All our previous events in chronological order!


Rye July

All July 2018

Rye July 2018 at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Join us in celebrating rye whiskey throughout the month of July

Discover why this stellar spirit should be your new drink of choice at NOLA Sydney!

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All August 2018

Sunday – Thursday

Taittinger Thursdays at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Forget about Happy Hour – Aperitivo Hour is the hot, new thing!

NOLA is taking part in The Streets of Barangaroo’s Aperitivo Hour. The Streets Aperitivo Hour features carefully curated snack and drink combos to help jump start your evenings. Available from Sunday to Thursday, 4-7pm, enjoy our NOLA Spritz and charcuterie served on toasted baguette rustique for only $19.

Walk-ins encouraged.


2nd September

Father’s Day

Rye July at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Spoil dad at NOLA with an indulgent shared family menu this Father’s Day.

For $85pp, you’ll feast through 13 different dishes including some of our best smoked meats. It’s the ultimate way to enjoy a long lunch with water views.

Sunday 2nd September

Bookings essential. | Price $85pp*

2hrs sittings between 11.30am and 3.30pm

*All bookings on Sundays at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar attract a 10% gratuity on the final bill.


15th September

NOLA x Champagne Taittinger

NOLA x Taittinger Long Lunch

Discover why the elegance and finesse of one of the world’s finest champagnes is the perfect complement to your NOLA dining experience.

Join us on 15th September when NOLA Smokehouse and Bar is opening its doors for this unique Saturday Long Lunch. Enjoy a selection of Champagne Taittinger’s finest champagnes matched with succulent smoked meats.

Saturday 15th September | Lunch only.

Bookings essential. | Price $120pp*

5 courses plus welcome cocktail and 4 matched premium Champagne Taittinger Cuvées.


*Price includes a 10% gratuity for the team. This lunch event is for patrons over the age of 18 years only.


Last Sunday

August – November

Plantation High Tea at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

We are presenting a series of Plantation High Tea events on the last Sunday of each month kicking off from August – hosted in our French Quarter.

Indulge in an assortment of sweet and savoury treats such as lobster rolls, southern fried chicken po’ boys, avocado & green harissa rolls, plantation rolls with bourbon & peach marmalade and blood plum jam, as well as s’mores with passionfruit and chocolate ganache, fruit flan and lemon meringue tartlet. This will be accompanied by your choice of bottomless house-made non-alcoholic Southern Iced Tea, or freshly squeezed lemonade. Tea and coffee available.

PLUS your choice of a glass of Champagne Taittinger Cuvée Prestige, divine Decatur Iced Tea, boozy NOLA Lemonade, or Bellini.

Bookings essential. | Price $70pp*

2hrs sittings between 12pm and 4pm


*All bookings on Sundays at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar attract a 10% gratuity on the final bill. This event is for patrons 18+ only.


6th November

Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Our cocktail style Melbourne Cup event is going into the next round!

Join us again this year and celebrate the biggest race day of the year at one of Sydney’s best waterfront bars. For $95pp you’ll enjoy 3.5 hours of substantial canapés, live music, a glass of Champage Taittinger Cuvée Prestige on arrival plus access to multiple large screens to watch the race.

12pm-3.30pm | Melbourne Cup Ticketed Event | $95pp

3.30pm-until late | Melbourne Cup After Party | No tickets required


22nd November


Plantation High Tea at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Bring together family and friends at our Thanksgiving Feast.

Available for groups of six or more, the shared Thanksgiving menu includes a whopping of 15 different dishes comprising numerous starters, a whole turkey accompanied by sides, plus four desserts. Expect some of your favourite NOLA Smokehouse dishes along with our twist on a number of traditional Thanksgiving flavours.


Dinner only. Minimum 6 guests.

Advance bookings essential. | $100pp*


*Groups of 8+ guests at NOLA attract a 10% gratuity for the team.

