Lucky Baldwin's Pub

★★★★★
A wee slice o' Britain that's an Old Town favorite.
  • 17 S Raymond Ave

    Pasadena, CA 91105

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  • 626-795-0652

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The BEST PUB in the LA area. They have all of my favorite Craftsman beers on tap. And awesome bartenders who really know their stuff.
Their food is so-so; their music can be downright awful at times. But that's not why you come here -- you come here for the BEER. World Class Beer.
Pricing: Beers range from $3 to $9.
Heads up:Ridiculously crowded on Friday nights.

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The BEST PUB in the LA area. They have all of my favorite Craftsman beers on tap. And awesome bartenders who really know their stuff.
Their food is so-so; their music can be downright awful at times. But that's not why you come here -- you come here for the BEER. World Class Beer.
Pricing: Beers range from $3 to $9.
Heads up:Ridiculously crowded on Friday nights.

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My fiance and I had lunch there for valentines day. We both got the meat-pies. We both got sick. Very sick. Like, gut rot, sick.

Our only conclusion is that we have food poisoning, because the meat in the pies was bad.

It's been 24

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My fiance and I had lunch there for valentines day. We both got the meat-pies. We both got sick. Very sick. Like, gut rot, sick.

Our only conclusion is that we have food poisoning, because the meat in the pies was bad.

It's been 24

Pros: Great bar. Friendly people.

Cons: Bad food. Over-crowded.

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I was at this place on a Friday afternoon for lunch with my buddies and was expecting this place to be as good as the reviews sound, but i was very disappointed.

I order for a special and it came out with hair in it. When i asked the

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I was at this place on a Friday afternoon for lunch with my buddies and was expecting this place to be as good as the reviews sound, but i was very disappointed.

I order for a special and it came out with hair in it. When i asked the

Pros: Expert liers

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Good for a pint

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Good for a pint

Pros: Friendly

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My boyfriend drags me with him to Lucky Baldwin's from time to time. It's ok once in a while, the food is just ok and the beer selection is great. However, the service is bad, it always feels dirty. My hair gets caught in the plastic

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★★★★★

My boyfriend drags me with him to Lucky Baldwin's from time to time. It's ok once in a while, the food is just ok and the beer selection is great. However, the service is bad, it always feels dirty. My hair gets caught in the plastic

Pros: lots of beer selection

Cons: everything else

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Always great, never let down. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner great across the board. Best Beer selection in the U.S., grab a pint and chat with the "Lucky Boys"

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★★★★★

Always great, never let down. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner great across the board. Best Beer selection in the U.S., grab a pint and chat with the "Lucky Boys"

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my boyfriend actually recommended this place our on way back home from a trip. He's been going for years. We went in on a sunday afternoon and it was the best vibe. the game was on, there was a mix of twentysomethings, frou frou

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my boyfriend actually recommended this place our on way back home from a trip. He's been going for years. We went in on a sunday afternoon and it was the best vibe. the game was on, there was a mix of twentysomethings, frou frou

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When my friends and I went here after work once, we got seats right at the bar. We were here to drink, so we assumed sitting at the bar would ensure our glasses were never empty. We soon learned that there is no way to get a beer quickly

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★★★★★

When my friends and I went here after work once, we got seats right at the bar. We were here to drink, so we assumed sitting at the bar would ensure our glasses were never empty. We soon learned that there is no way to get a beer quickly

Pros: beer selection

Cons: awful service, kinda smells, poor food selection

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When I first started going here, I will have to agree with some of the other reviewers that I noticed a smell similar to recently-cleaned-up-vomit. That used to be a problem but I actually haven't noticed it lately so maybe they took care

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★★★★★

When I first started going here, I will have to agree with some of the other reviewers that I noticed a smell similar to recently-cleaned-up-vomit. That used to be a problem but I actually haven't noticed it lately so maybe they took care

Pros: Beer selection, atmosphere

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Open for breakfast. Try their English breakfast and their crumpets with lemon curd. Slow, comfortable service all morning. Be prepared to wait for service most times. They've got a cheese plate with vegetables and pickle that's a dinner for one, or a pick-and-talk-for-hours plate for two.

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Open for breakfast. Try their English breakfast and their crumpets with lemon curd. Slow, comfortable service all morning. Be prepared to wait for service most times. They've got a cheese plate with vegetables and pickle that's a dinner for one, or a pick-and-talk-for-hours plate for two.

