There's something innately luxurious about a hotel bar, whether it's clad in leather and wood or crystal and toile. For the former, head to the Polo Lounge at the Windsor Court. The seating is cushy, bartender Roger Blais is an institution, and rising songbird Robin Barnes sings on Fridays and Saturdays. Downstairs at the Cocktail Bar, the feel is a bit more ladylike and you can take in the lobby scene over pre-Prohibition era cocktails. Huey Long was a regular at the Roosevelt Hotel's Sazerac Bar, where the house sazerac, Peychaud's bitters and rye in an absinthe-rinsed glass, is one of the best in town. The Carousel Bar at the Monteleone is an actual carousel, though it revolves quite slowly, and a welcome breather from the mayhem on Bourbon Street.