NOLA Smokehouse and Bar Barangaroo Sydney Whiskey Whisky Smoked Meats BBQ Barbecue Barbeque

Australia Day

Australia Day NOLA Prawns Lamb Smokehouse Bar Restaurant

Sat 26th Jan & Sun 27th Jan

If you’re hunting down a waterside bar and restaurant to enjoy a late afternoon drink, lunch or dinner on the Australia Day weekend, we’ve got some great specials for you.

Smokehouse Specials

Lamb saddle & crisp lamb belly with caramelised yams & sauce ravigote  |  $42

Skull Island prawns with preserved lemon & Creole butter  |  $28

Bar Specials

Lamb neck croquettes with NOLA’s Lexington Style BBQ  |  $22

Bucket of school prawns with tarragon mayo  |  $24

Walk-ins encouraged.
NOLA Smokehouse and Bar Barangaroo Sydney Whiskey Whisky Smoked Meats BBQ Barbecue Barbeque

Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day 2019 at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar Set Menu Smoked Meats Seafood BBQ Barbecue Champagne Taittinger

Thursday 14th February

This Valentine’s Day treat your loved one to a New Orleans, Louisiana inspired three course dinner* with us for just $79pp. Plus, you’ll also get to enjoy water views, an extensive wine selection, some of the best atmosphere in Barangaroo and Champagne Taittinger Cuvée Prestige at $15 a glass all day.

*Regular A La Carte Menu for lunch. Valentine’s Day Special Menu will be the only menu available in Smokehouse that night.

All Jan & Feb

Gelato Cocktails NOLA Smokehouse and Bar RivaReno

Limited Edition Gelato Cocktails


Just when you thought your summer holidays couldn’t get any better, you find out that gelato cocktails are a thing and they’re arriving at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar.

Head into our bar during January to try three limited edition gelato and sorbet cocktails featuring scoops from our Barangaroo neighbour and gelato genuises, RivaReno. Available throughout January only in our bar.

NOLA Spritz with gin, Aperol, sparkling wine, soda, fresh blood orange and mandarin sorbet  |  $20

Piña Colada Fizz with white rum, spiced rum, pineapple juice, soda and coconut gelato  |  $20

Burgundy St. Highball with vodka, blackberry liqueur, grapefruit juice, ginger beer, fresh berries and raspberry sorbet  |  $20
Walk-ins encouraged.

Meat March

Meat March 2019 at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

1st March – 31st March

This March come down to NOLA Smokehouse and Bar for Meat March – our homage to all things meaty. This month-long mega fest has seven meaty events and offerings, with each item influenced by the New Orleans, Louisiana flavours that are at the heart of NOLA Smokehouse and Bar. As one of the most popular meats in this Southern state of the USA and at our Smokehouse, smoked and slow cooked meats play a starring role throughout.


1st – 7th April 2019

Peanut Butter Jelly Day at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Peanut Butter & Jelly Week

Peanut butter and jelly is one of America’s favourite flavour combinations so to celebrate our American roots and World Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on Tuesday, April 2, we’ve got two exciting specials on offer for the week.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time 2.0 | $16
Oreo Crumb, Peanut Parfait, Grape Jelly, Crème Fraîche, Honey Comb

Peanut Butter Cup Cocktail | $20
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Peanut Butter & Maple Cream, Fresh strawberry syrup


Mother’s Day 2019

Mothers Day 2019 NOLA Smokehouse and Bar Sydney Barangaroo

Sharing Menu in Smokehouse | $85pp**
2hrs bookings between 11.30am-3.30pm; Advance bookings encouraged.

In addition to the High Tea offering, we will also be presenting a Mother’s Day Sharing Menu in the Smokehouse for $85pp. With eight dishes plus sides as well as three different desserts, this feast will keep the matriarch of your family as happy as a clam.


Plantation High Tea in our French Quarter* | $70pp**
2hrs bookings between 12pm-4pm; Advance bookings essential.

