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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 70130-2227
+1 504-523-3341
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lot's of people in this bar, that turns like a carousel but very slowly. We didn't stay in the bar 'cos was full, but staying anyway in the lounge was great. Nice drinks!

Thank Peter K
Nutley, New Jersey
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friend and I love this bar, this was our 3rd time here. The carousel rotates very slowly so you don't really notice and the carousel itself is gorgeous. The drinks and food are amazing. My favorites are the Fleur des Lis & the Cuban Sammy. We will definitely be back!

Thank Andrianna I
Tauranga, New Zealand
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place to meet friends, try a new cocktail, feel you've just missed meeting Ernest Hemingway. It opens at 11am, conversation is easier then - later in the day it really hums.

Thank 255678Dan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must stop when in New Orleans to take a spin at the carousel bar. This hotel bar is beautiful and has some great old charm. When we had a hard time finding a seat let alone one at the bar. But 2 seats opened up and we were able to enjoy the bar and people watch as the bar... More 

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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always stop by when in New Orleans. Great place to listen to good music and take a break from sightseeing. Heard it's the best place to get a Bloody Mary.

Thank LWL6
Charlotte, NC
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197 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, we know it's touristy, but we wanted to go anyway! The bartenders here are amazing, and made fabulous cocktails. Their signature is the "Vieux Carre". It was the first one I ever tasted, and I loved it. Also loved the milk punch. The carousel really moves faster than you realize!

Thank PoisonPrincess
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

OK, so we did not eat anything here but had drinks. Yes, we went in for the novelty of sitting on a bar stool that moves around the bar tender. Drinks were good and the bar guy was friendly, as all folks in New Orleans are.

Thank 781JOHNB_12
Huntsville, Alabama
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We vacation in the French Quarter several times a year. We stop into the Carousel Bar at least once a day. This is a French Quarter institution - a rotating bar in the motif of a carousel. An extensive bar menu of elegant and classic drinks professionally made from a huge selection of unusual liquors. My wife loves their Brandy... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A co-worker had recommended going for a drink and it turned out to be our first stop each nite The atmosphere was fun. The drinks were delicious and affordable. Although one nite there was a 50% mark-up on the same drinks we’d been having every nite and the waitress was nowhere to be found to question the bill I’d even... More 

Thank BostonTravelPro
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 70130-2227
  • 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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