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EaT DRiN K PL aY

YOUR GUIDE TO PASADENA AREA DINING, DRINKING AND FUN

THE ABC’S OF

DINING OUT

Whatever your dining

needs may be, PW has

you covered from A to Z

SOCIAL

HORIZONS

In Pasadena, Happy

Hour is on its own

schedule

IDEA GUIDE

Good suggestions

for a great time


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WHETHER YOU’RE AT A RESTAURANT WITH FRIENDS, ON A DATE AT A HIP LOCAL

TAVERN, OR JUST GRABBING A QUICK BITE FROM A FOOD TRUCK, PW HAS YOU

COVERED FROM A TO Z

BY EVELYN GARCIA

13 SOCIAL HORIZONS

IN PASADENA, HAPPY HOUR IS ON ITS OWN SCHEDULE

BY MICHAEL SPRAGUE

16 IDEA GUIDE

GOOD SUGGESTIONS FOR A GREAT TIME

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The ABCs of Dining Out

WHETHER YOU’RE AT A RESTAURANT WITH FRIENDS, ON A DATE AT A HIP LOCAL TAVERN, OR JUST

GRABBING A QUICK BITE FROM A FOOD TRUCK, PW HAS YOU COVERED FROM A TO Z

BY EVELYN GARCIA

A - Appetizers

Almost as important as a good meal is a

stellar appetizer menu. Whether out of indecisiveness

or a smaller appetite, I love skipping

out on entrees and instead ordering several

shareable starters. Sierra Fusion (sierrafusion.com)

offers a great variety in starters

from empanadas to chicken pot pie and crispy

rice. Granville (granvillecafe.com) boasts

some of the best flatbread options and their

bacon cheeseburger, and Maestro scores on

modern Mexican with a tamale and tacos

ahogados — crispy taquitos with fixings.

B - Bottomless (Mimosas)

The theme was going to be Brunch for “B”

and as I was writing, realized the best

part about it is the bottomless mimosas

anyway, so here we are. Luckily, Edwin

Mills by the Equator (edwinmills.com) is

in the heart of Old Pasadena and has the best

bottomless mimosa menu. Just $18 will get you

two hours of specialty mimosas like pomegranate,

peach raspberry, lychee, and a morning

you might not remember drinking them.

C - Chicken

In the last year there has been a wave of

new, trendy restaurants for chicken lovers

of all kinds. Chicken is no longer associated

with being dry and bland, served with a side of

vegetables. Restaurants are now claiming it as

a specialty, serving exciting, spicy and deepfried

dishes of goodness, many of which have

been covered in PW. From Roscoe’s Chicken

& Waffles (roscoeschickenandwaffles.com),

Blazin’ Hot Chicken, which excels in spice,

and Daddy’s Chicken Shack (daddyschickenshack.com),

which creates a homey feel with

sliders, to Crack Shack (crackshack.com), a

more rowdy experience that offers some of the

best fried chicken and beer, Pasadena is clearly

prepared to satisfy all tastes.

D - Date Night

Pasadena is one of the best places to go on

a date night, with its endless choices of great

restaurants (casual and fine dining), bars,

breweries, nightlife, museums, and theaters —

all within a 20-block radius. Just take a stroll

down Colorado Boulevard on a Friday night

and you’ll know the right place when you see it.

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E - Entertainment

There is also no shortage of entertainment in Pasadena.

The Pasadena Civic Auditorium hosts shows like

“The Nutcracker,” the Convention Center is home to all

kinds of expos, and the Rose Bowl has seen the likes of

Beyonce, The Rolling Stones, and some of the biggest

sports events, including FIFA World Cup Finals, Summer

Olympics matches, and five Super Bowls.

F - Friends

Not all bars are created equal. Some have scant seating

room, high table tops only, a sad attempt at a bar

menu, or not a good enough beer selection. King’s Row

Gastropub (kingsrowpub.com) gets it. With an outdoor

patio, ample seating inside, arcade games to enjoy, and

some of the friendliest bartenders you’ll ever meet,

you’ll want to bring your friends and never leave.

G - Grandiose

One of the best things about Pasadena’s favorite burrito

at Lucky Boy (luckyboyburgers.com) is its size. Just

about every review about it raves about the enormous

portions before they get around to how great it tastes.

Easily shareable, or split between two meals, Lucky

Boy’s burritos are one of the most indulgent meals you

can have — and not regret a single bite.

H - Home

Nothing beats a restaurant that is so cozy that it

evokes the feeling of enjoying a meal at home. The Pan

(thepan1.com) is exactly that kind of place. It reminds

me of staying over a friend’s house as a kid and waking

up to the smell of pancakes. You walk over to their

mom’s quirky kitchen and suddenly it’s the one of the

best weekends you’ve ever had.

I - Instagram-worthy

What are ornate, picture-perfect dishes without an

Instagram post? An estimated 36,000 followers generate

thousands of likes per photo, with videos showcasing

the best looking dishes imaginable. Brick and Flour

(brickandflour.com) best exemplifies the importance

of social media today. Word of mouth is crucial, but a

picture really is worth a thousand words, and maybe a

thousand bucks.

J - Juice

Remember when Oprah walked out on stage at the Oscars

and attributed her weight loss to a liquid diet? Years

and some controversy later, we can’t seem to get enough

of our liquids — juicing, juice cleansing, and most recently

the celery juice craze. By now though, we have a much

better grasp of how to consume them in an even healthier

ways with Pressed Juicery (pressedjuicery.com) and

Nektar Juice Bar (nekterjuicebar.com).

K - Karaoke

The only time and place where people who are tone

deaf but love to sing are safe — where those that can

belt out Whitney or Aretha go to show off their talent

and entertain a crowd. I was surprised to learn after

years of dropping by Barney’s Beanery (barneysbeanery.com)

that they hold Karaoke nights on the weekend.

It’s held on the underground level, which is more intimate,

and the encouragement from those watching is as

enjoyable as the singers themselves.

L - Local

Even though we have our fair share of popular chains

all over the city, and more and more that appear every

other month, it’s important to continue supporting locally

owned businesses — a win-win for everyone.

M - Meats

Is there anything more glorious than a giant steak or

stack of ribs? Alexander’s Steakhouse (alexanderssteakhouse.com)

and Gus’s BBQ (gussbbq.com) know

the answer to that. Both offer a diverse menu with the

best quality and serious dedication to their respective

crafts. Meat lovers, unite!

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N - Nightlife

While it may be tempting to make the trek to LA for a

bar now and then, the nightlife scene in Pasadena is just

as good, and arguably better, in my opinion. No pretentious

waits to get into a bar or club that’s not worth it,

plenty of nearby parking, officers patrolling up and down

streets for safety, and, best of all, the amazing bars and

lounges themselves.

O - Old Fashioned

America’s favorite meal meets one of Pasadena’s longest

standing establishments: Pie N’ Burger (pienburger.com).

Voted one of America’s best cheeseburgers by

the Food Network in 2015, it still looks like it did when it

opened in 1963. The milkshakes are still made the same

way, and the recipe hasn’t changed either.

P - People Pleaser

Since my first visit, I have long believed there is

no restaurant that excels in catering to any person

that walks in their door the way True Food Kitchen

(truefoodkitchen.com) does. Steak tacos, poke, pastas,

flatbreads, sandwiches, as well as gluten free, dairy free,

and vegan options are all excellent and made with the

best seasonal ingredients. Cocktails, beer and several

juices are made in-house, and their killer patio on a summer

night makes for a most satisfactory dinner.

Q - Quick

Dog Haus (doghaus.com) — the ultimate stop for fast

casual. Good food, good beer, good times.

R - Reader Recommended

The best that Pasadena has to offer, places which

patrons have loved for years: Mijares Mexican Restaurant

(mijaresrestaurant.com), The Arbour (Thearbourpasadena.com),

Lucky Boy (luckyboyburgers.com),

All India Café (allindiacafe.com), The Raymond 1886

(theraymond.com). Parkway Grill (theparkwaygrill.

com), Kabuki Japanese Restaurant (kabukirestaurants.com)

and Burrito Express (mexicanfoodpasadena.com)

are all must-try restaurants.

