Lucky Baldwin’s | Pasadena, California
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Lucky Baldwin’s
Excellent based on 60 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: rejtable (3) | Taps: 63 | Bottles: 100+

Lucky Baldwin’s

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Beer Available At Lucky Baldwin’s (arranged by most recent)
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 69, Kasteel Inglemunster Pumpkin 48, Dupont Foręt Libre , Fantôme Saison 99, Alpine Beer Company Duet 100, RavenBeer Tell Tale Hearty Ale 91, North Peak Furry Black IPA 91, Naparbier Undead Remastered 95, Ommegang Glimmerglass Saison 95, Mother Earth Boo Koo 98, St Feuillien / Green Flash Belgian Coast IPA 90, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Marin Old Dipsea Barleywine Style Ale 97, Borg Garún Icelandic Stout Nr. 19 98, Rodenbach Grand Cru 99
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60 reviews for Lucky Baldwin’s
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  71%
 Selection  86%
 Food  70%
 Value  73%
 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  (1471) 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 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
GT2  (629) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
thehead92  (13) Calgary, Alberta | January 22, 2013
Very Interesting decor, had some Belgian beers I will never be able to experience in too many other places outside Belgium. Thanks for the recommendations!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Iphonephan  (201) McLean, Virginia | October 7, 2012
Visited Sunday lunch. Very busy on the patio with football and soccer. 63 beers on tap, available in 6 oz tasters. Cozy dark pub inside - also packed. Belgian, German and CA beers dominate the list.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004  (21) Pacific Palisades, California | September 28, 2012
Went for lunch. Good value, great beer list, cozy, but I’d imagine it’s uncomfortably crowded at night. Food was decent and well-priced.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (462) 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 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1002) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
MattH  (58) California | November 12, 2011
The place is cozy. Its a little run down, but I think that gives it some charm. Honestly when I’m out to find beer I could not care less what the place looks like. And this place really is not a dive. Dives are much worse. The food is cheap and was not too bad. I got a corned beef and pastrami sandwich with a big side of fries for less than 9 bucks. Beer prices are standard for Los Angeles ranging from $5 to $9 bucks for the beers on tap. The place has several different rooms and in an upstairs room it sounded like people were having a good time watching a soccer match. I’m glad I came.
Oakes  (710) 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 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
lithy  (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | December 15, 2010
As divey as dive gets in California where there is no smoking. We went on a not very busy night, service was serviceable, the tap list was big, prices were high, but overall I had a good time.

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