The Carousel Bar & Lounge

Our Classic New Orleans Hotel Bar

We’ve been spinning for over 70 years


Open Daily from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 A.M.

Live Entertainment Every Wednesday – Saturday.


The famous Carousel Bar & Lounge in Hotel Monteleone is a long-time favorite New Orleans hotspot. The classic New Orleans hotel bar is the city’s only revolving bar. For decades, it has lured guests in to take a spin on the 25-seat, bright, circus-clad Merry-Go-Round. Recently, Vogue Living named our bar one of the Top 20 Bars in the World, due in equal parts to our whimsical revolving carousel and comprehensive list of cocktails. Vogue recommends our Sazerac, although our cocktail menu has plenty of other enticing options.

Today, the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge is frequented by New Orleans locals and visitors alike. (You do not have to be a hotel guest to have a drink at the bar!) The Carousel Bar overlooks famed Royal Street, where guests can enjoy the best people watching in the French Quarter. With its regular entertainment schedule of live New Orleans music and craft cocktail selection, this New Orleans hotel bar has become one of the most popular bars in the French Quarter. No visit to New Orleans would be complete without a ride on the Carousel Bar.

Entertainment Schedule and Performer List for July at Hotel Monteleone

the HISTORic carousel bar

A New Orleans Bar With a Story


“Best Pimm’s Cup I’ve ever had…was a work of art. You can imagine this being the place that Don Draper would have frequented had he lived in NOLA.”


“There’s something about sitting at a slowly spinning bar while sipping cocktails that is really, really fun. It helps that the cocktails are great and made with love by amazing bartenders.”


The Carousel Lounge


Take a seat and relax in our elegant lounge

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Meet Marvin

Like the cocktails he expertly crafts, Marvin Allen has a mix of talents. He is the Carousel Bar’s head mixologist, resident historian, and a beloved member of the Hotel Monteleone family.

He started his tenure behind the Carousel Bar in 2002 and has since played an instrumental role in New Orleans’ cocktail culture. He helped revive the Vieux Carré cocktail, helped Tales of the Cocktail take shape, and authored “Magic in a Shaker: A Year of Spirited Libations.”

If you spot him serving up perfectly-mixed Sazeracs at the Carousel Bar, be sure to grab a seat. You’re in for a treat from the best in the business.

Cocktail Menu


Through The Years







The Carousel Bar, a New Orleans Treasure Inside Hotel Monteleone

When you book your stay at Hotel Monteleone, you’re steps away from this iconic French Quarter landmark located right inside our front door. Plan your getaway today and enjoy the history, charm, and decades of incredible drinks at the Carousel Bar.

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