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Everything Is Still Spinning At The Carousel Bar in New Orleans

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One of the cooler places we went to in New Orleans was the Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone. You have to watch closely but the entire bar is slowly rotating. This New Orleans landmark was packed and obviously a destination location for many of the people in the bar.

From Wikipedia: The famous Carousel Bar & Lounge is the only revolving bar in New Orleans, Louisiana. The bar is inside the Hotel Monteleone and overlooks Royal Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Installed in 1949, the 25-seat circular bar turns on 2,000 large steel rollers, powered by a 1⁄4 hp (190 W) motor.

The bar rotates at a rate of one revolution every 15 minutes. In addition to the rotating bar, an adjoining room includes booths and tables with live entertainment offered nightly!

The drinks were cold and tasty and the environment totally unique.

From the company’s website:

“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.”

 

The Most Interesting Man In The World Demands Respect!

in The Sights

Tonight’s festivities were celebrated (again and again) with toasts to the Most Interesting Man In The World.

Nothing like meetings with multiple clients on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Block after block after block of bars with live music, ridiculous drink specials, and amazing character(s).

Along the way we enjoyed many 3 for 1 happy hour specials and the occasional triple shot liquor drink. Before long were were seeing the most interesting man in the world on the walls of every bar we stumbled into, including the framed masterpiece above. Even on the Wednesday night and a few weeks before Mardi Gras the streets were packed!

Here is to you sir, the most interesting man in the world.

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