Lucky Baldwin’s | Pasadena, California
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Lucky Baldwin’s
Excellent based on 56 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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


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


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Beer Available At Lucky Baldwin’s (arranged by most recent)
RavenBeer Tell Tale Hearty Ale 92, North Peak Furry Black IPA 89, Naparbier Undead Remastered 93, Ommegang Glimmerglass Saison 95, Mother Earth Boo Koo 94, St-Feuillien / Green Flash Belgian Coast IPA 89, Craftsman Poppy Fields 65, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Marin Old Dipsea Barleywine Style Ale 97, Borg Garún Nr. 19 98, Rodenbach Grand Cru 99, Russian River Blind Pig IPA 100
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56 reviews for Lucky Baldwin’s
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  71%
 Selection  87%
 Food  70%
 Value  75%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  90%
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78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1305) 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.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (811) Orange County, 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.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes  (640) 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.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
GT2  (575) San Diego County , 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR  (379) 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (365) 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?
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup  (352) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | 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...
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | September 28, 2009
It’s hard to describe this place, but it’s sort of like Irish pub meets sports bar. Nice mix of locals and a very good selection of beer, bottled and draft including some obscure stuff. Prices are not too bad considering the area. I did not eat, so I have no thoughts on the food. Worth a visit. The best selection I have had in the LA area with the exception of Stuffed Sandwich.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown  (262) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | May 19, 2004| Updated September 23, 2004
Great pub, with a shop out front, and a slightly formidable hostess. A good selection of strong beers are available in different sized glasses, as well as rotating taps, and lots of international and US bottles. Lots of beer memorabilia adorns the walls, and the staff buzz around merrily. Well worth the trip to Pasadena, especially with efficient Metro links.

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