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Spinning for Over 60 Years

By Linda Tancs

In New Orleans, Louisiana, there’s one carousel that requires adult admission. That’s the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge in Hotel Monteleone, a long-time favorite NOLA hotspot. It’s the city’s only revolving bar, spinning for over 60 years now. The brightly hued, circus-style merry-go-round seats 25 guests and turns on 2,000 large steel rollers, pulled by a chain powered by a one-quarter horsepower motor. Patrons circumnavigate at one revolution every 15 minutes. Prized for its whimsicality as well as its drinks, the Goody and The Vieux Carre cocktails were first concocted at the bar. Why not go for a spin!

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