Lucky Baldwin's Pub

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94
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71 Reviews
Lucky Baldwin's PubLucky Baldwin's Pub
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
Score:
94
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
95
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9%
 
 
Taps:
63
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 71 | Ratings: 95
Reviews by JTahoe:
Photo of JTahoe
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
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 DrinkThemAll
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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 he inside and atmosphere, as well as the beer selection!!

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Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of IceAce
3.11/5  rDev -26.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of dipso123
3.45/5  rDev -18.2%
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 +6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Lucky Baldwin's Pub in Pasadena, CA
4.22 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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