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Pubs/Bars That Serve Food in Pasadena

katkoupai Nov 17, 2007 05:55 PM

Do you have any suggestions for good pubs/bars that serve food in Pasadena? I'm looking for a place that has a wide variety of beer, alcohol and decent food. Lucky Baldwin's is probably where we will go, but I'm looking for other suggestions. Thank you. :)

www.luckybaldwins.com

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Lucky Baldwins
17 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

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    Emily227 RE: katkoupai Nov 17, 2007 06:03 PM

    This isn't exactly what you're looking for, but if you want a wide variety of beer and alcohol, you can't beat Yardhouse at Paseo.

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      katkoupai RE: Emily227 Nov 18, 2007 09:01 PM

      I like to go there sometimes, especially when it's not too crowded. :)

    2. justanotherpenguin RE: katkoupai Nov 18, 2007 05:56 AM

      the bar at beckam place has a pub menu with 1/2 off prices and some freebies during happy hour. some of the food is decent, though i do not care for the restaurant.

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        Joe RE: katkoupai Nov 18, 2007 07:02 AM

        Crown City Brewery on Raymond or as someone already mentioned, The Yard House @ The Paseo.

        In Arcadia, you have Matt Denny's on Huntington and BJ's just east of it. Both within 5 miles of Pasadena.

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        Crown City Brewery
        300 S Raymond Ave # 2, Pasadena, CA

        Matt Denny's Alehouse Restrnt
        145 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006

        B J's Restaurant
        400 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006

        1. maxzook RE: katkoupai Nov 18, 2007 03:02 PM

          Two places named Barney on Colorado Boulevard:

          Barney's Beanery, spinoff of the original WeHo hangout, east of Raymond. I know opinions vary, but I've always had a weakness for their corned beef hash, and they certainly have a humongous beer selection.

          I haven't been to Barney's Ltd. (NW corner De Lacey) for years, but they used to have pretty good burgers. (I should qualify that I don't drink but I have a bad habit of hanging out with people that do. ;)

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          Barney's Beanery
          99 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

          Barneys Ltd: Barney's Ltd. Grill & Pub - duplicate
          93 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

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            katkoupai RE: maxzook Feb 3, 2008 09:06 AM

            I tried both Barney's this weekend. I liked sitting inside the bus in Barney's Beanery. The food was okay, and the prices were average. I recommend going during happy hour. Barney's Ltd. has a cheap menu during that time, and I think Barney's Beanery does, too. Service at Barney's Beanery was better than that at Barney's Ltd. The Beanery was also more crowded.

            Barney's Beanery is on Colorado closer to Arroyo Parkway, and Barney's Limited is on Colorado closer to Fair Oaks. Both are in Old Town Pasadena.

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              slacker RE: katkoupai Feb 4, 2008 10:53 AM

              I really love the turkey dip at Barney's Ltd, and also their delicious housemade potato salad. I mostly don't like anything about Barney's Beanery, down to their sticky floor.

          2. katkoupai RE: katkoupai Nov 18, 2007 08:58 PM

            Thanks everyone. We ended up at The Nose for wine and then went to Lucky Baldwin's for beer. I thought the beer selection at Lucky Baldwin's was great. The seating could have been better, the music was pretty good, and we had fun. We also tried some chips at Lucky Baldwin's. They serve it with HP sauce, which was a nice touch.

            I will definitely check out these other suggestions and report back in the future. Looking forward to trying new places. :)

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              ashbandicoot RE: katkoupai Nov 18, 2007 11:03 PM

              Brit's Restaurant and Pub, I've never been but it's name has come up before when I was looking for a pub in Pasadena for my uncle.

              1770 E. Colorado Blvd.
              Pasadena, CA 91106
              626.578.1301
              http://www.britspasadena.com/

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                Fru RE: ashbandicoot Feb 3, 2008 09:23 AM

                Crown City Brewery!!!! As a local, it's one of those places that I've taken for granted but the food is really good and they have lots of seating and big screen tvs. Definitely an after work hang out for the locals. I'm not much of a drinker but check out the Crown's 100 beer club. http://www.crowncitybrew.com/

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                  WildSwede RE: Fru Feb 4, 2008 09:31 AM

                  Years ago we had the best calamari ever at CCB. But in more recent visits the food has been disappointing - not to mention the service. Last time we left without leaving a tip (this is the first time in my life this has happened).

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                  Kevitivity RE: ashbandicoot Feb 4, 2008 04:05 PM

                  I have to second Brit's. Hands down the best fish and chips in the area.

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                  cdub RE: katkoupai Feb 4, 2008 01:48 PM

                  it's more like a gastropub but i've liked magnolia, on lake, every time i've been there.

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