To coincide with Mother’s Day, we will be recommencing our monthly Louisiana-inspired Plantation High Tea service on Sunday, May 12. Featuring a new menu of nine delectable sweet and savoury delicacies from Executive Chef Troy Spencer, it’s the perfect way to spoil mum plus nosh on an abundance of high tea items with a New Orleans, Louisiana influence. Plus, you’ll get unlimited pours of non-boozy house-made Southern Iced Tea or freshly squeezed lemonade, as well as either a glass of Champagne Taittinger Cuvée Prestige or one of three signature cocktails. Tea and coffee as well as the broader drinks menu will also be available.


*The French Quarter is an 18+ only area.
**10% Sunday Surcharge applies.


Negroni Week 2019

Negroni Week Campari Cinzano NOLA Smokehouse and Bar Charity Good Cause

24th – 30th June 2019

We’re participating in Campari’s Negroni Week! Proudly supporting OzHarvest, we will have two bold Negroni cocktails on offer from 24th-30th June.

The Boulevardier – a classic | $21

Wild Turkey Rye, Campari, Cinzano 1757

Negroni Passion – a NOLA special | $21

Gin, Campari, Cinzano 1757, Passionfruit & Vanilla

Walk-ins encouraged.

Plantation High Tea 2019

NOLA Plantation High Tea Sydney Barangaroo

Sunday 12th May, 2nd June, 7th July | $70pp**
2hrs bookings between 12pm-4pm; Advance bookings essential.

Following our sold-out series of Louisiana-inspired Plantation High Teas in 2018, we have created a brand new offering and are recommencing the monthly events in our French Quarter* from May. Our Executive Chef Troy Spencer has created a generous new menu of nine delectable sweet and savoury delicacies, perfect for sharing with friends and family. As well as either a glass of Champagne Taittinger Cuvée Prestige or one of three signature cocktails – Fillmore Fizz, Shrub A Dub Dub or Big Easy Bellini  – you’ll also receive bottomless booze-free, house-made Southern Iced Tea or freshly squeezed lemonade. Tea and coffee as well as the broader drinks menu will also be available.


*The French Quarter is an 18+ only area.
**10% Sunday Surcharge applies.


Wine Dinner Feast

28th August | 6.30pm

Woods Crampton Wine Dinner Feast NOLA

We have partnered with brilliant Barossa winemaker, Woods Crampton, to curate a wine dinner feast that is packed full of food and oodles of wine.

During this vibrant affair you’ll enjoy a generous shared-style menu including 12 dishes spread over seven courses, matched with seven, hand-selected Woods Crampton wines.

Winemaker Nicholas Crampton will host this event, showcasing his contemporary, balanced and elegant wines made with minimal intervention. With no cellar door and limited production, this is a rare opportunity to explore some of the best wines in Barossa without leaving Sydney. Special treat of the day? Your chance to win a magnum bottle of 2014 Woods Crampton Eden Valley Shiraz!

$119 per person for seven courses and seven wines


Father’s Day 2019

1st September

Fathers Day NOLA

What better way to show your appreciation of dad this Father’s Day than spoiling him with an extravagant feast featuring some of the best smoked meats in Sydney. 

You’ll enjoy 14 dishes, all with our signature New Orleans, Louisiana twist plus he’ll have access to the biggest collection of American whiskeys in Australia at the NOLA bar.

$85pp Shared Style Feasting Menu

Bookings between 11.30am and 3.30pm.


Every Thursday

until 19th September

Taittinger Thursdays at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Celebrate the weekends early every Thursday.

Join us at our bar for a glass of Champagne Taittinger Cuvée Prestige for just $15, or pair a bottle with Charcuterie for $100. Time to relax and soak up the sunshine in our water facing Smokehouse and Bar, uniquely paired with warm hospitality.

Walk-ins encouraged.

Sydney Oyster Week

20th-30th September

Champagne Taittinger Ostyers NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

We’re proud to be part of Sydney Oyster Week in Barangaroo!