S - Service

Last year’s theme for “S” was Staff, highlighting some

of the best restaurant staffs in Pasadena, and this year

(and every year, really) it’s just as important. A great

meal can be made exponentially better with amazing

service, and last year’s Best Staff went to Tom’s Burgers

31 (tomsfamouscom.wpcomstaging.com) which is

not a full service restaurant. This is a true testament to

the experience they provide to their customers. Their

reviews alone are enough to get people in the door — the

amazing food is an added bonus.

T - Treats

One of the most well-known treats in Pasadena and

beyond are Dots Cupcakes (dotscupcakes.com), even

after 10 years in business. Their unique flavors alternate

daily and they constantly introduce new flavors to the

menu. From dulce de leche to hazelnut crunch and passion

fruit, these delectable treats will have you salivating.

U - UberEats

Grub hub, Postmates, Doordash … Am I missing any?

The food delivery apps we millennials love and cherish

like nut butters and alternative milk options deliver all

of the best restaurants in the city. So if you’re like me,

drinking Starbucks I had delivered to my home, join in

on the lazy fun.

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V - Vegan

Vegan options today are as sought after on menus as

much as Weight Watchers points were in the ’90s and

early 2000s. Veganism, while one of the most restrictive

diets, is easily great tasting whether or not you’re a

meat eater. Best of all, it does infinitely more good for

the environment. Real Food Daily (realfood.com) has

a menu that’d have even the most serious of carnivores

considering taking the leap.

W - Wine

If there is anything Pasadena is not short of, it is

alcohol. Sometimes all you need is a glass of wine and

some cheese to make for a great night out. The Cellar

(lecella.com) and Bodega Wine Bar (bodegawinebar.

com) are both what dreams are made of. They boast a

hefty wine list and an array of cheese and charcuterie

boa rds with a dimly lit a mbia nce.

X - Xiao-Long bao

Bao, dumplings, wontons, noodles, and the best dim

sum — Lunasia Dim Sum House has it all, and then

some. This Pasadena staple has long held various winning

and reader recommended titles in PW’s annual the

Best of Pasadena editions, and it’s no secret why.

Y - YOLO

You only live once, so get AYCE (All you can eat). I

have a friend who truly believes the only way to have

sushi is to order all you can eat, and I can hardly argue

it’s not a good outlook to have. So skip breakfast, put

on stretchy pants and have as many rolls as your heart

desires.

Z - Zweet Cafe

While there are a plethora of coffee shops and bakeries

to choose from in Pasadena, Zweet Café (zweetcafe.com)

is one that has come up time and time again

as the perfect hang-out and working spot. With ample

comfortable seating, breakfast and lunch options,

strong wifi and even stronger coffee, it’s the perfectly

cozy place for a study session or coffee date. ■

Sierra Fusion

120 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.,

Sierra Madre

(626) 355-3030

sierrafusion.com

Granville

270 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena

(626) 360-7633

granvillecafe.com

Edwin Mills by

the Equator

22 Mills Place, Pasadena

(626) 564-8656

edwinmills.com

Roscoe’s Chicken

& Waffles

830 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena

(626) 791-4890

roscoeschickenandwa

fles.com

Blazin’ Hot Chicken

2660 Honolulu Ave.,

Montrose

(818) 330-3353

Daddy’s Chicken Shack

11 W. Dayton St., Pasadena

(626) 469-0017

daddyschickenshack.com

Crack Shack

30 W Green St, Pasadena,

CA 91105

(424) 901-0077

crackshack.com

King’s Row Gastropub

20 E. Colorado Blvd.,

Pasadena

(626) 793-3010

kingsrowpub.com

Lucky Boy

640 S. Arroyo Parkway,

Pasadena

(626) 793-0120

531 E. Walnut St., Pasadena

(626) 793-7079

luckyboyburgers.com

The Pan

57 E. Holly St., Pasadena

(626) 469-0099

thepan1.com

Brick and Flour

1015 N. Pacific Ave.,

Glendale

(818) 484-8449

brickandflour.com

Pressed Juicery

59 E. Colorado Blvd.,

Pasadena

(626) 696-3593

pressedjuicery.com

Nektar Juice Bar.

The Shops On Lake Avenue

345 S. Lake Ave., Suite. 110,

Pasadena

(818) 928-3300

nekterjuicebar.com

Barney’s Beanery

99 E Colorado Blvd,

Pasadena

(626) 405-9777

barneysbeanery.com

Alexander’s Steakhouse

111 N. Los Robles Ave.,

Pasadena

(626) 486-1111

alexanderssteakhouse.com

Gus’s BBQ

808 Fair Oaks Ave., South

Pasadena

(626) 799-3251

gussbbq.com

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Pie N’ Burger

The Shops On Lake Avenue

913 E. California Blvd.,

Pasadena

(626) 795-1123

pienburger.com

True Food Kitchen

168 W. Colorado Blvd.,

Pasadena,

(626) 639-6818

truefoodkitchen.com

Dog Haus

168 W. Colorado Blvd.,

Pasadena

(626) 639-6818

105 N. Hill Ave.,

Pasadena, CA 91106

(626) 577-4287

22 Central Ct., Pasadena

(626) 796-4287

doghaus.com

Mijares Mexican

Restaurant

145 Palmetto Drive, Pasadena

(626) 792-2763

1806 E. Washington Blvd.,

Pasadena

(626) 794-6674

mijaresrestaurant.com

The Arbour

The Shops On Lake Avenue

527 S Lake Ave Suite 120,

Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 396-4925

Thearbourpasadena.com

All India Café

39 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena

(626) 440-0309

316 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale

(818) 937-9966

allindiacafe.com

The Raymond 1886

1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave.,

Pasadena

(626) 441-3136

theraymond.com

Parkway Grill

510 S. Arroyo Parkway,

Pasadena

(626) 795-1001

theparkwaygrill.com

Kabuki Japanese

Restaurant

88 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 568-9310

3539 E. Foothill Blvd.,

Pasadena

(626) 351-8963

kabukirestaurants.com

Burrito Express

1597 E. Washington Blvd.,

Pasadena

(626) 798-0844

mexicanfoodpasadena.com

Tom’s Burgers 31

1130 E. Walnut St., Pasadena

(626) 577-7717

tomsfamouscom.wpcoms

taging.com

Dots Cupcakes

21 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena

(626) 744-7719

400 S. Arroyo Parkway,

Pasadena

(626) 568-3687

dotscupcakes.com

Real Food Daily

The Shops On Lake Avenue

899 E. Del Mar Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 844-8900

realfood.com

The Cellar: A Wine Library

26 E Colorado Blvd,

Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 578-9156

lecellar.com

Bodega Wine Bar

The Paseo

300 E. Colorado Blvd.,

Pasadena

(626) 793-4300

bodegawinebar.com

Lunasia Dim Sum House

239 E. Colorado Blvd.,

Pasadena

(626) 793-8822

Zweet Café

4682 Eagle Rock Blvd.,

Eagle Rock

(323) 305-4038 •zweetcafe.com


Social H izons

IN PASADENA, HAPPY HOUR IS ON ITS OWN SCHEDULE

BY MICHAEL SPRAGUE

There is no bad time for happy hour in Pasadena.

Let me revise that.

The only bad time for a happy hour is when you

walk into a restaurant two minutes after it has ended.

Happy hours, like meals, are unifying. They fill in

life’s gaps, much like my therapist tells me I use selfdeprecating

humor and food to fill my emotional gaps. In

all seriousness, happy hour is a situational goldmine.

Whether for an after-work decompression session

with colleagues (in which you can use the end of happy

hour as cover for a graceful exit), or it’s just Wednesday

and you need some $5 drinks to help forget the previous

eight hours. If there is a restaurant that you have longingly

clamored to visit but the menu proves over budget, a happy

hour menu opens your social horizons.

