New Orleans: Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone

Popular among locals and tourists alike, the famous Carousel Bar was first installed in 1949 and is the only rotating bar in New Orleans. The 25 seat bar gained its current carousel top in 1992 following renovations that included the installation of fiber optics in the ceiling to simulate stars in a night sky. Beyond the gimmicks, the bar has long maintained its popularity, once having regular patrons that included the likes of Tennessee Williams, Ernest Hemingway and Truman Capote.

214 Royal Street at Iberville Street

New Orleans



  • Hotel Monteleone

    Thanks so much for featuring the Carousel Bar on your blog.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:42
  • TheTravelEmpire

    Happy to do it…it’s a truly great spot.

    October 25, 2010 at 11:18