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Tropical Isle

Address: 721 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
Phone Number: 504-523-1927
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Ranked #16 of 200 Nightlife in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife
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Owner description: The downstairs Tropical Isle bar presents live entertainment seven nights a week featuring Debi & The Deacons, Captain Leo, Rhythm & Rain and other great bands specializing in Trop-Rock. The upstairs “Top of the Trop” area has a wrap around balcony with a fabulous view of Bourbon Street, big screen TVs, a pool table and a jukebox filled with lots of Jimmy Buffet music. The world famous Hand Grenade, Tropical Itch, Horny Gator and Shark Attack are served at both bars. The perfect place for your special event or private party. Check out our live webcam of the outside entrance and also our live streaming webcam of the stage.
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

great bar with live music, and of course the Hand Gernade. Must see not your usual bourbon street dive. Fun setting, great drinks and fun staff. Bands are all over the place but when good they were darn good.

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Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The hand grenades are amazing. They are super strong, but worth at least trying. the bartenders are fun and everyone was nice.

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Canberra, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Cool bar on bourbon st. Great upstairs area for people watching at any time of the day and home of the "hand grenade".

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Tyler, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped in here two days in a row. Each time they had a fantastic band playing! Hand grenade was a sweet, tasty concoction that can sneak up on you. While the alcohol is not noticeable to the taste, your body certainly feels the affects. Did not personally care for the Horny Gator. This is a fun place to visit!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

So it is one of the bars on Bourbon. Nothing special you say? No, they are the creators of the Grenade. Every party area anywhere on earth has that one special drink. Usually something classy. Not so here. The classy part. They sell the Grenade. Tastes sweet, artificial and something unknown something but those three base ingredients turn this little... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The place was pretty chill, but it needed more CREEEEEEED! If the gutairist played more Creed then I would have probably rated it higher. Seems like nawlins isn't a big Creed town, so our search continues...

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Tampa, Florida
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332 reviews 332 reviews
98 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you have not been to New Orleans you have probably still heard of this drink! It tastes like you are drinking a Jolly Rancher, but before you know it you can really feel it. They have 3 versions - frozen, on the rocks, and the skinny version. With the open container law in New Orleans, grab a drink here... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

The drinks are really good here and the staff are fun, laid back and really helpful. I drank plenty of hands grenades (a melon drink that was created here) and the band was great too with southern songs and pop songs. There has been a large police presence on Bourbon street but drinking is legal outside and they are big... More

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I always make it a point to stop here during any visit to New Orleans. The hand grenade is the best drink on Bourbon Street – hands down. It’s got its own flavor that doesn’t taste like anything else I have ever tasted. It’s nice that there are 3 versions: frozen, on the rocks and the skinny version. The shark... More

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Crosby, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved the hand grenades! My favorite drink and place to drink. The staff was fun, service was great and the hand grenades, well they were the bomb! The band was entertaining and played a variety of tunes. Buy the souvenir glass and get refills for $7! Well worth it even though more than 3 makes for an interesting time!!!

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