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Tropical Isle Original

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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Happily Made Me Feel 40 YEARS YOUNGER

At 65, it's been a loooong time since I have been in a bar (at least a dive frat party kind of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda B
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San Francisco
Fun place!

Stopped by for a famous hand grenade drink and to listen to their house band and then stop next... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
Diane M
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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This is where it all started for Tropical Isle New Orleans. Tropical Isle® Original was first launched after the 1984 World’s Fair here in New Orleans. After thriving for 20 years on Toulouse Street, Tropical Isle® Original moved across the street...more
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600 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2108
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At 65, it's been a loooong time since I have been in a bar (at least a dive frat party kind of place). I was with my 23 year old daughter, but I still worried that I might stick out like a sore thumb. Not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for a famous hand grenade drink and to listen to their house band and then stop next door to listen to the zydeco music! Really fun place, drinks are typical sugary sweet but you can’t walk around without one. Gotta at least try...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diane M
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a must when on Bourbon Street! The hand grenades taste awesome. They cost $10 and will give you a great buzz!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

First stop in bourbon street. Tropical isle. For the Hand Grenade. Did not disappoint. I look forward to stopping back whenever I find myself back in NOLA.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

I have had the mix before back in college, giving me plenty of long drunken nights and rough mornings after, so this was a must stop first drink on Bourbon. Did not disappoint. Not sure if it was the alcohol that sent me back into...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, well priced drinks, & a fun atmosphere. This is not to be missed! We kept going back again and again

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We recently visited here during the last weekend in June. We order Hand Grenades and sat on the patio during the day. The drinks were good. They are $10 but if you save your cup, they will discount the refill. The woman bar tender upstairs...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

I was in town for work. One of the friends I was with had never had a hand grenade so I had to show her what she had been missing. I tried to break her in gentle but there’s no way of doing that on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank wrigley1980
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

On bourbon street this place is King of the souvenir cups. Try the frozen hand grenade, but sip it, don't chug it or you'll be in a world of hurt.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chrissmass
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here to get out of the heat. Ordered water and the signature drink, hand grenade. 7 hours later we left after making new friends from Minnesota, Colorado, Chicago, and Scotland. Nicely priced drinks. Fun bartenders. Live band. And, this was a Thursday. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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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
...More
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ekelley8804
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Response from josephmelow | Reviewed this property |
Never had a cover any of the times I have been there, but with everything these days -- you should call and verify for yourself if it is a concern. Hand Grenades are the best!
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