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Tropical Isle Original

Tropical Isle Original

Bar and Music Venue$$$$
French Quarter, New Orleans
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  • Tessa
    "Get the hand grenade on the rocks and check out the balcony!"(45 Tips)
    Freya K.
    "Order the Shark Attack - best drink in NOLA!"(15 Tips)
    Tiffany B.
    "Being your grenade back to get $1 off refills"(8 Tips)
    Robert F.
    "The hand granade, especially on a hot day get the frozen ones."(4 Tips)
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  • Carlitos C.
    Carlitos ChávezMarch 25, 2016
    Fire in the hole! Get the frozen Hand Grenade. Go to the bar n' ask for a Shark Attack! Throw the lil grenade into the baskets in the ceiling! Get it in the first try and show em what you are made of.
  • Heather H.
    Heather HansenMay 23, 2013
    Shark attacks!!!! The production associated with it really makes it worth while. Usually good bands that do requests and bartenders are super friendly!
  • Nailil R.
    Nailil RodriguezMarch 18, 2013
    The grenades are sooo good but dangerous. The will sneak up on you am make you feel great!
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WNovember 7, 2012
    Hand Grenade!! One of those places you gotta go to and one of those cups you need as a souvenir from Bourbon Street.
  • Jared L.
    Jared LeightonMarch 3, 2013
    Hand grenades are very good, but do one WITH ice. The ones with NO ice are probably equivalent to 5 drinks. Sneaky!!!
  • Dena
    DenaMarch 15, 2013
    Get the hand grenade or the shark attack. There are skinny hand grenades too, for those of you concerned about calories.
  • Kerry D.
    Kerry DonnellyAugust 19, 2011
    Marc at the door is the nicest guy ever! He also hails from Huntington New York and has a great sense of humor!
  • Joey J.
    Joey JFebruary 28, 2015
    First time on Bourbon Street. Had to try the Hand Grenade. Insanely sugary, but it definitely has a ton of alcohol.
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10May 13, 2011
    One Hand Grenade and you start the party right. Two and you are more than loose. Three and all bets are off. Don’t believe us? Check Dave’s Worst Bachelor Party Story in Meet the Team; it’s 100% true. Read more
  • Brandi B.
    Brandi BruceFebruary 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I don't care what anyone says - never go through the French Quarter without having at least one Hand Grenade. It's tradition.
  • Lindsey C.
    Lindsey CasonMarch 20, 2011
    Get the Hand Grenade on ice, if u try to take it into another bar they wont let you... If its on ice you can drink it faster... Just fyi :-)
  • I Am Nolas F.
    I Am Nolas FinestJuly 30, 2012
    Try buying the hand grenade mix and making it for parties your guess will ask you what's your secret to that drink
  • Lexie
    LexieJune 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the small hand grenade. Almost 1/2 the price. Same Amt of alcohol
  • Pavan K.
    Pavan KulkarniFebruary 20
    hand grenades are bomb get the skinny version as the normal is too sweet
  • Tessa
    TessaMarch 23, 2015
    Get the hand grenade on the rocks and check out the balcony! Top of the Trop!
  • Jake A.
    Jake AycockMay 4, 2014
    There's like 3 tropical isles on bourbon, make sure to come to the original.
  • Robert F.
    Robert FalettiAugust 19, 2016
    The hand granade, especially on a hot day get the frozen ones. Good live music.
  • Leonardo J.
    Leonardo JarvisMarch 5, 2013
    Be cool on the grenades too many and it's a wrap and you'll be sleeping on the pavement
  • Anurag K.
    Anurag KuruJanuary 2
    Best for late night club
  • Gina F.
    Gina FanaraJune 28, 2012
    Ask for Caleb. Amazing bartender! He'll save you from a shark attack! ;)
  • Nephilim Halls
    Nephilim HallsMarch 21, 2013
    The Hand Grenade is the strongest drink in NOLA... and it tastes like a lemon lime soda.
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RuthDecember 2, 2011
    Hand grenades and live music!! Super friendly staff and great location!!
