By Food & Wine, Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino in New Jersey has big plans for Memorial Day weekend and hopes to launch its own Carousel Bar that will offer panoramic views of the casino and surrounding area. The hotel is working on $100 million renovations and its new bar will allow guests to enjoy unique cocktails infused with unconventional flavors like cotton candy, caramel popcorn and salt water taffy. Additionally, the 24-seater bar will spin “at a subtle rate of approximately 2.5 rotations per hour.”
For those not in the know, there is a similar bar in New Orleans called the Carousel Bar & Lounge which is part of the legendary Hotel Monteleone and is a huge hit with tourists for its unique selling point (this is not is not just a bar but also a memorable experience that reminds visitors of theme park rides). According to Conde Nast Travelerstaff members are familiar with the history of the bar and the fact that it has hosted several popular figures in the past such as Truman Capote and William Faulkner.
As Food & Wine points out, the new carousel bar in New Jersey has no connection to the restaurant in New Orleans and will welcome customers every day of the week while playing current music. It remains to be seen if the bar will strike a chord with local visitors and keep them coming back for more.