The results are in and our hotel bar, The Carousel Bar & Lounge, was named the Best Hotel Bar in New Orleans. For those who have taken a spin or two around the legendary bar, you probably understand how our bar was selected as a must visit destination, but for those who have yet to experienced our remarkable cocktails and bartenders, our fall cocktail menu might inspire a visit.

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Bartender Marvin Allen is one of the mainstays at the Carousel Bar & Lounge. Photo: Paul Broussard

The Bartenders:

While every one of our bartenders is extremely talented and personable, Marvin Allen might be the most well known.

Anyone who has sat down at our bar while Marvin was serving knows what an amazing character he is. Marvin has concocted his own drinks, has hosted our Puppy Happy Hour multiple years in a row, and is generally a stand up guy.

We believe that anyone who visits New Orleans should make a stop in the Carousel Bar just to meet our beloved bartender.

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Enjoy a refreshing champagne cocktail at the Carousel Bar & Lounge. Photo: Paul Broussard

The Legendary Drinks:

The Vieux Carre

Hotel Monteleone’s Carousel Bar might be best known for our Vieux Carre, which was invented by then-bartender Walter Bergeron in 1938.

This amazing drink contains Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Hennessy, Sweet Vermouth, Benedictine, Angostura and Peychaud’s Bitters. This drink is sure to please even those who aren’t fans of liquor.

When you take a sip of this drink, it’s neat to think about all the other folks who have sipped on this historic drink.

Pimm’s Cup

Perhaps one of our freshest looking and tasting cocktails, the Pimm’s Cup is a great choice for those who love uplifting drinks.

Created at an Oyster Bar in London in the 1890s, this drink contains Pimm’s No. 1, Strawberry, Cucumber, Lemon Juice and Simple Syrup.

We like to think that this drink gives you a day’s serving of fruits and veggies.

French 007

Simple, bubbly and sweet, the French 007 is a classy drink for those who want a little extra bit of pizzaz in their drinks.

Mathilide de Pear, Pomegranate Liquor, Sparkling Wine come together to make one of our most ordered drinks.

Fleur de Lis

As the most recent creation made in the Carousel Bar & Lounge, the Fleur de Lis was created by bartender Parker Davis to embody the spirit of New Orleans.

Made with Hendrick’s Gin, St. Germaine, Lemon Juice, Cucumber, Ginger Ale, Soda Water this delectable drink will surely delight you in a classic New Orleans fashion.

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Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail and take a spin on the Carousel Bar! Photo: Paul Broussard

Take a Spin at the Carousel Bar

If these delicious drinks have made your mouth water, it might be time to come down the Carousel Bar and Lounge. Take a spin, take some sips and enjoy the ambiance of a bar that has been spinning for over 65 years.

If you really want to get into the spirit, book a room with us so you can hit the bar, take a dip in a pool and stay in New Orleans’ best hotel.