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The Purple Caterpillar

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Address: 8 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5020
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 02:00

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Staff is friendly & the ambiance is AMAZING

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... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Priscilla B
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

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.

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Thank Priscilla B
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We are visiting and just wanted to try something different after dinner. This place is definitely relaxing and inviting for all hookah smoking levels.

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Thank TBrad03
Walpole, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

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... More 

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Thank kkelly4022
Searsmont, Maine, United States
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

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... More 

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Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

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... More 

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Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

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... More 

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Thank Aj K
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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

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 

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2 Thank Gregory A
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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

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... More 

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2 Thank Jenna G
jmisluk, Owner at The Purple Caterpillar, responded to this review

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... More 

Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank imafoodlover33
jmisluk, Owner at The Purple Caterpillar, responded to this review

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... More 

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