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Carousel Lounge

214 Royal Street

French Quarter + Cocktails & Bars

Immortalized in the writings of Ernest Hemingway among others, the revolving Carousel Bar is a part of New Orleans history. A long-time favorite New Orleans hotspot and the city’s only revolving bar, the famous Carousel Bar has lured guests in to take a spin on the 25-seat, bright circus-clad Merry-Go-Round. It is often filled with colorful local characters telling stories about Hotel Monteleone and our celebrated city.

Installed in 1949, the 25-seat bar turns on 2,000 large steel rollers, pulled by a chain powered by a one-quarter horsepower motor. Patrons circumnavigate at one revolution every 15 minutes, but the ride doesn’t end there. Since 1949, some of its riders’ most creative ideas, inspirations and business deals have been shaken and stirred to fruition here, not to mention some of the best spirits. In addition to the cocktails, The Carousel Bar & Lounge serves light bar bites from 11:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. daily.

The bar showcases a fabulous live musical entertainment schedule featuring some wonderful New Orleans artists, live several nights a week.

Open 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m – until.

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