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Address: 221 Richmond St, El Segundo, CA 90245-3719
Phone Number: (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 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gardena, California
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Gardena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 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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100 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 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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232 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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.

Thank Jeff S
Orlando, Florida
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1,835 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 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
Los Angeles, California
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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 

4 Thank SeaJenniTravel
Dallas, Texas
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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 

Thank The_Wanderlusty

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