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Lucky Baldwin's Pub

Not Rated.
Lucky Baldwin's PubLucky Baldwin's Pub

70 Reviews
Reviews: 70
Visits: 92
Avg: 4.23
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 JTahoe:
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3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I have been a big fan of LB's for many years--they have increasingly improved and expanded their beer selection offering by far the best selection in Pasadena. Lots in bottles, and an huge selection on tap (more than 50) including the hometown Craftsman Brewing Co., lots of Belgians, a good selection of craft-brews (usually West Coast), and a smattering of British, Irish and German beers. They have a few cask selections as well! Proper glassware is on hand, and usually utilized. As can often be the case in an establishment with such a large tap selection, don't be surprised if they are tapped out on some offerings.

I love the atmosphere, with the tucked away bar, pub room, patio, and loft. While sometimes you have the fight the crowds, a weekend late afternoon can be pleasantly chill. And if there is a big soccer match on, count on the hooligans crashing the place.

The food is average, occasionally pretty good, and mostly of the British pub variety. The service here is the weakest link, though most of the servers are quite pleasant.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dipso123
3.45/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

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4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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