Known for its lively and charming Old Town, Pasadena is also home to some of the best bars in California. Use this list as inspiration for your next bar-hopping adventure.
Here’s the thing: you need a password to get into The Speakeasy. (Pro-tip: email them, ask other folks in line, or make friends with the bouncers.) Once you’re in, you’ll feel like the coolest person in Pasadena — not because of the password, but because of the amazing cocktails. A favorite is the Pot of Milk, which is exactly what it sounds like, except (of course) spiked.
The Speakeasy, 25 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 626 676 1205
One of the neighborhood’s staples, T. Boyles Tavern is to Pasadena what Cheers (Cheers) is to Boston, Massachusetts. It’s the perfect place to feel at home in Pasadena just by having a beer and maybe a burger.
T. Boyles Tavern, 37 N Catalina Ave, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 626 578 0957