Wannabe beach bums looking for a change in latitude--but not attitude--should dock at one of these watering holes..
Jimmy Buffett may have opened his own club over on Decatur (the Margaritaville Cafe), but on any given night, you're more likely to find loyal parrotheads hanging out at one of these two French Quarter establishments. That's because both Tropical Isles are much closer in appearance and spirit to the kind of club one of Buffett's characters might actually frequent--or even own.
Its biggest claim to fame is the trademarked Hand Grenade, a powerful concoction whose cartoon symbol (a drunken hand grenade) adorns a multitude of merchandise, from T-shirts to condoms. If fans can't have the real McCoy, they'll settle for the next best thing--local musician Al Miller is billed as the "Cajun Jimmy Buffett," and he frequently performs solo or with his band, Late as Usual, at the Toulouse location (the Bourbon Street outpost features weekend music as well).
best drink in town!. If you want to start the night right-get a handgrenade and do a jello shooter from a giant syringe! Hurricaines(the drink)are great if you just want to cool off but if you want a buzz-the handgrenade is the WAY! The place is crowded but you can actually get in and get a stool. Dance with the giant handgrenade dude but remember to tip him! If you don't he will remind you.
Margaritaville madness. Jimmy Buffet fans will wet their pants. Order a Hand Grenade if you can stand to drink Midori and do not mix with any other liquor. You will puke. ? Hand Grenade will blow your mind. Live cover band.
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