Edit ModuleShow Tags

Best Hotel Bars in New Orleans

Where just about nobody knows your name

(page 2 of 5)


The Carousel Bar & Lounge
Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal St., 523-3341, HotelMonteleone.com/CarouselBar

A one-quarter horsepower motor rotates the main bar one revolution every 15 minutes, and that’s the way it’s been since 1949. It’s been the source of literary inspiration: Ernest Hemingway loved the place, as did Truman Capote (whose mother lived in the hotel during her pregnancy), Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner and scores of New Orleanians and visitors alike.

Following an extensive renovation in 2011, the amusement park-themed carousel today feels fresh and renewed, still serving the iconic classic house drink, the Vieux Carré cocktail, and the best Pisco Sour in town. Live music can be heard almost every evening.

Patrick Van Hoorebeck

You Might Also Like

Back from the Dead

House of Shock co-founder Ross Karpelman talks about “resurrecting” the 2015 season

New Build of the Year

Ross Karsen and Sarah Wiseman’s contemporary home complements a historic setting.

Trying a Tease

Taking a burlesque class from Trixie Minx



Fall Festivals

A guide to the season's celebrations

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Latest Posts

In Defense of Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Get Cookin'

Cheery Cuisinart cookware from West Elm for your wedding registry

True Believers

Brees’ 400th touchdown pass leads Saints to thrilling overtime victory

Barre None

Barre3 classes pack punch with Pilates, yoga and ballet combo

Junior League of New Orleans: Making a difference for over 90 years.

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags