Lucky Baldwin's Pub

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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:
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 drewmprs:
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3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
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 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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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 95 ratings.
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