"Think Globally. Drink Locally."
That's their motto, and it's a good one! I first went to the old Lucky Baldwin's in their original location in Pasadena, which was mainly a sandwich place. In 1996, according to their website, English owners David Farnsworth and Peggy Simonian took over the "run down business" and since that time they have certainly come a long way.
First, they opened "Lucky Baldwin's Pub" in a different location in Pasadena. It is a large venue, in one of the oldest buildings in the heart of Old Town, where soccer lovers and other sports enthusiasts gather regularly.
In 2005, the "Lucky Baldwin's Delirium Cafe," was opened here in Sierra Madre, in Kersting Court. It's a great place to go for lunch, dinner, or a drink. They even have a yummy English breakfast. My favorite lunch/dinner selection is their curry, but they also have many other choices, including hamburgers, fish and chips, or regular sandwiches.
A third location was recently opened. The "Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub," is on Colorado Boulevard, not far from Pasadena City College. I haven't been there yet, but I hear it's good. If it's anything like the one in Sierra Madre, with their 46 beers on tap, how could it not be good?
There's always some kind of beer celebration going on at Lucky Baldwin's, and right now Oktoberfest is in full swing. I had lunch there last week, and it's a mellow place, where adults can have a beer, but kids are welcome, too. The staff is friendly, the vibe is casual, and the beer is cold. You really can't go wrong - Check it out!