Haymarket Whiskey Bar hosts "Charitable Barrels." | Courtesy of Haymarket Whiskey Bar
Haymarket Whiskey Bar hosts “Charitable Barrels.” | Courtesy of Haymarket Whiskey Bar

Each month, Haymarket Whiskey Bar offers up a deal that just can’t be beat — and it’s all for a good cause.

Called “Charitable Barrels: Whiskey by the Cause,” the event features cocktails and samples by a participating distillery, appetizers from a local restaurant, live music in the back room and even some beer, all for the admission price of $25, and proceeds go to a different local nonprofit each month.

The next iteration of “Charitable Barrels” will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, and sponsors include Buffalo Trace Distillery, Rhinegeist Brewery and the Silver Dollar. The charity selected is Strive, a creative wellness and educational services nonprofit founded by musician and music therapist Cheyenne Mize and musician and nurse Nina Rodahaffer in 2015.

Joan Shelley | Courtesy of Joan Shelley
Joan Shelley will perform honky tonk with friends. | Courtesy of Joan Shelley

Mize and Rodahaffer plan to turn Haymarket into a throwback juke joint called Honky Tonk for Strive. Along with the food and drinks, there will be live music by The Hellfire Four, a honky tonk quartet featuring Joan Shelley and friends, plus line dancing led by Mize and Rodahaffer as well.

Cowboy/honky tonk attire is encouraged, and to help get you in that mindset, DJ “Buffalo” Ben Townsend will spin classic country tunes in the bar.

Bourbon, beer, snacks from Silver Dollar, line dancing and Joan Shelley singing honky tonk? Sounds like the best deal in town, to us. Only 100 tickets will be sold, so get them early.

“Charitable Barrels” runs from 8-11 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13.

Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville. She's known around town as the Bar Belle and updates her blog (barbelleblog.com) daily. She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."


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