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

7.2

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Decor 7.7
Drink Quality 6.6
Drink Selection 6.8
Mood 7.2
Music 6.3
Service 8.3
Tikiness 7.7
Tilt 7.6
Vibe 6.9

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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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michiganminiac
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
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.
August 7, 2017, 7:29 PM
I really enjoyed the frozen banana and coconut drink (Coconut Kiss) as well as the fresh ingredients of the Watermellon Mai Tai! However, I wish the drinks were actually served in tiki mugs. They do have legit scorpion bowls if you venture in that direction though rather than trying out a couple different drinks. 😉 The decor is tiki worth and dimly lit...theme even carries over into the bathrooms. It was a chill vibe and you could actually hear the conversation being had at the table rather than yelling. The music was nicw, but not tiki themed (which I'm totally cool with because the selection was sweet). Check it out if in the south LA area!
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