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.
Have been here a few times. Great pub in the beautiful center of Pasadena with a strong craft beer focus. Last time I was there, they has an event from Stones with a lot of specialities. Great place!
Marheb (375) San Diego, California | December 17, 2015| Updated May 3, 2016
Un pub style Anglais qui fait assez authentique. La sélection de bières européennes est tout simplement incomparable dans ce coin de la Californie. Quelques généralités s’infiltrent mais on y trouve son compte assez facilement. Le staff est majoritairement connaisseur et la cuisine à la hauteur des attentes pour ce genre de pub. Un incontournable à Pasadena.
Located in Old Pasadena, this is a little hole in the wall of a place with super creeky floors and probably lots of stories from the past. The setup is rather weird, and it takes a minute to get bearings. Really small bar in the back, but there was an eclectic taplist with some very interesting beers (Old Guardian 2012 on tap, Logsdon Stout). Bartender was really friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were disgusting, and because of this, I didn’t bother trying the food. Prices were a bit steep, but not overwhelming. A fair experience.
SinH4 (172) Garching b. München, Germany | June 19, 2015
Visited on a Friday afternoon. Nice classic pub interieur, small outdoor "beer garden" Fast and nice service, great taplist - mostly Californian locals and Belgians. I focused on Californian locals. Value is definitely okay (don’t know too much about what is customary in this area). Definitely recommendable!
Not bad. The bar area has an odd smell, perhaps of lye. The outdoors is adequate. The beer list is very good, though perhaps a little less big into Western beers as it might be. Sane volume. Friendly staff. Strong wifi. Passable. Don’t get the rating here at all though....
Visited on a Monday. LA Beer Week so a lot of Stone stuff on draft. Wide selection, and the bartender/servers were all very friendly. Bottle list isn’t even remotely up to date. Prices seem ridiculously high on most draft beers, vaguely reasonable on others, pretty decent for bottles. Patio seating was nice.