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 ChappyCubsFan:
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4.45/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I can't believe I have never done a beerfly review of Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena. In fact I can't wait for the next IPA festival in July. I was fortunate enough to be asked by the Maltose Falcons Home Brewing Club to fill in as a judge for their 2003 IPA Festival blind tasting challenge (which, incidentally, was swept by Pizza Port Brewing). Anyway, Lucky's has something going about every weekend. If it's not an IPA festival, it's a Belgian Festival, a barleywine festival, or something to suit all tastes. In fact, I called them a few months back to find out what their next event was, and they asked for my address and now send me a notice of future events (how cool and friendly can you get?) It's in a older building and gives you the feel of a British Pub. The food is great. The owners (authentic Brits) are really nice and accommodating. I'm ready to go back-soon. (876 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

Photo of sillyhed8
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%

Photo of mrcraft
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.