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Barney's LTD in Old Town Pasadena

Shadow May 14, 2002 04:31 AM

I am attending a "night before high school reunion" get-together at Barney's LTD in Old Town Pasadena soon.
Since I live a few hours away I don't know this restaurant. Actually, is it a restaurant or just a bar or both? Any info. is appreciated! Also, if it is a restaurant what type of food is offered?

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    Paige Marino RE: Shadow May 14, 2002 01:27 PM

    Barney's is a restaurant with a bar, although the bar is not separated from the main dining area. Very casual, food is better than most bar food, but not stellar...hamburgers, baked potatoes, beef dips, things of that sort. It is a big beer place with many different varities of beer on tap. They do not have a full bar and the wine is really mediocre. It is right on Colorado Blvd. in Old Town. You can park in any one of the structures and then walk there. I would try and check out some of the other (and better ;)) bars in Old Town either prior to or after your Barney's experience.

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      achickwwit RE: Paige Marino May 14, 2002 01:42 PM

      Yeah, Barney's is definitely a casual place. No booths, just tables. I almost feel like there's sawdust on the floor, but probably not. ;-) As an idea of the casual vibe, I believe the TV is always on. Last time I went I had a burger and fries and read a magazine. You can definitely wear jeans to this place.

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        Chino Wayne RE: achickwwit May 14, 2002 04:17 PM

        Anyone been to Moose McGillicudy's? What's that like?

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          Paige Marino RE: Chino Wayne May 14, 2002 05:17 PM

          Altogether now, can we say meatmarket? The bar food is on the better scale - there is a salmon that is quite good. The drinks are poor, typical watered down/well drinks. The weekends are really crowded and often on Wed/Thurs as well. If you are a sports fan in your early twenties looking to "hook-up" on a weekend or a girl who wishes to display the latest in inexpensive and parsimonious couture - it is the place for you. Their lunch is relatively popular with the local Pasadena workforce.

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            Chino Wayne RE: Paige Marino May 14, 2002 06:19 PM

            Thanks, you and LBQT said all that needs to be said about Moose's.

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              Shadow RE: Paige Marino May 15, 2002 01:15 AM

              Well, thanks for the information! Barney's does not sound like "my kind of place" but it's the get-together
              the night before our class reunion-and I'm not going to say what year!! I guess it will do for a place to "catch up" with old friends, er, previous friends?
              high school friends? geez, can't think of a word besides "old" !!!

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              LBQT RE: Chino Wayne May 14, 2002 05:48 PM

              The Long Beach branch (in a waterfront location, with a nice patio overlooking Alamitos Bay) died a slow death. The patio was often filled with families with kids having dinner, while the inside was full of the "young and beautiful" (or what passes for it in LB) doing their ritual mating dances. My kids, who were young but old enough to "know" at the time, thought that the condom machines in the bathrooms were hysterical.

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          Chino Wayne RE: Shadow May 14, 2002 04:16 PM

          Sandwiches and other "pub" food.

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            Key Lime Guy RE: Shadow May 14, 2002 04:31 PM

            "Not stellar" is generous, given that there are at least a dozen better options within 2 blocks.

            But they do have a large beer selection...

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