It’s the Year of the Dog and Bars March is back – here’s how to get involved

Bars March is back again in 2018.
Bars March is back again in 2018.
Back for its ninth year, Bars March is all about good times for a good cause — here’s how you can get involved.

It’s a simple idea, really: combine your love of bars with your love of cats and dogs and raise money for a good cause, namely the NSW Animal Welfare League, who give shelter to abandoned, surrendered and neglected animals.

Essentially, the idea is to #haveadrinksaveadog.

It’s a great way to support the cause and drive a little business for your bar.

“Every year the venues – and their customers – amaze us with their generosity,” says organiser (and regular Bartender of the Year judge), Amy Cooper. “Last year, for example, O Bar & Dining sold 799 Barking Mad cocktails over the month. This year, we’re urging everyone to head to one of our bars and toast the Year of the Dog with a BARS MARCH drink.”


During the month of March, celebrate the great bar culture of Sydney and get your bar involved in the cause. There’s already a bunch of great animal-loving bars on board: The Carrington (Surry Hills), Frisco Hotel (Woolloomooloo); Kittyhawk (CBD),The Lobo Plantation (CBD), Misfits Bar & Dining (Redfern), East Village Sydney(Darlinghurst), Big Poppa’s (Darlinghurst), Whirly Bird (Pyrmont),O Bar & Dining (CBD), Watsons Bay Hotel, (Watson’s Bay) and The Royal Leichhardt (Leichhardt).

How does it work? Take a look at the Bars March website, list a Bars March drink to support the month, and fill out the form here to get started.