Colorado Bar

★★★★☆

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This is a dive bar located in the heart of Pasadena.There is free parking right outside the bar. They have a pool tale and free darts, plenty of seating and cheap drinks. I ordered a drink, and the bartender had to go to the internet because he didn't know how to make 'sex on the beach'. When you come here, you will see a LOT of regulars. Some people bring in pizza, and hang out with friends. This place mostly has guys here, and this is not bad if you just want to drink and chill. I knocked off 2 stars for the bartender not knowing how to make a common drink, and the decor and atmosphere inside. Clean, but oldish.

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★★★☆☆

This is a dive bar located in the heart of Pasadena.There is free parking right outside the bar. They have a pool tale and free darts, plenty of seating and cheap drinks. I ordered a drink, and the bartender had to go to the internet because he didn't know how to make 'sex on the beach'. When you come here, you will see a LOT of regulars. Some people bring in pizza, and hang out with friends. This place mostly has guys here, and this is not bad if you just want to drink and chill. I knocked off 2 stars for the bartender not knowing how to make a common drink, and the decor and atmosphere inside. Clean, but oldish.

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This place is the place!!

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★★★★★

This place is the place!!

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This is a fun place and it has cheap drinks,staff are cool. Top shelf booze and pool tables also! It can get busy on the weekend and somepatrons are weird.

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★★★★☆

This is a fun place and it has cheap drinks,staff are cool. Top shelf booze and pool tables also! It can get busy on the weekend and somepatrons are weird.

Pros: Cheap top shelf

Cons: Patrons a little dodgy

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I used to go to this bar with my friends all the time when Tommy was the bouncer. The bar was great back then and Tommy was great.I think Nelson and Johnny own the bar and they usually do a pretty good job of keeping creeps out.Since they hired the new security guard, Tony, things have gone to *&^%@# I had a horny old man hit on me and then grab my ass, so of course I told the security guard, Tony. He said, "well he's just an old man". He didn't kick him out or anything.I will never spend my money at this bar again. Ladies I wouldn't recomend you go here.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to go to this bar with my friends all the time when Tommy was the bouncer. The bar was great back then and Tommy was great.I think Nelson and Johnny own the bar and they usually do a pretty good job of keeping creeps out.Since they hired the new security guard, Tony, things have gone to *&^%@# I had a horny old man hit on me and then grab my ass, so of course I told the security guard, Tony. He said, "well he's just an old man". He didn't kick him out or anything.I will never spend my money at this bar again. Ladies I wouldn't recomend you go here.

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I used to go to this bar with my friends all the time when Tommy was the bouncer. The bar was great back then and Tommy was great.

I think Nelson and Johnny own the bar and they usually do a pretty good job of keeping creeps out.

Since they hired the new security guard, Tony, things have gone to

I had a horny old man tried super hard to flirt with me and then grab my butt, so of course I told the security guard, Tony. He said, "well he's just an old man". He didn't kick him out or anything.

I will never spend my money at this bar again. Ladies I wouldn't recomend you go here.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to go to this bar with my friends all the time when Tommy was the bouncer. The bar was great back then and Tommy was great.

I think Nelson and Johnny own the bar and they usually do a pretty good job of keeping creeps out.

Since they hired the new security guard, Tony, things have gone to

I had a horny old man tried super hard to flirt with me and then grab my butt, so of course I told the security guard, Tony. He said, "well he's just an old man". He didn't kick him out or anything.

I will never spend my money at this bar again. Ladies I wouldn't recomend you go here.

Pros: Drinks are hella cheap- thats it

Cons: Security Guard Tony

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i agree! ive only been there once...i will NEVER go again....its was kind of dirty.. i know its a dive bar....but there were alot of creepy gezzers there who acted like they have never seen a girl before..i just felt really uncomfortable there...i would never go back....go to the vault across the street!

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★☆☆☆☆

i agree! ive only been there once...i will NEVER go again....its was kind of dirty.. i know its a dive bar....but there were alot of creepy gezzers there who acted like they have never seen a girl before..i just felt really uncomfortable there...i would never go back....go to the vault across the street!

Pros: you can smoke in there

Cons: old creepy guys who act like theyve never been a chick before!

