.

Check out our NEW online store today!

We're excited about our new merchandise!

We have unisex and ladies 

Bella + Canvas tees available for purchase online, anytime, anywhere.

Looking for that perfect holiday stocking stuffer? Give the gift that gives back to the community and show your support for The Barman's Fund all year long! Follow the link below to shop now

Happy Holidays from The Barman's Fund.

Thank you for your support in 2016. The Barman's Fund has been able to make a positive impact in the lives of so many people in our great city this year, with your support.

We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous new year. Cheers!

Our Charities for December Include:

The New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter’s (NOWCS) mission is to enable women and their children to transition from a life of homelessness and poverty to one of stability and self-sufficiency. NOWCS provides for families of diverse makeups and is one of the only shelters that accepts women over the age of 18 and accompanied children.

CAGNO is often the last resort for cancer patients who have limited income and no health insurance. Our patient services program can help cover the costs of prescription pain and treatment medications, colostomy bags and comfort items (bedpads, etc.) for cancer patients who cannot afford these necessities and/or “fall through the cracks" of government assistance.

With Kermit Ruffins

Get Fired up for

Kingsley House


December 1st, 2016 | 6:30-8:30pm

1600 Constance St 

New Orleans, LA 70130

The Kingsley House helps over 7,000 people a year here in NOLA through various programs in education, health, and community outreach. In the past, the Barman’s Fund has helped them through donations to their summer arts program. Now, with the help of us and other great organizations, they are putting on an awesome event to raise awareness about what they are able to do for our community. December 1st all you need is a business card to get in and you can see a free performance by Kermit Ruffins, eat free food from Voodoo BBQ, and get free booze served to you by some of your favorite BMF bartenders!

  • Free Event and Donations to Kingsley House will be accepted

  • Also accepting gently used children’s coats for WGNO’s Coats for Kids Program

  • Must have business card to enter

Our Charities for November Include:

The Holiday Season is the time for giving.

Join The Barman's Fund this November as we help make the holidays special for less fortunate families and children in New Orleans.

Near the end of each year, our tips purchase toys, games, puzzles and playthings for children and families under the care of Raintree Children and Family Services, the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children and Angel's Place of New Orleans. Our gifts bring holiday cheer to the season for young people around the city.

BMF volunteers will work at Second Harvest Food Bank this month during donor dinners, warehouse repacking shifts and mornings in the community Kitchen. We will also deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day with YMCA Home for the Holidays. Our bartenders will serve during fundraisers for ARC of Greater New Orleans on Nov.10th and Kingsley House's Get Fired Up for Kingsley House with Kermit Ruffins on Dec.1st.

Get out there, raise your glass, and Drink With Purpose. Cheers!

Our Charities for October Include:

This October, The Barman's Fund focuses on some of the basic needs that we all live with each day, food and housing. These most basic necessities provide powerful amounts of comfort and hope for those struggling to get by each day.

We are proud to dedicate our tips to our local food banks and community kitchens as well as showing support for fair housing for all, regardless of race, creed, color or origin.

If you need a bit of inspiration, come join us as we raise our glasses and Drink With Purpose.

The Barman's Fund Tailgate to Benefit Flood Victims

The Saints Tailgate Party, hosted by The Barman’s Fund of Louisiana, will take place on Sunday, October 2nd 2016 and will consist of an afternoon of sports, food, music and fellowship between friends, family and non-profit colleagues alike.

Money raised at the event will benefit the congregation at Newness of Life Ministries in Independence, LA. This area was subject to major flooding twice this year. Funds raised at the event, including 100% of all bartender tips, entrance fees, merchandise and raffle sales, will help families clean up and repair their homes in the wake of this historic disaster.

Our Charities for September 2016 Include:

This month The Barman's Fund NOLA is converting your tips into art instruction, materials and experiences for the youth of New Orleans.

Dancing Grounds is not just a dance studio- it’s a place for people of all backgrounds to come appreciate local art and culture while experiencing the many benefits of dance.

Upturn Arts is a fun and creative program that teaches children in the New Orleans community to explore and build confidence in themselves as artists. Our mission is to provide “Arts for All”. 

Tipitina's Instruments A Comin' increases youth participation throughout Louisiana by providing quality instruments to school music programs.


That's how we Drink With Purpose. Cheers!

Our Charities for August 2016 include:

The Barman's Fund is supporting

St Bernard Project, who were founded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and have built over 1,000 houses since. 

ARC, who serves people with intellectual disabilities and delays from birth through adulthood.

Edible Schoolyard, who offer education about growing and cooking healthy food to kids in local schools.

We are proud to supply 10 Clark Prep students with tools necessary to participate in ProStart, with the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation, a 2 year program for high school students developing skills to thrive in the hospitality industry.

Join us at Dirty Linen Night, Saturday August 13th, 2016 on Royal Street in the French Quarter. Our coolest cats will take over the 8 bars, as only we know how, and donate all our tips to the event, which benefits 

Mid-City Mutt Mamas.


So come out and discover the amazing galleries and shops right in your own backyard, raise a glass and Drink With Purpose.

Want to volunteer at Dirty Linen Night? Contact us HERE

Drink with Purpose during Tales of the Cocktail

Our Charities for July 2016 include:

Join The Barman's Fund this summer as we collect donations for Help 4 Heroes and STAIR.  Our tips this July will be spent buying school supplies for New Orleans students attending elementary schools throughout the city. Together with Help 4 Heroes, our donation will be coordinated with a school supply fair, giving students an opportunity to visit and collect exactly what they need to succeed in class this fall. STAIR helps tutor kids in reading after school, and The Barman's Fund will make sure they have quality teaching material this semester.

The 2016 Memorial Day Crawfish Boil Raised over $15,000 for

Help for Heroes

Thanks to our dozens of volunteers, throngs of visitors, four amazing bands, Chef Bucks, Castnet Seafood, Cajun Grill Sausage, Industry Bar and Kitchen, Nicole's Boutique, Spa Atlantis, The Penthouse Club and many more, we have once again increased our donation from last year's totals.

The heroes of this event are pictured above. Those bartenders donated their tips from this event, worked on the planning committees, chipped in from their own pockets and left the building with smiles on their faces.

Each and every dollar raised at this event will impact the lives of the men and women who serve our communities each day and night. We could not be more proud to gift the event total in it's entirety to Help for Heroes.