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. We vist Cafe del Mar for the BarsMarch launch, checked out the fine digs and bought some cute dog earpieces for charity

barsmarch-at-cafedelmar_15These 2 models went shirtless for charity but the real stars are @oscarandfrank the brand ambassadors from the optical brand.barsmarch-at-cafedelmar_13More guests.barsmarch-at-cafedelmar_23Dusk arriving at Cafe Del Mar. The view’s lovelybarsmarch-at-cafedelmar_1

Café del Mar Head kitchen team, Brand Ambassador Miguel Maestre posing with Mrs Australia Kate Johnson


Russian Mule made with Russian Standard Original Vodka


The Side Car – Remy MartinVSOP, Cointreau and lemon juice; and theMidori – Russian Standard Vodka


rather astounding suckling pork


Chermoula crusted chicken, rouille and endive


Café del Mar Head Chef Ben Fitton and Brand Ambassador Miguel Maestre prepped the food that evening. This was  Watermelon, Persian fetta and jamon serra which was lovely


chicken san chai bow – food at Cafe del Mar its quite nice.


Owners were encouraged to bring their pets to Bars March. Its all about the little guys!


The inside of Cafe del Mar is suprisingly luxe and looks great.


A bevy of famours sydney social dogs – this one’s @fashiondogsydney on instagram


Dr Katrina Warren talking about BarsMarch

Well, underway, be sure to checkout barsmarch and the #barsmarch hashtag on instagram. The following events are forthcoming and there’s plenty of cocktails to be had at participating venues.

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 The Argyle top floor 6.30pm – 10pm
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.
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