  • Kat
    KatMarch 18, 2011
    Absolutely love the Shark Attack!! My lil alligator got swallowed up by a mean ol bloody gator! ;-)
  • Ashley N.
    Ashley NguyenOctober 14, 2012
    Shark Attack, tropical itch and Hand Grenade all together!
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinFebruary 23, 2013
    Famous for the hand grenade! Sit at the balcony
  • A H.
    A HaynesOctober 24, 2014
    Good services and drinks. Try the Tropical Itch
  • Brownstone Living NYC
    Sweet Potato Fries, chicken wings and a hand grenade.
  • Destine
    DestineOctober 20, 2010
    Hand grenades are delicious! Anymore than one equals a very terrible hangover.
  • Megan K.
    Megan KuchtaMay 30, 2014
    Hand grenade is all sugar and they add even more sugar. If you are diabetic STAY AWAY
  • Pedro H.
    Pedro Hidalgo LabarcaMarch 12, 2015
    Ask For Your hand granade frozen
  • Lexie
    LexieJune 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for the managers. They are both ridiculously sexy.
  • David M.
    David MooreFebruary 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Large & clean bathrooms.. rare in the FQ!
  • Freya K.
    Freya KnightMarch 15, 2012
    Order the shark attack! Best drink in New Orleans.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CFebruary 16, 2016
    You have to go to one of these when you're in Nola.
  • Raymond G.
    Raymond GouletAugust 12, 2014
    The hand grenade is tasty, but not super powerful.
  • Jeannie S.
    Jeannie SandersJuly 6, 2014
    Hand Granade...2 or more, buff said!
  • Julie
    JulieMay 12, 2012
    Best spot on Bourbon. Get the Shark Attack!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CollSeptember 16, 2015
    One of the hot spots on boubon street.
  • Freya K.
    Freya KnightMarch 18, 2012
    Order the Shark Attack - best drink in NOLA!
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren P.December 30, 2012
    SHARK ATTACK!!!!! Awesome and they ring a bell and blow a whistle.
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansJuly 5, 2012
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  • Ben K.
    Try a Hand Grenade aka liquid death.
  • Matt C.
    Matt CrambletMarch 28, 2011
    Forget the Hurricane, Hand Grenade is the best drink in the big easy!
  • Wolfie.
    Wolfie.August 12, 2013
    The hand grenades are dangerous. They are almost sickeningly sweet so you dont realize that yr getting completely blitzed. Ridiculous atmosphere thats kitschy & great. Cool balcony over Bourbon. 8/10
    Downvoted 6 days ago
  • Scott S.
    Scott SmithSeptember 18, 2011
    Skip the hurricane it's disappointing and makes you want to run to the bathroom and brush your teeth.
  • Leslie B.
    Leslie BarrowsMay 10, 2014
    Good dancing music jukebox
  • Juan D.
    Juan DiazApril 10, 2014
    When you are here, have a hand grenade!!!
  • Kiffa C.
    Kiffa CharlesJuly 3, 2014
    This beats the weather anytime!
  • Amber E.
    Amber ESeptember 26, 2014
    hand grenades taste like u ate a carton of jolly ranchers and then puked them up
  • Tazmun N.
    Tazmun NaharJuly 15, 2012
    A trip to bourbon st isn't complete till you've had a hand grenade
  • Corinne S.
    Corinne StintonNovember 26, 2010
    Listen for that SHARK ATTACK bell... Try it or the hand grenade :)
  • David M.
    David MooreFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Hand Grenade flavored condoms
  • Tony H.
    Tony HillApril 3, 2015
    Hand Grenades are the best!
  • Kalyn
    KalynFebruary 19, 2012
    Keep this in mind...they aren't kidding!
  • Joseph O.
    Joseph O'MalleyAugust 1, 2011
    They have great zydeco bands playing.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler McPheetersNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hand grenades
  • Sarah
    SarahDecember 1, 2014
    Hand grenade tastes like candy 💜
  • Andy M.