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I have been here a 1/2 dozen times, and will probably keep going, because it is the best place to hoist a pint while the match is on. The food has been consistently good, the beers consistently excellent, but the service is spotty. My

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I have been here a 1/2 dozen times, and will probably keep going, because it is the best place to hoist a pint while the match is on. The food has been consistently good, the beers consistently excellent, but the service is spotty. My

Pros: Location, Beer Selection, football on tv

Cons: Smell, smell, dirtiest bathrooms I have seen since college, spotty service

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Lucky Baldwin's is far from lucky. Only go there if you do not want to have a good time. Besides the overwhelming smell of throw u p and BO that would even cause a maggot to hold its breath, the staff is far from helpful. Not only do they

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Lucky Baldwin's is far from lucky. Only go there if you do not want to have a good time. Besides the overwhelming smell of throw u p and BO that would even cause a maggot to hold its breath, the staff is far from helpful. Not only do they

Cons: Smells BAD

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Lucky Baldwin's is by far the best place to stop for a drink in Old Town Pasadena. The beer selection is vast and delicious, and the bartenders and waitstaff are more than happy to guide you through some of the more exotic selections and

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Lucky Baldwin's is by far the best place to stop for a drink in Old Town Pasadena. The beer selection is vast and delicious, and the bartenders and waitstaff are more than happy to guide you through some of the more exotic selections and

Pros: Great beer, good food, good and friendly service, cozy interior, multiple TVs for sporting events

Cons: Can get really crowded inside and out; Lock on one of the ladies' bathroom stalls has been broken for at least a year

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That says it all, doesn't it? If you get there early enough to sit outside you will be fine. It is a good place to have a beer. If you can't get a seat outside go elsewhere, it smells like urine inside. The other thing that turned me

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★★★★★

That says it all, doesn't it? If you get there early enough to sit outside you will be fine. It is a good place to have a beer. If you can't get a seat outside go elsewhere, it smells like urine inside. The other thing that turned me

Pros: great beer selection, close to other great old town bars

Cons: smells like urine, unclean inside and out

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lucky baldwin is a very relaxed bar that is all about the beer. they often have an IPA festival or other specials going on. if a pint is too much, order a half-pint. it's a favorite spot for many of us here so it fills up, but if you stick

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★★★★★

lucky baldwin is a very relaxed bar that is all about the beer. they often have an IPA festival or other specials going on. if a pint is too much, order a half-pint. it's a favorite spot for many of us here so it fills up, but if you stick

Pros: beer, value, atmosphere

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GO!!
Great beer selection, wine selection and food (corish pasties (order them))
Are you looking to chill with you're girlefrind or bros this is the place. A British pub in an Alley there is Out side and inside seating, also have a thirld

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GO!!
Great beer selection, wine selection and food (corish pasties (order them))
Are you looking to chill with you're girlefrind or bros this is the place. A British pub in an Alley there is Out side and inside seating, also have a thirld

Pros: Not a ghetto crowd, Beer Selection, Food

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Great selection of belgians... Great selection from a local brewery (craftsman) which makes a wonderful amber, IPA and a very interesting belgian dubbel style loaded with sage. Also has a great selection of bottles. In theory, they don't

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Great selection of belgians... Great selection from a local brewery (craftsman) which makes a wonderful amber, IPA and a very interesting belgian dubbel style loaded with sage. Also has a great selection of bottles. In theory, they don't

Pros: craftsman beer, draft beer, bottled beer

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Next best thing to being in Britain. Lucky Baldwins has got the local pub experience down. Great beers on tap - wonderful fish and chips, Soccer on the TV, outside and indside seating. Perfect to hang out on your own or get together with pals. It's in Old Town Pasadena but not a part of the zoo atmosphere.
Owner David Farnsworth holds special events throughout the year including his now famous yearly Belgian Beer Blast. Guess what - there's a second one opening in Sierra Madre Village!

PROS: Great Beer & Great Atmosphere
CONS: Not so easy to find- maybe thats a pro!

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★★★★★

Next best thing to being in Britain. Lucky Baldwins has got the local pub experience down. Great beers on tap - wonderful fish and chips, Soccer on the TV, outside and indside seating. Perfect to hang out on your own or get together with pals. It's in Old Town Pasadena but not a part of the zoo atmosphere.
Owner David Farnsworth holds special events throughout the year including his now famous yearly Belgian Beer Blast. Guess what - there's a second one opening in Sierra Madre Village!

