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Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge

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French Quarter
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Address: 214 Rue Royale, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LA 70130
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+1 504-523-3341
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00

This famous bar revolves around the room.

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A unique experience not to be missed.

This is a touristy but very unique experience, the classier side of the french quarter. Arrive early or you can expect big crowds.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a touristy but very unique experience, the classier side of the french quarter. Arrive early or you can expect big crowds.

Thank Tim G
Chicago, Illinois
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is everything good about NOLA. Great food and drinks, historic setting, great service, unique setting, great people watching and fun! Really, this is a must stop. We didn't get a seat at the bar but no matter, we found a comfy spot by the window where we could watch the bar spin and enjoy the carousel. Must try the... More 

Thank RitaLyC
Huntley, Illinois
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very fine gathering spot for an after dinner drink and taking time to enjoy some nice live music. The Carousel Lounge is interesting, but our group preferred the nice chairs near the piano and the music. The bartenders are quite entertaining in their own right. Makes for a pleasant finish to a nice day in the French Quarter

Thank John F
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What would a visit to NOLA be without a visit to the Carousel Bar, sipping a few drinks while you spin around? I'll tell you, a disappointment to not go. The good is that the bartenders are amazing. They are both personal and professional. However, the greatest asset they have is their mixology skills. They really do an amazing job.... More 

Thank ranran70
Cullman, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went on a recommendation from friends. We had a great time, met some interesting people and the drinks were great. Very expensive drinks, but they were good!

Thank Robbie H
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yeah, you might have to wait. And yeah, the drinks are expensive. But once you have your animal-themed stool on the revolving platform, it all becomes worth it because you are in New Orleans in a one-of-a-kind place. And how often do you get to do that?

Thank edward d
Tucson, Arizona
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it's a tourist trap ... after all, it's the only revolving bar in NOLA (possibly the whole of USA for all I know) but it's a must-see. It does rotate *very slowly* as I guess you don't want the world spinning by too fast after a signature cocktail or six. I didn't hear a piano but the doorman to... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

An absolutely fun, fabulous, Charming spot to stop and have a drink and an appetizer. The bar staff could not be friendlier and the environment is full of joy. The music last night was a 10 even in New Orleans standards and we ordered the crawfish and crab beignets that was to die for.

Thank EMurray70
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The drinks are great! I got tired of waiting for the jazz to start so if you have many jours stay, otherwise a couple of drinks in the carrousel are totally worth it!

Thank Paolamex85
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was near our hotel and served as both a nice place to sit and take a break from walking around the french quarter, and have a bit of an experience. We had a bit of a wait to be served, and the food was VERY small portions of overpriced bites. Staff was friendly. Atmosphere a bit more genteel than... More 

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