In collaboration with Lendlease & Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, we are offering a bottle of Champagne Taittinger Cuvée Prestige paired with a dozen of Sydney Rock Oysters for just $100 from 20th September until 30th September. All day, every day!

Available in The Smokehouse as part of a full sit-down lunch or dinner, The French Quarter & The Bar.
Walk-ins encouraged in The Bar.

All-You-Can-Eat Meat

Every Sunday 2019

All You Can Eat Meat Sundays at NOLA Smokehouse

Every Sunday for lunch, you can indulge in unlimited smoked meats for just $65 per person.

You’ll receive endless amounts of all our smoked meats including Rangers Valley Black Onyx brisket, slow-roasted and hot-smoked pork shoulder, blackened organic chicken with Creole spices, free range Milly Hill cold-smoked lamb and NOLA’s Andouille Cajun-spiced sausage.

Plus, you can order one side per person choosing from the likes of fries with sweet and spicy BBQ salt, Southern slaw or fried Brussels sprouts with blue cheese mayo and hot sauce.

*Diners will kick off with a shared Pit-Master’s Pick plate of meats and can then continue to order as much meat as they want, in 50g instalments per person. No take-outs allowed and previous round must be finished before ordering more. Whole table must opt for all you can eat offer. Bookings for 1-8 guests are for a period of 2hrs, or 2.5hrs for 9 guests or more. 10% Sunday Surcharge applies.


5th November 2019

Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Our cocktail style Melbourne Cup event is going into the third round!

Join us for one of the biggest Melbourne Cup events in Barangaroo this year. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne Taittinger Cuvée Prestige plus extensive canapés, multiple large screens, live music and prizes for best-dressed during the 3.5 hour package. In addition, Champagne Taittinger Cuvée Prestige will be available throughout the day for just $15 a glass, including the afterparty which kicks off at 3.30pm with more wine, whiskeys and water views.


Happy Hour

Mon-Fri in 2019

Thanksgiving at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Join us for Happy Hour in the bar

Available every Mon-Fri 4-6pm

Available in the bar only.

Meat March 2020

1st – 31st March

All-You-Can-Eat-Meat Sundays

Meat March returns to NOLA

Our month-long mega meat fest dedicated to slow cooked and smoked meat, returns from Sunday, March 1. This is the second year NOLA has held Meat March and Executive Chef Troy Spencer has created a new collection of offerings which will be available alongside the a la carte menu, throughout the month. Click below to see all of our Meat March offerings!


Melbourne Cup

3rd November 2020

Melbourne Cup 2020 at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Our Melbourne Cup event is going into the fourth round!

This time seated and of course COVID-safe but guaranteed to be as much fun as our previous, sold-out events.

NOLA Smokehouse and Bar will be the buzziest spot in Barangaroo for Melbourne Cup this year. Tickets are $175pp and include a glass of Champagne Taittinger on arrival, a shared 4-course set menu feast for you to enjoy while you watch the race that stops the nation, and a paired 2hr beverage package including still and sparkling wines, beer, and soft drinks. The beverage package starts at the start time of your reservation.

Prefer to order drinks on consumption on the day? Opt for our $115 package instead!

We’ll be adhering to current COVID regulations which means there are less tickets available than previous years, so get in quick!

11.45am-3.30pm | Melbourne Cup Main Event
$115pp excluding beverage package, or $175pp including 2hr beverage package



26th November 2020

Melbourne Cup 2020 at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Thanksgiving originated as a harvest festival in the United States in the 16th century. We will celebrate this special day at NOLA with a generous sharing menu.

Groups of 8 or more guests will receive the equivalent of a whole carved turkey. Groups of less than 8 will receive portions of a turkey.

Our Thanksgiving sharing menu will be the only menu available for lunch & dinner on 26th November 2020.

Advance bookings are essential.

$100pp* Thanksgiving Feast Menu

Lunch bookings between 11.45am and 2.30pm.

Dinner bookings between 5.30pm and 9.30pm.


