United States > California > Pasadena
Beer Available At Lucky Baldwin’s (arranged by most recent)
FiftyFifty Rockslide IPA 94, Anchor Brotherhood Steam Beer 82, Veltins Grevensteiner Naturtrübes Landbier 46, Lagunitas ScareCity #4: Imperial Wheat Wine 96, Craftsman Heavenly Hefe 93, 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
ChazMania (13) Oceanside, California | February 9, 2009| Updated June 24, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
My mainstay as I can walk there. I have been going here for beers for a good solid 5 years or more. The service has become better as years ago it was a disaster. There are a few bartenders that really know their beer, Brian for one is very cool and knows what to pour me everytime I see him. Food is only OK, although the chicken curry is pretty killer and I’ve had it at least 20 times. It can be very crowded, especially during festivals.
t0rin0 (1512) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 11, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
GT2 (667) Oceanside, California | June 7, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
carlivar (1) | August 18, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Basically one of the few "real British pubs" in SoCal. Nothing much matters beyond that.
elihapa (65) Honolulu, Hawaii | October 14, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on a trip to Pasadena with my girlfriend. First of all, love the location: just off a cool central street of Old Pasadena. The interior winds with old-school English charm, in a sort of dingy way. We finally made it back to the bar, which was a tiny little thing with no signs and no easy wayy to discern what their current tap list was. Their tap list was decent -- I especially liked how they featured both Saisons as well as local specialties like Craftsman. However, something about this place just work for me any more than a good neighborhood bar would. Its just a bit sloppy -- perhaps intentionally -- and for that reason I just couldn’t seem to get into LB’s, with girlfriend at side. I’d go back if in the area though.
Ungstrup (354) 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.
BeerLimey (113) California | October 19, 2004| Updated March 29, 2005
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Beer haven. Great selection of draft beers including Belgians and the place to go to try Craftsman brews. Watch out for their special festivals (especially the Belgian) where they’ll feature a certain style for a couple of weeks. Food is decent, service was lethargic.
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.
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