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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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American, Bar
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214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2227
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here expecting to step into the past but were completely disappointed. There's no kind of queuing system in place which is very much necessary as you can't exactly stake out a seat to grab considering the bar is constantly moving. It results in...More

Thank Ste1501
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is such a beautiful, classic setting where you can enjoy amazing cocktails. The rotating bar is iconic and the jazz music entertainment was exquisite. Such a delightful venue which is quite the place to be for the NOLA night scene. Not cheap, but classy...More

Thank ReillyPas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside the bar you can find a full size carousel bar. If your lucky you may be able to listen to live music. The band is good and the place is not as expensive as other bars.

Thank Alfredo F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It definitely is one of those "must see" bars - this one rotates every 15 mins or so for those lucky enough to be sitting around it. The bartenders keep up with the huge crowd and there is a back bar to help alleviate some...More

Thank mkenneth
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you sit at the bar, it slowly spins (like the Space Needle). This is a fun bar to grab a drink with friends and is busy, but not too crowded on a given evening. It's clean if you are interested in getting away from...More

Thank 597tedl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit and actually sit at the bar. Feels a little weird at first, moving in a circle, but a few sips in and you don't feel it anymore. The Pimms Cup is a good drink to start with. Good fun, good...More

Thank trav8169
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar is hopping every night. Get there early if you want to sit at the bar and make a full rotation every 15 minutes. The bartenders and servers are really friendly and despite being wicked busy the drinks come out quick and delicious. I...More

Thank Jovie15
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came with my father to check this out and it was really neat. The bar slowly spins!!!! It was a lot of fun. I would recommend coming to check this out. Fingers crossed you get a seat!!!!!

Thank Brendan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drinks here are great and the bartenders know their stuff. We had to wait a little while late on a Sunday night in January to get a seat at the carousel but it was worth the experience. The prices are not cheap but they...More

Thank Swimallfly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have seen the bar on a TV show back in the UK, I had to go and see if it was good as it look. I was not disappointed - what a place. The atmosphere was electric, we were lucky and got a seat straightaway....More

Thank Nick G
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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