From old standbys to hip clubs and trendy gastropubs, Old Pasadena is filled with places to grab a bite with your pint. Whether you enjoy old school dive bars, swanky nightclubs or elegant wine bistros or any other place to get your drink, there’s a place in Old Pasadena to quench your thirst.
Old Pasadena’s dive bars are perfect for enjoying some burgers and beer and maybe catching a game—or play one yourself. For the budget minded, check out happy hours and various specials.
Q’s Billiard Club (upstairs from Barney’s Beanery)
If you’re looking for something a little more interesting than your typical bar grub, then a gastropub or lounge is probably a good fit. The gastropubs and lounges have some great twists on bar food—whether you want a creative hot dog, or a modern twist on a classic dish. From lengthy drink menus to hard-to-find brews, the gastropubs of Old Pasadena all have a unique spin so that you can hit them all without ever getting tired.
If you only hit Old Pasadena by day, then you’re missing out on some of the area’s best and only nightlife. Even if dancing isn’t your thing, the clubs that come out to play at night are filled with great people watching and ideas about what to pack for your next trip to Sin City. And if you happen to have out-of-towners visiting, you don’t have go to the other side of town to party into the wee hours. Best yet, happy hours apply.
After the wine shops around town close up for the night, head to the Vertical Wine Bistro for a vast selection of hundreds of wines, many available for the glass. At the top of the stairs, you’ll also find some elevated comfort food in the elegant setting.
Photo courtesy of Vertical Wine Bistro