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When I say dive bar I don't mean the "trendy silverlake dive bar scene". This place is a true dive bar... gross floors, pool tables and you can still smoke inside. The prices are cheap the bartenders are always nice. No need to put on a pair of pumps ladies, if you are dressed up you'll stick out like a sore thumb. A great place to grab a pitcher of beer with a group of friends on a mellow friday night for sure.

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★★★★☆

When I say dive bar I don't mean the "trendy silverlake dive bar scene". This place is a true dive bar... gross floors, pool tables and you can still smoke inside. The prices are cheap the bartenders are always nice. No need to put on a pair of pumps ladies, if you are dressed up you'll stick out like a sore thumb. A great place to grab a pitcher of beer with a group of friends on a mellow friday night for sure.

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The Colorado is one of the few places left were you can sit, have a good drink which is inexpensive. The place have very dim lighting which is different from alot of places, not to mention the fact that smoking is definetely allowed. They dont believe in ash trays so getting all dressed up is not recommended nor required. It does have a younger type of crowd but you'll have plenty of fun, whether it be drinking, playing darts or playing pool. The crowd is very diverse and the bartenders are great. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a change and not be disappointed.

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★★★★★

The Colorado is one of the few places left were you can sit, have a good drink which is inexpensive. The place have very dim lighting which is different from alot of places, not to mention the fact that smoking is definetely allowed. They dont believe in ash trays so getting all dressed up is not recommended nor required. It does have a younger type of crowd but you'll have plenty of fun, whether it be drinking, playing darts or playing pool. The crowd is very diverse and the bartenders are great. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a change and not be disappointed.

Pros: Diverse Crowd, Inexpensive, Casual

Cons: Crowded, Small Bathroom

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This is one of my favorite bars in Pasadena. If you just want to guzzle down some pitchers and hang out with the local drunks this is the place to be.

PROS: Cheap beer
CONS:

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★★★★☆

This is one of my favorite bars in Pasadena. If you just want to guzzle down some pitchers and hang out with the local drunks this is the place to be.

PROS: Cheap beer
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Here is a jem among the rough. I come from Texas, where finding a place to watch the game on one of at least 10 TVs isn't a problem, not to mention that most sports bars have 8 pool tables, 4 dart boards, a foosball table, a shuffleboard table, Golden Tee, and over 10 non-domestic beers on tap- all of which can be purchased for at most $4 a glass. Sometimes, $4 will get you a pitcher.

In all fairness, California is different than Texas, but as far as California bars go, this one is a good one. I will say, they have an electronic dart board (which by the way, is like insulting your best friends mother). They also have 2 pool tables that are paid for by the game, by inserting 4 quarters in the slot and releasing the balls (no more Jake's Billiards where you pay $12 per hour and the table is yours. The drinks were limited but the draft beer (we had the Stella, and it was great) cost $4.50- not bad.

The highlight of the night: we had just arrived and were ordering our Stella on tap when a man at the end of the bar fell out of his seat. The bouncer walked over to the bartender (also the owner- very nice man) and whispered something in his ear. The bouncer said that he was cut off and that he needed to go home. The inebriated gentleman proceeded to argue with the bouncer... all of the sudden, the bouncer grabbed the man by the shirt, pulled it over his head as if he were in a hockey fight at center ice. He then tossed the guy out the door; all the while the man was kicking and screaming.

Moral of the story and well, for life in general: It is completely acceptable to go and have some drinks, but when you get drunk, expect to find yourself sitting on the street with your shirt over your head, wondering what happened.

All this to say: a great bar with a great atmosphere, you can't go wrong, as long as you don't mind putting your name on a list to play pool, and then getting beaten, embarrassingly so...(I might be speaking from experience)...

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★★★★☆

Here is a jem among the rough. I come from Texas, where finding a place to watch the game on one of at least 10 TVs isn't a problem, not to mention that most sports bars have 8 pool tables, 4 dart boards, a foosball table, a shuffleboard table, Golden Tee, and over 10 non-domestic beers on tap- all of which can be purchased for at most $4 a glass. Sometimes, $4 will get you a pitcher.

In all fairness, California is different than Texas, but as far as California bars go, this one is a good one. I will say, they have an electronic dart board (which by the way, is like insulting your best friends mother). They also have 2 pool tables that are paid for by the game, by inserting 4 quarters in the slot and releasing the balls (no more Jake's Billiards where you pay $12 per hour and the table is yours. The drinks were limited but the draft beer (we had the Stella, and it was great) cost $4.50- not bad.