Of course, happy hour is not merely an excuse

to drink. Some happy hour menus drop small

plate and appetizer prices so low that you

can try everything (been there: by 5:30 my

table is a landscape of white ceramic and

resembles a carnival game.)

In an effort to check all of the

boxes, I have scoured this wonderful

city for the essential happy hour

spots for every situation.

The “Accessible” Happy Hour

In an act of pure graciousness to foodies,

Alexander’s Steakhouse (alexanderssteakhouse.com),

arguably one of the

city’s finest culinary destinations, has a

gracious happy hour that puts their elevated

cuisine in reach of foodies whose palates are

in a higher bracket than their income. With a

sub-$20 wagyu burger ($16) smothered in a coffee

bacon jam, cheddar and fries paired with one of their

$5 craft beers, or plenty of $10 and below cocktails available

during happy hour, you’ve just ordered from a Michelin

starred family of restaurant for less than it costs to park in

most places. Alexander’s “social hour” is on the shorter side,

offered Monday through Friday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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The “Co-Worker Bonding”

Happy Hour

Hanging out with co-workers

outside of work can be tricky.

There is always the awkwardness

of separating

checks, feeling held hostage

if you are stuck in

a booth between people

you know nothing

more about than where

their cubicles are. And, of

course, with traditional seating it

can be difficult to move around and mingle with the office

mate with whom you share interests.

Hence, the perfect place to head for happy hour is

Congregation Ale House (congregationalehouse.com),

at the corner of Del Mar Boulevard and South Raymond

Avenue. The stained glass windowed house of beer whose

happy hour is referred to as “mass” — has a $2 discount

on their pub food and pizzas and $5 drink specials and

discounted pours. What makes Congregation the ideal

place for co-worker outings is the open floor space and

seating so you can easily shift away from the guy who

is venting a little too much. The tongue-in-cheek church

theme and alcohol lends itself to some potentially controversial

conversation which is always entertaining.

Most importantly the walk-up ordering system makes it

all-but-impossible for anyone to get forgetful when

it comes time to separate checks.

The “I’m Here to Eat

Happy Hour

A more recent addition to

the Pasadena world, Granville

(granville.net), has happy hour

hors d’oeuvres and small plates

on special and a range of dining

areas, including a rooftop

bar.

Here, there are all the

cocktail specials you could

ask for. But what makes Granville’s

happy hour the best (besides

the cool factor of the rooftop bar) is

their food options. All priced lower, their

decked out flatbreads are only $7, or you can go

the classy route with the smoked salmon spread and rye

chips for the same price. Or for less than most fast-food

meals, you can take in the chill atmosphere with the

happy-hour-priced $5 flourless chocolate cake, a delectable

treat whose praises I sang when I first reviewed the

place a few months ago.

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The “I Need to Forget” Happy Hour

Edwin Mills by Equator (edwinmills.com) holds a

special place in my heart. It was the first restaurant I covered

for the Pasadena Weekly and got day drunk on their

bottomless mimosas, served with a seemingly endless

variety of juices. They do not play around when it comes

to their drinks, so obviously their happy-hour deals are

going to be on another level.

Edwin Mills’ happy hour runs from 4 p.m. until closing

time. Specials change daily. On Mondays their alcohol and

appetizers are half-off. On Tuesdays you can catch live

music starting at 7 p.m. and $3 martinis, mixed drinks

and bottled beer.

On thirsty Thursdays, happy hour takes the “It’s five

o’clock somewhere” approach and starts at 11 a.m.

Bottom’s Up!

Alexander’s Steakhouse

111 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena

(626)486-1111

alexanderssteakhouse.com

Granville

270 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena

(626) 360-7633

granville.net

Edwin Mills by Equator

22 Mills Place, Pasadena

(626) 564-8656

edwinmills.com

Congregation Ale House

300 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena

(626) 403-2337

congregationalehouse.com


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DINING &

ENTERTAINMENT

DIRECTORY

626 NIGHT MARKET

626nightmarket.com

BRING ON THE MEMORIES. Whether you spent your childhood at night markets

in Asia, met your true love at one of our events in California or decided

to have FWBs (Food With Benefits) forever, bring on the memories and create

new ones with our 8th season! Our events feature a diverse offering of food

and shopping vendors, live performances and music on our Entertainment

Stage, an Art Walk, games and activities for the whole family.

A NOISE WITHIN

3352 E. Foothill Blvd.

(626) 356-3100

Don’t miss A Noise Within’s 2019-2020 “They Played With Fire” Season

that embraces the incandescent power of change. Their productions for the

season are peopled with formidable characters—torches in hand—willing

to either burn down the house or build a mansion of possibility. This fall

features the California Premiere of Nick Dear’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s

Frankenstein (Aug. 11 – Sept. 8), Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s Gem

of the Ocean (Sept. 22 – Nov. 16), and Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning

play Buried Child (Oct. 13 – Nov. 23). A Noise Within has been called “an

oasis for those who love classic stories” by Los Angeles Times and truly

delivers CLASSIC THEATRE, MODERN MAGIC. Tickets available at www.

anoisewithin.org

ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE

111 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena

(626) 486-1111

alexanderssteakhouse.com

Alexander’s Steakhouse welcomes you to experience American steakhouse

cuisine with an innovative and elegant global inspiration. Our menu features

Certified Angus Beef from the Mid-West, corn-fed and dry-aged for 28 days

for unparalleled flavor. We take pride in serving the fi nest and most luxurious

ingredients available including authentic Japanese wagyu beef. The expansive

wine selection at Alexander’s Steakhouse is designed to perfectly compliment

this modern twist on an American classic.

THE ARBOUR

527 S. Lake Ave., Suite 120 in Pasadena

thearbourpasadena.com

A farm to table fine dining restaurant focusing on local ingredients and

exceptional service, “The Arbour” pays homage to the building it is housed in

while also sticking to the theme of a true California restaurant. Chef Gresik

has centered the menu on local farms to create seasonal menus that ensure

all ingredients are robust in flavor. The Arbour also prides itself in offering

an extensive California centric wine list along with hand crafted cocktails.

Whether you’re enjoying an exquisite meal in the dining room, savoring a bite

on the enclosed patio, relaxing with a hand crafted cocktail at the bar or having

a memorable moment in the private “California” dining room, The Arbour

will always deliver exceptional quality that you can taste and experience.

THE CHICKEN KOOP

101 W. Main St., Alhambra

thecheckenkoop.com

The Chicken Koop, a fast casual concept that invites diners to kick back and

enjoy a high quality American Classic twist. Relaxed, Modern & Fun environment.

Our family is big, loud, and opinionated, but one thing we agree on is

that we love to eat. The Chicken Koop, good food quality and good customer

service is what we strive for. Our simply roasted chicken with a variety of

fresh homemade dipping sauces will wet your palates and guarantee to make

your mouth water for more. There’s something for everyone, so from our

family to yours, “Come over! It’s time to eat!”

CLUB 54

54 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 793-0608

club54lounge.com

Thank You for making us the No. 1 rated dance club in Old Town Pasadena.

Experience Club 54’s three levels of music, food, and fully stocked bars. VIP

seating in spacious booths and bottle service are available upon request.

Come in and be part of the buzz. Contact us for corporate or private events.

Must be 21 to enter

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KABUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

(626) 568-9310

3539 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 351-8963

kabukirestaurants.com

Kabuki is a full-service, casual Japanese restaurant chain with 18 locations in

Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas. The restaurants showcase traditional

and innovative Japanese cuisine, creative cocktails and contemporary interior

designs. The menu is led by R&D Director and Executive Corporate Chef Masa

Kurihara and offers dishes for the adventurous sushi-lover to the vegetarian

diner. The beverage program features classic cocktails, wine and beer, as well

as inventive sake libations. The perfect spot for Happy Hour, date night and

your next family meal. Look for the Red Mask.

