Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lucky Baldwin's Delirium Pub


"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!


16 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good place for a Guinness.

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    1. It definitely is! Thanks for visiting, Stefan!

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  2. They get an A+ for a cool name and clever motto! :)
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    1. Hi Virginia! It's cool, and clever, for sure! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Ahhhh...next time I'm down south we'll have to meet up at Lucky Baldwin's!!!

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    1. That would be perfect!! I look forward to it!

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  4. Miss alike very much !

    Please have a good new week.

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    1. No pubs for you, Robert? Happy Monday to you, anyway! :)

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  5. I love the motto. They use that for a brewery here too, I guess it's become a popular (and a very good) sentiment! I love the bright Duvel banner and the coziness here.

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    1. I can see how a sentiment like this would catch on! It's definitely a cozy place, and cool in the summer. An all-weather place!

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  6. I was in a few plays in a basement theater next door to the Lucky Baldwin's in Old Town Pasadena. You can bet I spent some time there.

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    1. Was that the Knightsbridge? I still think I must have seen you in something there. BTW, my husband saw a Camelot Trucking vehicle today. :)

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    2. It was. I did several shows there (Measure4Measure, Anthony & Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus, and one other) when they were still in the basement of what is now the Scientology building!

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    3. Well, I definitely saw Shakespeare there! Didn't know it's a Scientology building now!

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  7. Previous to being Lucky Baldwins I believe this was briefly the Sierra Madre Brewing Company (which was before that located over on Montecito in the old ice house) and for years and years it was a fresh fish market back in the days when downtown was much more sleepy in nature.

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    1. Hi! You're correct. I enjoyed the SMBC in both locations. (Actually took a picture of the old ice house awhile back, to go with a post about it...) I seem to remember some pretty phenomenal taco nights on Montecito at that time. Oh, and that fish market was awesome, too - great fish and chips, and a fun sea captain stationed outside! Thanks for commenting - so fun to remember all this stuff!

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