Since the start of the national lock-down in South Africa we were forced to close and lay-off all staff, as no restaurant is allowed to open or sell hot food. When and how we will be allowed to reopen with delivery operations or what the future for restaurants and bars holds remains to be seen, putting many people out of work and the hunger crisis growing. Beerhouse has taken the firm stance that we will not go down without a fight. We WILL open again to serve the thirsty the widest variety of beer under one roof again.
In the meantime, we simply cannot stand by while our communities and staff grow desperate and hungry.
Creating an operational Soup Kitchen
As of Tuesday, 21st April 2020, we have turned our kitchen into an operational soup kitchen. We are calling our staff in two at a time on a rotation to earn a daily cash wage and take some food home to feed their families.
The food that we are making is being donated to Ladles of Love. Every Monday and Thursday we are making between 400 – 600 liters of soup that gets picked up by The Hebron Project that distributes it in the Ocean View community near Kommetjie, Cape Town.
Thus far Beerhouse has partnered with Tygerberg Hills Lions club to help raise the starting funds to get this project off the ground.
A special thank you to all of our donors thus far:
Tygerberg Hills Lions – R3 000
Merriman Lions – R2 250 & 420L of frozen prepackaged meals
Sgt. Pepper – 5kg of springbok meat
Onomo Hotel – 100 pieces of chicken 1/4, veggies and fruit
Just Us Productions – R1 000
Food Lovers Market N1 City Value Center – 10% discounted on food we bought (value of R430 discount)
Pick ‘n Pay Plattekloof – a trolley full of non-perishable foods, pastas, pap and soup mixes.
De Grendel Lions – 4kg worth of pasta
Taxsave – R1 000
Elke Stanglow-Jorberg – R1 000
Helen Martin Clark – R1 000
Max Hutchinson – R5 000
Deon van Wulven – R1 000
As a result of these donations we are able to keep our kitchen operational for a week to produce a minimum of 100L (200 meals) of soup per day, but we want to be able to do more and longer!
How can you help?
There are two ways that you can support our kitchen:
1. Cash Donations
Donate via our #YellowFund on BackaBuddy, we will use this money to pay the staff who are working each day, support staff in need and other operational costs of running a soup kitchen (kitchen gas, petrol, cleaning products, etc)
2. Food Donations
Grains, vegetables, meat, spices, etc. These food donations can be dropped off at Beerhouse on Long, 219 Long Street, Cape Town CBD, Monday – Friday 8 am – 2pm. We will also accept any other donation that can be used in food parcels, hygiene parcels, etc.
3. Equipment Donations
20L – 50L containers to transport food from Beerhouse to Ladles of Love
50L – 100L cooking pots
Gloves & cleaning chemicals (also operational expenses)
Boiling tables – so that we can cook more food at the same time.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 083 503 5118 to find out more about how you can get involved.
When you think of BEERHOUSE, you think great variety of beer, lively venue, big beer hall styled interior. But you might not necessarily think food.
Beerhouse does however do great burgers & pizzas! So we have started a two new virtual restaurants called Burgerhouse & Pizzahouse!
We have taken some of the loved recipes and house favorites from the Beerhouse menu and have expanded our menu to try some new dishes that we are sure will be crowd favourites.
You can find us on all major delivery platforms, as well as our own in-house delivery system. From 1st June 2020 you will also be able to call & collect.
Call or WhatsApp us on: 071 328 0258
We are only operating out of Beerhouse Tygervalley (opposite the Bellville Velodrome), with a focus on Cape Towns Northern Suburbs.
Yes! We also will be serving soft drinks and non-alcoholic beers & ciders, hopefully alcoholic beers and ciders soon.
To download our menus click below:
Soft Drinks & Non-alcoholics Menu
Help us keep our business afloat by purchasing vouchers via Hyperli.
This will help us to remain cash flow positive so that we can pay our staff who live hand-to-mouth. We need as much help as we can get to support our team and ensure we have a business to come back to when the trade restrictions have been lifted.
Since we are all stuck in lock-down the team at Beerhouse would like to invite you to some of our lock-down online events.
ONLINE PUB QUIZ
Join us every Tuesday with the OMG Quiz Nights team for a FREE general knowledge pub quiz via zoom. Follow their event for more information by clicking this link.
Virtual Comedy Club
Since you can’t come to us we are bringing our Comedy Club to you!
Login to your Instagram account, follow us at @BEERHOUSEsa
or follow this link: https://www.instagram.com/beerhousesa/
We will be going LIVE from our Instagram account EVERY Wednesday at 6pm.
Kolping Mbumba Comedy has a new line up for us each week!
Virtual Meet The Brewers
Join us every Thursday at 8pm via Facebook Live on Beerhouse for Head Dreamer Randolf Jorberg and various brewers from your favourite breweries talking all things beer.
See our Facebook pages to see who we are talking to each week.
Our first event is this Drifter on FRIDAY, due to scheduling issues.
Online Beer Yoga
Had a long week in lockdown?
Join the Beerhouse & Mzansi School of Yoga crew for BEER YOGA.
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/677411747
Meeting ID: 677 411 747
All you need is a wifi connection and a beer..or two (or drink of your choice).
Our epic yoga instructor will take you through a beginners class of BEER-centric yoga.
Each class will be about 1 hour long and will be every Friday at 6:15pm.
Not sure what beer yoga is? Watch this link to get an idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoDvXcTgTl4
Looking for other yoga classes to do while in lockdown?
Booking Link: https://bookamat.co/register/client/mzansi-school-of-yogic-arts
Since the coronavirus has broken in South African and the President announced the Nationwide lockdown on Monday, 23rd March, we have had to temporarily lay off over 80 staff.
We are calling on all of our supporters far and wide to help us to raise money so that our staff have a chance to support their families during the lockdown times
Find our BackaBuddy campaign here
The restaurant industry, like many industries, is under distress and the team at the BEERHOUSE is extremely motivated to ensure that we survive these unprecedented times.
We have paid all of our staff up until the end of March 2020, however due to the nature of this business if we do not make turnover there is no reserves to help support the 80+ employees that were on our payroll (our goal is to retain all of our staff and give ALL of them their jobs back as soon as we are able to trade without restrictions).
100% of the profits from this fundraiser will be given to our staff to help them through these times where they won’t be earning any money.
Beerhouse has applied for the UIF relief schemes to help support the staff. However, we know this process will take time before our staff will see any money from the government.
This money is incredibility essential for our staffs’ survival. They will be able to feed and look after their families during these uncertain times.
We do not know how long the lockdown will last and we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to look after our staff who live from hand to mouth.
100% of the profits raised will be divided up between the staff within their tax threshold.
We have three types of staff: hourly paid, fixed salary and HQ salary.
Each of these divisions has a maximum cap that they are allowed to receive. Our main aim is to support the bulk of the staff that are hourly paid as they are the majority of the staff compliment.