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Lucky Baldwin's Pub

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Lucky Baldwin's PubLucky Baldwin's Pub
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

70 Reviews
Reviews: 70
Visits: 92
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: n/a
Taps: 63
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

17 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, California, 91105-1913
United States
phone: (626) 795-0652

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @luckybaldwinsca

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Reviews: 70 | Visits: 92
Reviews by BrewMaster:
Photo of BrewMaster
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Luckt Baldwin's has become a regular Tuesday night place for me in the past few months. The atmosphere is nice, just a few drunkards shy of a true English pub. And of course in CA there's no smoking in bars so the air is actually clear and not smoky.

The bar keep has a pretty good knowledge of beers and doesn't try to pawn second rate beers off just to get rid of them. Toni (a girl) is a great waitress and takes good care of her tables. The strength of LB has to be the beer festivals. I've attended the Belgian Beer Fest and the IPA Fest. Both saw kegs of 50+ different beers of their style brought in for tasting pleasures. And the festival lasts a week so you can't miss it.

I am very pleased to live within 5 minute of LB. The food is so so. Nothing great. They are in business for their great selection of beers, not their food. The outside patio is a nice place to sit on a warm summer evening. Check out the upstairs loft seating area above the bar. (967 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of dipso123
3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I have liked this place a lot in the past few years. One of the few places I've been to that has had as many as 3-4 Russian River beers on tap at the same time, lots of good events, etc. HOWEVER, things change.

Most ales are served in a shaker glass which IF filled to the rim is 16 oz. but if there is 1/2 to 3/4 inch of head you are getting 12 oz. and at $8 a "pint" there are better places for a session. The selection brings me back for 1 now and then but no longer a place to stay. (487 characters)

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This Lucky Baldwin's is located in Old Town Pasadena in an older building right off Colorado Blvd. The space is divided into several smaller sections divided by walls and hallways. I entered through the front, and eventually made my way towards the bar. My first impression was that this place had more of an authentic English pub feel than other establishments I visited.

They present your typical English pub fare. They have a nice rotating tap list. The day I visited they had 4 or 5 beers from Russian River. Since I didn't have Row 2 before that's what I really wanted to try that day. Unfortunately, the keg kicked in less than a day before my visit. I ended up ordering some bangers and mash with pint of Supplication and half pour of Linderman's Faro. The banger was tasty though a tad bit dry.

There was ample parking in the parking structure a few buildings down the street. I believe the first 90 minutes was free.

I enjoyed my visit and will return again. (970 characters)

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Lucky Baldwin's Pub in Pasadena, CA
93 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.