This post is all about the carousel bar in New Orleans.

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Built in 1949, this magical rotating bar has spun through history hosting legendary performers and written about by the most prestigious authors.

One simply cannot leave New Orleans without having a drink at the iconic Carousel Bar & Lounge.

This is such a MUST DO in NOLA, that I’ve included it on my Ultimate New Orleans Checklist. Click here or below to get your free printable!

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Carousel Bar & Lounge – The Location



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This famous rotating bar is located in the French Quarter inside the stunning Hotel Monteleone.

Anyone can visit the carousel bar, whether you are staying at the Hotel Monteleone or not.

Book your stay here so the carousel bar is within arm’s reach at all times!

Location: 214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States

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How to Get a Spot at the Carousel Bar

Ah, the real question we would all love to know the easy answer to. Unfortunately, the “secret” to getting a spot is to wait patiently behind the bar and RUN when you see a spot open up.

There are only 25 seats at the carousel bar. If I can find 3 spots for myself and my friends at the bar on the fourth of July, then I have faith you can too.

The Drinks

It’s no surprise that the drinks are expensive. I ordered the “Handshaken Pina Colada” and it was $15. However, it was absolutely delicious! Considering this bar is a major tourist attraction in NOLA the prices are actually quite fair.

Check out the full cocktail and small bites menu here.

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Enjoy your spin around the enchanting Carousel Bar in New Orleans!

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