Take A Spin On The Carousel Bar In NOLA’s Most Haunted Hotel

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Take A Spin On The Carousel Bar In NOLA’s Most Haunted Hotel

New Orleans’ most haunted hotels is home to one of the city’s coolest and most unique bars.

Rotating since 1949, the accurately named Carousel Bar & Lounge has become a NOLA icon. Bartenders from the venue have served a countless amount of delicious beverages throughout its legacy. Making it the only carousel in Louisiana that you’ll need ID to ride.

The one-of-a-kind design has twenty five seats that take visitors on a fun ride around the bar. You can get lost watching the characters that are sculpted into the spinning masterpiece. There may be some unwanted characters lurking around the bar too, as Carousel Lounge is located in the haunted Hotel Monteleone.

In a city like New Orleans, where all things dark and macabre are celebrated, a night at the Hotel Monteleone is just one of the many spooky things you can do in the city.

In the early days, the lounge hosted performances from the likes of Liberace, and jazz pioneer Louis Prima. Visitors of the bar included Ernest Hemingway and Truman Capote. There are so many stories dying to be undiscovered at Carousel Lounge.


Their legacy involves providing some of the States’ most famous faces with unbeatable cocktails. The bar is renowned over the city for their classic yet contemporary selection of beverages. Make sure you try the Vieux Carre. The whiskey based cocktail is Carousel Lounge’s love letter to the stunning French Quarter.

There’s also a vast menu available which offers tasty interpretations of Southern and all-American classics.

So next time you visit the French Quarter, make sure you check out Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone. It’s truly one of the most unique bar experiences the city has to offer.

Featured Image: @hotelmonteleone via Instagram

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