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Purple Orchid, El Segundo, CA (bar)
hala bullhiki
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Joined: Nov 26, 2002
Posts: 570
From: champaign,illinois
Posted: 2004-10-27 11:07 pm   Permalink

could someone post some pics of this place????

 
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rupe33
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Joined: Dec 08, 2004
Posts: 319
From: DC Metro Area (MD)
Posted: 2004-12-08 07:58 am   Permalink

There are photos here at this very useful site...

http://64.81.235.211/cgi-bin/pictures.cgi?loc_id=52

Cheers,
Rupe

[ARRGGH -- it appears my photos are down as of 2006; sorry!!]

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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3813
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2005-01-22 2:55 pm   Permalink

There are now approximately one dozen (12)tikis inside Purple Orchid, creating an extremely high tipsy factor, all the way around.

More light fixtures, too!


 
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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2005-04-10 10:14 pm   Permalink

Can somepne please tell me a clean, affordable hotel/motel near the Purple Orchid that's within staggering distance?

I am capable of staggering up to one mile. Then I start crawling. Then I sleep.


 
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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2005-04-12 10:23 am   Permalink

bump?

 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5819
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-04-12 10:42 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-04-10 22:14, martiki wrote:
Can somepne please tell me a clean, affordable hotel/motel near the Purple Orchid that's within staggering distance?

I am capable of staggering up to one mile. Then I start crawling. Then I sleep.


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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2005-04-12 1:06 pm   Permalink

D'Oh! Thanks Unga.

 
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WooHooWahine
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 3104
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2005-05-16 7:25 pm   Permalink

I think Soccer Tiki needs to take his favorite Wahine here. What do you think???

 
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twowheelin'tiki
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Joined: Nov 28, 2002
Posts: 712
From: santa monica
Posted: 2005-05-30 9:57 pm   Permalink

for you other picky drinkers out there, go to the P.O. when Kelly is working ,and ask for a "kellys special", it is fu%#ing great!.

 
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WooHooWahine
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 3104
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2005-06-23 7:16 pm   Permalink

Woo Hooo! Soccer Tiki and I conquered The Purple Orchid. We can wait to go back. We are looking forward to see/buy their new tiki mug when it comes out. When you go there make sure you have them give you a mailing list slip.

 
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Rum Demon
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Joined: Jun 20, 2005
Posts: 254
From: Portland, Oregon
Posted: 2005-06-27 11:47 am   Permalink

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the PO this last february. Couldn't tell you what we drank, but we all passed our mugs around and tasted as many drinks as we could. The only drink I didn't like was the signature "Purple Orchid". The bar/hut was awesome, with a mirror behind it if I recall, giving the illusion of an entire hut standing there. The bathroom wallpaper was genius as well. The only negative thing was the XTREME!!! MOTOCROSS FREESTYLE happening on the big screen. Regardless, I bought a couple mugs and then proceeded to take my love to the airport for a sad farewell.

In conclusion, no trip to/from LAX should happen without rewarding yourself with the Purple Orchid experience.

-Joe

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Trader_Rick
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Joined: Oct 08, 2002
Posts: 155
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2005-09-03 10:17 am   Permalink

Went back to PO one Sunday night with a friend a month or two ago. They have a new mug, this one a nice grren Tiki Farm Marquessan-looking guy with the PO logo stencilled on the back. But more importantly, there was a really great surf band playing for FREE! I don't know about you, but I think surf rock and tiki go together like rum and Coke. This bar definitely ranks high in my book.

 
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TikiDiego
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Joined: Jul 16, 2006
Posts: 97
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-07-29 10:17 am   Permalink

I made it out to the Orchid a week ago, and was pleasantly suprised to find such a cool bar district in such an unlikely location. The place looked fantastic, I really got a kick out of the Book of Tiki bathroom walls, and the lava rock booze shelfs. The place was full of a rowdy sports-bar type crowd, mostly drinking beers, which made for a fun mix in the place. I'm just glad to see a good tiki bar making money and staying in business. I had a great MaiTai, and picked up the purple Purple Orchid mug and the newer Monkey mug. I'll be putting up pics of the mugs on my OogaMooga soon! Overall it was a great place to have a cocktail or two when you are near LAX.

 
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TikiDiego
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Joined: Jul 16, 2006
Posts: 97
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-07-31 9:42 pm   Permalink

Finally got my pics up of my two new Purple Orchid mugs. I love the monkey mug!





 
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rupe33
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Joined: Dec 08, 2004
Posts: 319
From: DC Metro Area (MD)
Posted: 2006-08-04 7:12 pm   Permalink

Here are some photos as of July 30, 2006...

Here's their splendid neon logo:


The swanky purple pool table with coordinating purple tapa cloth lamp overhead:


This was new since I was there a few years back -- this weird spray foam lava-rock looking shelf for liquor. The lighting in it flickers orange/red/yellow to give the impression of magma seeping through. It's a neat effect!


Some Bosko carvings I presume:


Here's one for the ladies... a shot from inside the men's room, which is wallpapered from pages of the Book Of Tiki:


I'll see if I can dig up my old ones. The Purple Orchid is extremely close to LAX, and we made some time to stop there on our way out of town. It's terrific, folks are very friendly and the drinks are pretty good too -- try the Funky Monkey!

Mahalo,
Rupe


 
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