Bartender Pirus in Compton, CA

Bartender Pirus was a short-lived predominately African-American street gang located on the eastside of Compton during the 1970s. The name of the gang was inspired by the death of Lyle “Bartender” Joseph Thomas (Feb. 14, 1955 – Dec. 4, 1975) who was an original Eastside Piru member in 1971.

Thomas represented what is now known as Leuders Park Pirus during the early 1970s which led to him being fatally shot in December 1975 just 6-months after he gave an interview to TIME magazine. When Thomas was killed, the rivalry between the Crips and the gangs that became the Bloods was in it’s third year.

24 Comments for “Bartender Pirus in Compton, CA”

  1. Hickory Stick

    WTF? Next thay gonna name a gang Dishwashers X3? DWX3 fo life!

  2. SMH AT THESE 3 FRAUDS LMSSAO

  3. I REMEMBER ON OG FROM HERE THAT HE STARTED AS AN OG BARTENDER AN HIS FAVORITE DRINK WAS A HOT TODDY…LMAO…

    • Rose

      Bartender did like to drink a hot toddy. He first had one when he had a cold and his older sister fixed him one…funny memory…RIP (It wasn’t called “Bartender Piru” back then..it was just “Piru”..I think that got added out of respect after he died

  4. sikEs

    we broke…..

  5. sikEs

    diSCo knowLEDGE + uniTY

  6. spadezlocc

    FRAUDTENDERS KAY ON WEST SYE GANGSTER PEACH TOWN COMPTON CRIP YALL WEAK

    • cK00BLKPIRU

      ES MOB PIRU I dont likeK ALLK CAPTAIN CRUNCHES CK CCK GPTCCK SSCCK NHCCK NHCK DRCK GSCK HK KPCCK STCCK BBCCK WSCCK ESCCK NBCCK PVCCK LBCK FHCCK I dont likeK ALL CKABZK CK CCK LK CAK CBK FTK BOMPTON 2 WESTKOVINA 2 NEW JERZY WHK662 626 464BP CCK CKBLK PIRU

      • d day

        if you get this message funk hit my jack. (401-952-7256

      • d day

        whats mobbin funk? this d day from newark new jersey claiming ES M.O.B P.I.R.U. i really wanna be able to come out there to see my west coast counter parts.

  7. parcc village baby gangsta

    Bartender was fum lueders or ELM ….

  8. Squarl Ru

    I’m from ocala Florida and I want to get a link wit the motherland I’m Elm st piru 356% and ion like all dis east koast sh*% on bl356d Dez guys fake wit dat 5 sh*% mi big homie dead and I don’t want to lose my roots

  9. BudLight Bloods

    I remember once meeting an old guy from Bartender Piru, that old guy could mix the best drinks in all of Bompton. Too bad a lot of them guys all died in drunk driving accidents or became pastors and drug abuse counselors.

    Dead members from Bartender Pirus were:
    RIP Bloody Mary
    RIP Sambo
    RIP High Top
    RIP Jerry Curl
    As for me, I represent them BudLight Bloods. We are off Compton Ave and Long Beach Blvd. We have mad beef with the guys from Jacc Daniels Crips (JDC), East Side 40oz Crips (ES40C), Captain Morgan’s Gangster Crips (CMC) and the chick made guys calling themselves Liquor Store Compton Crips (LSCC).

    It’s all about that BudLight Blood Gang. BLB

  10. Keep It PIRU

    Krap187! Krip ki*lah! Suwoo! Piru allday! Bartender Pirus fo life! Im da aktive member of them!

  11. Village Compton crip Corregidor

    ?????? y’all guy is crazy

  12. FLORENCIA BIG SNAPPER FK MAYATES TAKING OVER LOS ANGELES BIATCH

    FAKE GANG

  13. BIG BAD FLORENCIA ESE MONSTER GREEN LIGHT N1QQ3RS TAKING LOS ANGELES OVER

    f13

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