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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 Floydster:
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4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I finally made it up here today around noon, it was not too hard to park, thankfully I found a spot right on Colorado Blvd., walk in and see a very nice selection of glassware, and the kitchen and counter right across the way from it, place is cool with an outdoor patio, upstairs, etc., although I can see it getting very crowded if there was already close to forty people there around this time, food smelled good but I was not really hungry so I did not have any, I saw some glasses I had never seen before like some Cantillon, local favorite Craftsman, Chapeau, and Trappistes Rochefort, made my way into the back and boy was it loud, there was a European soccer game on and there was tons of fans barking at the television while enjoying a pint, I scoped out the tap selection first and saw about fifty in total, unfortunately they were out of the Lucky Baldwin Abbey 10th Anniversary that Craftsman brewed for them, but they did have a lot beers left over from their Stone Anniversary week, they still had on 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, always seem to miss 6th Anniversary no matter what, other interesting things on tap were five different Craftsman including Edgar's Ale, Heavenly Hefewezien, 1903 Lager, Harvest, and a new seasonal Dunkelweizen, other draft beers were Cherish Raspberry, Sierra Nevada Harvest, Russian River IPA, Delerium Noel, Alesmith Old Numbskull, and a fair amount of other easier to find Belgians, quite an impressive list, after that I looked over the bottle list and saw some local Lost Abbey and Stone stuff, four different Cantillons including 2004 Lou Pepe Kriek and Grand Cru, they had some magnums of Chimay and Samichlaus too, people who worked there were real cool and helpful, no cplaints about the quality of the place, it looked like a fairly old building but it was kept clean, most pints are five dollars while higher alcohol and rarer beers can upwards of eight bucks, would go back but I want to check out the other location first, it would be cool to come back when they have another festival, worth checking out and one of the better Los Angeles spots to have a beer (2,113 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%

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.