Support Black-Owned Businesses and Sofar Hosts

Support Black-Owned Businesses and Sofar Hosts
ArtistsJune 16, 2020

In the past week, we’ve seen an inspiring outpouring of activism in all shapes and sizes — protesting, calling representatives, voting, supporting Black creators and entrepreneurs, and the list goes on. It’s been a motivating time to look at the ways we can all consider our impact and make necessary changes. One of the ways we’re starting is by highlighting Black artists, venues, and hosts in the Sofar community. 

Find your city below and make sure to support these Black-owned businesses (and Sofar hosts!) near you!

Atlanta

Painting with a twist
Painting lessons
This Edgewood painting salon offers Girl’s Night, Date Night, Paint Your Pet, Trivia Night and more. 
Website

The Forum
Coworking space
Located in historic College Park, The Forum is a boutique coworking space for entrepreneurs and remote professionals. It's a collaborative place to work and network with flexible leasing options for office leases and memberships.
Website

Genesis House Atlanta
Event space
Genesis House is an event space for rental in Atlanta's historic Old 4th Ward.
Website

Vanity Studios
Photography 
Website

American Sushi
Recording studio
Website

Hamilton House
Historic house and bed and breakfast
The Alexander Hamilton, Jr., House was built in 1890 by Atlanta’s leading African American architect and builder, Alexander Hamilton, Jr., as his family home.
Website

Facet
Art Gallery
Facet recently closed so owner Peter Ferrari could focus on his art. Follow him to stay up to date on his projects.
Peter’s Instagram

Baltimore

Dovecote Cafe
Cafe
Dovecote is hosting a virtual Juneteenth Art Bazaar. You can also purchase gift cards for future purchases.
Instagram

Cedar and Cotton
New & vintage home furnishings company
Instagram

Different Regard
Clothing
Shop online their collection of ready to wear custom clothing for men, women, non-gender​ and kids.
Instagram

Zen and the City
A creative healing space
Instagram

Urban Oyster
Restaurant
This seafood restaurant is home to Baltimore’s char-grilled oysters.
Instagram

Pipe Dreamz
DIY space 
Pipe Dreamz houses the latest luxury streetwear brands and hosts live shows.
Instagram

Old Major
Restaurant
Old Major is an eclectic bar with Caribbean cocktails and food.
Instagram

Keepers Vintage
Sustainable fashion & workshop space
Instagram

Nubian Hueman
Curated goods by people of color
Instagram

Chicago

Semicolon
Bookstore 
Instagram

Persona 
Bar/nightclub 
Instagram

Denver

Kid Astronaut 
Vocal lessons 
Instagram

Coffee at the Point 
Coffee shop and cafe 
Instagram

Alchemy Ritual Goods 
Metaphysical shop
Resources such as sacred objects from around the world, handmade crafts, body products and art, as well as classes and individual healing sessions from practitioners from the community
Instagram

Roux Black Consulting 
Consulting agency
Specializing in project management & operations, marketing, media, booking and events.
Instagram

Chocolate Spokes 
Handmade bikes and service 
Instagram

Bar Helix 
Bar
Specializes in negronis and is an Eater Denver Bar of the Year.
Instagram

Welton Street Cafe 
Restaurant
Serves soul food and Caribbean cuisine
Instagram

My Wine & Spirits Shoppe 
Beer, wine and spirits store
Website

Whittier Cafe 
Coffee shop and cafe 
Instagram

Dream Create Inspire 
Community organization
DCI is an organization that builds supportive networks among aspiring creators by facilitating songwriting workshops, open mics, and community pop-up events. 
Instagram

Lawrence & Larimer 
Clothing retailer
Instagram

Houston

The Library Coffee & Wine
Cafe 
Instagram

Yoga House Houston 
Yoga studio 
Instagram

Five Central 
Restaurant/bar 
Instagram

NYC

Ode to Babel 
Bar/lounge 
Ode to Babel is a low-key cocktail bar and lounge in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. A homey space, it provides a platform for local and/or independent creatives to showcase their art.
Instagram 

Hip Hop Closet
Retail
Hip Hop Closet is a 20-year-old clothing company focused on urban brands that speak to  streetwear culture and Hip Hop.
Instagram

Brooklyn Yoga Club
Yoga studio
BK Yoga Club is a body positive yoga studio founded with the shared vision to create a holistic wellness center that celebrates the arts.
Instagram

Drip Cafe
Cafe
Drip Beverage Lounge is located in Flatbush, Brooklyn. They’ve participated in charity work with St. Ann's project and entrepreneur workshops for people looking for guidance in business, along with serving coffee, a full juice menu, pizza, fresh cookies and Haitian patties.
Instagram

Philadelphia

Committed Community Mentors
Nonprofit 
Serving as a mentoring/development organization, Committed Community Mentors is a highly differentiated alternative to dependent, delinquent, and recovery services for Philadelphia residents.
Instagram | Website

Core LOVE Culture
Pilates studio
Instagram 

Win Win Coffee Bar
Cafe, bar, restaurant, gallery
Instagram | Facebook

Washington, D.C.

Art of Noize
Art gallery 
Instagram 

Studio 52
Event space
Instagram 

Nubian Heuman
Boutique that supports creators of color 
Instagram

Vancouver

Kush Klub 
Cannabis Retail 
Instagram

Header image of The InGlorious performing at Zen and the City by Andre Banks

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