This is off Raymond and Colorado in Pasadena.This is my personal favorite bar in Southern California.There’s great beer events.For example, there’s the belgian beer festival where most their taps are Belgian.There plenty of taps and bottles.Enjoy!
Great Irish Food. Small but enjoyable and good people!
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.
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.
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.