Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge

221 Richmond St
El Segundo, California, United States
Ph: (310) 322-5829 - Website
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Mon-Fri 3pm-2am
Sat-Sun 2pm-2am
Opened in 2001
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
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2.7 km
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9.8 km
Tony's on the Pier, Redondo Beach 5.6 mi
9.1 km
Tiki Aloha Apartments, Torrance 5.7 mi
9.2 km
Tiki Apartments, Redondo Beach 7.6 mi
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Seating and stage at Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge in El Segundo
February 2015, photo by Scaramouch
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Humuhumu’s description:
Charming neighborhood bar that began a conversion to tiki in 2001 when it was purchased by current owners Dave and Rebecca Fernandez. Purple Orchid serves tropical drinks in mugs featuring their logo tiki that are available for sale. Purple Orchid periodically hosts parties to celebrate special events such as Halloween, New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day, by having bands perform on their small tiki-filled stage. Purple Orchid has two pool tables covered in purple felt, and a jukebox containing a few tiki-bar friendly selections, including APE's Jungle Sounds. The owners' Purple PT Cruiser painted with color-changing flames and the Purple Orchid can be seen around town. Be sure to visit the restrooms, which are papered with pages from Sven Kirsten's Book of Tiki.
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March 16, 2011, 5:35 PM
The Purple Orchid is fun after surfing El Segundo, at least that is when I always found myself there. I never went at night time so, I dont know what its like, but during the day its friendly and the lava backdrop is nicccccee. OK jukebox, that is not always going so the music can be a bummer, a.k.a not 60's surf/garage rock. Definatly worth going to though!
KaitlinPD has visited Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge.

March 21, 2011, 8:59 AM
Went there after going to a show at Gasoline Gallery down the street and I feel its a pretty nice place, bartender was friendly and drinks were strong shared a scorpion bowl with my girl only 14$ did i mention it was STRONG. Really like the lava wall and would definitly like to go when a surf band plays. I will be returning again soon.
The tiki pinstriper is a semi-regular at Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge.

August 2, 2011, 3:19 PM
Stumbled in after having dinner down the street at Rock & Brews, drinks at Tavern on Main... Shared a Volcano bowl with my man friend =) .... I was feeling even better after this drink. Luckily I wasn't driving....drinks are decently price and pretty good. Dig the decor... I will be returning soon, maybe bring the gal friends down for a manicure session!

February 20, 2012, 9:19 PM
Very tiki feel inside with great decor, but once inside I realized it was more of a neighborhood bar then a "tiki" bar, which took some of the fun out of it. I was disappointed too that they were using lime juice concentrate in what few tiki drink they had. However, I did get two really great tiki farm mugs though, and I love the Purple Orchid sweatshirt I bought. If you happen to be in the area, it s worth a look see, but don't go too much out of the way if you are searching for "tiki" bars.
Tiki Kiki has visited Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge.

February 28, 2012, 2:58 PM
The Purple Orchid is a cozy, small town, tiki bar that I enjoy pouring into when I'm in El Segundo. The decor is a notch above and the common drinks will not disappointed. But, that's where it stops. Take away the tiki decor and it's just another dive bar that tries to make authentic rum-laden drinks. Last time I was there the bartender did not know how to mix a Zombie. A Zombie? The staple of any good tiki bar. I hope they have improved... I do love a tasty Zombie!
Kim Reynolds has visited Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge.

July 8, 2012, 11:43 PM
I like this place well enough...especially since our kind bartender was awesome enough to scour the backroom for the purple orchid logo tiki mug, of which we apparently got the last one. It is not overly tiki, but an enjoyable enough bar...the darkness of the place really adds to the mood. The drinks were pretty good, I only tried the two bar originals (something that referenced a monkey was good) the bar's signature drink did, however, come into a martini glass. It's within 10 minutes from LAX...so it's perfect to stop and relax before taking the flight home.
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May 28, 2014, 3:14 PM
as usual a cool tiki place to go.
GrandMarquis is a semi-regular at Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge.

January 24, 2015, 3:57 PM
Great ambiance, strong drinks and all round great place to meet! Love it.

May 12, 2015, 11:07 AM
Worth checking out but your experience will differ greatly depending on whose tending bar.
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