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Review of Carousel Bar

Carousel Bar
Ranked #109 of 2,062 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: French Quarter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just don't see the big deal about this bar. The bar slowly turns in a circle, which is rare, I suppose, but you're not really seeing anything as you turn but the bartenders. It's just a basic bar with overpriced drinks and slow service. We were there when it wasn't busy, I'm guessing, because there were six to eight empty chairs, but the two bartenders were having a personal conversation and didn't even ask us for a drink order for over five minutes when we're sitting right in front of them. There are much better places with much better service. This place may be something some have to see, but I say take a picture and leave for another spot. Not worth the hype for us.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An old worn out bar that slowly turns, and hardly looks like a carousel. Good luck finding a seat at the bar any time of the morning, noon or night. We arrived at 11:00am and the bar was full no seats. Sat at a table ordered drinks and after 15 mins were offered seats by someone leaving. Sat at the bar for one complete 10 min. revolution and left. Drinks were good, priced high like anywhere else, and bartenders were friendly, but have to say been there, done that, and kind of boring, so I have no reason to go back or recommend it to others.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun bar to meet and greet people and people watch...we had mojitos and were excellent...hard to find them as need fresh mint...Bartender was terrific...beware very busy and hard to get a seat...but there is another one if you walk past and can wait there for a seat.

Thank culaugh2012
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful bar and knowledgeable bartenders. We had 2 rounds of drinks here . I had the 007 and a lemon drop martini and my husband had 2 kentucky mules. Some of the best drinks in NOLA

Thank Monica J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at the Hotel Monteleone gives you the chance to sample the cocktails here when there is a quiet moment, which is not often. Getting a seat at the bar means you revolve every nine minutes. Great range of cocktails, made by guys who know their stuff.. Try 007 for a start. A must for tourists and no wonder the movie makers keep using it. The bar is always packed in the evenings. Good and reasonably priced hot snacks from the hotel kitchen too.

Thank DavidChallinger
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