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Tropical Isle

721 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3145
+1 504-523-1927
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Overrated, Overpriced and Overhyped

The good ole days of Tropical Isle are gone. This place is now NOLA biggest Tourist trap. They put... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darius E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Try the Shark Attack!

Home to the famous Hand Grenade drink, people often overlook their best drink, the Shark Attack... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Palo Alto, California
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shark attack” (21 reviews)
“hand grenade” (95 reviews)
“tropical itch” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
721 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3145
French Quarter
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The good ole days of Tropical Isle are gone. This place is now NOLA biggest Tourist trap. They put SO MUCH ice in the drinks now It isn’t even worth it. Seriously every bar near a TI will make you a much stronger drink. Not...More

Thank Darius E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Home to the famous Hand Grenade drink, people often overlook their best drink, the Shark Attack. Order one and the bar staff will perform a little show for you and the best thing about the drink is you get to take home a little plastic...More

Thank 597tedl
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Tropical Isle @ Bourbon and Orleans is a must stop. Sunday evening you can hear Rain Jaudon play and the down stairs bar is slinging Hang Grenades and Shark Attacks galore. Had my first Bushwacker from the upstairs bar and that has now become a...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 27 October 2017

My daughter decided to try it since she had heard about it and was told by friends that she "must" try it. She said that it was a tasty drink, even though she had a small one - she enjoyed it on a hot night...More

Thank Desiree_y2
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Grenade is the signature drink for the Tropical Isle Bars in NOLA! Delicious! There are strong and plentiful! There was a live band and they were awesome. There is a tradition when in Tropical Isle....take the tiny yellow plastic toy grenade (about the size...More

Thank SoccerFamilyofFive
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Most people go to Tropical Isle for the famous Hand Grenade, but those aren't actually very good. They are strong though and that tends to be what people want on Bourbon St anyway. If you visit the Tropical Isle, order a Shark Attack, it comes...More

Thank Whitney J
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Hand grenades are a must. We got skinnies on ice. The shark attack is hilarious. I survived the shark attack.

Thank JaredNTiff
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Great Bar, great music, great hand grenades! So stop by when walking along Bourbon Street, make this the bar you stop for a while and enjoy the traditional cajun music.

Thank Dave_Waggy_Jones
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Great atmosphere and tasty drinks. A must-stop-in New Orleans place. Everybody seems friendly, relaxed. "Hand grenade" and "shark attack" seem to be some of the most popular cocktails.

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A popular little place and its easy to understand why. Great cocktails there and not too expensive. The novelty "Shark Attacks" are worth trying - they are definitely the most fun you can have for $10!!

Thank LisaF_WritesReviews
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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