The highlight of the night: we had just arrived and were ordering our Stella on tap when a man at the end of the bar fell out of his seat. The bouncer walked over to the bartender (also the owner- very nice man) and whispered something in his ear. The bouncer said that he was cut off and that he needed to go home. The inebriated gentleman proceeded to argue with the bouncer... all of the sudden, the bouncer grabbed the man by the shirt, pulled it over his head as if he were in a hockey fight at center ice. He then tossed the guy out the door; all the while the man was kicking and screaming.

Moral of the story and well, for life in general: It is completely acceptable to go and have some drinks, but when you get drunk, expect to find yourself sitting on the street with your shirt over your head, wondering what happened.

All this to say: a great bar with a great atmosphere, you can't go wrong, as long as you don't mind putting your name on a list to play pool, and then getting beaten, embarrassingly so...(I might be speaking from experience)...

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cheap but smokey. lot's of PBR on tap.

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★★★☆☆

cheap but smokey. lot's of PBR on tap.

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Two words: DIVE BAR. Call it "the Rado".

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★★★★☆

Two words: DIVE BAR. Call it "the Rado".

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The Colorado Bar is something else. This is not a place for anyone looking to sip a martini; this is an old school bar with tons of character and attitude to top it off.

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★★★★★

The Colorado Bar is something else. This is not a place for anyone looking to sip a martini; this is an old school bar with tons of character and attitude to top it off.

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After work one day, I met a few coworkers here for drinks. Yes! Those drinks are inexspensive. So, if you don't mind the old folks and ciggarette smoke, then this could be the place for you. When you're there, play a few songs on the jukebox and ask the bar tender for some of his homemade hot pickles.

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★★☆☆☆

After work one day, I met a few coworkers here for drinks. Yes! Those drinks are inexspensive. So, if you don't mind the old folks and ciggarette smoke, then this could be the place for you. When you're there, play a few songs on the jukebox and ask the bar tender for some of his homemade hot pickles.

Pros: Inexpensive, Parking, Casual

Cons: Unsavory, Smoking, Casual

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But, really, this is what a bar should be about. Nice 'n dark, good pours on the liqour and beer. Oh, and what about those cute bartenders (I mean the old guys!) - Bukowski would be proud.

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★★★★★

But, really, this is what a bar should be about. Nice 'n dark, good pours on the liqour and beer. Oh, and what about those cute bartenders (I mean the old guys!) - Bukowski would be proud.

Pros: Drinks, Drinks, Drinks

Cons: Bathroom, Bathroom, Bathroom

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The first time I ever went into the Colorado one of the bartenders spouted the most perverted, obnoxious joke at me and everyone around me broke out in laughter. It wasn't even a very good joke but because its x-rated everyone felt they had to react with an uproar. Its a small bar with 2 pool tables that are constantly in use. If you can avoid the crude jokes by just about all of the bartenders the drinks are pretty good and reasonably priced. The jukebox is not as good as everyone likes to think. But, then again, I'm not a hairband fan.

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★★★★☆

The first time I ever went into the Colorado one of the bartenders spouted the most perverted, obnoxious joke at me and everyone around me broke out in laughter. It wasn't even a very good joke but because its x-rated everyone felt they had to react with an uproar. Its a small bar with 2 pool tables that are constantly in use. If you can avoid the crude jokes by just about all of the bartenders the drinks are pretty good and reasonably priced. The jukebox is not as good as everyone likes to think. But, then again, I'm not a hairband fan.

Pros: inexpensive, good parking

Cons: crowded, obnoxious bartenders

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This is by far my favorite hangout in Old Town... I have lived in Pasadena for about 5 years and this is the best place to go!

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★★★★★

This is by far my favorite hangout in Old Town... I have lived in Pasadena for about 5 years and this is the best place to go!

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Love this place. Pool table, beautiful bartenders, well except for the old man. Drinks are strong and can knock you on your a** if you're not careful. Prices are good. Parking is a pain. But it's the place to go to and unwind after work. Some cute guys and girls on the weekend, but a bit young for my taste. During the weekdays expect your working class people catching a quick drink before heading home.

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★★★★★

Love this place. Pool table, beautiful bartenders, well except for the old man. Drinks are strong and can knock you on your a** if you're not careful. Prices are good. Parking is a pain. But it's the place to go to and unwind after work. Some cute guys and girls on the weekend, but a bit young for my taste. During the weekdays expect your working class people catching a quick drink before heading home.

