The Purple Caterpillar

The Purple Caterpillar, Portland: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Purple Caterpillar Reviews: 4.5/5

The Purple Caterpillar
4.5
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Monday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM

4.5
11 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Priscilla BG
Jeffersonville, VT1 contribution
Staff is friendly & the ambiance is AMAZING
May 2016 • Couples
I stop here every time I go to Portland. It's laid back and so relaxing. Complimentary snacks and drinks, board games, comfy couches. You'll feel so welcome and comfortable even if you've never tried a place like this.
Written February 15, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TBrad03
2 contributions
Nice spot
Sep 2016 • Couples
We are visiting and just wanted to try something different after dinner. This place is definitely relaxing and inviting for all hookah smoking levels.
Written September 19, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kkelly4022
San Diego, CA11 contributions
Home away from home
Jun 2016 • Couples
I don't often go to hookah bars, but while in Portland on a visit my girlfriend and I decided to try something new on a Friday evening. We were immediately greeted by a friendly guy (I'm so sorry I never got your name!) and within minutes we were seated on the plush couches while our hookah was delivered to our table. From the free snacks to the selection of books, board games, and video games, to the incredible art work on the walls, this place offered it all! We felt like we were hanging out in our best friend's basement and had all the amenities our hearts could possibly desire. Great location, great price, excellent customer service! Will recommend to others and will return to visit for sure :)
Written July 1, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisa D
Searsmont, Maine, United States17 contributions
I love this place!
Apr 2016 • Friends
The staff here were on point. They worked hard to make sure everyone was having a good time and they were so nice! I love the unique atmosphere, with some really cool paintings on the walls. The seats are comfortable, and the place is just chill, making it a great place to unwind with some friends. They also have complimentary drinks and some snacks too. If you want something more than having conversations with your friends they also have a really extensive board game collection which is free to use. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for something fun to do!
Written May 16, 2016
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Nicole S
Adrian, MI1 contribution
Great place to hang out
Apr 2016 • Friends
Come here every week. It's a cozy place with great music and a great selection of teas. The hookah is pretty awsome too. Rose mint is a winner!! They even have a Wii and bubbles...who doesn't love smoke bubbles
Written April 8, 2016
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Michael D
1 contribution
Where I choose to chill
Apr 2016 • Friends
The purple caterpillar is by far the finest hooka bar I've ever been too. As you make your way down the stairs into the caterpillar you'll find yourself greeted by a friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere.
The hooka is fantastic and with special flavors that change regularly and a rock solid regular menu the only problem your gonna have is picking a flavor.
With a multitude of seating areas I've taken to trying a different couch every time I visit.
The sound track is top notch each night a different playlist mixes things up for almost all music tastes,including my favorite Disney music :)
So with an amazing soundtrack,a couch to relax in, and great hooka what more could you want.
Written April 8, 2016
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Aj K
4 contributions
Old Port's Best Hangout
Apr 2016 • Friends
I come here a few times a week to unwind after a long day of work. The staff and owner are very friendly and pack a great bowl. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and there is a great variety of music always playing. Additionally, they provide complimentary snacks and beverages and have a great selection of games to play. If you are looking to get away from the packed bars and restaurants and have a good time hanging out with friends, I highly recommend checking out the Purple Caterpillar.
Written April 8, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gregory A
28 contributions
What's not to love?!
Mar 2016 • Solo
I've been going to the Purple Caterpillar for a long time, and frankly it's a great experience! This is the same purple caterpillar with new awesome features, and a new location!!

The staff is experience is extremely diverse and if you get to know them, it only adds to that experience!

$20 for a pack (which serves 1-4 people) is more than reasonable (bring cash), tax is included in the cost for your convenience. Some on here have complained about the cost, but there's really no reason to complain about it given that they offer complimentary coffee, tea, kool-aid, hot chocolate and new to the new space, free popcorn!!!

NOW THEY OFFER FREE WIFI!

They also offer UNLIMITED COALS and ICE HOSES (for an additional fee)!

Also for free are the games, the bubbles and the ambiance.

The quotes on the wall are thought provoking, and can lead to many philosophical conversations.

Lastly for various occasions they have DJ'd events and will often giveaway free hookahs.

Even if this wasn't the ONLY establishment of this type in Maine it'd still be the best. If you haven't been here, and you're looking for a quiet, reflective, and social atmosphere, then look no further, because you have found your place!!! :)
Written March 27, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jenna G
Portland, ME8 contributions
Overpriced and awful service
Dec 2015 • Friends
Have smoked hookah for a very long time and this was bogus. Guy that was working there told me I had to have 2 hookahs if I had more than 4 people even if they weren't smoking it. 20 bucks a piece...then only allowed two coals per hookah...unless I coughed up another 20 bucks. These hookahs could have gone for 4 coals at least but my 20 dollars only lasted me 40 mins of decent smoking. When asking to move coals around I was told I couldn't touch the hookah at all because of "insurance issues". This place is over priced and made me feel very uncomfortable. The guy that worked there had no personality and was quite rude. He sat on a couch with his feet up smoking hookah the whole time and never once checked on us. Will never return. AWFUL!!
Written December 31, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at our establishment. We do advertise our policies (the 4 people maximum per bowl pack and the two coals per hookah) right on our menu so our customers are aware of what we offer before purchasing anything, and our hookahs last for about an hour. As far as our insurance not allowing us to give tongs to customers, that's because they determined that it would be a safety issue to allow customers to be touching burning hot coals (much like how a restaurant can't allow customers into the kitchen) but we are more than happy to adjust your coals for you as frequently as you need so your smoking experience is as pleasurable as possible. That's our first and most important goal is making sure you enjoy your time with us, and to that end I do apologize that you found our staff to be unfriendly the night you were in. All I can say is that perhaps he was having an off night (as everyone does once in awhile) and assure you that that isn't the type of service we usually provide. If you have the time I encourage you to give us another chance and let us show you how well we typically treat our customers. Thank you for your feedback. - Jessica
Written March 29, 2016
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imafoodlover33
Falmouth, ME60 contributions
Cold as ice
Dec 2015
Spent $40 and the guy was a jerk, at least be happy when taking my money

had the personality of a rock
At least hire someone that can crack a smile, won't go back
Very unwelcoming
Written December 31, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I apologize that your experience was not up to our usual standards. Perhaps the staff member in question was having an off night, as that is not the level of customer service we typically offer. We strive to provide a pleasurable experience for our customers and I assure you that your experience was an anomaly and not the kind of service we give. The satisfaction of our customers is our most important goal, so I would encourage you to give us another shot if you have an opportunity so we can treat you to the kind of enjoyable experience we pride ourselves on giving our customers. Thank you for your feedback. -Jessica
Written March 29, 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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