Austin restaurants and bars donating to Hurricane Harvey flood relief

Houston will see even more rain this week following a devastating few days of flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. The Austin hospitality industry will undoubtedly do its part to help residents and businesses in the flood-ravaged areas across the state. Following is a working list of Austin restaurants and bars and their contributions to relief efforts. Email additions to

Evacuees wade down a flooded section of Interstate 610 as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into Houston Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Apis will give $25 dollar gift cards on Friday and Saturday for any physical donations like diapers, canned food, blankets for displaced hurricane survivors housed in Austin shelters.

Banger’s hosts a Saturday barbecue and Houston brews event to raise money for relief efforts.

Black Star Co-Op will donate $1 to relief efforts from every house beer sold through September 3.

Boiler Nine Bar + Grill will donate the net profits from its new happy hour to flood relief through Thursday.

The Brew & Brew will donate $1 from every beer sold this week to relief efforts.

Bufalina on Cesar Chavez Street will donate the proceeds from their Margherita  pizza sales Wednesday to the Houston Food Bank.

Cane Rosso locations around Texas (including the one in Sunset Valley) are selling $50 raffle tickets for a year’s worth of free pizza. The restaurants are only selling 400 tickets, with the proceeds (which would reach $20,000 if all tickets are sold) going to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. More details on their site.   (Update: Dallas-based Cane Rosso and owner Jay Jerrier will be donating $20,000 from sales from their Tuesday night event in Deep Ellum. They’ve sold half of the goal (200 of 400) from the Year of Pizza raffle, adding another $10,000 to the donation tally so far. The tickets are on sale through the rest of this week.)

District Kitchen + Cocktails and Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar will be donating a portion of their proceeds for Thursday, August 31 to the Red Cross to help with disaster relief.

Family Business Beer Company has set up an online fundraising drive intended to raise at least $100,000. As of Monday morning, they were more than 75 percent of the way to their goal.

Freebirds World Burrito is accepting canned goods and bottled water at all non-Houston locations in Texas to donate to local food banks through September 3.

Freedmen’s will be accepting donations for Hurricane Harvey relief victims through September 3rd for delivery to devastated areas in Rockport and Port Aransas. Asking for donations such as baby diapers, new socks, underwear, cleaning supplies, blankets, feminine toiletries, towels, blankets, large wire crates, toys, treats, pet food and supplies and more.
The Goodnight is hosting a happy hour on August 31 from 4 to 8 p.m., with 20 percent of proceeds going to the Houston Red Cross and 20 percent going to the ACLU of Texas.
The Hightower is teaming with Antonelli’s Cheese and will donate 30% of their Queso Fundido sales (which uses Antonelli’s Cheese) to Austin Disaster Relief  until September 30.
Hopdoddy locations on September 4 and will donate all sales from their Goodnight/Good Cause Burger to flood relief and Tito’s Handmade Vodka will donate $1, up to $10,000, for every drink Hopdoddy Burger Bar sells made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Through the rest of September, Hopdoddy will donate $1 from each Goodnight/Good Cause Burger.
Home Slice Pizza will open Tuesday, a rarity, and donate 100 percent of proceeds to Houston Food Bank.
JuiceLand will give guests who text a $10 donation to the Red Cross at the register double rewards points.

Kung Fu Saloon will be hosting a company-wide Drink 4 a Cause event on September 5th. All locations (Austin Downtown, Austin Rock Rose, Dallas, Houston and Nashville) will be donating 50% of that day’s drink sales to the Harvey relief efforts.

Kyoten Sushiko: For each dinner guest the omakase restaurant from Houston native Otto Phan serves over the next two weeks (August 30-September 10), Kyoten will donate $40 to relief efforts set up by the Houston Texans J.J. Watt.

Lick Honest Ice Creams will donate 100% of proceeds from their Texas Sheet Cake pints sold at all of their shops to the American Red Cross.

Little Woodrow’s is accepting donations for its partner food truck, Crazy Mary’s, which is sending two trucks to Rockport to give away food and water.

Once Over Coffee Bar will donate $1 to relief efforts from every bag of coffee, beer, and wine sold through September 7th.

Pizzeria Sorellina will host a pizza party from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, with free pizza available to anyone who donates $25 to the Rockport-Fulton relief fund.

Poke Poke is donating $1 per order to flood relief efforts.

All proceeds from the $15 hatch green chili and chicken broth ramen at Ramen Tatsu-Ya go to relief efforts in Houston, while supplies last.

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co. donating $1 of every house beer and drip coffee sold through the rest of the week.

Snooze will donate 10% of sales from all Texas locations on its Bacon Day, Saturday, September 2to the Houston Food Bank. 

St. Elmo Brewing Company is donating $1 from every pint of Rain – Helles Lager this week to the Houston Flood Relief Fund. They’re also taking donations of food, water, clothes, and money for those in need.

Thai Fresh will donate 100% of proceeds on Tuesday, September 5th from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. A donation box will also be available for those wanting to contribute extra money for this cause.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has committed to match dollar-for-dollar donations up to $50,000 and has partnered with Austin Disaster Relief Network, sharing Tito’s trucks to deliver supplies across Texas.

Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling in Dripping Springs is having a four-day Labor Day Weekend event to raise money to support people effected by Hurricane Harvey, with a percentage of our proceeds from the entire going to the Central Texas Food Bank Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Visit their site for details on donation drive, food, booze and live music. 

The Vegan Nom is donating 10% of all sales through Sunday to help Hurricane Harvey victims.

On Saturday, September 2, Veracruz All Natural will donate 20% of all sales from all locations to the Central Texas Food Bank.

All locations of Via 313 donated Tuesday’s sales to the flood relief efforts in Houston

Yard Bar will have a shipping box on site from September 1-15, collecting pet items like dog and cat food, kennels, blankets and more to send to hard-hit areas. Yard Bar is also donating $2 of every Smirnoff and “Underdog” cocktail through all of September to Harvey Relief and waiving the park admission fees for all eligible dogs visiting Austin as Harvey evacuees through the month of September.


Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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