Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge

El Segundo, CA
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221 Richmond St
El Segundo, CA
Opened in 2001
Mon-Fri 3:30pm-2am
Sat-Sun 2pm-2am
(310) 322-5829

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Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge



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Everyone You
Decor 7.6
Drink Quality 6.6
Drink Selection 6.8
Mood 7
Music 6
Service 8.2
Tikiness 7.6
Tilt 7.4
Vibe 6.6

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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.


Monster A GoGo
Monster A GoGo is a semi-regular at Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge.
January 31, 2019, 7:16 PM
What? How could i NOT have left a note about The Purple Orchid in all of the years I've been a Critiki member? SHOCKING!!! The Purple Orchid is one of my "go to" bars in Southern California. Sure, it's a neighborhood dive bar...but it's a cool one. I feel so at home there and have been several times.
It is really convenient to LAX---which may be how I first came to experience it. The drinks are good (I think the Curious George is the one I like the most... I'm NOT sure though. I get it confused with the other monkey/banana cocktails), the decor is fun and the vibe is just--to me--so comfortable. I have a (lame) blog post about it here: https://monsterago-go.blogspot.com/2017/09/im-freaky-for-tiki-2-purple-orchid.html with photos--but I am guessing most of the photos are here as well.
If you are ever in Southern California playing tiki tourist, do yourself a favor and do NOT miss The Purple Orchid.
michiganminiac has visited Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge.
March 21, 2018, 10:46 AM
I was fortunate to score a business trip to LA in January and made sure to pop in and check this place out. I wasn't expecting much based on the other reviews, but I was pleasantly surprised - its a actually a great local tiki hang out. I met the owners (by accident) and had a great evening getting tiki oasis tips and sampling their menu. Friendly place (for LA ) with e decent drink menu - but the best drinks are actually off menu. Definitely worth a visit and conveniently located relatively close to LAX.
DocQuiri has visited Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge.
November 4, 2017, 2:11 PM
To be fair, I went a bit earlier in the day. The decor and environment were good, but the drinks were not and the vibe was a bit closer to dive bar. I will give it another shot, though, later at night.
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