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Lucky Baldwin's Pub

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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 drewmprs:
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3.53/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

One of the oldest beer bars in so cal. Hadn't been there for almost two years so I decided to take the train up there and check things out. Still smelled the same, food tasted the same, but things just seemed different. Alot of the regular tap selections are gone and now a majority of the taps are dedicated to so cal breweries. There's nothing wrong with that but i prefer the older taplist that focused on belgian and mild english beers.
A bit of snootiness from the bartenders and a general lack of attention from the entire staff.
The bottle list is long with some surpringly well-priced vintages. I went with a saison dupont from 2008.
Mainly English pub food, the fish and chips used to be my favorite but I went with the curry this time and was very happy with my choice.
Parking is tough in the area but the train drops off about a 1/4 mile south of Lucky Baldwins. Their IPA fest is good but alot of the best beers are gone the first day.

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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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3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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.