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Lucky Baldwin's Pub

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Lucky Baldwin's PubLucky Baldwin's Pub
BA SCORE
93
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92 Ratings
Ratings: 92
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: n/a
Taps: 63
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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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Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 70
Reviews by GoCubsMatt:
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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This is a very fine drinking establishment. I've been here for two BA events and both times I had a good time. The bar has outside seating which is quite nice if it is not raining, but when it is raining it makes the inside a bit cramped. Atmosphere is very much what a pub should be - good quality beer paraphernalia on the walls, a fridge full of Belgian beers, overall very solid.

The selection is about as good a selection I've seen in LA. For the Belgian beer fest, the taps were lined with all sorts of fantastic brews. Visiting on a normal day, you'll have 50 beers on tap of all different variety. They don't waste much space at the taps on inferior beer either, the worst one I remember was Stella Artois.

Service was good, especially considering how busy the place was. The food was also good, nothing fantastic but quite solid as pub grub. I ordered some shrimp croquettes and they were quite tasty. A lot of people ordered the curry dish, and it certainly smelled quite good.

This bar is worth going out of your way to visit. The beer selection alone makes it entirely worthwhile, and the good atmosphere and food make the experience all the better.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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Photo of mrcraft
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited all 3 Lucky Baldwin's locations in the same day so I am going to be brief for each one:

This location is in an old building in downtown Pasadena. Walking in you immediately get an odd vibe of dive bar/sports bar/pub all wrapped into 1 location. The bar itself is fairly small with about 8 stools although there are tables around the rest of the restaurant. The service when I went was great as the bartenders and I talked beer the entire time. The quality of the beer was great and they had a pretty awesome selection of taps and bottles. When I went I got a full pour and a goblet to keep for $10, with tasters of any other beer on the menu for either $3 or $4 a taster. These tasters were about 7 oz. each and came in the mini Chimay goblets. The glass was good at all 3 locations to get $1 a beer at any time throughout the year, and also good for the taster deals at all 3 locations. Needless to say I took advantage of this deal. Overall, this is a cool little spot and much different than the other 2 locations.

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Lucky Baldwin's Pub in Pasadena, CA
93 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.