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Within walking distance of The House of Blues is Hotel Monteleone. And within it's The Carousel Bar, built in 1949. Read more in Curiositales Magazine.

Within walking distance of The House of Blues is Hotel Monteleone. And within it's The Carousel Bar, built in 1949. Read more in Curiositales Magazine.

The Carousel Bar

214 Royal St New Orleans, LA 70130 photo by Chris Cook via Wikimedia Commons

Within walking distance of The House of Blues is Hotel Monteleone. And within that hotel is a carousel bar, built in 1949. The Carousel Bar does, in fact, rotate- a full rotation every 15 minutes.


Authors and playwrights like Tennessee Williams, Richard Ford, and Winston Groom (author of Forrest Gump) stayed at the hotel frequently. Truman Capote even claimed to be born there!

Within walking distance of The House of Blues is Hotel Monteleone. And within it's The Carousel Bar, built in 1949. Read more in Curiositales Magazine.

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The rotating bar has been featured in stories by Hemingway, Faulkner, and Eudora Welty. More recently, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells.


Readers and writers alike will find inspiration in this playful, world-class cocktail bar described as “a treat for the young-at-heart”.


Which is the most weird or elaborate place you've ever had a drink in? Let us know in the comments down bellow!

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