For animal lovers out there, any event promoting animal welfare issues is worthy of a huge amount of love and support. Not that we needed an excuse, but it’s been made all the more easier/exciting to get behind this great cause with the 7th annual Bars March, Sydney’s only month-long celebration of of bar culture in support of animal charities!
More than 50 venues across the city have joined together in support of responsible drinking and socialising in great bars – all for a good cause. The cheeky alternative to ‘dry’ charity months such as FebFast and Dry July has shown over the years that it’s also possible to do good while having fun, with $80,000 raised so far for Animal Welfare League NSW – all through enjoyment of Sydney’s best bars.
For the month of March, special cocktails are sold at bars all over Sydney, from major venue groups to funky little hotspots. Participating venues for 2016 include: The Carrington (Surry Hills), Cafe Del Mar (Darling Harbour), Miss Peaches (Newtown), Cuckoo Callay (Newtown), O Bar and Dining (CBD), Middlebar (Darlinghurst), Fortune of War (The Rocks), Bellevue (Woollahra) and Watsons Bay Hotel. Bars March 2016 invites friends to meet up , raise a toast and support Animal Welfare League NSW – often in venues where your furry pal is welcome too.
Celebrity ambassadors include TV vet Dr Katrina Warren, garden guru Jamie Durie and a squad of four-legged Instagram stars – the Kardashians of the canine world. They’ll all be out and about at the bars during March.
The annual Good Times for a Good Cause have extra relevancy this year, says Bars March founder Amy Cooper. “Sydney bars are in focus right now as the lockouts debate intensifies, and we feel more than ever it’s important to showcase the creativity, talent and hard work that makes this city’s bar scene truly world class. Plus, we’re celebrating seven years of epic fun while helping animals.”
Make sure you get down to participating venues and show your support to this great cause by getting stuck into a few Bars March charity cocktails, checking out the fundraising events and sharing the love on social media!
When: Entire month of March
Where: Venues all over Sydney (see website for details)
For more info: www.barsmarch.com
Instagram & Twitter: @barsmarch #barsmarch