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Carousel Bar

) #39 of 1,537 Restaurants in New Orleans €€ - €€€ American,
214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2227
+1 504-523-3341
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“vieux carre” (43 reviews)
“rotating bar” (96 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar
€€ - €€€
214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2227
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The bar moves in a circle! You have to just go here just to have drink, get up to go to the bathroom, and attempt to find your spot when you return. This bar is located in the Monteleone Hotel.

Thank Sultana D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It looks really cool but you have to get there early to get a seat. On the other side of the room they have a stage with a band and a lot of tables and couches and chairs so it makes you pretty comfortable. On...More

Thank Rod S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been going to New Orleans for many years and I could never get a seat at the Carousel Bar well I finally did and it was a really cool experience. The drinks are a little pricey but you are basically paying for the...More

Thank Galina P
Reviewed 2 days ago

They have some interesting drinks, but ti's very loud, closes early and the staff is painfully slow. The bar is way too small to support live music.

Thank JFP63
Reviewed 3 days ago

This bar is just gorgeous! I have been here twice now and love it. I love to sit at the bar and slowly go around. There aren't a ton of seats at the actual bar, but plenty of other places to sit. If you hang...More

Thank KendrasReviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

When I travel to new cities around the world, I make it a point not to visit the same restaurant or bar more than once. However, during a recent trip to New Orleans to attend a wedding, my associates and I visited the Carousel Bar...More

Thank dthibodeau
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The waitress serving around the bar was very nice and not pushy. It's hard to get a seat at the bar so go early. A little bit over priced for the drinks. The bartender at the bar didn't seem very friendly. It takes 15mins to...More

Thank cindym82
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love to stop in here for a cocktail...if you are a party of more than one, you have to stake out the Carousel for two people looking like they are going to leave....lots of great drinks and fun people watching.

Thank Penny R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took pictures, waited 30 minutes and still no wait staff came to take our drink order so we left. Cool bar and very sweet door man but otherwise not impressed.

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's almost impossible to get a seat at the bar which is the main attraction. If you sit in the bar area, expect loooong waits to be served. Seem to have only one person serving drinks when two or three would make more sense.

Thank GolferKen
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
Can 18-20 year olds come in the carousel bar?
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 !! :)
Is there a dress code for the bar/lounge area?
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
Lunch, Dinner, 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 - 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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