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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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Miami Beach, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an absolutely great time! As expected, the bar was extremely busy with not a seat available on our arrival. After waiting a while two seats became available. There is a great selection of all manner of drinks and the service is attentive and fast (although Jacques the bar man was not as friendly as you would expect). We... More 

Thank Gstronomique
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to sit at the carousel. It is very crowded so expect to wait to get a seat at the carousel. When you do get a seat, there are more patrons waiting around the bar for you seat. We did not venture into the other bar. It is a very touristy thing to do. I am glad we went... More 

Thank Jackie M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very fun and cool bar! We tried going at night, but it was next to impossible to get a seat. There were so many people waiting. It's a popular place. We went late morning and got a seat quickly at the bar. I suggest going early. It's a beautiful place with fantastic drinks! It's one of those places you need... More 

Thank NMTravels1981
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you continue farther into the bar past the carousel you'll find second bar. This is where the regulars hangout. You'll meet some very interesting people "traveling through" that aren't tourists but business travelers. The staff is professional and always ready to fix your favorite cocktail. Give it a try if you'd like to get away from the tourists.

Thank JC_in_Tulsa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a wonderful bar and often has live music in the room but get there early for one of the very coveted seat at carousel.

Thank Cameron G
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Carousel Bar is located inside Hotel Monteleone on Royal Street. The round bar rotates around every 20 minutes or so. There are usually 2-3 bartenders and they have a full service bar. Food may also be ordered from the bar seating. It becomes very busy as the day goes on, with long lines standing, waiting for a seat, so... More 

Thank sleep4me
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a high quality bar with excellent cocktails and beer on tap. The seating and bar top rotate around the servers.

Thank Thomas T
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I found the Carousel Bar on a website for a self-guided bar crawl. It was a neat experience for a number of reasons, the Carousel Bar is inside of the Monteleone Hotel, so we would likely not have just wandered in on our own. The bar is decorated as an ornate carousel & the seats collectively rotate... More 

Thank Kori B
Lawrence, Kansas
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186 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old carousel is the framework for a (slowly) revolving bar in the hotel. Service a bit slow but excellent drinks and decent prices.

Thank 49viaggio
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an ICON!!! The bartendersre great the atmospher is electric and the drinks and service are over the top! A must see in NOLA!!!

Thank LVAdventurer

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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French Quarter
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