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Tropical Isle

721 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3145
+1 504-523-1927
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Good time

Go here to hang out and just relax, there's a few of them around and you get a discount if you keep... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Jersey
via mobile
you have to try it

When I was in New Orleans everybody told me I have to go to Tropical Isle and try Hand grenade... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David R
Sid, Serbia
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shark attack” (16 reviews)
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721 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3145
French Quarter
+1 504-523-1927
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go here to hang out and just relax, there's a few of them around and you get a discount if you keep the cup. Order a shark attack, great experience.

Thank cindym82
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was in New Orleans everybody told me I have to go to Tropical Isle and try Hand grenade cocktail. And I did. And it was awesome! Other than that, place is great, friendly staff, great atmosphere... You will have a great time, that's...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a rainy Monday afternoon listening to live music, dancing and drinking with my friends at Tropical Isle. The bar staff was friendly and attentive and the band was engaging and fun!

Thank MKT1967
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so excited to stop by and try a hand grenade as I had heard so much buzz about it. They will give you a sample of it if you ask for one, and I'm so glad I asked to try it before getting...More

Thank xxhello-beautifulxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People that general visit Bourbon Street and want a 26 oz. sugar-water juice-blend contained in an overpriced green take-home souvenir container will be thrilled with the home of the Hand Grenade. Those who just want a simple beer will surely look elsewhere.

1  Thank radiowitch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Bar for Hand Grenades and of course the Souvenir Plastic Drink Cup. We get over here every now and then when we stop through just for the view, the drinks, and the beautiful inside of this establishment.

Thank Selene E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here quite a few times and the Hand Grenade were always good. This time, it had way too much ice and no where near as strong as they used to be. I was sort of disappointed.

Thank MissR2014
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

I couldn't stop in NOLA without hitting Tropical Isle! The Hand Grenades are very strong and will have you acting like other people on Bourbon so drink cautiously lol. This drink is a must try and definitely worth the $10. If you keep your cup,...More

Thank Dee T
Reviewed May 17, 2017

On the legendary Bourbon Street you can find this home of the hand grenade. This refreshing drink can be be taken in a plastic souvenir mug. This drink is 'cult' for tourists. I have 3 hand grenades now from 3 road trips through U.S., NOL...More

Thank Thorsten A
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Stopped here for a quick drink recently. A very popular place and full of happy people enjoying the very reasonably-priced drinks. Music was good, with a lot of customers singing along - cheers!!

Thank AlCatraz
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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