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The ultimate compliment for a dive bar. They have cheap drinks, great music, several pool tables, and a very mixed crowd.

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★★★★☆

The ultimate compliment for a dive bar. They have cheap drinks, great music, several pool tables, and a very mixed crowd.

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It's divey and dirty so don't wear your sunday best. If you're looking for dimly lit and a dart board, you've come to the right place. There's nothing posh about this bar.

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★★★★☆

It's divey and dirty so don't wear your sunday best. If you're looking for dimly lit and a dart board, you've come to the right place. There's nothing posh about this bar.

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The place is smoky, small, and dingy but the drinks are cheap, the people are fun, the music rocks, and it is always a good time! Note to the ladies... plan on spending plenty of time in the restroom line!

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★★★★☆

The place is smoky, small, and dingy but the drinks are cheap, the people are fun, the music rocks, and it is always a good time! Note to the ladies... plan on spending plenty of time in the restroom line!

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Dirty floors and strong drinks, now that's how I like my dive bars. Two pool tables, and a dart board help keep you entertained. The bartenders are great, and the drinks are even better. I do recommend the Bloody Mary at this joint, it's so good. One tip for the ladies who haven't been there before: In your drunken mess, if you decide to go to the ladies room, please note that the door does jam. Though it's a cruel trick, especially when you've had quite a few Tequila shots, you can quickly get out by turning the knob hard to the left (it took me two times to figure this out). Once your freedom has been returned, there is a Denny's that is conveniently open 24/7 for those who need to sober up after a fun night at the Colorado.

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★★★★★

Dirty floors and strong drinks, now that's how I like my dive bars. Two pool tables, and a dart board help keep you entertained. The bartenders are great, and the drinks are even better. I do recommend the Bloody Mary at this joint, it's so good. One tip for the ladies who haven't been there before: In your drunken mess, if you decide to go to the ladies room, please note that the door does jam. Though it's a cruel trick, especially when you've had quite a few Tequila shots, you can quickly get out by turning the knob hard to the left (it took me two times to figure this out). Once your freedom has been returned, there is a Denny's that is conveniently open 24/7 for those who need to sober up after a fun night at the Colorado.

Pros: Bloody Mary, Bartenders, Atmosphere

Cons: Limited Parking

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This place is by far the best bar in pasadena. This place serves the best bloody mary's in Los angeles. I never even liked bloody mary's until I had one at the rado. Is this place is dark, dirty and dope. the owner, the skipper, is this big red faced fun loving guy who makes you feel at home.

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★★★★★

This place is by far the best bar in pasadena. This place serves the best bloody mary's in Los angeles. I never even liked bloody mary's until I had one at the rado. Is this place is dark, dirty and dope. the owner, the skipper, is this big red faced fun loving guy who makes you feel at home.

Pros: the skipper, good drinks, cheap drinks

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This is one of the greatest dive bars that I've ever been to - dark and smokey, cheap and powerful drinks, and "no smoking allowed" - meaning, just ash out on the floor. Once you get completely liquored up, you can stumble across the street (careful, it's jaywalking) to the Denny's. I wouldn't want it any other way.

2
★★★★★

This is one of the greatest dive bars that I've ever been to - dark and smokey, cheap and powerful drinks, and "no smoking allowed" - meaning, just ash out on the floor. Once you get completely liquored up, you can stumble across the street (careful, it's jaywalking) to the Denny's. I wouldn't want it any other way.

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A great bar. Dark, dank, drinks. Just the way it should be.

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★★★★★

A great bar. Dark, dank, drinks. Just the way it should be.

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Its true. There are old, half-drunk bartenders. And smoke holes in the carpet. And a dark, shabby interior. But who cares? Some may lament over its lack of class, but compared to the cold, sterile environments around Old TownIll take Johnny & The Colorado any day.

2
★★★★★

Its true. There are old, half-drunk bartenders. And smoke holes in the carpet. And a dark, shabby interior. But who cares? Some may lament over its lack of class, but compared to the cold, sterile environments around Old TownIll take Johnny & The Colorado any day.

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It's perpetually night behind the blacked-out windows and heavy wooden doors of this timeless neighborhood dive, Patrons rave about the potent cocktails--especially the spicy bloody marys made with airplane-sized cans of…

 

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