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Carousel Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
French Quarter
American, Bar
As featured in Seeing New Orleans
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214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-523-3341
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seemed bigger in the pictures but this is a NOLA gem.. we also had lunch there, not just drinks and the food was fine. The specialty drinks are delicious... kind of cool being on a carousel...

Thank rbwriter
Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a must see while in the French Quarter! The bar is a carousel that actually moves. It is really fun to sit at the bar, have a cocktail & listen to the fantastic jazz ensemble. Come early or later in the evening if you want a seat as the venue fills up quickly! We always try to... More 

Thank smlkennedy
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit. Had to stop at this unique New Orleans treasure. Have a drink order something local Pimms cup or something like a Manhattan and travel back in time. Loves it.

Thank Lou C
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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325 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came in a couple of time to have drinks. The carousel bar is always packed, but people move in and out quickly. The staff is friendly and attentive. The live jazz playing was great!

Thank Live_your_experience
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carousel Bar was more than packed, but it was 10pm on a Saturday in November during the UF/LSU weekend, so it was to be expected. However, we were able to walk to the bar in the center and where we ordered drinks without a problem! We took our drinks into the lounge area, relaxed on the sofa, and people... More 

Thank dmcooney
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Monteleon, we thought we really should give this place a whirl (nudge, nudge - wink, wink.) Always crowded, more than a bit noisy, and you have to be patient to actually sit at the bar, but still worth some effort. Friendly and expert staff.

Thank Paul B
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155 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must on your Trip to NOLA! The bar is actually more of an old fashioned historic cocktail lounge, located in the Monteleone Hotel at the beginning of Royal Street before you dive into antique stores and Art galleries further in the heart of the French Quarter. The bar portion itself is slowly spinning around like a Carousel!... More 

Thank Alex M
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travel to New Orleans at least a couple of times a year, and always try to swing by the Carousel Bar. Only had to wait a couple of minutes to snag a seat at the bar. I had a couple of my favorite cocktail, the Vieux Carre and my wife had hers, the Fleur Des Lis. Bartenders are quick,... More 

Thank HeavyDat
Madisonville, Louisiana
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to have a drink here any time in town. Unique revolving bar. Usually crowded. Good drinks, but expensive.

Thank lovehotels124
Indian Trail, North Carolina
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in @ noon & just had to get a couple of classic cocktails just like the old days, the service was speedy & the bartender very pleasant & attentive! 1 of our party of 4 is pregnant but the bartender came up with a non-alcohol beverage just for her & she said it was fantastic! A nice touch... More 

Thank David C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-523-3341

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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 Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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