Mardi Gras 2022

The Streets of Barangaroo (until 6th March) 

A festival of colour has taken over the precinct in keeping with this year’s theme, UNITED WE SHINE. Step up and step out at The Streets and celebrate pride, equality and love. The streets have been painted and venues including Butcher’s Block, NOLA, Chi and Untied will have special offerings in celebration: 

Butcher’s Block, Barangaroo (available until 6th March) 

Wrap your lips around three speciality cocktails during Mardi Gras at The Butchers Block. At $16 per cocktail, and when they look as good as this, how could you not? 

  • Rupauls Rainbow: Malibu, Havana club, grenadine, curacao, pineapple juice
  • Death Drop: Midori, gin, lime juice, spiced sugar syrup, aquafaba
  • Rainbox Jockstrap: Midori, gin, lime juice, spiced sugar syrup, aquafaba

To book, head here.

NOLA Smokehouse and Bar, Barangaroo (Friday 4th March)

Partake in the festivities of New Orleans Mardi Gras with a night of live music, cocktails and dress ups! 

Event starts at 4pm and, in true Mardi Gras style, a roaming brass band will make an appearance from 6pm, playing traditional tunes straight from the Big Easy. NOLA have partnered with Southern Comfort to create a limited edition Mardi Gras menu: 

  • Cocktails ($20ea): 
    • Little Liza Jane: Southern Comfort Original, Rye Whiskey, White Peach, Lime, Orgeat
    • Antoine’s Sour: Southern Comfort Black, Bourbon Whiskey, Peychauds Bitters, Lemon
    • Mama Roux: Southern Comfort Black, Bourbon Whiskey, Crème de Cacao, Agave, Angostura Bitters
  • La Dauphine Champagne Punch ($85): Taittinger Brut Prestige, Southern Comfort Original, Dry Vermouth, Lemon
  • Southern Comfort Black Tiramisu ($14)
  • Carolina Pork Ribs with Southern Comfort Glaze ($45 for 500g or $70 for 1kg)

Grab some beads and get into the Mardi Gras spirit at NOLA. Bookings highly recommended, head here for 2-10 guests or fill in the group booking request form for larger groups. 

Chi by Lotus, Barangaroo (3-5th March)

Celebrate the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras in true LGBTQI style with Lotus’ limited edition purple XO prawn dumplings (RRP $21) that pair perfectly with their ‘United We Shine’ cocktail (RRP $22). Available from 3rd to 5th March, or until sold out.

Bookings are heavily encouraged – book here

Untied, Barangaroo (Saturday 5th March)

Untied are giving revelers a different kind of Brunch with Soul experience. OTT? Most likely! Fabulous? Definitely!

Sexy Sunday Jam will be belting out classic camp favourites to lift the party atmosphere while revelers enjoy two hours of southern-style bottomless brunch. Whether you’re pre-gaming before the parade or partying it up on your own, this will be a fun Mardi Gras brunch celebration to remember. 

There are two sittings (11am & 2pm) with bookings at $79pp. For more info and to book, click here 

Alibi, Ovolo Woolloomooloo (Friday 4th March, imagery HERE

For one night only, Alibi is becoming Gay-Libi with Queens Felicity Frockaccino, Bettie Blackheart and Tina Bikki lip syncing your favourite anthems between 5-8pm followed by DJ Neil Singleton on the decks all night long. To celebrate they’ve created a peachy new cocktail (the iconic ‘Gay-Libi Cobbler’), and those with restaurant bookings will receive a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival. 

Keen to turn up the heat? Alibi’s Mardi Gras Pride Package is available for those staying 2 or 3 nights at Ovolo over the 4th, 5th and 6th of March. This ultimate overnight party includes: 

  • Transfers to the parade
  • Makeup session with a pro artist to get you parade ready in-house
  • Sundowner drinks 
  • Buffet breakfast including an a la carte option
  • Sunday morning recovery Bloody Mary

Come for the glitter, stay for the party, live for the queens! Book Alibi here

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