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Best Happy Hour in Pasadena?

dreamprfct Nov 21, 2008 09:44 AM

A group of friends and I recently started working in the Pasadena area and are meeting once a week for Happy Hour.
So far we have been to:

Bar Celona

and other suggestions?

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    Augusta Nov 21, 2008 11:17 AM

    I just tried the Magnolia Lounge for their happy hour this past Tuesday. The food there was quite good--we had edamame w/sesame seeds, cornflake coated fried chicken, chicken salad sandwich and the most deliciously rich mac and cheese.

    Gus's BBQ in S.Pas also has a pretty good happy hour so you may want to check that out as well.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Augusta
      lotta_cox Nov 22, 2008 05:49 AM

      I really like Magnolia. Important to mention they have a lovely outdoor patio, in this stunningly good weather.

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      crystaw Nov 21, 2008 12:45 PM

      Although it's a chain, Yardhouse has a pretty good happy hour.

      1. ipsedixit Nov 21, 2008 01:03 PM

        Magnolia, as previously mentioned, is very good (great sliders).

        Mojitos is also a nice place for happy hour.

        And don't discount McCormick & Schmicks, best 1.95 burger you'll find anywhere.

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        1. re: ipsedixit
          flowerofhighrank Nov 22, 2008 10:29 PM

          Unfortunately, the corporate geniuses at Mac and Schmicks have done away with their happy hours, at least the 9 to closing one.
          Much Better: Barney's, down near Barnes and Noble on Colorado and NOT EVER Barney's Beanery. The good Barney's Ltd. has some of the best fries in town and many beers.
          Barney's Ltd.,

          93 W. Colorado Blvd.

          Old Town Pasadena

          Pasadena, CA 91105-1927

          (626) 577-2739

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          Bjartmarr Nov 21, 2008 10:35 PM

          I hope you've made it to Lucky Baldwin's. I don't know if they have a specific happy hour menu or happy hour prices, but it's absolutely worth the splurge once in a while for that fabulous BEER!

          3 Replies
          1. re: Bjartmarr
            MaryT Nov 24, 2008 03:28 PM

            The beer selection may be awesome, but their food ? Not so good.

            1. re: MaryT
              CookieEater Nov 24, 2008 08:39 PM

              If you just stick to beer and chips (fries) you're ok.

              My favorite happy hour is a tie between Magnolia and Yard House, but I'm really more of an eater than a drinker. Yard House happy hour ends pretty early though.

              1. re: CookieEater
                dreamprfct Nov 26, 2008 08:19 AM

                thanks for the great suggestions! went to magnolia--loved their fries and onion tower--
                I too am more of an eater . . .

          2. j
            jjay Sep 16, 2009 04:03 PM

            The Hamlet on S. Lake makes great mojitos and has yummy appetizers for their daily half-price happy hour!

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