Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
Mar 21, 2007 06:30 PM

Drink/nosh by CalTech after a Saturday show..

I will be attending a show at CalTech in Pasadena in April. My friend and I want to go someplace after the show for a drink and light bite, but not too loud that we can't hear ourselves talk. We're from out of town so I have no point of reference. Any suggestions??

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. go to magnolia on lake ave. just down the street from cal tech.

    1. Magnolia is a good rec as rickym13 mentions, but it might be a bit loud.

      Just up the street on Lake Ave. is Smitty's Grill which would be a good option as well.

      1. Magnolia is definitely a good choice, and great for people watching, esp. if you run out of things to talk about, but it can get pretty crowded and kinda loud on a Saturday night (kinda a given on Sat. night). ...possibly quieter atmosphere you might try Madeleines bar or wine bar in separate rooms, north of CalTech on Green Street.

        2 Replies
        1. re: Local

          I'm sure this is a silly question, but does Madeleine's also serve beer??

          1. re: debphotog

            They have two separate bar areas, the wine bar and a full bar, so I'm assuming yes on the beer. ( I don't drink beer, we had wine, so really didn't notice).