Named for the days when it served well drinks for $.35, the 35er Bar became a Route 66 mainstay after opening in 1963. Family owned and operated since then, the bar features more than a dozen beer varieties on tap with a strong focus on local and regional breweries; more beer options are served up in cans and bottles. A small menu of simple pub grub (nachos, fish ‘n’ chips, chicken wings, chili cheese fries) helps fuel the libation consumption. Numerous televisions keep you up to date on sporting events; for those into music, the downstairs area is open Thursday through Saturday nights and features a DJ.
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4:00-7:00pm.
Long after its start in Berkeley and then West Hollywood in the 1920s, Barney’s Beanery opened its Pasadena location in 2006, becoming a favorite on Colorado Boulevard for its rock ‘n’ roll-pop culture décor and dozens of beers on tap. Patrons also like the plentiful TVs showcasing sporting events, loud music, and a real bus installed indoors. The extensive menu is centered on American fare but also includes pizza and “south of the border” selections. Kids feel right at home here too: pool tables, a small selection of arcade games, and that psychedelic bus can occupy them long enough for parents to enjoy a couple of drinks.
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3:00-7:00pm.
If it’s whiskey you’re after, Blind Donkey is your spot. Here you’ll find a premier Whiskey Bar (65+ in stock), a solid lineup of craft spirits, and a curated draft beer list that’s in constant rotation. The bar’s food menu features standard pub fare and 10 different kinds of French fries. The open-late establishment encourages you to while away the hours with chess, shuffle board, and other games; its regular Wednesday Trivia Night is a big draw.
Happy Hour: Mon–Fri 4:00–7:00pm; Sat-Sun 1:00–5:00pm.
Modeled after a Bavarian Bier Haus, Der Wolfskopf features 20 German and German-inspired craft beers, some unique to Der Wolfskopf. Bavarian-inspired dishes – think sausages, spätzle mac, pretzels, and schnitzel – are served on communal tables under imposing chandeliers. Make sure to visit the Der Rathskeller bar downstairs: It features an incredible array of murals that calls both on mythological creatures, Teutonic battles, animals, and brand imagery from craft distilleries.
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 5:00-7:00pm; Sat-Sun 1:00-4:00pm.
Dog Haus Biergarten creates hand-crafted hormone- and antibiotic-free hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and one Bad Mutha Clucka, all served on King’s Hawaiian rolls. The bar features a rotating selection of craft beers on tap and in cans, as well as wine and hand-crafted cocktails. Visitors can dine and drink inside or out: The restaurant's patio is one of the largest in the Old Pasadena. A hidden gem beloved by locals and visitors alike, Dog Haus Biergarten is located in one of the district's beautiful historic buildings and can be accessed via the alley between Arroyo Parkway and Raymond Avenue, just north of Green Street.
During Happy Hour, diners can enjoy $3 PBR 16 oz. cans; $2 off draft beer, wine, and single mix well drinks; $3.99 This Burger (White American Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Mayo); $3.99 That Burger* (White American Cheese, Pickles, Lettuce, Onions, 1001 Island); and $1.25 Tots & Fries.
* Happy Hour Burgers include hormone- and antibiotic-free beef served on King’s Hawaiian Buns.
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3:00-6:00pm; Sun 3:00pm-12:00am.
Edwin Mills takes its name from the roads intersecting at its door: Mills Place and Edwin Alley. The lively gastropub-tavern features quality cocktails and an urban-American menu with burgers, fish tacos, salads, and various entrees. The comfy eatery is housed in a building that is more than 100 years old; its ambiance showcases this history with the original exposed beams and brick walls, as well as reclaimed wood accents.
Happy Hour: Mon-Wed 4:00pm-close; Thu 11:00am-11:00pm; Fri 4:00-7:00pm; Sat-Sun 11:00am-4:00pm. Happy Hour not offered on Holidays or during Private Events.
A true pub with a rotating and curated beer selection to prove it, Kings Row Gastropub feels like a friendly neighborhood joint, complete with frequent live music, shuffleboard, and a small but solid menu of tasty artisan food. Choose your drink from a menu that specializes in small-craft and local brewers and Belgian ales (handcrafted cocktails and wine selections are on hand too) and grab a spot at one of the three seating areas: the open-air “patio” bar, dining room, or outdoor beer garden.
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4:00-7:00pm.
A locals’ favorite and long-time mainstay in Old Pasadena, Lucky Baldwins Pub opened in 1996 as an authentic British pub. The laid-back venue serves up more than 60 unique and rotating beers on tap. Throughout the year, Lucky Baldwins also celebrates European drinking festivals, including its renowned Belgian Beer Festival, IPA festivals, and Oktoberfest. Hungry drinkers can also find a full kitchen serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner pub grub.
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4:00-6:00pm; Sun 10:00pm-close.
Rocco’s Tavern features a large and lively bar with a restaurant and outdoor café inspired by the classic Italian eateries and taverns of the East Coast. Prominent TV screens showcase games with LA sports teams. Rocco’s Tavern serves Italian-Style comfort food, serving lunch, daily Happy Hour, dinner, and late-night dining.
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 11:00am-7:00pm; Sat-Sun 3:00-7:00pm; Daily 10:00-close.
Stone Company Store Pasadena features a stellar tasting room with 20 rotating taps of Stone Brewing Co. beers, including year-round, special, and one-time releases, as well as periodic special vintages. Customers may also purchase growler fills to-go or enjoy four-, eight-, or 16-ounce pours on location. Keg, bottle, and merchandise are also available for purchase.
Located at Del Mar Station in Old Pasadena, the Store is a convenient stop for people commuting on the Metro Gold Line or just passing through town. The 1,700 square-foot store has a dog-friendly patio area with tables and chairs for patrons to relax and enjoy a delicious craft beer with their four-legged friends.
We Olive is a premier retailer & tasting room of California extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and California wines.
The magical alchemy of California’s hot dry summer days and cool, evening temperatures, myriad soil types and microclimates, combined with the passion and commitment of its artisan growers, result in world class olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We Olive Pasadena is a fun and exciting place to taste the finest artisan made extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and delicious gourmet foods. In other words, it is a foodie’s paradise, a culinary shopping experience, and an educational destination for people passionate about delicious food and health.
The wine bar features small batch California varietals – basically, wine that you wouldn’t be able to find in a grocery store. Although We Olive does not sell bottles, the store offers wine by the glass every night of the week, as well as beer and mixed drinks that include balsamic vinegars and olive oils like the Balsamic Lemonade and the Balsamic-Marinated Berry Spritzer. The store offers a small menu featuring items like flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, and tapas - dining is available indoors or on the back patio.
Happy Hour: 3:30pm-7:00pm; Wine Wednesdays offers happy hour prices all day long.