MARGARITA’S

155 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 449-4224

margaritaspasaena.com

The name may say Margaritas, but this is a full-service Mexican restaurant.

Tortillas are made by hand daily, and the weekday Buffet Brunch allows you to

quickly and inexpensively eat to your heart’s content. Yes, the margaritas are

to die for. Also open for Sunday brunch.

OUE SKYSPACE LA

633 West 5th Street, Los Angeles on the 70th fl oor of the iconic U.S.

Bank Tower.

(213) 894-900

OUE-Skyspace.com

Located in the center of the creative capital of the world, see how Los Angeles

is home to some of the most iconic films and TV shows, discover the many

musicians and bands who started their careers here, check out memorabilia

from your favorite LA sports team that will impress any fan and see a side of

LA you didn’t know. Once you arrive at the top, come take in the 360-degree

skyline views from California’s tallest open-air terraces and engage with interactive

technology to discover little-known facts that will enhance the skyline

view. You can also unlock augmented reality experiences throughout that

come to life right through your phone on the Skyspace APP. If you’re looking

for a thrill, ride the 45-foot all-glass Skyslide nearly 1,000 ft. above downtown

LA or soak in the sun and sip locally sourced wine and beer. Plan your trip

this summer by using promo code PASADENA19 at OUE-Skyspace.com

PASADENA CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKET

(626) 449-0179

pasadenafarmersmarket.org.

Tuesdays-Villa Parke Community Center

Saturdays -Victory Park

Enjoy fresh local fruits, vegetables and farm products! If you have never been

to a farmers’ market, you are in for a real treat. You’ll love the experience of

buying directly from the farmer that grows the food. What you’ll love even

more is the fresh, delicious taste of locally grown, nutritious fruits, vegetables

and farm products. Our certified vendors only sell what they grow. Or, to put

it another way, they won’t sell you anything that they did not grow. You know

where your food came from and who grew it for you! ATM for market’s tokens

on site and EBT accepted. Open rain or shine.

THE ARBOUR

527 S. Lake Ave., Suite 120 in Pasadena

thearbourpasadena.com

A farm to table fine dining restaurant focusing on local ingredients and

exceptional service, “The Arbour” pays homage to the building it is housed in

while also sticking to the theme of a true California restaurant. Chef Gresik

has centered the menu on local farms to create seasonal menus that ensure

all ingredients are robust in flavor. The Arbour also prides itself in offering

an extensive California centric wine list along with hand crafted cocktails.

Whether you’re enjoying an exquisite meal in the dining room, savoring a bite

on the enclosed patio, relaxing with a hand crafted cocktail at the bar or having

a memorable moment in the private “California” dining room, The Arbour

will always deliver exceptional quality that you can taste and experience.

THE CHICKEN KOOP

101 W. Main St., Alhambra

thecheckenkoop.com

The Chicken Koop, a fast casual concept that invites diners to kick back and

enjoy a high quality American Classic twist. Relaxed, Modern & Fun environment.

Our family is big, loud, and opinionated, but one thing we agree on is

that we love to eat. The Chicken Koop, good food quality and good customer

service is what we strive for. Our simply roasted chicken with a variety of

fresh homemade dipping sauces will wet your palates and guarantee to make

your mouth water for more. There’s something for everyone, so from our

family to yours, “Come over! It’s time to eat!” ■

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EAT • DRINK • PLAY

— IDEA GUIDE —

The following list (including select “Best of Pasadena” awardees) should be helpful

in generating ideas of where best to Eat, Drink and Play in the Pasadena area!

EAT

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BEST RESTAURANT

2018 WINNER

DOG HAUS

105 N. HILL AVE., PASADENA

(626) 577-4287 DOGHAUS.COM

93 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA I (626) 683-0808

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

HOUSTON’S

320 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 577-6001 I HILLSTONE.COM/HOUSTONS

UNION

37 E. UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 795-5841 | UNIONPASADENA.COM

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

2018 WINNER

THE ARBOUR

527 S. LAKE AVE. SUITE 120, PASADENA

(626) 396-4925 | THEARBOURPASADENA.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

NICK’S PASADENA

336 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 787-1444 | NICKSRESTAURANTS.COM

MERCADO

140 S. LAKE AVE., NO. 101, PASADENA

626-345-5778 | COCINASYCALAVERAS.COM

BEST CHEF

2018 WINNER

CLAUD BELTRAN

PERRY’S BY CLAUD BELTRAN

928 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 898-7900 | DUSIT.COM/

BACCHUS’ KITCHEN

1384 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 594-6377 | BACCHUSKITCHEN.COM

THE EATERY ON ALLEN

488 N. ALLEN AVE., PASADENA

(626) 688-7256 | EATERYONALLEN.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BRUCE KALMAN

UNION

37 E. UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 795-5841 | UNIONPASADENA.COM

ANTHONY BAR

FAUBOURG

74 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., SIERRA MADRE

(626) 836-5700 | DINEFAUBOURG.COM

IAN GRESIK

THE ARBOUR

527 S. LAKE AVE., SUITE 120, PASADENA

(626) 396-4925 | THEARBOURPASADENA.COM

BEST RESTAURANT STAFF

2018 WINNER

TOM’S FAMOUS FAMILY RESTAURANT

1130 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA

EAT • DRINK • PLAY PASADENA WEEKLY

(626) 577-7717 | TOMSFAMOUS.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN

168 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 639-6818 | TRUEFOODKITCHEN.COM

PASADENA SANDWICH COMPANY

259 SIERRA MADRE VILLA AVE., NO.102, PASADENA

(626) 578-1616

PASADENASANDWICHCOMPANY.COM

LA GRANDE ORANGE CAFÉ

260 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 356-4444 | LGOSTATIONCAFE.COM

BEST BUSINESS LUNCH

2018 WINNER

SMITTY’S GRILL

110 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 792-9999 | SMITTYSGRILL.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

ALL INDIA CAFÉ

39 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 440-0309 | ALLINDIACAFECA.COM

NICK’S PASADENA

336 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 787-1444 | NICKSRESTAURANTS.COM

BEST CHEAP EATS

2018 WINNER

LUCKY BOY

640 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 793-0120 | LUCKYBOYBURGERS.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

TOPS ON WALNUT

1792 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA

(626) 584-0244 | TOPSBURGER.COM

BLAZE PIZZA

667 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 802-5352 | BLAZEPIZZA.COM

TOM’S FAMOUS FAMILY RESTAURANT

1130 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA

(626) 577-7717 | TOMSFAMOUS.COM

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

2018 WINNER

LA GRANDE ORANGE CAFÉ

260 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 356-4444 | LGOSTATIONCAFE.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

THE RAYMOND 1886

1250 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 441-3136 I THERAYMOND.COM

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN

168 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 639-6818 I TRUEFOODKITCHEN.COM

URBAN PLATES

1250 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 441-3136 | THERAYMOND.COM

BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

2018 WINNER

THE RAYMOND 1886

1250 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 441-3136 | THERAYMOND.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

CAFE SANTORINI

64 W UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 564-4200 | CAFESANTORINI.COM

PARKWAY GRILL

510 S ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 795-1001 | THEPARKWAYGRILL.COM

BEST SPECIAL OCCASION DINING

2018 WINNER

PARKWAY GRILL

510 S ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 795-1001 | THEPARKWAYGRILL.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE

111 N. LOS ROBLES AVE., PASADENA

(626) 486-1111 I ALEXANDERSSTEAKHOUSE.COM

THE RAYMOND 1886

1250 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 441-3136 | THERAYMOND.COM

BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT

2018 WINNER

KABUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

88 W. COLORADO BLVD. PASADENA

(626) 568-9310 I KABUKIRESTAURANTS.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

TOPS ON WALNUT

1792 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA

(626) 584-0244 | TOPSBURGER.COM

BEST LATE NIGHT SNACK

2018 WINNER

KING TACO

45 N. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 792-0405 | KINGTACO.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

