United States > California > Pasadena
arjoseph (33) Chicago, Illinois | August 4, 2005
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking place, but I wasn’t that impressed after all I’d heard. The waitress was kind of rude, the prices were high, and the selection was just ok, at least among places that actually seem to care about their selection. It’s cute that they serve their sampler size in a miny Chimay glass, but that doesn’t make up for the fact that their Celebrator on tap is obviously NOT Celebrator, or at least it is the most messed up Celebrator I’ve ever tasted. I’ll take so many Chicago bars over this one: Hopleaf, Maproom, Clark St. Ale House, Delilah’s.
Walt (189) Austin, Texas | December 10, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The inside is too bright....too brightly lit I mean...service at the bar was good, not great though...selection was awesome though!!! Nice pub vibe going on...
beersearcher (26) Glendale, California | July 17, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I love this place. Football on the telly. Great beer. First place where I had Craftsman hefe. But it is really lived in. Could do with a re-fresh and the food is average.
mds (100) Toronto, Ontario | April 1, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
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.
Oakes (614) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 9, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
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.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | December 15, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BigBastard (16) L.A., California | August 16, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Wow. LB’s is a beer lovers dream on any given day. It gets better when they have various fests. Recently I attended a Belgian fest and an IPA fest. they get in some great brew, but the top notch ones go fast, so get there early. Food is just okay, and the service can be spotty depending on how busy they are. #1 for beer selection though, which is the whole reason to go there.
DrunkAsASkunk (40) Lynnwood, Washington | October 27, 2004
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Lucky Baldwins is an awesome place to go and hang if you want to get totally blasted on high alcohol beers, but realistically it is a NIGHTMARE if you’re going there to taste your beer. There is little room to sit, usually standing room only and good luck finding a waitress. Overall though the selection is very good with multiple beers, many rare, to choose from. They have some very cool festivals here every year. Like i said, i just wish this place was larger...seating is primo when you want to sit and enjoy your beer!
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.
marcus (159) Sacramento, California | August 18, 2006
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
The beer menu is fairly extensive for a place like Pasadena, but not like the classic beer bars (i.e. Toronado, Hopleaf, Map Room). They were out of some of the better beers on their menu. The servers are very helpful, but don’t know the beers very well . The barkeep on duty was fairly knowledgeable, but not very friendly. I loved the patio, which is next to a pedestrian-only alley, especially when the weather is good (most of the time in Pasadena). The fish & chips were good, and so were the mussels, but the rest of the menu seemed rather ho-hum.
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