PROS: Great Beer & Great Atmosphere
CONS: Not so easy to find- maybe thats a pro!

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Baldwins has an unique location, off a alley and in a former horse stable. Beer selection is from all over, belgium to ireland (that's all over right). Summertime is sweet with live music in the afternoons and taters and mash. The

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Baldwins has an unique location, off a alley and in a former horse stable. Beer selection is from all over, belgium to ireland (that's all over right). Summertime is sweet with live music in the afternoons and taters and mash. The

Pros: People, Beer + + +, Environ

Cons: huh

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If you know beer, this is the best place in L.A. to get one. Unlike most places that carry "imports" like Newcastle, and Heine, LB's carrys the best Belgians. From Piraat to Lucifer the beer here is remarkable. Especially in Feb. when

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★★★★★

If you know beer, this is the best place in L.A. to get one. Unlike most places that carry "imports" like Newcastle, and Heine, LB's carrys the best Belgians. From Piraat to Lucifer the beer here is remarkable. Especially in Feb. when

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I have been to Lucky Baldwins quite a few times. One time it was for my 25th birthday....got a bit loaded and had a great time and even convinced the waitress to slam a chocolate cake in my face (every mans dream). Another time was when

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★★★★★

I have been to Lucky Baldwins quite a few times. One time it was for my 25th birthday....got a bit loaded and had a great time and even convinced the waitress to slam a chocolate cake in my face (every mans dream). Another time was when

Pros: beer, futbol, beer

Cons: no blood, no vodka, no blood

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My fiance ordered a cider listed on the menu. The waitress wanders off. We wait. 15 minutes later, another waitress comes over, and in a very rude tone say: "We don't carry that cider. We haven't carried that cider in years." Her tone

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My fiance ordered a cider listed on the menu. The waitress wanders off. We wait. 15 minutes later, another waitress comes over, and in a very rude tone say: "We don't carry that cider. We haven't carried that cider in years." Her tone

Pros: Beer Selection

Cons: Terrible Service, Rude Service

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I've lived and grown up in the San Marino, Pasadena area and Old Town is one of my favorite places to be. Great diversity of beer selections, but don't eat the food.

PROS: Great beer
CONS: Bad food

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★★★★★

I've lived and grown up in the San Marino, Pasadena area and Old Town is one of my favorite places to be. Great diversity of beer selections, but don't eat the food.

PROS: Great beer
CONS: Bad food

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This restaurant/pub is the best place to go for a great low key evening. they have the best fish and chips tons of beer on tap. The atmosphere is very friendly and enjoyable. whether you want a good Belgian beer a night out with your friends or just a great place for dinner this is the spot.

PROS:
CONS: parking

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This restaurant/pub is the best place to go for a great low key evening. they have the best fish and chips tons of beer on tap. The atmosphere is very friendly and enjoyable. whether you want a good Belgian beer a night out with your friends or just a great place for dinner this is the spot.

PROS:
CONS: parking

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This quaint bar is a great place to hang out with friends. Keep in mind that it's an Irish pub and that mixed drinks are MIA.

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This quaint bar is a great place to hang out with friends. Keep in mind that it's an Irish pub and that mixed drinks are MIA.

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This place is a low key, easy to be place to grab a beer with some friends. They have a great Guniness on tap...I like the cider. You can grab food - its decent for pub food. Its old town so good luck with the parking on a weekend...but its worth it.

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This place is a low key, easy to be place to grab a beer with some friends. They have a great Guniness on tap...I like the cider. You can grab food - its decent for pub food. Its old town so good luck with the parking on a weekend...but its worth it.

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I've only been here once, but it's a great bar if you're looking for a fun atmosphere to sit back and drink with friends. It's got a neat outside patio with heat lamps that is perfect for pulling some tables together and chatting with friends. They've also got a food menu if you've got the munchies. The only downfall to the outside patio is that people smoke there, but if you don't mind the smoke then it's a great little place conveniently located near a large parking lot.

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★★★★☆

I've only been here once, but it's a great bar if you're looking for a fun atmosphere to sit back and drink with friends. It's got a neat outside patio with heat lamps that is perfect for pulling some tables together and chatting with friends. They've also got a food menu if you've got the munchies. The only downfall to the outside patio is that people smoke there, but if you don't mind the smoke then it's a great little place conveniently located near a large parking lot.

