Dining & Nightlife

Pasadena Skyline
There are hundreds of wonderful places to eat in Pasadena and many of them are a short walk from the Convention Center. Just across the street from the Exhibition Hall you’ll find everything from P.F. Chang’s Asian Bistro, to Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks, excellent dim sum, and a Subway sandwich shop. Head down Colorado Blvd to popular Lake Street and you’ll hit another eater’s paradise. Good options abound. Here are just a few of our personal favorites:


El Portal

An old time Pasadena favorite, serving Yucatan/Mexican classics.

695 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-8553

La Fiesta Grande

624 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-5577

Escuela Taqueria

Hidden down Miller Alley, this corner place has excellent tacos including pork belly, short rib and even serves breakfast!

One Colorado, 16 Miller Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 578-0646


Dog Haus Biergarten

Dog Haus is known for its high-end sausages, burgers and sliders, all served on Hawaiian bread. It has great outdoor seating, and plenty of beer and wine on tap.

93 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 683-0808

Edwin Mills

This is a Pasadena hidden gem, with great cocktails, food, and atmosphere.

22 Mills Pl, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 564-8656

Green Street

Known for serving classic American dining faire, Green Street is a little further away than some of the others on this list but located in a bustling area filled with lots of great restaurants.

146 Shoppers Lane, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 577-7170

King’s Row Gastropub

Offers an extensive beer selection and a smaller food menu. Great little outdoor dining area.

20 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 793-3010

Le Grande Orange Café

A Pasadena favorite, serving excellent Ahi tuna tacos. So good you might have to wait for a table!

260 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 356-4444


Go down the line to pick from a bevy of fresh made dishes at this busy cafeteria-style lunch spot. Located on busy Lake Avenue where shopping and restaurants abound.

146 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 304-7700

Russell’s Burgers

30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 578-1404

Slater’s 50/50 burger

Burgers made with 50% beef and 50% bacon? You betcha! A family friendly place with plenty of beers on tap, specialty burgers and bacon poutine.

61 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 765-9700

Tender Greens

Serves fresh salads with protein choices and excellent ginger soda!

621 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 405-1511

Umami Burger

Burgers and fries done with ultimate umami!

49 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 799-8626

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The Luggage Room Pizzeria

Literally in the same building as La Grande Orange, be prepared to wait at rush hour, which is most of the time!

260 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 356-4440


Sushi Roku

A favorite in Old Town!! Sushi Roku hosts an excellent happy hour with a wonderful atmosphere. You can’t beat the pear martinis.

One Colorado, 33 Miller Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 683-3000


88 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 568-9310

Gyu Kaku Japanese BBQ

Grill your own meats at this favorite local spot.

70 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 405-4842


Grandview Palace

Quick friendly service and large portions!

60 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 577-2888


Fine Dining

Maison Akira

Specializing in French/Japanese Fusion

713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 796-9501

Roy’s Restaurant

Hawaiian Asian fusion cuisine.

641 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 356-4066

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Old-school steak done right!

369 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 583-8122


Amara Chocolate & Coffee

An absolute FAVORITE. Family owned Venezuelan place with excellent coffee and sipping chocolates. Get a churro to go with it!  Small-ish interior but seats outside and worth any wait.

55 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 744-1765

The Coolhaus Shop

Make your own ice cream sandwich with multiple choices of ice cream and cookie.

59 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
(310) 424-5559

Pop Champagne and Dessert Bar

33 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 795-1295


Bird Pick Tea & Herb

A cute little spot to purchase teas from around the world and great gift items.

10 S De Lacey Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 773-4372

Chado Tea Room

79 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 431-2832

Copa Vida

Watch out for the hip crowd in this popular coffee spot. Free wi-fi makes for many a long stay!

70 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 213-3952

Intelligentsia Coffee

The most expensive coffee around… is it worth it? You be the judge! No matter what, you’ll be in people-watching heaven in this hip Old Town spot.

55 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 578-1270

Jones Coffee Roasters

A really fun spot with excellent coffee. It’s a bit of a walk from the Convention Center and doesn’t have much outside seating but the coffee is worth it!

693 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 657-8096

Urth Caffé

This place is always crowded! A bit of a walk from the Convention Center but sure to please everyone with an extensive menu of coffees, teas and food.

594 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 844-4644

Zona Rosa Caffe

15 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 793-2334

Beer, Wine, Cocktails

The Congregation Ale House

A classic drinking spot with tons of beers on tap, outside seating and a fun laid back atmosphere.
Specialty: Beer

300 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 403-2337

Everson Royce

This is more of a wine tasting room than wine shop, but it you want to buy a bottle – here’s your spot.
Specialty: Wine

155 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 765-9334

Lucky Baldwin’s

Classic Irish bar with all the trimmings.
Specialty: Beer

300 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 403-2337

Magnolia House

A great spot a little further away than other spots on this list. It serves cocktails, very shareable food, and a lovely open location.
Specialty: Cocktails

492 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 584-1126

The Speakeasy

Specialty: Cocktails

25 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 676-1205