TOPS ON WALNUT

1792 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA

(626) 584-0244 | TOPSBURGER.COM

PLATE 38

2361 E. COLORADO BLVD, PASADENA

(626) 793-7100 | PLATE38.COM

BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH

2018 WINNER

THE TERRACE RESTAURANT AT THE LANGHAM

HUNTINGTON

1401 S. OAK KNOLL AVE., PASADENA

(626) 568-3900

LANGHAMHOTELS.COM/PASADENA

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

MARSTON’S RESTAURANT

151 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA

(626) 796-2549 I MARSTONRESTAURANT.COM

EDWIN MILLS BY EQUATOR

22 MILLS PLACE, PASADENA

(626) 564-8656 | EDWINMILLS.COM

BEST ARMENIAN FOOD

2018 WINNER

ZANKOU CHICKEN

1296 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 405-1502 | ZANKOUCHICKEN.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

RAFFI’S CATERING AND BANQUET

3887 E. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 351-0900

SAHARA MIDDLE EASTERN

RESTAURANT

2226 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 795-6900 I SAHARAPASADENA.COM

BEST ASIAN FUSION

2018 WINNER

DAISY MINT

1218 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 792-2999 | DAISYMINT.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BONE KETTLE

67 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 795-5702

BONEKETTLE.COM

SIERRA FUSION

120 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., SIERRA MADRE

(626) 355-3030

SIERRAFUSION.COM

BEST BAKERY

2018 WINNER

EURO PANE BAKERY

345 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA (WEST)

(626) 844-8804

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

85°C BAKERY CAFE

61 S. FAIR OAKS AVE. NO. 120, PASADENA

(626) 792-8585 | 85CBAKERYCAFE.COM

DOTS CUPCAKES

400 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 568-3687 | DOTSCUPCAKES.COM

SEED BAKERY

942 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 486-2115

SEEDBAKERYPASADENA.COM


• IDEA GUIDE •

BEST BBQ

2018 WINNER

GUS’S BBQ

808 FAIR OAKS AVE., SOUTH PASADENA

(626) 799-3251 | GUSSBBQ.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BONNIE B’S SMOKIN’ BBQ HEAVEN

1280 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 794-0132 | BONNIEBSSMOKIN.COM

ROBIN’S WOODFIRE BBQ

395 N. ROSEMEAD AVE., PASADENA

(626) 351-8885 | ROBINSBBQ.COM

BEST BREAKFAST

2018 WINNER

TOM’S FAMOUS FAMILY RESTAURANT

1130 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA

(626) 577-7717 | TOMSFAMOUS

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

RUSSELL’S

30 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA I (626) 578-1404

TWOHEY’S RESTAURANT

1224 N. ATLANTIC BLVD., ALHAMBRA

(626) 284-7387 | TOWHEYS.COM

SANDWICHES BY CONNAL

1505 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 794-5018

BEST BURGER

2018 WINNER

PIE ‘N BURGER

913 E. CALIFORNIA BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 795-1123 | PIENBURGER.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

DOG HAUS

105 N. HILL AVE., PASADENA

(626) 577-4287 | DOGHAUS.COM

93 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA I (626) 683-0808

ROUNDS PREMIUM BURGERS

46 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 304-9810 | ROUNDSBURGERS.COM

THE COUNTER PASADENA

140 SHOPPERS LANE, PASADENA

(626) 440-1008 | THECOUNTER.COM

BEST BURRITO

2018 WINNER

LUCKY BOY

640 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 793-0120 | LUCKYBOYBURGERS.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BURRITO EXPRESS

1597 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 798-0844

BURRITOEXPRESSPASADENA.COM

KING TACO

45 N. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 792-0405

KINGTACO.COM

BEST CALIFORNIA CUISINE

2018 WINNER

GREEN STREET RESTAURANT

146 SHOPPERS LANE, PASADENA

(626) 577-7170 I GREENSTREETRESTAURANT.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BISTRO 45

45 S. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 795-2478 | BISTRO45.COM

A GRANDE ORANGE CAFÉ

260 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 356-4444 | LGOSTATIONCAFE.COM

BEST CENTRAL AMERICAN FOOD

2018 WINNER

LA CARAVANA RESTAURANT

1306 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA I (626) 791-7378

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

MELY’S PUPUSERIA

863 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626)794-1776

MELYSPUPUSERIA.COM

BEST CHINESE FOOD

2018 WINNER

PANDA INN

3488 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-7300 | PANDAINN.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

YANG CHOW

3777 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 432-6868 | YANGCHOW.COM

LUNASIA DIM SUM HOUSE

239 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-8822 | LUNASIADIMSUMHOUSE.COM

BEST CUPCAKES

2018 WINNER

DOTS CUPCAKES

400 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 568-36787 | DOTSCUPCAKES.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

POLKATOTS CUPCAKES

720 N. LAKE AVE., NO. 3, PASADENA

(626) 798-3932 I POLKATOTSCUPCAKES.COM

VANILLA BAKE SHOP

88 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(323) 204-4075 | VANILLABAKESHOP.COM

BEST DELI/SANDWICHES

2018 WINNER

PASADENA SANDWICH COMPANY

259 SIERRA MADRE VILLA AVE. NO. 102,

PASADENA I (626) 578-1616

PASADENASANDWICHCOMPANY.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

UNION STREET SANDWICH CO.

109 E. UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 639-3575 | UNIONSANDWICH.COM

ROMA MARKET

918 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 797-7748 | ROMAMARKETS.COM

SANDWICHES BY CONNAL

1505 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 794-5018

BEST DESSERT

2018 WINNER

AMARA CHOCOLATE & COFFEE

55 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 744-1765 | AMARACHOCOLATE.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

DOTS CUPCAKES

400 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 568-36787 | DOTSCUPCAKES.COM

EUROPANE

345 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA (WEST)

(626) 844-8804

JULIENNE FINE FOODS

& CELEBRATIONS

2651 MISSION ST., SAN MARINO

(626) 441-2290 | JULIENNETOGO.COM

BEST DIM SUM

2018 WINNER

LUNASIA DIM SUM HOUSE

239 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-8822 I |UNASIADIMSUMHOUSE.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

DIN TAI FUNG

THE AMERICANA AT BRAND

177 CARUSO AVE., GLENDALE

(818) 551-5561 | DINTAIFUNGUSA.COM

BEST DUMPLINGS

2018 WINNER

DIN TAI FUNG

THE AMERICANA AT BRAND

177 CARUSO AVE., GLENDALE

(818) 551-5561 | DINTAIFUNGUSA.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

LUNASIA DIM SUM HOUSE

239 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-8822 I LUNASIADIMSUMHOUSE.COM

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SHADONG DUMPLINGS

80 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA I (626) 578-9777

BEST FRENCH FOOD

2018 WINNER

BISTRO 45

45 S. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 795-2478 | BISTRO45.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

FAUBOURG

74 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., SIERRA MADRE

(626) 836-5700 | DINEFAUBOURG.COM

MAISON AKIRA

713 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 796-9501 I MAISONAKIRA.NET

BEST FRIED CHICKEN

2018 WINNER

ROSCOE’S HOUSE OF

CHICKEN AND WAFFLES

830 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA I (626) 791-4890

ROSCOESCHICKENANDWAFFLES.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BRAISE & CRUMBLE

40 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 460-8600 I BRAISEANDCRUMBLE.COM

HONEYBIRD

714 FOOTHILL BLVD., LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE

(818) 415-0489 | HONEYBIRDLA.COM

BEST FROZEN YOGURT

2018 WINNER

YOGURTLAND

30 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 304-0808 | YOGURT-LAND.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

CHERRY ON TOP

1299 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 440-1299 | CHERRYONTOP.NET

BLOOMFIELD CREAMERY

1727 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626)714-7750 | BLOOMFIELDCREAMERY.COM

BEST GELATO

2018 WINNER

BULGARINI GELATO

749 E. ALTADENA DRIVE, ALTADENA

(626) 791-6174 | BULGARINIGELATO.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

HELLO GELATO

20 E. COLORADO BLVD., SUITE 101,

PASADENA I (626) 744-1788

SWEDISH SCOOPS

26 N. RAYMOND AVE.

PASADENA I 626-365-1565

BEST GRILLED CHEESE

2018 WINNER

MELT IT!

