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The Blind Donkey
Today 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM
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53 E Union St Pasadena, CA 91103
53 East Union StreetUSCaliforniaPasadena91103
$PubToday 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Saturday 1:00 PM – 2:00 AMSunday 1:00 PM – 2:00 AMMonday 4:00 PM – 2:00 AMTuesday 4:00 PM – 2:00 AMWednesday 4:00 PM – 2:00 AMThursday 4:00 PM – 2:00 AMFriday 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM
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An extensive menu of eclectic whiskeys plus beer & American bar bites in rustic, exposed-brick digs.- Google
"The atmosphere at the Blind Donkey is really chill."
"Great whiskey bar, excellent selection."
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Ben Castillo
a week ago
Super chill bar for any day after work happy hour. If you find yourself there on a Wednesday, play trivia!
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Mark Mintz
11 months ago
nice mixed drinks bar with a decent selection of beers. not much turnover but the selection is different than anywhere else. limited food but the fries are awesome. ok happy hour too
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Tara Carberry
11 months ago
Enjoy a flight of whiskey and play a game of shuffleboard! I've been here many times, and it is always a fun yet mellow atmosphere. A tad on the pricier side, compared to ther Old Town bars, but they do have a huge whiskey selection.
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Christine Tran
a year ago
One of my girlfriends and I explored Old Town Pasadena recently and The Blind Donkey was one on the list. We came in around 8ish on a Thursday and it wasn't too crowded, which I like. We were able to snag seats at the bar. Our bartender was really attentive and made sure we were taken care of. I had an Old Fashioned made with Templeton Rye and friend had a 2oz Bookers whiskey. I love how drinks were served with a big sphere of ice. They have a pretty big selection of scotch and whiskey, totally my type of bar. The atmosphere at the Blind Donkey is really chill. It's a great place to grab a drink with friend (s). They also made a bunch of tables including communal tables as well.
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Eric Skala
2 weeks ago
Great whiskey bar, excellent selection. Can get pretty crowded at night, guess that means good business!
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Mar Vy
11 months ago
I've been here a couple of times for Happy Hour, it is located in Old Town Pasadena. Their specialty is Whiskey but they also serve beers and cocktails. I came here with my friends on a Friday, around 5pm, it was fairly empty and quiet. Towards the evening around 9:30pm it started to get busy. The lights were dimmed, music got louder but the ambiance was still casual. My friends and I also had fun playing with the Shuffle Board that is located by the front entrance. This is one of the bars that my friends and I enjoy going to. ~Food~ I've tried the Triple Fried Fries and Garlic Parmesan Fries, nothing special about it. The Green Goddess Chicken Wrap is stuffed with lettuce, dressing, pieces of blue cheese and chicken; it also came with a side of fries. The chicken was tender and the wrap was soft. ~Drinks~ My favorite drink would be the Nick of Thyme. It has Buffalo Trace, Honey-Thyme Syrup, Lemon, Cock and Bull Ginger Beer. Another drink that I like is the Moscow Mule , it consist of Figure Vodka Kings Ginger, Bundaberg ginger beer and lime. If you like beer try the Ten Fidy by Older Blues. The flavor is a combination of chocolate and coffee. ~Rating~ ~Drinks/Ambience: 4 Stars / Food (based on what I've tasted): 3 Stars ~Notes~ ~Happy Hour is from Monday thru Friday, 4pm- 7pm Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-5pm ~$2 off select draft beers and $4 well drinks.
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Jaime Saenz
a year ago
The Blind Donkey is a bar in downtown Pasadena. This places is absurdly full during the weekends. As in shoulder to shoulder full. It's relatively clean and pretty well staffed. The doorman greeted us with a smile, and bartenders worked quickly to get us drinks. The staff was the only reason I was okay with this place.
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Gregory Geiger
a year ago
Best selection of whiskey in the area, maybe the county. Some bottles one cannot find outside the actual distillery, because the owners fly to the distillery to buy them. Food is limited, but very good. Beers are rotating 10 taps. The beers run the gamut from light pilsner, to ipa, to stout, to Belgian, to sour. From local breweries to hard to find exotics. Atmosphere can range from chill Sunday, to trivia busy Wednesday, to triple deep weekends. Service is good, but don't expect speed when they are busy. Its a small bar, so they have a hard time accommodating a big crowd. Go, it's a great place.
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