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Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge

214 Rue Royale, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-523-3341
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This famous bar revolves around the room.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“unique bar” (11 reviews)
“hotel bar” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 01:00
214 Rue Royale, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LA 70130
French Quarter
+1 504-523-3341
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came at 8.15 for jazz at 8.30. Turned out no music until 9.00. Inevitably they were late starting and at 9.40 they announced a "short break". Well, it's now after 10.00 and they're not back on stage yet. So we have been here for...More

Thank Dmrayfield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was on our NO to enjoy list recommended by others. It only took 3 attempts to get a seat at the carousel bar. The drinks were super good. We only stayed for one drink. Would most likely go again when back in New Orleans.

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another iconic bar and one you must visit. The carousel does turn slowly. The drinks are good and the atmosphere is great. Hard to get a seat at the bar so be patient.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High price, high value. Best bartenders and beverages with a lovely, fun presentation. Unusual experience. Arrived at 6:20 but no wait.

Thank Eryn T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel and bar. Make it a quick stop while sightseeing NOLA. Stop in, have a drink, and enjoy the beautiful carousel style bar.

Thank herberts5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location in the French Quarter, bartenders are the best , music at night. bar turns about every 15 minutes.

Thank Rocky0108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you only go for 1 drink, its a def experience -- Its does however get very crowded so try to go as early in the day as possible to ensure you will have a seat

Thank samiro1523
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Truly an experience to see and the hotel lobby itself is quite lovely. The place is dark and could be quite romantic if you manager to get one of the corner tables or the ones in the cubby holes. Other than the unique carousel portion...More

Thank MmeIrish
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The place is absolutely beautiful, with a real and marvelous carousel in the bar. Many options of drinks and food. Fantastic live music, there's even a dance floor for you to dance the night away. Would love to go Back...

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This is just one of my favorites ever! A bar that is a carrousel and moves...just perfect! Of you want to get a sit on the bar just be patient. A must of you are on a romantic ocassion

Thank Beremerino
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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What day of the week do the pianos duel and what time?
19 June 2017|
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Response from Rocky0108 | Reviewed this property |
The Carousel does not have dueling Piano's. It's a great bar and does have music. The bar you are thinking of is Pat O' Brien's on St. Peter St. between Royal St. and Bourbon St. 5pm Mon.-Wed. and 2pm Thurs.-Sun.
Is the drinking age 18? Can I bring my 16 year old if she doesn't drink and sits with me?
21 March 2017|
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Response from Laurence S | Reviewed this property |
Drinking age is 21 but you usually can have a minor with you
What is minimum age for entrance? Can you come in to just take a picture, or must your purchase?
5 July 2015|
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Response from stargazerlilly2014 | Reviewed this property |
drinking age is 18. But the location is convenient and I would just stop by and ask or call or email. When I was there I did not see any children but it is in a beautiful 5 star hotel.