105 N. HILL AVE., PASADENA

(626) 793-7002 | AGRILLEDCHEESECO.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

GINGER CORNER MARKET

217 S. MICHIGAN AVE., PASADENA

(626) 795-2447 | GINGERCORNERMARKET.COM

TWOHEY’S RESTAURANT

1224 N. ATLANTIC BLVD., ALHAMBRA

(626) 284-7387 | TOWHEYS.COM

BEST HEALTH/ORGANIC FOOD

2018 WINNER

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN

168 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 639-6818

TRUEFOODKITCHEN.COM/PASADENA

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

REAL FOOD DAILY

899 E. DEL MAR BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 844-8900 | REALFOODDAILYLA.COM

OH HAPPY DAYS

2283 LAKE AVE., ALTADENA I (626) 797-0383

BEST HOT DOG

2018 WINNER

DOG HAUS

105 N. HILL AVE., PASADENA

(626) 577-4287 | DOGHAUS.COM

93 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA I (626) 683-0808

410 E. MAIN ST., ALHAMBRA I (626) 282-4287

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

PERRY’S JOINT

2051 LINCOLN AVE., PASADENA

(626) 798-4700 I PERRYSJOINT.COM

THE SLAW DOGS

720 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 808-9777 I SLAWDOGSPASADENA.COM

BEST ICE CREAM

2018 WINNER

CARMELA ICE CREAM

2495 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 797-1405 | CARMELAICECREAM.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

AFTER’S ICE CREAM

1265 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA

AFTERSICECREAM.COM

36 W. MAIN ST., ALHAMBRA

BLOOMFIELD CREAMERY (TIE)

1727 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626)714-7750 | BLOOMFIELDCREAMERY.COM

FOSSELMAN’S ICE CREAM CO.

1824 W. MAIN ST., ALHAMBRA

(626) 282-6533 | FOSSELMANS.COM

MOTHER MOO CREAMERY (TIE)

17 KERSTING COURT, SIERRA MADRE

(626) 355-9650 | MOTHERMOO.COM

BEST INDEPENDENT COFFEE HOUSE

2018 WINNER

JONES COFFEE ROASTERS

693 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 564-9291 | THEBESTCOFFEE.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

AMARA CHOCOLATE & COFFEE

55 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 744-1765 | AMARACHOCOLATE.COM

JAMESON & BROWN COFFEE ROASTERS

260 ALLEN AVE., PASADENA

626) 395-7585 | .JAMESONBROWN.COM

LAVENDER & HONEY ESPRESSO BAR

1383 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 529-5571

LAVENDERANDHONEYESPRESSO.COM

BEST INDIAN FOOD

2018 WINNER (TIE)

MINT LEAF INDIAN CUISINE

2535 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 460-8776 I MINTLEAFPASADENA.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

ALL INDIA CAFÉ

39 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 440-0309 | ALLINDIACAFE.CA.COM

NEW DELHI PALACE

950 E. COLORADO BLVD. NO. 250, PASADENA

(626) 405-0666

NEWDELHIPALACEPASADENA.COM

BEST ITALIAN FOOD

2018 WINNER

CELESTINO RISTORANTE & BAR

141 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 795-4006 I CELESTINOPASADENA.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

DOMENICO’S

2411 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 797-6459

ORIGINALDOMENICOS.COM

GALE’S RESTAURANT

452 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 432-6705 | GALESRESTAURANT.COM

TARANTINO’S PIZZERIA

784 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 796-7836 | TARANTINOSPASADENA.COM

BEST JAPANESE FOOD/SUSHI

2018 WINNER

KABUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

88 W. COLORADO BLVD. PASADENA

(626) 568-9310 I KABUKIRESTAURANTS.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

OBA SUSHI IZAKAYA

181 E. GLENARM ST., PASADENA

(626) 799-8543 | OBASUSHI.COM

OSAWA SUSHI

77 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 683-1150T | HEOSAWAS.COM

SUGARFISH BY SUSHI NOZAWA

146 S. LAKE AVE., NO. 108, PASADENA

(626) 298-8386 | SUGARFISHSUSHI.COM

BEST KOREAN FOOD

2018 WINNER

CHRIS’ KOREAN BBQ

2063 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 796-9604KOREANBBQPASADENA.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

SEOUL KOREAN BARBECUE

122 N. SAN FERNANDO BLVD., BURBANK

(818) 559-5578 | SEOULKOREANBBQ.NET

SOH GRILL HOUSE

27 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 714-7760 I SOHGRILLHOUSE.COM

BEST LOCAL BREWERY

2018 WINNER

CONGREGATION ALE HOUSE

300 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 403-2337 | CONGREGATIONALEHOUSE.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

CRAFTSMAN BREWING CO.

1260 LINCOLN AVE., PASADENA

(626) 296-2537 | CRAFTSMANBREWING.COM

EAGLE ROCK BREWERY

3056 ROSWELL ST., LOS ANGELES

(323) 257-7866 | EAGLEROCKBREWERY.COM

BEST LOCAL JUICE BAR

2018 WINNER

PRESSED JUICERY

59 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 696-3593 | PRESSEDJUICERY.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

NEKTER JUICE BAR

345 S. LAKE AVE., NO. 110, PASADENA

(818) 928-3300 | NEKTERJUICEBAR.COM

KREATON ORGANIC JUICERY (TIE)

167 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 314-3407 | KREATIONJUICE.COM

MOVITA JUICE BAR (TIE)

2335 E. COLORADO BLVD., SUITE 130, PASADENA

(626) 460-8926

MOVITAJUICEBAR.COM

BEST LOCAL PIZZA

2018 WINNER

THE LUGGAGE ROOM PIZZERIA

260 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 356-4440 | THELUGGAGEROOM.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BLAZE PIZZA

667 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 440-7358 I BLAZEPIZZA.COM

SETTEBELLO PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA

625 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 765-9550 I SETTEBELLO.NET

MAMMA’S BRICK OVEN PIZZA & PASTA

710 FAIR OAKS AVE., SO. PASADENA

(626) 799-1344 | MAMMASBRICKOVEN.COM

BEST MEDITERRANEAN FOOD

2018 WINNER

CAFÉ SANTORINI

64 W UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 564-4200 I AFESANTORINI.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

MEDITERRANEAN CAFÉ

273 SHOPPERS LANE, PASADENA I (626) 793-8844

KOKOSMEDITERRANEANCAFÉ.COM

SAHARA MIDDLE EASTERN

RESTAURANT

2226 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 795-6900 | SAHARAPASADENA.COM

BEST MEXICAN FOOD

2018 WINNER

MIJARES MEXICAN RESTAURANT

145 PALMETTO DRIVE, PASADENA

(626) 792-2763 I MIJARESRESTAURANT.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

EL PORTAL RESTAURANT

695 E. GREEN ST, PASADENA

(626) 795-8553 I ELPORTALRESTAURANT.COM

MARGARITA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

155 S. ROSEMEAD BLVD., PASADENA,

(626) 449-4193 | MARGARITASPASADENA.COM

URBANO MEXICAN KITCHEN

147 W. CALIFORNIA BLVD., PASADENA

626-578-1160 | URBANOMEXICANKITCHEN.COM

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD

2018 WINNER

RAFFI’S CATERING AND BANQUET

3887 E. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 351-0900

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

SAHARA MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT

2226 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 795-6900 | SAHARAPASADENA.COM

BEST POKE

2018 WINNER

POKE SALAD BAR

12 W COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 304-3100 | POKESALADPASADENA.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BAY POKE

