What a trippy and unique experience. Tourists and locals alike are crowded shoulder to shoulder on this revolving carnival ride, ordering drinks with exotic names like Vieux Carré, London Fairy, and Corpse Reviver. And Sazeracs, of course. Installed way back in 1949 inside New Orleans' famous 5-star Monteleone Hotel in the heart of the French Quarter, the carousel revolves at a slow enough pace to prevent anyone from getting dizzy. The powerful cocktails are meant to do that! If you're lucky enough to find a seat at the carousel, the novelty just doesn't wear off. The bartenders are attentive and focused. The carousel is beautiful and lovingly maintained, certain to make you feel like a kid again. Just make sure you have your ID!
A pleasant surprise while on a Stray Boots tour, the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone was a very welcomed break from rowdy Bourbon Street. Friendly wait staff will probably recommend the signature Sazerac or something just as potent. Stay and people-watch, as the comfy couches around the revolving bar allows the view to change while you stay in one spot.