    Andy McPheeJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You must try the Hand Grenades.
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BlackJanuary 26, 2013
    Being your grenade back to get $1 off refills
  • Kris
    KrisOctober 28, 2014
    So touristy, so good
  • Ariel M.
    Ariel MegeeJanuary 17, 2011
    Hand grenades---> danger! Best floor in New Orleans!
  • Jun D.
    Jun DJune 20, 2013
    Try the hand grenade !
  • Viscount I.
    Viscount InnesNovember 28, 2012
    How to make a handgernade: Everclear, Pineapple juice and sprite.
  • Desiree
    DesireeJune 18, 2014
    Grenades! (Drink with Caution)
  • Alisha O.
    Alisha OutridgeJanuary 20, 2013
    It's not magnum but drunk girls supposedly like the taste... worth it?
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MJune 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the hand grenade. It's good
  • Evan T.
    Evan TubbsApril 9, 2014
    Pizza shrapnel. It kills pplz.
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FrazierOctober 11, 2010
    You haven't visited Bourbon St. until you've had a Horny Gator
  • Tarrence G.
    Tarrence GrigsbyJune 18, 2013
    Hand Grenades, enuff said.
  • Lee
    LeeJuly 8, 2015
    This is not the true original.
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AmatoOctober 18, 2011
    Hand grenade's 190 proof!! Let's go
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin MartinJanuary 20, 2012
    Bar tenders wear skinny jeans.
  • Chip D.
    Chip DaymudeFebruary 11, 2011
    The live music isn't bad either!
  • Lexie
    LexieJune 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Noms Karen and Ren.
  • David M.
    David MooreFebruary 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Hope you packed an extra liver...
  • Dawn-Maia S.
    Dawn-Maia SimmonsMay 16, 2013
    Brittney rocks!!
  • Jen S.
    Jen StrongJanuary 27, 2013
    Hand grenades and sloppy titties in muhhh face
  • Angela M.
    Angela MarraDecember 8, 2011
    The shark attack is aaaaaamazing. No lies.
  • Chris T.
    Chris TSeptember 27, 2013
    Hand grenade refills
  • Scott E.
    Scott EwaldMay 30, 2012
    Great music!
  • Jamia S.
    Jamia StaggersJuly 9, 2015
    Hand Grenades!
  • David M.
    David MooreJanuary 1, 2014
    Hand Grenades!
  • Jacqueline M.
    Jacqueline MosqueraJanuary 28, 2012
    Hand grenade heaven
  • molly t.
    molly thomasMay 31, 2011
    Grenades, grenades, grenades!
  • Tejas G.
    Tejas GadhiaJanuary 9, 2011
    SHARK ATTACK!!! GET THE FUCK OUT THE WATER!!!
  • Stewart M.
    Stewart MyrickMarch 21, 2011
    Gotta have the hand grenade!
  • Nessa Singlelady M.
    Nessa Singlelady MaggeFebruary 2, 2013
    I have 1 and it knock me on my ass
  • Sasha W.
    Sasha WJuly 6, 2012
    HAND GRENADE!!!!
  • Todd K.
    Todd KelserJanuary 21, 2012
    Don't get a third if you have not had a second.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SandovalMarch 4, 2014
    Get destroyed
  • Rebekah L.
    Rebekah LongMarch 31, 2012
    Beware... People steal iPhones here
  • Ghost
    GhostMarch 19, 2013
    Tropical Itch
  • Susan P.
    Susan PartinNovember 1, 2010
    Hand Grenade equals holy crap. Wow.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HollettMarch 23, 2011
    Shark attack!!!
  • Denise P.
    Denise PFebruary 11, 2012
    Hand granade.
  • Jason V.
    Jason VandehaarMarch 11, 2012
    AVOID THE GRENADES!!!!!!!!
  • Nyssa S.
    Nyssa SmythSeptember 23, 2010
    Shark attack!
  • nicole s.
    nicole shermanJune 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nothing better!!
  • Douglas M.
    Douglas M.July 30, 2010
    Try a Hand Grenade!
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