Photos: Scott Gooding
Sydney’s bar scene will be an eye opener next week when the first ever STRUT WITH MUTTS launches as part of Bars March’s annual fundraising celebrations.
Kicking off at 5pm at the Frisco Hotel on Friday March 24, STRUT WITH MUTTS will see Sydney’s hottest animal-loving fitness pros join forces to walk shelter dogs between two of the city’s most coolest bars – all in support of Animal Welfare League NSW.
STRUTT WITH MUTTS invites all dog-doters to join the walk-to-walk with the hunks and hounds. The reward of course is a cool-down at one of the pubs’ special Bars March fundraising cocktails.
Following cocktails at the Frisco Hotel, the celebratory stroll will kick on between 6.30pm and 7pm, rounding out at The Carrington in Surry Hills with some more limited-edition Bars March cocktails.
Along the way, and at the two dog-friendly venues, partygoers will be able to meet dogs seeking ‘forever homes’ and take selfies to win prizes for the most ‘pawsome’ Instagram pics.
The trainers, including Scott Gooding, Mike Webster, Dylan Rivier and Ben Lucas, star in the Hot Dudes and Dogs 2017 Calendar, which will be on sale on the night, with all proceeds going to the cause.
Sydney’s only annual charity celebration of bar culture, Bars March brings some of the city’s most iconic venues together every March under the banner #haveadrinksaveadog to create and sell a special BARS MARCH cocktail all month, with a portion of proceeds going to Animal Welfare League NSW.
As well as The Carrington and Frisco Hotel, 2017 participating venues include: O Bar and Dining (CBD), Kittyhawk (CBD), Della Hyde (Darlinghurst) The Botanist (Kirribilli), SoCal (Neutral Bay), Lobo Plantation (CBD), Panama House (Bondi), The Royal Leichardt, Miss Peaches (Newtown), Crane Bar (Kings Cross), El Topo Mexican (Bondi Junction) and Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.
BARS MARCH Celebrity ambassadors include TV vet Dr Katrina Warren, garden guru Jamie Durie and a squad of four-legged Instagram stars.
The cheeky alternative to dry charity months has shown for over eight years that it’s possible to do good while having fun responsibly, with $80,000 raised so far for Animal Welfare League NSW – all through enjoyment of Sydney’s best bars.
During BARS MARCH, members of the public can show their support by visiting participating venues and buying a BARS MARCH charity cocktail, attending fundraising events and taking part in social media competitions.
STRUT WITH MUTTS, as part of Bars March
Frisco Hotel - 46 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
The Carrington - 565 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Friday, March 24 – 5pm ‘til late
Instagram and Twitter: @barsmarch #barsmarch