United States > California > Pasadena
Beer Available At Lucky Baldwin’s (arranged by most recent)
Craftsman Heavenly Hefe 94, 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 69, Kasteel Inglemunster Pumpkin 48, Dupont Forêt Libre 94, Fantôme Saison 99, Alpine Beer Company Duet 100
JohnC (163) Mission Viejo, California | November 20, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Went there on a Thurs lunch. It wasn’t crowded. the service was great. the food was good and the prices were reasonable. They had a very nice tap selection. Nice little place. If wasn’t 65 miles away, I’d go there often
LtDan (65) Los Angeles County, California | August 31, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
It is hit and miss depending on what the tap theme is, how crowded it is, and how happy the wait staff is.
Ungstrup (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | August 9, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BeerIndustry98 (3) , California | July 8, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Best place to find Belgian Ales in LA. Owner of this place, Sir Dave Farnworth, is an englishman who was part of the inducted knights of the Belgian Brewers Guild. Knighted by Grand Master Jack Van Antwerpen at the Magdalena Church in Brussels, Belgium in 2004 (see Beer Mag Jul/Aug 2008). Exceptional variety of beer and ales both on tap and bottled. Beer list changes so much that they may not have everything your looking for. Have yet to try the local Craftman taps, hopefully next time. Typically a crowded atmosphere in the evenings but as Pub-ish as one could hope for. Nice patio seating. Bartender was great and pretty informative, though it was’t quite crowded yet. Food was good during 3rd Belgian Fest though tried it @ Lucky Baldwin’s #2 in Monrovia, CA. Flemish menu during festival, I had rabbit it was delicious.
BMan1113VR (422) Los Angeles, California | July 3, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
mmtmatrix (13) Colorado | June 17, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
I am sorry, but I don’t get this place. I felt border line unwelcome here. Bar staff wold not pour me a sample here (never been refused that before), over priced, with a relatively limited bottle and draft selection, typical Pasadena scene. IMHO skip and go to Stuffed for a good time. Not my cup of tea.
Dunk (17) SoCal, | May 23, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beer spots in the greater LA area. A great location in Old Town Pasadena with parking next door and a plethora of pedestrian shopping areas to keep the family occupied while I enjoy one of their many tasty selections. The list is always changing and they regularly feature SoCal brewers. Their regular festivals (IPA, Belgian, etc.) are a treat. Cool old building with a nice shady patio on a pedestrian alley - great for relaxing and people watching. Food is mostly typical British pub fare and quite good. Service is excellent and most servers are quite knowledgeable.
nbutler11 (316) Rota, Spain | May 13, 2008| Updated December 1, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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...
can8ianben (114) State College, Pennsylvania | November 24, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I like that it’s accessible to those who prefer to walk or ride a bike to Old Town. Sitting out on the patio is a nice change of pace, although strikes me as odd for a pub. An impressive beer menu, but the price seems somewhat high for their rarer beers. A very nice diverse selection on tap, and seem to promote different local brewers like Craftsman. Postings about the cleanliness of this place made me hesitant about ordering anything, but my burger seemed to be alright.
ajm (192) Los Angeles, California | November 12, 2007| Updated December 1, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
This place is just boss. Dave is an outstanding owner - an Englishman with a world-class education in beer, a particular fondness for Belgians, and very beneficial relationships with many of the more prominent breweries in the BeNeLux area. Not afraid of brew festivals, unusually sized bottles, or maintaining a vintage menu. Very few places put this kind of effort into everyday restaurants/bars, especially in the greater LA area.
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