Parched March, Sydney’s only month-long celebration of bar culture in support of animal charities is relaunching 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.
The name has changed but all the favourite events are back, including Mr CBD, the Pets at the Pub series and special cocktails at bars all over Sydney, from major venue groups to funky little hotspots.
Kicking off on February 25th with a huge VIP launch event at Café Del Mar, BARS MARCH has more than 80 Sydney bars mixing up special cocktails throughout the month of March, and a bevy of celebrities, including the very cool Mambo artists, animal-loving garden guru Jamie Durie and media vet Dr Katrina Warren joining the fun.
Once again, BARS MARCH has partnered with Suntory to create a menu of delicious drinks designed to showcase Sydney’s bartending talent.
The annual Good Times for a Good Cause are set to be the biggest yet, says BARS MARCH director Amy Cooper. “We’re celebrating five years of unforgettable fun while helping animal charities. Each year we’ve grown and 2014 represents another step up for this unique event. If you’re in Sydney in March, you’ll find it hard to avoid a good time.”
Feb 25th 2014: VIP Launch Event at Café Del Mar – A fabulous fanfare to launch Bars March 2014 with cocktails, music and a live art show by Mambo artists.
March 1st 2014: Doggies & Dumplings at Love on Top, 1pm – 4pm. Enjoy Asian delicacies from chef Kenny Kong in the company of your pooch. A green oasis in the middle of Kings Cross is perfect for a party where everyone’s invited to BYO furry friend (if you don’t have a dog, bring a beardy hipster).
March 16th 2014: Puppy Prom at The Alexandria Hotel 1pm-4pm. Think Pretty in Pink, Grease or even Carrie … with four legs! It’s time for prom doggie style as Sydney’s biggest beer garden welcomes everyone and their pooch pals to the waggiest school dance ever. With canine corsages, prom photos, and prizes for talent and looks, this is the prom where no-one’s without a date, because everyone can bring a best friend.
March 20th 2014: Mr CBD at The Argyle top floor 6.30pm- 10pm. It’s back! The annual search for Sydney’s Hottest Man in a Suit returns – with extra sizzle. At this grand finale our six finalists will strut their stuff while the audience bid for dates and to decide the winner. Money talks – so bid up big and know that you’re flirting for a very good cause: Animal Welfare League NSW.
In the name of furry, charitable fun, BARS MARCH 2014 will be the biggest celebration yet of Sydney’s top-notch bar culture. We’ll drink to that!
During BARS MARCH you can show your support by visiting participating venues and buying a BARS MARCH charity cocktail, attending fundraising events and taking part in social media competitions. Highlights for 2014 include: