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Carousel Bar

214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2227
+1 504-523-3341
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2227
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Found space at the back bar (not easy). Had rounds Sazeracs and had fun watching bartender make them. This is one of the classic New Orleans bars and should not be missed.

Thank 658patricky
Reviewed 2 days ago

This bar in the Monteleone on Royal is actually 2 bars- on a carousel sale rotating round bar, and another bar in the back. It is a busy spot bot good for meeting up on way out of hotel. Drink list pretty standard. The live...More

Thank kpenning
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our fourth time to NOLA and this is the first time we secured a seat at The Carousel Bar! This place is always busy! The secret for us was coming around 5. The experience was very cool, very unique. It takes about 15...More

Thank 2011cici
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great fun and something different. Good food too. We only intended to pop in for 1 drink but ended up staying for a couple of hours

Thank 7rud1e
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a Carousel Bar & Lounge in the Hotel Monteleone located in the French Quarter. It has 25 seats and it rotates while you have a drink. They also offer bar bites. It was fun to walk into this classy hotel and see the...More

Thank Martha2950
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a popular bar. It offers something unique and everyone wants to try it so expect it to be busy. We did, so we went on an off time which paid off with two seats at the bar waiting for us when we walked...More

Thank MommaKB
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is a must-do in NOLA! Hard to get a seat at the carousel bar but it’s worth it. Very cool place!

Thank Jenee O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm sure anyone heading to NOLA is told to visit the Carousel Bar, but honestly it's well worth it, if not for the beautiful carousel alone. Located inside a stunning hotel, Carousel Bar is a literal carousel. It spins pretty slowly (1 rotation = 15...More

Thank Gabriella C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A 'ladies barcrawl' is not complete without a ride on the carousel bar. The drink list is extensive and good (try a gin fizz if you're feeling adventurous). If the carousel is full when you arrive, just hang out a bit, turnover is good.

Thank Leighann A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must visit while in town. Rotating Bar inside Hotel Monteleone. Great service, so make sure to make this your first stop!

Thank agarcia1311
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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Sarah S
9 July 2016|
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Response from Balconylove | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they can't sit at the bar. There is an open seating area where the live music is played and this is where kids may sit. Don't miss it !! :)
16 September 2015|
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Response from ChaCha1123 | Reviewed this property |
It is a beautiful, historic 'bar'. I would be comfortable in saying casual, to dressy casual, if you were going in the evening. But, honestly, anything really is okay in French Quarter...especially if you are going to just... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2227
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-523-3341
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