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Tropical Isle

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French Quarter
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Address: 721 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3145
Phone Number: +1 504-523-1927
10:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Thu - Fri 10:00 - 03:00
Sat - Wed 10:00 - 02:00

The downstairs Tropical Isle bar presents live entertainment seven nights a...

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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This is the best location!

Whenever we go to New Orleans, we make sure to be there Saturday, Sunday or Monday, because that's when Rhythm and Rain play. They are a fun trio and combined with the lethal Hand... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we go to New Orleans, we make sure to be there Saturday, Sunday or Monday, because that's when Rhythm and Rain play. They are a fun trio and combined with the lethal Hand Grenades, you can't beat the experience. It's always a blast!

Thank McRogers11
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is it the best tasting drink? No. Is it the strongest drink? No. Why is it so famous? Not sure, maybe because the cup? But as long as you can handle the sour sugar rush you gotta do it at least once in NOLA. Its about the experience, and thats why its fun!

Thank Joseph_754
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone raved about the grenade, so since this was straight across the street from our hotel, it was easy to hit, and then go back for a refill! They were delicious. But, if you don't want a grenade, they have plenty of other delicious drinks to enjoy. We didn't stay there and drink, we always got it to go.

Thank HardlyWaittoGetThere
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not a far walk from the Hilton Riverside. I sat by the open shutters. I ordered catfish, rice and beans. The service was attentive. The local beer was refishing.

Thank funinthesun462013
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were told at the airport by the person helping us with our shuttle service that we had to go to the Trooical Isle and have a hand grenade, it is funny, it comes in a plastic glass that you keep the bottom is shaped like a hand grenade with a long neck. But OMG is it sour! Not for... More 

Thank Thalie1965
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Theres only one type of drink that I drink while I'm in Bourbon Street in New Orleans and that's Hand Grenades, only sold at tropical isle. After a few of these very large melon flavored frozen, or on the rocks, drink, you will feel no pain. Very fun atmosphere in the evenings with live music. But if for nothing else,... More 

Thank richrod212
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Upon arriving on Bourbon Street we sought after the much ado Grenade! Found it! This is a fun place and the music was awesome! We met people here throughout our time in NOLA as this place was one we went to several times. Always fun, always music and a place to throw your grenades. This lively spot grabbed our attention... More 

Thank Vinnie1973
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This bar is really just about lots of alcohol on Bourbon street. They do have live music and the band we listened to was very good but the focus is on the drinks. They push a drink called the hand grenade which is sweet and has lots of alcohol served in a tall glass. If you are just wanting to... More 

Thank Funtraveler2014
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was our first time in NOLA but a lot of our friends recommended getting the hand grenade! They claim it's the "strongest drink." They don't tell you what's in the drink, but it's pretty strong but also delicious! The drink itself is really sweet, though. They are $10 each and they come in a souvenir tall cup that you're... More 

Thank pshukla19
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very fun and lively, a typical Bourbon Street bar. Good drinks, tourist crowd, and lots of drunks and good drinks. Typical set up. not real clean, but old building.

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