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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 IntriqKen:
Photo of IntriqKen
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Oh wow, what a beer bar.
On the small side, no a/c, and overall very unpretentious, this place is pretty much exactly what I hope to find in a beer bar.
Incredible selection of over 60 taps and not a dog in the bunch. I was lucky and although I visited during one of their periodic 'mini-fests' (this was an IPA fest were all of the taps had been switched over to IPA's), it was a Sunday afternoon and I didn't have trouble finding a place to sit. I chose the bar where the service was wonderful and got to talk with a few of the 'regulars', giving the place a 'Cheers" type feel.
Typical bar type food menu which I didn't try but I heard that the Fish 'n Chips are a specialty and to die for.
Besides serving beer in pints, they also serve it in 7 oz 'tasters' (a Chimay goblet) for $2 ea. If you plan on sampling a number of beers, I find this is the way to go.

The small bar area has 3 large TV's showing sports, only about 8 stools at the bar, and a half dozen or more small tables for gathering. There is also an ample outdoor eating patio where you can smoke if so inclined.
Bring change with you for the parking meters for street parking or use the public parking garage a half block farther down. (1,212 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

Photo of BREWS4LA
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Chris7482
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of NathanMilesLund
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.