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Good selection of beer and a great patio. The inside smells.

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★★★★☆

Good selection of beer and a great patio. The inside smells.

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There are four things you need to do here in order to have the complete Lucky Baldwins experience. Eat the fish and chips. Drink only English beer. Watch a football match at 10 am. Act like a football hooligan and taunt opposing fans/drinkers.

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★★★★☆

There are four things you need to do here in order to have the complete Lucky Baldwins experience. Eat the fish and chips. Drink only English beer. Watch a football match at 10 am. Act like a football hooligan and taunt opposing fans/drinkers.

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Acceptable food, relatively cheap drinks. It's the kind of place you go with coworkers because nobody wants to walk real far, and that dude with the long hair has to finish up some weird program and can't take more than 45 minutes. But then you end up spending most of the afternoon there getting drunk.

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★★★★☆

Acceptable food, relatively cheap drinks. It's the kind of place you go with coworkers because nobody wants to walk real far, and that dude with the long hair has to finish up some weird program and can't take more than 45 minutes. But then you end up spending most of the afternoon there getting drunk.

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Awesome - all the time. Great for watching a football match, having a casual drink or British or Irish breakfast. Expect UK-like service though.

PROS: food, drink, atmosphere
CONS: service

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★★★★☆

Awesome - all the time. Great for watching a football match, having a casual drink or British or Irish breakfast. Expect UK-like service though.

PROS: food, drink, atmosphere
CONS: service

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Big selection of beer, they even have several Norwegian beers. You have to sit outside though, as it smells like puke inside. I guess it's just dried beer, but I can't stand that smell...

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Big selection of beer, they even have several Norwegian beers. You have to sit outside though, as it smells like puke inside. I guess it's just dried beer, but I can't stand that smell...

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Probably the best pub in Old Town Pasadena. Try the Belgian Lambic ales. Fantastic beer selection. Haven't had much of their pub food. Love the atmosphere. Excellent location.

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Probably the best pub in Old Town Pasadena. Try the Belgian Lambic ales. Fantastic beer selection. Haven't had much of their pub food. Love the atmosphere. Excellent location.

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This is by far my favorite pub in LA. They have the best fish and chips I've ever eaten. Also, they have the largest selection of Belgian ales you will find outside of Belgium!

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This is by far my favorite pub in LA. They have the best fish and chips I've ever eaten. Also, they have the largest selection of Belgian ales you will find outside of Belgium!

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The best bar in Old Town. Kinda homey, in a British pub style, excellent jukebox, excellent selection of beer, and, best of all, nice and relaxed. No one puts on airs here.

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The best bar in Old Town. Kinda homey, in a British pub style, excellent jukebox, excellent selection of beer, and, best of all, nice and relaxed. No one puts on airs here.

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If you like a hoe in the wall with good beer, this is the place. The smell of stale beer goes away after you've been in there for 10 minutes.

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If you like a hoe in the wall with good beer, this is the place. The smell of stale beer goes away after you've been in there for 10 minutes.

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Great for farewell parties. Excellent jukebox.

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★★★★☆

Great for farewell parties. Excellent jukebox.

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I've been coming to this place for the last four years (ever since I've moved to LA), and if you want to avoid the crappy dance clubs of Old Town, kick back and enjoy a cold beer, this is the place to go. Incredible beer selection, solid

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I've been coming to this place for the last four years (ever since I've moved to LA), and if you want to avoid the crappy dance clubs of Old Town, kick back and enjoy a cold beer, this is the place to go. Incredible beer selection, solid

Pros: great beer selection, good mixed crowd, comfortable feel

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went there to hear good music and fell in love with the place! the patio area is just nice for a hot summer day in pasadena!

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went there to hear good music and fell in love with the place! the patio area is just nice for a hot summer day in pasadena!

Pros: inexpensive, great service

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Just an overall great place to grab a drink with friends. The staff is really friendly and the food is pretty good too. If you love beers on tap, this is the place to try some rare ones!

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★★★★★

Just an overall great place to grab a drink with friends. The staff is really friendly and the food is pretty good too. If you love beers on tap, this is the place to try some rare ones!