2345 E. COLORADO BLVD., NO 195, PASADENA

(626) 219-6380 | BAYPOKE.COM

STRAYCAT POKE & DESSERT

62 W. UNION ST., NO.1, PASADENA I (626) 639-3500

BEST RAMEN

2018 WINNER

RAMEN TATSUNOYA

16 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 432-1768

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

MODAN ARTISANAL RAMEN

700 FAIR OAKS AVE., SUITE G, SOUTH PASADENA

(626) 799-2878

NOODLE WORLD

24 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 585-5885 | NOODLEWORLD.COM

BEST SALAD

2018 WINNER

GREEN STREET RESTAURANT

146 SHOPPERS LANE, PASADENA I (626) 577-7170

GREENSTREETRESTAURANT.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

TENDER GREENS

621 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 405-1511 | TENDERGREENS.COM

145 N. BRAND BLVD., GLENDALE

(818) 459-4850

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URBAN PLATES

269 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 800-4448 I URBANPLATES.COM

BEST SEAFOOD

2018 WINNER

CAMERON’S SEAFOOD

1978 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-3474 I CAMERONS4FISH.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

FISHWIVES

88 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 219-6199 | WWW.FISHWIVES.COM

ROY’S RESTAURANT

641 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 356-4066 | ROYSRESTAURANT.COM

BEST SOUL FOOD

2018 WINNER

BIG MAMA’S RIB SHACK

1453 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 797-1792 I BIGMAMASPASADENA.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BONNIE B’S SMOKIN’ BBQ HEAVEN

1280 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 794-0132 I BONNIEBSSMOKIN.COM

ROSCOE’S HOUSE OF CHICKEN AND WAFFLES

830 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 791-4890

ROSCOESCHICKENANDWAFFLES.COM

BEST SOUTH AMERICAN FOOD

2018 WINNER

MALBEC ARGENTINIAN CUISINE

1001 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 683-0550 | MALBECCUISINE.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

1810 ARGENTINEAN RESTAURANT

121 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 795-5658 | 1810RESTAURANT.COM

AMARA CHOCOLATE & COFFEE

55 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 744-1765 I AMARACHOCOLATE.COM

BEST SPANISH FOOD

2018 WINNER

MALBEC ARGENTINIAN CUISINE

1001 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 683-0550 | MALBECCUISINE.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

MERCADO

140 S. LAKE AVE., SUITE 101, PASDENA

(626) 345-5778 | COCINASYCALAVERAS.COM

BAR CELONA

38 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 405-1000 | BARCELONAPASADENA.COM

BEST STEAKHOUSE

2018 WINNER

ARROYO CHOP HOUSE

536 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 577-7463 I ARROYOCHOPHOUSE.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE -

111 N. LOS ROBLES AVE., PASADENA

(626) 486-1111 I ALEXANDERSSTEAKHOUSE.COM

FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR

179 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 639-0490 | FLEMINGSSTEAKHOUSE.COM

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

369 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 583-8122 I RUTHSCHRIS.COM

BEST TACO

2018 WINNER

KING TACO

45 N. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 792-0405 I KINGTACO.COM

117 E. BROADWAY, GLENDALE I (818) 409-0172

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

LA ESTRELLA

502 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 792-8559

330 E. ORANGE GROVE BLVD., PASADENA

LOS TACOS

1 W. CALIFORNIA BLVD., SUITE 211, PASADENA

(626) 795-9291 I LOSTACOSPASADENA.COM

BEST TEA ROOM

2018 WINNER

THE HUNTINGTON ROSE

GARDEN TEA ROOM

1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO

(626) 405-2236 I HUNTINGTON.ORG/DINING

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BIRD PICK TEA & HERB

10 S. DELACEY AVE., PASADENA

(626) 773-4372 I BIRDPICK.COM

CHADO TEA ROOM

79 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 431-2832 I CHADOTEA.COM

BEST THAI FOOD

2018 WINNER

SALADANG

363 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 793-8123 | SALADANG-THAI.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

DAISY MINT

1218 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 792-2999 | DAISYMINT.COM

PRESIDENT THAI

363 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 793-8123 | SALADANG-THAI.COM

BEST VEGETARIAN FOOD

2018 WINNER

VEGGIE GRILL

200 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 535-9561 | VEGGIEGRILL.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

ALL INDIA CAFÉ

39 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 440-0309 | ALLINDIACAFE.CA.COM

REAL FOOD DAILY

899 E. DEL MAR BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 844-8900 | REALFOODDAILYLA.COM

SAGE BISTRO

41 HUGUS ALLEY, PASADENA

(626) 564-8111| SAGEVEGANBISTRO.COM

MY VEGAN

633 S. ARROYO PKWY., PASADENA

(626) 578-9017 I MYVEGANRESTAURANT.COM

BEST VIETNAMESE

2018 WINNER

SAIGON NOODLE RESTAURANT

28 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 796-9378

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

PASADENA NOODLE & GRILL

2335 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 792-1893 I PASADENANOODLE.COM

BEST WINGS

2018 WINNER

BUFFALO WILD WINGS

1000 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 993-6400 | BUFFALOWILDWINGS.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

HOT WINGS CAFÉ

89 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 449-9055

HOTWINGSCAFE.NET

314 N. BRAND BLVD., GLENDALE I (818) 247-4455

ROCCO’S TAVERN

44 W. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 765-6810 | ROCCOSTAVERN.COM

WINGSTOP

1279 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 798-2800 I WINGSTOP.COM

1709 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 578-946

DRINK

BEST BAR

2018 WINNER

LUCKY BALDWINS

17 S. RAYMOND AVE.

(626) 795-0652 | LUCKYBALDWINS.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BLIND DONKEY

53 E. UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 486-2379

THEBLINDDONKEY.COM/PASADENA

KINGS ROW GASTROPUB

20 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-3010 | KINGSROWPUB.COM

BEST BARTENDER

2018 WINNER

STEPHANIE DELGADO, NOOR

260 E. COLORADO BLVD. A209, PASADENA

(626) 793-4518 I NOOREVENTS.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

JOHN DARDON, 38 DEGREES ALE

HOUSE & GRILL

110 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 408-5544 I 38DEGREESALEHOUSE.COM

BEST BEER SELECTION

2018 WINNER

LUCKY BALDWINS

17 S. RAYMOND AVE.

(626) 795-0652 | LUCKYBALDWINS.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

CONGREGATION ALE HOUSE

300 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 403-2337

CONGREGATIONALEHOUSE.COM

YARD HOUSE

330 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 577-9273 I YARDHOUSE.COM

BEST COCKTAILS

2018 WINNER

1886 BAR AT THE RAYMOND

1250 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 441-3136 | THERAYMOND.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

MAGNOLIA HOUSE

492 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 584-1126 I THEMAGHOUSE.COM

PARKWAY GRILL

510 S. ARROYO PKWY., PASADENA

(626) 795-1001 I THEPARKWAYGRILL.COM

BEST COMEDY CLUB

2018 WINNER

ICE HOUSE

24 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 577-1894 I ICEHOUSECOMEDY.COM

BEST DIVE BAR

2018 WINNER

FREDDIE’S 35ER BAR

12 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 356-931535 | 35ERBAR.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

THE COLORADO BAR

2640 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 449-3485

FACEBOOK.COM/THECOLORADOBAR

THE RANCHO BAR

2485 N. LAKE AVE., ALTADENA

(626) 798-7634 I RANCHOBARALTADENA.COM

BEST HAPPY HOUR

2018 WINNER

KABUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

88 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 568-9310 I KABUKIRESTAURANT.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

PAUL MARTIN’S AMERICAN GRILL

455 S. LAKE AVE., SUITE 102,

PASADENA

(626) 773-7600

ROY’S RESTAURANT

641 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 356-4066 I ROYSRESTAURANT.COM

