WELCOME TO THE FLYING COCK
A wet area of Australian nostalgia, a 7-day a week celebration of archived Australian pop-culture & historical sporting prowess and a place on the corner to remember and celebrate the times we celebrated… Welcome to The Flying Cock.
At its core, it is an assortment of garage sale furniture and reclaimed wood, patched together with professional care and guidance from YouTube, Bunning’s and a Gumtree Classifieds sponsorship, but once you get over that it’s a melting pot of great people, great food, great drinks, great music, great everything.
Coyote Ugly x Pirates of the Caribbean x Dirty Dancing, need we say more? A space built around the concept of ‘escapism’ where many choose not to escape without being escorted. Open on weekends and special occasions, this room becomes an unforgiving hoedown of sweaty proportions on even the most average of nights.
Fast and friendly service is not only requested but also necessary in the environment that Smugglers presents. While there is plenty of quality rum and gin just hanging around, you can’t swing a dead cat around without hitting someone with a house vodka lime soda in their hand.
Unique entertainment for the area is our marker up here and consistency is crucial. Live and engaging hip-hop and pop on a Friday and our house band Birdman Randy bringing it home on a Saturday. For a room that size you can’t give people too many chances to be bored and contemplate leaving so it is necessary for all the entertainers, DJs and bar staff to emit positive energy (insert rainbow emoji).
THE COOP BISTRO
The Coop is an exciting new take on contemporary pub fare that champions quality produce and all things chicken. Head Chef Andrew Hall has drawn on his previous experience at London's Smiths of Smithfield and Scotts Of Mayfair to craft a menu that adds a touch of sophistication to casual dining any time of day or night.
Leading the menu is the gluten free buttermilk fried chicken dusted in house spices, available as boneless breast and tenders, or drumsticks in individual pieces. A range of twice-cooked wings ordered by the weight also sit front-row centre, coupled with the vegan-friendly option of vinegar-battered cauliflower wings, rolled in buffalo sauce and served with The Coop's creamy house sauce. There's no shortage of sauces either, with eight unique options on offer, all made in-house and soon to be available for purchase by the bottle. Spice up your meal with a choice of Smoky Ketchup, Chilli Bulldog Mayo, Tangy House BBQ, Nori & Miso Mayo, Korean Chilli & Lemonade, The Coop'sCreamy House Sauce, Chipotle BBQ, Blue Cheese Sour Cream and House Sweet & Sour.
Other highlights include a range of sides featuring chargrilled corn dusted with parmesan and miso mayo, more vegetarian options in the form of a tonkatsu eggplant burger with shredded cabbage, sesame, bulldog sauce, mustard & mayo, and a Scotch Egg coated in panko-crumbed chicken mince.