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Purple Orchid

221 Richmond Street, El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 322-5829
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in El Segundo
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars

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Los Angeles, California
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277 reviews 277 reviews
52 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It's well lit, with clean, friendly, fast moving bartenders, so that kind of eliminates calling it a dive. There is a pool table and the patrons looked employed and for the most part they didn't look like they were recently paroled. I didn't even see any tattoos and doesn't everybody in the suburbs have a tattoo by now? Maybe this... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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199 reviews 199 reviews
43 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Maybe we got a bad bartender but when we stopped here on Sunday afternoon expecting some killer tropical cocktails after reading the reviews, we were sadly disappointed. We are only giving them 2 stars because of the decor, which is well done and the vibe was laid back. Its a great dive bar but not great drinks. If you are... More 

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los angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

dive bar!!! its dark and with fun décor, nice place to hang out with friends for a few drinks...for some reason trip advisor wants me to say more about a bar, its great try it!!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

They serve drinks that light on fire in huge punch bowls, what else could you want? This bar is in the heart of downtown and while it's a bit run down and definitely a dive bar, it is fun for a laugh and a yummy drink.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is one of those places that is a must see. Of course there are great Tiki drinks like the Funky Monkey but more than that owners Dave & Rebeccah have created an atmosphere that is always upbeat and fun, purposely funky and very welcoming. The decor is tiki chic, naturally, with an incredible curved bar that extends 2/3 the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The candy apple martinis are life-changing. So, so, so good. I try to recreate them at home since I live 3,000 miles from Purple Orchid, but they are not the same. Service is great too. I ordered a watermelon mai-tai at the suggestion of the staff. Hated it so they remade it. Still hated it, so they took it off... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

located in downtown El Segundo (close to the LA airport) in a great 50's style downtown, this recent tiki bar is a amazing hawaiian bar with a great tiki deco! small stage for live music, great cocktail, great mug, great service,... great people! I will be back for sure!!

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