September 6, 2012 | Think Taylor Fundraiser at GEM

Photo: Conor Doherty

You know what pairs perfectly with every conceivable wine, cocktail, and brew? Charity — and Thursday’s benefit at GEM Restaurant & Lounge (42 Province Street, Boston, 617.482.1213) is giving us a chance to drink up and do some good. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., New England Revolution soccer stars Benny Feilhaber (pictured here as one of our 2012 Boston's Sexiest picks), Matt Reis, AJ Soares, and Chris Tierney will play bartender to rake in some cash for a good cause. They’ll be joined by former Revolution forward and current ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman, creator of Think Taylor, a foundation that raises funds and awareness to combat the effects of sports-related concussions (like the one that precipitated his 2010 retirement). There’s no cover, and all of the night’s tips will support the foundation — so no stiffing the guys behind the stick.