Lucky Baldwin’s

Mayor: Marheb (2) | Taps: 63 | Bottles: 100+
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Dunk  (17) SoCal, | May 23, 2008
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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11  (356) Cambridge, England | 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...
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
can8ianben  (118) State College, Pennsylvania | November 24, 2007
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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
ajm  (202) Los Angeles, California | November 12, 2007| Updated December 1, 2008
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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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
carlivar  (1) | August 18, 2007
Basically one of the few "real British pubs" in SoCal. Nothing much matters beyond that.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Charlzm  (35) Los Angeles, California | August 18, 2007| Updated February 24, 2008
So far, the best place to have a beer in the greater Los Angeles area. Old Town Pasadena is a pain in the ass to get to and drive around in, but there’s a parking garage literally next to this place and the price is reasonable. Lots of pretty young things of both sexes provide eye candy/foot traffic and this is really the sort of place where most of the patrons are drinking the good stuff. Only downside is that they are ALWAYS out of my first choice, no matter what it might be.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
NickVega  (29) Eugene, Oregon | August 17, 2007
Best selection of unusual taps in LA. I’ve seen more than 10 Barley Wine’s at a time. Don’t drive out here from the beach though - it’s an expensive cab ride and you are sure to drink more than you intend.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
badlizard  (141) Berkeley , California | July 26, 2007
A good beer list and an awesome selection of Craftsman. Good service and good food. Patio seating a plus. A great place overall.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
mds  (100) Toronto, Ontario | April 1, 2007
Solid tap list ranging from uninteresting macros like Interbrew to Craftsman, Sierra Nevada, Aventinus, Youngs, Stone, and also some Belgians that you don’t often see on tap. The prices were a bit higher on average than other places that I visited in California. The staff was friendly and attentive, some didn’t really know what was available though which seems like a common problem as a number of beers that I asked for weren’t available. The food was fairly typical English stuff that I don’t often care for. I went with a curry dish that was pretty solid though and paired it with the Craftsman IPA. They also had a wide range of glassware for sale in the front.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
madcanon  (4) Fairhope, Alabama | January 12, 2007
Great Irish Food. Small but enjoyable and good people!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
BückDich  (215) McCall, Idaho | December 12, 2006
Came down here on a Sunday night. Fairly nice little place. Drove from Anaheim, which was a haul, but easy to find this place. Nice neighborhood and good parking. Inside is fairly big with many different seating sections to tickle your fancy. Quite a wide selection of tap and bottled beers. Nothing really special though. Most everything is widely available in bottles or belgian (which is pretty nice). They had a ton of craftsman taps, but they were 90% out, so that did me no good. The service was scetchy but overall I could certainly jive here with a couple beers. Food was GG-rreat. Pasties and pie.

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