A CELEBRATION OF FINE
BOURBON, BBQ, AND WHISKEY!
Smoke & Barrel Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to produce quality entertainment for the enrichment of the community, while raising funding for worthy charities. There are currently two food and beverage centric events in the yearly lineup for Southwest Louisiana which serve to benefit United Way of SWLA. Each November, as the season begins to cool, the title event “Smoke & Barrel” features more than 80 bourbons, whiskeys, and scotches from around the world, alongside award winning regional BBQ vendors hailing from both Louisiana and Texas. In the Spring, “Rum Revival” celebrates the Gulf Coast’s colorful history and Caribbean heritage with a selection of dozens of rums and rum-based cocktails paired with Caribbean dishes prepared by some of Southwest Louisiana’s most talented chefs.
Established in 2018, “Smoke & Barrel” event takes place on the lawn of the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse beneath a canopy of majestic live oaks and has quickly established itself as the premiere spirits tasting event in Southwest Louisiana. Smell the savory aroma of oak and hickory. Taste BBQ from leading pitmasters that’s been expertly paired with bourbon, scotch, and whiskey. Hear the foot-stomping sounds of top regional bands. See works from local artisans and craftsmen. Feel the unique culture and hospitality of Southwest Louisiana.
Follow the smoke! Smoke & Barrel will entice the tastebuds of locals and travelers alike. We invite you to join us as we transform historic downtown Lake Charles into a celebration of the senses.
SMOKE & BARREL
December 2, 2023
CALCASIEU PARISH COURTHOUSE LAWN
Downtown Lake Charles
1000 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70602
2023 Rum Revival
It’s time for us to show a little love to another favorite spirit of ours, RUM! The Rum Revival is a celebration of the Gulf Coast’s colorful history and ties to the Caribbean. Come on out and feel the sunshine, a warm southern breeze and raise a glass to a great time with us! So don your linens and come hang out with all of us inside the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Exhibit Hall on May 6th, 2023 from 6:30pm–9:00pm. Entertainment TBD!
In addition to the festivities, your ticket includes: rums and select tequilas to taste, Caribbean themed dishes to taste, Rum-based cocktails for you to enjoy, beer, wine, and a couple other fun surprises. All that rum and food will have you feeling like you’re in a tropical paradise.