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Lucky Baldwin's Pub

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4.17/5
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96 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

17 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, California, 91105-1913
United States

(626) 795-0652 | map
luckybaldwins.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
96
pDev:
11.03%
 
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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 71
Reviews by IntriqKen:
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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Simulatedface
2.9/5  rDev -30.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

First time here, as well as the Downtown area of Pasadena. Very Hipster around, but this Place was behind the scenes. Very small inside, but cool layout. Outside seating as well, which is nice. The selection was very nice. Pliny, Blind pig, Rasputin on Nitro, Trappistes 10. That should be enough to back up the statement right there. Service was fast and beer prices were average. Didn't Get a chance to try the food, but someone ordered some fries that smelled delicious. This place is pretty far from where I stay, but I love the inside and atmosphere.

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Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of IceAce
3.11/5  rDev -25.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of dipso123
3.45/5  rDev -17.3%
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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Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of sillyhed8
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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

Photo of Chris7482
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of NathanMilesLund
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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Lucky Baldwin's Pub in Pasadena, CA
Place rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 96 ratings
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