Lucky Baldwin's Pub

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

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:
96
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9%
 
 
Taps:
63
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 71 | Ratings: 96
Reviews by MiScusi:
Photo of MiScusi
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I know a lot of people here have some negative views on the service but I have never experienced anything even remotely sub-par. Every time I have been there the waitress is back and forth plenty of times making sure we have ordered another round or whatnot. Even during IPA and Belgian fests the wait service has been fantastic, with servers even taking their time to hang out at the table to talk about the beers on the list (maybe I've just been lucky).

Onto the quality - very good, I've only once been served a bad beer (Stone smoked porter which was more sour than a lambic), and they promptly replaced it with another order.

The atmosphere is what I would look for in a beer bar - very relaxed (I'm usually there anywhere from 6-10pm on weekdays). The outside area is very nice to just sit back and have a beer or 2 with friends.

The selection makes this place one of the select few "good" beer bars in the general LA area. Their regular taps are usually filled by Stone (IPA, Smoked Porter, Arrogant Bastard), a small local Pasadena brewery Craftsman (not bad, give them a try), and some Sierra Nevada's, as well as other random things. Their bottle list is huge but I've never ordered from it. Draft selection is pretty reasonable, but the bottled selection is a little expensive for me, I'd rather buy them at a liquor store and drink them at home.

I don't ever get any food other than Chips, which they make very well.

2 thumbs up for Lucky B's.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Simulatedface
2.9/5  rDev -31.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

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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Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
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

Photo of BREWS4LA
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Chris7482
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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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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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 96 ratings.
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