Earlier this week, a fire destroyed a popular bar and restaurant in Walton County. 

The Red Bar was a place for many to gather and feel like family, so it’s no surprise that people are stepping up to help rebuild. 

The Grayton Beer Company hosted a fundraiser to help the employees affected by the fire. There was live music from bands who used to play at the Red Bar. 

Food and drinks were sold to raise funds, and donations were also accepted. 100% of the proceeds will go to those currently without work due to the fire.

The iconic establishment was a landmark of Grayton Beach and the owners are planning a comeback, even if that will take some time.

“When I think of the Red Bar, it’s everything. It’s not just a restaurant. We are restaurant people, we can go anywhere, but that building meant so much. I was 25 years old, he was 27 when we opened it. You know, I’m 50 this year. It’s your whole life,” said Red Bar Owner, Oliver Petit. 

There were over 100 people on staff at the Red Bar when it caught on fire and the restaurant was just gearing up for the busy season.

If you missed the event but would like to donate to Red Bar, visit here.