Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge

El Segundo, CA
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221 Richmond St
El Segundo, CA
Opened in 2001
Mon-Fri 3pm-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 6.9
Music 5.7
Service 8.2
Tikiness 7.5
Tilt 7.3
Vibe 6.5

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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.


April 16, 2021, 9:41 AM
Better then Tonga hut despite tiki snobs hate
Slowhandtikiman has visited Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge.
April 20, 2020, 10:20 AM
Surprisingly busy for a Thursday night. Maybe 25 patrons
Bartender was pretty well versed in basic tiki cocktails, focused on the menu. I had 2 . She described the menu Maitai as a '''neon" tourist style, and upon hearing my dismay, suggested she could make me a "Dave's Special" Maitai, off menu. I'm glad I chose it, because it was much closer to a true 1944 .
Music was provided by a CD juke box, with a broad variety of music styles (including a few Exotica and Surf guitar discs), and an extra $5 for my 20 choices proved adequate.
MeleIpo has visited Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge.
November 30, 2019, 8:12 PM
I really love this place. Our female bartender was excellent. She made 3 drinks, Coconut Kiss, Funky Monkey & Curious George. All were delightful with fresh ingredients. My personal favorite was the Coconut Kiss. The decor is amazing. I particularly love the bar top. Bamboo Ben did a fantastic job. The puffer fish were really pretty with the lovely brassiers hanging from them. Lol. I am particular about music so I loved the juke box and the songs being played. A nice combo of current and older tunes. I definitely will return to Purple Orchid and bring friends.
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