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Review of Purple Orchid

Purple Orchid
Ranked #8 of 15 things to do in El Segundo
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 length of the place behind which a volcano lights up the wall. They have some pretty well-known bands that come through there as well so check the schedule.

I've also never had bad service - the folks behind the bar are gracious and prompt.

But, again, the patrons and the staff are always welcoming to the new folks and regulars. This is definitely one of those places you should put on your 'must visit' list but be forewarned, you'll absolutely have to go back.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Tony B
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Atlanta, Georgia
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95 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Candy apple martinis! Definitely stop in”
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 my bill and gave me another candy apple martini.

Love meeting up with my LA friends here when I'm in town. Quaint little hole in the wall gem that keeps me coming back!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank hhols2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“great coktail in mug, great service, great tiki gods !”
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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