Carousel Bar at the Monteleone Hotel, New Orleans

The Carousel at the Monteleone Hotel - New Orleans, Louisiana

One of my favorite bars in New Orleans. The decor has changed a lot, unfortunately, but the round bar still rotates! And the cocktails are excellent. I recommend the Vieux Carré, invented at the Monteleone Hotel in 1938 by Walter Bergeron.

Monteleone Hotel
214 Royal Street  New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-3341
Open daily, 7 days a week from 11:00am – 1:00am

2 thoughts on “Carousel Bar at the Monteleone Hotel, New Orleans

  1. Dean, I hate to contradict someone with as sterling taste as you, but every time I have been to the Carousel Bar the drinks have been sub-awful. I mean, vile and undrinkable. Granted it’s always been during the Tales of the Cocktail weekend,, but then again if there is one weekend when they need to be on their A-game, that’s it!

    • James, I bet the bartenders aren’t consistently good, but you should have gone there in’99 when it was really bad! It definitely has improved since then, though it’s certainly not on a par with most new cocktail bars in the city. And the Sazerac and Ramos Fizz are nothing special compared to the Roosevelt’s bar or many others in town. I appreciate your opinion. Thanks!

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