We're Bars March
The idea: Do good while having fun
The Bars March motto is: good times for a good cause. We believe in raising money by enjoying the best things in life: great drinks, good company, and our favourite bars and restaurants. Every year, all these elements come together in a fun-filled month of cocktails, parties, dog–friendly events and a multitude of ways to #haveadrinksaveadog. We’re Australia’s only annual celebration of bar culture for charity, and our campaign is the eight-year-old cheeky antidote to 'dry’ charity months.
The challenge: Visit Sydney's Bars
We really can’t think of a more pleasant way to raise money. Every March, our participating bars create a Bars March drink, add it to their menus and donate a portion of the sales to our charity. Your task? Head out to these bars, get together with friends throughout March, raise a toast and enjoy the Bars March drinks responsibly.
Bars March 2018
Bars March 2018 is about to roll into action, and we have a brilliant line-up of bars on board - some joining us for the first time. Fantastic bars making their Bars March debut this year include: Misfits Bar and Dining in Redfern; Big Poppa's in Darlinghurst; the delightfully dog-friendly North Wollongong Hotel (our first participating bar from the Gong!) and another dog-friendly crowd pleaser, The Village Crown in Zetland. Pyrmont's emerging star Whirly Bird is also new to the Bars March family for 2018.
Some beloved favourites are back, too. Look out for Woolloomooloo's Frisco Hotel and resident beagle Tilly, whose new canine pal Stuey The Pooey is the inspiration behind their 2018 Bars March drink, Stuey's Spritz. Dog-friendly The Carrington will once again be putting the furry into Surry Hills, and our 2016 and 2017 star performer O Bar and Dining is leading the charge in the CBD for another year. It's looking like The Year of the Dog is going to be huge for Bars March!
Strut with Mutts
Bars March always gravitates to our favourite equation: cute men + dogs + bars. This time we've taken it up a notch with a walk, some of these guys and a double-bar party! Be there next Friday and see how we put the buff into the wuff wuff!
24 March 2017
Start 5:00pm at Frisco Hotel, 46 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo
Walk 6:30pm to Carrington Hotel, 563 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
See the good times!
2016: BARKLIFE AT THE CARRINGTON
Delicious Dogustation, Smooch A Pooch, Meet Wilbur the French Bulldog and a cnine beauty pageant all made this afternoon of four-legged fun at dog-friendly Surry Hills local, the Carrington. Another epic Bars March event!March 2016
BARS MARCH 2014 LAUNCH
Last night Parched March, Sydney’s only month-long celebration of bar culture in support of Animal Welfare League NSW relaunched as Bars March for its fifth year! The new name says it all: a whole month of responsible drinking of fabulous cocktails in great bars – for a good cause.
2013: A HUGE WRAP AT IVY AND $40,000 RAISED!
We doubled last year's total and to celebrate, threw our biggest wrap bash yet at the lawn, Ivy. More that 300 celebs, canines, bar operators and lovers og great drinks poured in. Add our sexy Mr CBDS, A WAS-HE-OR-WASN'T-HE Gangnam Style tribute performance, Hot dancers and an art auction like you've never seen - adn what've you got? Pure Bars March magic!
2013: BARS MARCH CROWNS SYDNEY'S FIRST MR CBD!
The city has never been anything quite like it. Six hot men in suites auctioned off to raise $8,000 for the Animals! There was plenty wild about Ananas, as the elegant bar packed out with excited ladies (and men) eager to get their hands on our gergeous Mr CBDS. Winner Angelo Bouras beat off Tough competition to take the sash and title of Bars March CBD 2013.