Valentine’s Day

14th February 2021

Melbourne Cup 2020 at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year at Sydney’s most vibrant water view restaurant.

Enjoy Executive Chef Troy Spencer‘s carefully curated lunch and dinner menu whilst taking in the romantic views over Barangaroo’s new Watermans Cove and Jones Bay Wharf. You and your Valentine will start off with a complimentary glass of Champagne Taittinger Cuvée Prestige before indulging in a progressive eight-dish New Orleans, Louisiana inspired culinary experience.

If you can’t get enough of our smoked meats and seafood focussed delicacies, you can add an optional BBQ Shellfish Platter including Half Shell Scallops with Lemon Curd, Moreton Bay Bug with Sweetcorn Custard, and Large Yamba Bay Prawns with Creole Butter on top.

Vegetarian alternatives will be available on the day. The Valentine’s Day menu will be the only menu available for lunch and dinner on Sunday 14th February. Advance bookings are essential.

$125pp* Valentine’s Day 2021 Menu

Lunch bookings between 11.30am and 2.30pm.

Dinner bookings between 5pm and 7.30pm.


Whiskey Wednesday

24th March 2021

Whiskey Wednesday at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Join us in the bar on Wednesday 24th March for our inaugural Whiskey Wednesday, a once a month opportunity to receive 25% off all 600+ whiskeys in our backbar! For this first edition, Angel’s Envy whiskey guardian Simon Hopkins will bring his tasting kit to share his knowledge, and if you’re lucky he might even share a sample of the Angel’s Envy Rye finished in Caribbean Rum Casks. There’ll be $22 Angel’s Envy Bourbon Old Fashioneds, $25 250g Rib Plates, and the chance to put yourself on the waitlist for exclusive bottle sales from our upcoming whiskey shipments.

What are you waiting for? We’ll see you on 24th March!

Walk-ins only. Subject to venue capacity.


Whiskey Wednesday

28th April 2021

Whiskey Wednesday at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

NOLA’s monthly Whiskey Wednesday is back, with Andy Tsai & Old Forester on 28th April!

Once again our entire whiskey collection will be available at 25% off our listed prices, all night long. We’ll also be serving $15 Old Forester Old Fashioneds, custom Old Forester Flights, and $25 Carolina Style Pork Rib Plates.

Andy Tsai, Sydney’s Brown Forman Whisky Representative will be in-house, with some Old Forester special releases available to sample, and to answer any questions you have about the first ever bottled bourbon.


Bookings available for groups & walk-ins welcome, subject to venue capacity.


Mother’s Day

9th May 2021

Whiskey Wednesday at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Celebrate Mom with lunch overlooking Barangaroo’s Jones Bay Wharf this Mother’s Day.

After we had to miss out on getting the family together last year, we’re going all out this Mother’s Day with a 12-dish feast to celebrate the family matriarch.

Adults: $99pp | Kids 1-11yo: $50pp

Designed around the Pit-Master’s Pick featuring our famous beef brisket, pulled pork, blackened chicken and lamb shoulder, you’ll start with oysters shucked to order and will also indulge in the likes of sweet style Southern cornbread, charred octopus and honey smoked pork belly, a selection of sides, and Eton Mess with burnt honey cream, roasted quince and macadamia. Plus Mum will even be able to take home a surprise gift!

For the youngsters, we will serve a special kids menu including a choice of fried flat head fillets or scotch fillet with salad and fries, followed by a chocolate mousse cake as dessert.

Advance bookings are essential.

 10% surcharge applies on Sundays or for groups of 8 or more. 1% surcharge applies on final bill for all credit card transactions. Menu subject to seasonal change.


Whiskey Wednesday

26th May 2021

Whiskey Wednesday at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Our Whiskey Wednesday is going into its third round!

This month, we’re partnering with Wild Turkey brand ambassador Tristram Lilburne-Fini to show you a side of a familiar whiskey that you might not have seen before!

