Lucky Baldwin’s | Pasadena, California
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Lucky Baldwin’s
Excellent based on 62 ratings
Type: Bar

17 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, California United States 91105 [ print map ]
626 795 0652 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - Sun: 8:00 am - 1:30 am

Mayor: Bacterial (3) | Taps: 63 | Bottles: 100+

Lucky Baldwin’s

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Beer Available At Lucky Baldwin’s (arranged by most recent)
FiftyFifty Rockslide IPA 94, Anchor Brotherhood Steam Beer 82, Veltins Grevensteiner Naturtrübes Landbier 47, Lagunitas ScareCity #4: Imperial Wheat Wine 96, Craftsman Heavenly Hefe 93, Craftsman Sour Saison , Lost Coast Indica India Pale Ale 97, Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout 98, Craftsman Acorn Saison 75, Mother Earth Lucky Baldwin’s Triple Crown IPA , Russian River Pliny the Younger 100, Craftsman Angelino Weisse 95, Craftsman Smoked Black Lager 49, Craftsman Poppy Fields 72
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62 reviews for Lucky Baldwin’s
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  72%
 Selection  86%
 Food  70%
 Value  72%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 11, 2013
Located in downtown Pasadena. Its real easy to miss. Theres a nice outdoor patio area. The place kind of winds through the building and theres a ground level, upstairs, and some kind of storage area downstairs. Granted I’ve only been there during festivals (barleywine fest, anniversary, octoberfest, and belgian fest) and thats always on a weekend. Its crowded and can get noisy but its a nice atmosphere because the patrons are more respectful than your average bar flys.

The food is quite good but expensive. So far I’ve had a burger, fries, and a leek soup. All good. You pretty much have to go to the bar to oder food but thats alright. Servers are scarce.

The beer list is always impressive and with 50+ taps theres something for everyone. Theres also a fridge full of bottles and I think they have more hiding somewhere. Actually, if you look down the stair case by the projector you can see huge stacks of Bigfoot, Celebration, and Anchor xmas. Their real claim to fame is the belgian selection including a bunch of 1.5L and 3L bottles and occasional 6L.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | July 31, 2012
The bar is dimly lit with lots of signage all over the place, perhaps too decorated. It definitely has "character". The beer list is fairly eclectic and ranges from the typical English/Irish imports that are on every "pub" tap-list to some local beers such as Craftsman, to more obscure Belgian beers. The service varies in helpfulness. One of the old school stops in Southern California.
Oakes  (769) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 9, 2011
Good spot. Pubby vibe, in an American way, and they have a good range of beers. I didn’t notice anything too rare, but they lend support to the local Craftsman stuff and they have a good list of other beers as well. We had a well-priced bottle of relatively old gueuze as well. The service was ok, but the guy had no idea what we were talking about trying to order that lambic, which is funny in this era of educated servers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | June 7, 2013
Downtown old Pasadena staple that is a cramped English deli (?) when you walk inside. Larger outside patio. Pretty hefty draft list with a focus on Belgian beer, which was odd given the English food. But this bar is really the place to find the elusive Craftsman beers from Pasadena, which tend to be very good. The bar recently had Van Steenberge contract brew for them a custom house beer now added into ratebeer. They offer tasting flights, which was nice. Service was quick and attentive. My only qualm was that when our flight was given to us, the server did not tell us which beer was which and did not know so had to go back and check. Just a tad annoying. Fun, simple, relaxing place. Didn’t try the food. They apparently also do pitchers here if you there for happy hour.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (605) Sunnyvale, California | August 13, 2012
Nice place with a nice patio. When I was there they were having their annual Belgian Fest and had a lot of interesting beers on tap. Good service, great beer, whats not to love?
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR  (422) Los Angeles, California | July 3, 2008
Went here with my girlfriend today. Sat out on the Patio. Beer list is out of date. Drank Craftsman Heavenly Hefe and Triple Sage, as well as Sprecher IPA Squared (all on tap). Waitress was very knowledgable, but a bit too pushy at first, and hard to find about the time to pay up. Food was simple, but good. Too hot to try pub fare, so we both had sandwiches. Great atmosphere inside. Nice selection.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup  (354) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | August 9, 2008
Not that big a place which made it very busy when we visited on a Wednesday night - quite late. Interior is wood and stone with lots of beer memorabilias on the walls - a weird mixture of English and Belgian, as if it doesn’t know which direction it wants to go. I had 8 new beers before I had to capitulate because of jetlag - but I could have had more from the bottled card. We had quite attentative service at the table, and the prices were reasonable. Didn’t eat.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11  (350) Rota, Spain | May 13, 2008| Updated December 1, 2008
Every time I go to this place, I get a little jealous of people who live in Pasadena. I mean, it’s just an incredible local pub that somehow manages to approach beer like most fine restaurants treat wine. Proper football on the telly and hearty pub food. Now, if I could just find the wait staff...
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17  (326) Woodland, California | October 9, 2015
Located in Old Pasadena, this is a little hole in the wall of a place with super creeky floors and probably lots of stories from the past. The setup is rather weird, and it takes a minute to get bearings. Really small bar in the back, but there was an eclectic taplist with some very interesting beers (Old Guardian 2012 on tap, Logsdon Stout). Bartender was really friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were disgusting, and because of this, I didn’t bother trying the food. Prices were a bit steep, but not overwhelming. A fair experience.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77  (321) Reno, Nevada | October 25, 2014
had some pretty cool, eclectic beers here. slow service even though they weren’t busy. nothing special cept the beers...and the prices reflected that. prefer the LB in Sierra Madre easily.

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