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Address: 221 Richmond St, El Segundo, CA 90245-3719
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+1 310-322-5829

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birthday fun!

recently went here for my birthday and had a blast! its got a nice tiki ambience. Gets kinda crowded so id scope out a spot early for your group. They have a jukebox that has alot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
Gardena, California
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the Purple Orchid after dinner and had a ball. Great Tiki-type drinks, excellent service, and a pleasant environment. The Orchid also has a wonderful feeling of a local neighborhood bar. There aren't many like this anymore so I love to support it. You will love it too!!'

Thank Bob P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place. The drinks were avg; very strong with cheaper liquor as it's base. So don't expect top shelf unless you ask. The bartender was lovely. You can request a bag of chips to snack on. The bathroom was always clean. And music was on point..👍🏽

Thank Shurron H
Gardena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

recently went here for my birthday and had a blast! its got a nice tiki ambience. Gets kinda crowded so id scope out a spot early for your group. They have a jukebox that has alot of oldies but the bartender was soo awesome she played one of my fav jams for my bday! The drinks are large and shareable.... More 

Thank mcruss125
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I recently had a happy hour beverage and food and it was very good. People were very friendly and lots of history in this place.

Thank hurricane26
El Segundo, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The place is dark and seems to be very old. It isn't. The tiki-bar vibe is deliberate and the default clientele more interested in drinking than chatting. Very much a locals bar, it may take a few visits to feel welcome.

Thank ByllD
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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126 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

That single star up there is for the decor. The decor is awesome. The location is super cool in downtown El Segundo and the tiki-themed decor is SUPER awesome. The problem is that this is NOT A TIKI BAR. it's a bar that has a tiki theme...And a terrible bar at that. When we visited, the girl behind the bar... More 

1 Thank dknight818
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241 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Interesting place. Sometimes busy sometimes not. Crowd is youthful but not a college bar. Pool tables available, good service. Not on everyone's radar so don't expect too see the full hipster scene here (thank goodness). A 4-star on a good night.

Thank johnc_19
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Excellent tiki-style drinks in a club not far from the beaten path in El Segundo. Mai Tais are tasty as are Key Lime Pie martinis, and the atmosphere is a little funky, with a pool table and blowfish lighting. For food try one of the nearby venues--this establishment is for drinking.

1 Thank Jeff S
Orlando, Florida
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2,201 reviews
1,282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,428 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

We stopped there last night before heading out to LAX and enjoyed a few drinks while watching the NBA Finals. The bartender was very friendly and was generous with her pours. The place is a little on the darker side but I guess that's what makes it pretty cool at the same time. Great variety of drinks, great service and... More 

2 Thank Steve R
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

I was looking forward to having a cocktail or three at this dive bar, as i had done my research on the best tiki bars. Boy, was it all I imagined. I slept in all the next day and flew out that night. Was it worth it? Hell yeah ! Got to meet ,sing and dance with the locals on... More 

Thank Caedmon F

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