For one night only, there will be $18 Wild Turkey 101 Old Fashioneds, and $50 Masters Keep Whiskey Flights, and $25 250g Rib Plates. All that, plus 25% off our entire range of Whiskeys, it’s a great excuse to try something new.

Bookings available for groups of 5-20 guests – contact us here. Walk-ins encouraged.


Amex delicious. Month Out

All May

American Express delicious. Month Out

We’re thrilled to launch our French Quarter Private Dining exclusively for the 2021 American Express delicious. Month Out

This May, for the first time since opening our doors four years ago, the French Quarter whiskey lounge can be turned into a 24-seat exclusive Private Dining space. With access to your own bar and wait-staff, and plus lounges surrounding the dining table you’ll be able to host pre-meal canapés and drinks as well as post-meal desserts and kick-ons in one private space.

The exclusive New Orleans-inspired private dining menus in the French Quarter lounge start at $125pp and are specifically designed by Head Chef Troy Spencer for decadent feasting and truly private lounging. The $125pp drinks package for 2.5hrs including a cocktail on arrival and free-flowing magnums of Champagne Taittinger and still wines are optional however add that extra bit of sparkle. Alternatively, bottle service packages are available as well.

Book your next celebration, corporate event or just kick back like royalty with premium Southern smoked BBQ meats and fresh seafood.

A minimum spend of $5,000 for food and/or beverages applies, as well as a 10% gratuity on the final bill which will be passed on to the team looking after you. Lunch bookings can start between 11.45am and 2.30pm with an out-by time of 5pm; dinner bookings can start between 5.30pm and 9.30pm and the out-by time being the venue’s closing time.


Rye July

All July & August 2021

Rye July 2021 at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Whilst we bow down to everyone who did Dry July this year, Rye July at NOLA and has just been extended until the end of August!

In the spirit of lifting spirits (quite literally), our team have put together a month-long series of Rye whiskey specials including an online charity raffle with all proceeds going to Starlight Children’s Foundation supporting seriously ill children in Australia.

Rye July (& August) 2021 at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar includes Rye Cocktail specials that will make you reimagine this spirit completely, an Ultimate Rye Whiskey Flight including some of the most sought-after whiskeys available in the Southern Hemisphere, a Ryemisu Dessert Special, and a special-edition Whiskey Wednesday on 25th August where the winners of the month-long online charity raffle will be announced. The total prize value exceeds $2,000 with the first prize being a bottle of the extremely rare Van Winkle Family Reserve 13yr Rye that has only been re-released in Australia recently with a mere 12 bottles in circulation in bars across the country.

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Whiskey Wednesday

25th August 2021

Rye July Whiskey Wednesday at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Join us on 25th August between 5pm-9pm for a special-edition Rye July (& August) Whiskey Wednesday.

To top off our months of Rye July (& August), Geraint “Gee” David will guide you through the Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Rye Whiskeys, including Sazerac, E.H. Taylor and the extremely rare Van Winkle Family Reserve 13yr Rye. As usual at NOLA’s Whiskey Wednesdays, our entire whiskey selection will be 25% off, plus for this edition we’ll be serving $22 Rye July Cocktails, and our Ultimate Rye July Flight for $125. Plus we’re of course serving our $25 250g Dry Rubbed Carolina Style Pork Rib Plates with Chips & Slaw – available only on Whiskey Wednesdays.

At the height of the evening, the winners of our charity raffle for Starlight Children’s Foundation will be drawn and announced in-venue by “Gee”. Prizes include a NOLA dining voucher worth $250, three “Sazerac” Cocktail Kits valued at $190 each, and the grand prize of one bottle of the Van Winkle Family Reserve 13yr Rye, valued at approximately $1,400. Raffle tickets are $10 per entry with all proceeds going to Starlight Children’s Foundation supporting sick kids in Australia.

This event is confirmed however depends on the easing of lockdown restrictions. We will – of course – follow all government regulations and health advice in place at that point. Walk-ins encouraged and bookings available for groups of 5-20 guests. Subject to venue capacity.