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I love this place. I love the fact that they have Guinness and treacle pudding with custard. The outside patio is nice in that it's tucked back in the alleyway and has heat lamps. And that they seem to be somewhat pet-friendly, as a

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I love this place. I love the fact that they have Guinness and treacle pudding with custard. The outside patio is nice in that it's tucked back in the alleyway and has heat lamps. And that they seem to be somewhat pet-friendly, as a

Pros: Close to parking lot

Cons: Weekend crowd

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Lucky Baldwin's is a small pub with a great outdoor patio. The beer selection is great with a lot of great beers on tap. The patio is the best place to enjoy your beer where you can people watch in Old Town Pasadena.

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Lucky Baldwin's is a small pub with a great outdoor patio. The beer selection is great with a lot of great beers on tap. The patio is the best place to enjoy your beer where you can people watch in Old Town Pasadena.

Pros: Beer Garden

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If you ever want the BEST "fish and chips" go here.
It is so good and very good priced, also great beer on tap, and over all a fun and kick back place to hang out after work or even on weekends.

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★★★★★

If you ever want the BEST "fish and chips" go here.
It is so good and very good priced, also great beer on tap, and over all a fun and kick back place to hang out after work or even on weekends.

Pros: inexpensive, great drinks, crowded

Cons: bathroom is small

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Whether I have been here for dinner or for a few beers with friends two things always happen. First I am guaranteed a great time.. this place is just small enough to be fun, with out the rush and push of a rowdy crowd. Second, I always get

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★★★★★

Whether I have been here for dinner or for a few beers with friends two things always happen. First I am guaranteed a great time.. this place is just small enough to be fun, with out the rush and push of a rowdy crowd. Second, I always get

Pros: great import beers, good tunes, charming

Cons: Service can be slow

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What a party they had!! The place was packed. Upstairs, downstairs, outside patio and even in the trees! They had TV's placed everywhere so you couldn't miss a thing. Great hosts, Great place and above all a Great Game! Thanks Lucky

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★★★★★

What a party they had!! The place was packed. Upstairs, downstairs, outside patio and even in the trees! They had TV's placed everywhere so you couldn't miss a thing. Great hosts, Great place and above all a Great Game! Thanks Lucky

Pros: Soccer, Soccer, Soccer

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So, this is the choice of place to go and have a drink after work, and I'll agree, the service is good, the patio outside is really nice, the food pretty good (I like the fish & chips), they have two dart boards upstairs, and you can have

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★★★★★

So, this is the choice of place to go and have a drink after work, and I'll agree, the service is good, the patio outside is really nice, the food pretty good (I like the fish & chips), they have two dart boards upstairs, and you can have

Pros: Great Beer Selection, Dart Boards, Fish & Chips

Cons: They ONLY serve Beer

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this is the place in all of pasadena. the outside patio, is so laid back, come have a few after work and enjoy the summer weather. My friends and i have been coming here for 5 yrs now. its the greatest little bar around. Try the sandwhichs

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this is the place in all of pasadena. the outside patio, is so laid back, come have a few after work and enjoy the summer weather. My friends and i have been coming here for 5 yrs now. its the greatest little bar around. Try the sandwhichs

Pros: great oudoor patio, nice staff, best beer

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I completely agree with the comments below detailing Lucky's authenticity and their commitment to a quality pub. Be sure not to miss their beer tasting festivals and remember that they are open for almost all of the World Cup Games. I

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I completely agree with the comments below detailing Lucky's authenticity and their commitment to a quality pub. Be sure not to miss their beer tasting festivals and remember that they are open for almost all of the World Cup Games. I

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When the World Cups comes around you better find yourself at Lucky Baldwin. With soccer and rugby on the tubes and darts upstairs, Lucky Baldwins is the closest thing to London you can get. The menu offers British eats in all their bland

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When the World Cups comes around you better find yourself at Lucky Baldwin. With soccer and rugby on the tubes and darts upstairs, Lucky Baldwins is the closest thing to London you can get. The menu offers British eats in all their bland

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Lucky's is the best place to grab a brew in Pasadena. They have an excellent selection of beer, a great patio and the service is really good. You don't much more than that.

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★★★★★

Lucky's is the best place to grab a brew in Pasadena. They have an excellent selection of beer, a great patio and the service is really good. You don't much more than that.

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Tucked into a tiny space just off the main drag in Old Pas is this oft-overlooked pub, offering about 60 beers on tap---including a great selection of Belgians---and some traditional pub food, if you can get a waitress to recognize your…

 

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