WE OLIVE AND WINE BAR

32 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 787-1000 I WEOLIVE.COM/

YARD HOUSE

330 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 577-9273 I YARDHOUSE.COM

BEST MARGARITAS

2018 WINNER

MIJARES

145 PALMETTO DRIVE, PASADENA

(626) 792-2763 I MIJARESRESTAURANT.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

EL CHOLO

PASEO COLORADO, 300 E. COLORADO

BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 795-5800

EL PORTAL

695 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 795-8553 I ELPORTALRESTAURANT.COM

BEST PUB GRUB

2018 WINNER

LUCKY BALDWINS

17 S. RAYMOND AVE.

(626) 795-0652 | LUCKYBALDWINS.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

CONGREGATION ALE HOUSE

300 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 403-2337

CONGREGATIONALEHOUSE.COM

KINGS ROW GASTROPUB

20 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-3010 | KINGSROWPUB.COM

BEST SPORTS BAR

2018 WINNER

ROCCO’S TAVERN

44 W. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 765-6810 I ROCCOSTAVERN.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BUFFALO WILD WINGS

1000 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 993-6400 I BUFFALOWILDWINGS.COM

T. BOYLE’S TAVERN

37 N. CATALINA AVE., PASADENA

(626) 578-0957 I TBOYLESTAVERN.COM

BEST WINE SELECTION

2018 WINNER

EVERSON ROYCE

155 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 765-9334 I EVERSONROYCE.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

MONOPOLE

21 S. EL MOLINO AVE., PASADENA

(626) 577-9463 I MONOPOLEWINE.COM

VERTICAL WINE BAR

70 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 795-3999 I VERTICALWINEBISTRO.COM

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BEST ART GALLERY

2018 WINNER

HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS,

AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO

(626) 405.2100 HUNTINGTON.ORG

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

145 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 792-5101 | ARMORYARTS.ORG

NORTON SIMON MUSEUM

411 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 449.6840 | NORTONSIMON.ORG

BEST CULTURAL FESTIVAL

PASADENA ARTWALK

PLAYHOUSEDISTRICT.ORG/CALENDAR-OF-

EVENTS/ARTWALK

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

ARTNIGHT PASADENA

ARTNIGHTPASADENA.ORG

LATINO HERITAGE PARADE

PASADENALATINOHERITAGEPARADE.ORG

BEST COMEDY CLUB

2018 WINNER

ICE HOUSE

24 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 577-1894 I ICEHOUSECOMEDY.COM

BEST KIDS/FAMILY FUN SPOT

2018 WINNER

KIDSPACE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

480 N. ARROYO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 449-9144

KIDSPACEMUSEUM.ORG

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BROOKSIDE PARK

360 N. ARROYO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 744-7311

CI.PASADENA.CA.US/PUBLICWORKS/BROOK-

SIDE_PARK

HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS,

AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO

(626) 405.2100 I HUNTINGTON.ORG

BEST LIVE MUSIC BAR/CLUB

2018 WINNER

KINGS ROW GASTROPUB

20 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-3010 I KINGSROWPUB.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

EDWIN MILLS BY EQUATOR

22 MILLS PLACE, PASADENA

(626) 564-8656 | EDWINMILLS.COM

OLD TOWNE PUB

22 E. HOLLY ST., PASADENA

(626) 577-6583

THEOLDTOWNEPUB.COM

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE

2018 WINNER

THE ROSE AT PASEO

COLORADO

245 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(888) 645-5006

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

AMBASSADOR AUDITORIUM

131 S. ST. JOHN AVE., PASADENA

(626) 794-1199

THEAMBASSADORAUDITORIUM.ORG

BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS

CENTER

70 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 683-6801 | BOSTONCOURT.COM

COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE

2029 N. LAKE AVE., ALTADENA

(626) 798-6236

COFFEEGALLERY.COM

BEST MUSEUM

2018 WINNER

NORTON SIMON MUSEUM

411 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 449-6840

NORTONSIMON.ORG

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

PASADENA MUSEUM OF HISTORY

470 W. WALNUT ST., PASADENA

(626) 577-1660 | PASADENAHISTORY.ORG

USC PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM

46 N LOS ROBLES AVE, PASADENA

(626) 449-2742 I PACIFICASIANMUSEUM.COM

BEST LIVE THEATER VENUE

2018 WINNER

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

39 S. EL MOLINO AVE., PASADENA

(626) 356-7529

PASADENAPLAYHOUSE.ORG

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

A NOISE WITHIN

3352 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 356-3100 | ANOISEWITHIN.ORG

BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS

CENTER

70 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 683-6883

BOSTONCOURT.COM

PARSON’S NOSE

95 N. MARENGO AVE., PASADENA

(626) 403-7667 | PARSONSNOSE.COM

BEST LOCAL MUSICIAN

2018 WINNER

EMIKO

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

PAST ACTION HEROES

BEST MOVIE THEATER

2018 WINNER

ARCLIGHT

300 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 568-9651 | ARCLIGHTCINEMAS.COM

LAEMMLE’S PLAYHOUSE 7

673 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 844-6500 I LAEMMLE.COM/THEATERS/6

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

IPIC

42 MILLER ALLEY, PASADENA

(626) 639-2260 | IPICTHEATERS.COM

REGENCY THEATERS

1003 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 229-9400 | REGENCYMOVIES.COM

BEST PLACE TO DANCE

2018 WINNER

CLUB 54

54 E COLORADO BLVD, PASADENA

(626) 793-0608 I CLUB54LOUNGE.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

IXTAPA

119 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 304-1000 | CANTINAIXTAPA.COM

LINDYGROOVE

PASADENA MASONIC HALL

200 S. EUCLID AVE., PASADENA

(626) 795-5610 I PASADENAMASONIC.ORG

BEST PARK OUTDOOR RECREATION SPOT

2018 WINNER

EATON CANYON

ECNCA.ORG

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

BROOKSIDE PARK

360 N. ARROYO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 744-7311 | CI.PASADENA.CA.US

VICTORY PARK

2575 PALOMA ST., PASADENA

(626) 744-7500 | CI.PASADENA.CA.US

BEST LIVE MUSIC BAR/CLUB

2018 WINNER

KINGS ROW GASTROPUB

20 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-3010 | KINGSROWPUB.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

EDWIN MILLS

22 MILLS PLACE, PASADENA

(626) 564-8656 | EDWINMILLS.COM

OLD TOWNE PUB

22 E. HOLLY ST., PASADENA

(626) 577-6583

THEOLDTOWNEPUB.COM

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE

2018 WINNER

THE ROSE AT PASEO

COLORADO

245 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA I (888) 645-5006

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

AMBASSADOR AUDITORIUM

131 S. ST. JOHN AVE., PASADENA

(626) 794-1199

THEAMBASSADORAUDITORIUM.ORG

BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS

CENTER

70 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 683-6801 I BOSTONCOURT.COM

COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE

2029 N. LAKE AVE., ALTADENA

(626) 798-6236 I COFFEEGALLERY.COM

BEST LIVE THEATER VENUE

2018 WINNER

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

39 S. EL MOLINO AVE., PASADENA

(626) 356-7529 I PASADENAPLAYHOUSE.ORG

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

A NOISE WITHIN

3352 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 356-3100 I ANOISEWITHIN.ORG

BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS

CENTER

70 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 683-6883 I BOSTONCOURT.COM

PARSON’S NOSE

95 N. MARENGO AVE., PASADENA

(626) 403-7667 | PARSONSNOSE.COM

BEST MOVIE THEATER

2018 WINNER

ARCLIGHT

300 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 568-9651 I ARCLIGHTCINEMAS.COM

LAEMMLE’S PLAYHOUSE 7

673 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(310) 478-3836 I LAEMMLE.COM

2018 READER RECOMMENDED

IPIC

42 MILLER ALLEY, PASADENA

(626) 639-2260 I IPICTHEATERS.COM

REGENCY THEATERS

1003 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 229-9400 | REGENCYMOVIES.COM

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