Cheeseburger Crawls

You can maximize your Cheeseburer Week experience by organizing friends in a Cheeseburger Crawl. Get some friends together and visit three or four participating restaurants to sample their burgers. Order one burger and split it three or four ways, then do the same at the next place.

You can organize your own itinerary, or follow one of our suggested routes.

Enjoy the Traditional Pasadena Cheeseburger Crawl:

  • Start at Pie ‘n Burger at 913 East California for a burger recognized nationwide as one of the best.
  • A couple of blocks up Lake Avenue, stop in for a burger at Dupar’s at 214 South Lake Avenue.
  • Stop by Jakes Pasadena at 38 West Colorado in Old Pasadena, then
  • Finish up at Clearman’s Galley at 7215 Rosemead Boulevard (just south of Huntington Drive). They have a full bar, as well.
Take the Old Pasadena White Table Cloth Burger Crawl (Park your car, this one is on foot — and can include drinks):
  • Start at a|k|a An American Bistro at 41 Hugus Alley near the corner of DeLacey and Union Street with their Certified Angus Burger. (Try a signature cocktail, while you’re there.)
  • Take a few steps to the west and stop in for an delicious burger (and maybe a cocktail) at Salt Lounge at iPic Theaters at 44 Miller Alley.
  • Hop over to 70 North Raymond Avenue and up the stairs to Vertical Wine Bistro to taste one of Chef Laurent Quenioux’s creations. (Vertical has a great wine list and a full bar with a number of signature cocktails to sample, as well.)
  • Finish up at POP Champagne and Dessert Bar where you can split an order of sliders or share a full-sized burger. (Enjoy a glass of wine, champagne or a specially crafted champagne drink, too) and enjoy a delicious dessert to finish off your burger-full evening.
Try the Lake Avenue Burger Crawl:
  • Start at The Counter for a build-your-own-burger delight. (You can enjoy a glass of wine or beer with your burger, too.)
  • RIght next door at Green Street Restaurant (146 Shopper’s Lane) you can have a cocktail, taste of wine or beer as you enjoy a tasty Pimento Cheese Burger at one of Pasadena’s favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner destinations.
  • Head down Lake to Trattoria Neapolis where, in addition to burgers on the happy hour menu, you can get craft cocktails and Italian delicacies (if you want a break from burgers).
  • Finish up at newly opened Del Frisco’s Grill at 150 South Lake Avenue for a gourmet experience.
Designate a driver for the Beer and a Burger Crawl (or you can do this one on foot)
  • Start at Meat District Company at 69 North Raymond in Old Pasadena for a delicious burger and some great local brews on tap, too.   (The Happy Hour Cheeseburger is a great deal, especially when you wash it down with a fine pour.) 
  • Almost right next door is Slater’s 50/50 at 61 North Raymond Avenue, a recent addition to Pasadena’s burger scene. Try the half bacon – half beef burger and one of the 100+ beers on tap. Slater’s has a $10 deal for their 1/3 pound 50/50 burger and a beer, too.
  • Head south on Raymond and left on Green for Dog Haus Biergarten at 93 east Green (behind Copa Vida) for a craft cocktail or brew and a fabulous burger on King’s Hawaiian Bread.
  • Finish up at Kings Row Gastropub at 20 East Colorado for one of their great burgers and cicerone-curated beers.
Go out for the East Pasadena Cheeseburger Crawl:
  • Start at Clearman’s Galley at 7247 Rosemead Boulevard (just south of Huntington) for one of their burgers (and maybe a drink to go with).
  • Then head to Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ at 395 North Rosemead Boulevard with a cheeseburger stuffed with gorgonzola or the ultimate Garbage Burger and a tall glass of  Newcastle.
  • Head north to Sierra Madre and Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Cafe at 21 Kersting Court for great burgers and beers (and more). Ask about the Cheeseburger Week special, while you’re there.
  • Finish up at Big Daddy’s Firegrill at 2122 East Foothill Boulevasrd for a delicious burger and (mabe) a beer, too. Check out the wide variety of burgers on the extensive menu at one of Pasadena’s favorites.
Try the New Pasadena Cheeseburger Crawl (check out these new additions to Pasadena’s food scene:
  • Start at Del Frisco’s Grill at 150 South Lake Avenue. Try their delicious burger and maybe a nice soft drink, beer or cocktail to wash it down.
  • Head over to Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub at 1770 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena for a delicious burger and a beer (or something else). Ask about the Cheeseburger Week deal, and save a couple of bucks.
  • Drive (or take the ARTS bus) over to Meat District Company at 69 North Raymond Avenue in Old Pasadena for some delicious burgers and great local beers on tsap.
Try the Lunchtime Veggie/Alternative Burger Crawl:
  • Start at Ann Gentry’s Real Food Daily at 895 East Del Mar Boulevard (at Lake Avenue). The RFD Burger will tantalize your tastebuds.
  • Head to Old Pasadena and check out the Lobster Roll at Lobsters at Live Mixx at 115 East Colorado Boulevard for a mouth-watering experience.
  • Then head to a|k|a An American Bistro at 41 Hugus Alley for the Roasted Portobello and Brie on Focaccia.
  • Finish up with the Earth Burger at Umami Burger at 49 East Colorado in Old Pasadena.
Take the Sliders Cheeseburger Crawl 
  • Start with the Duck Sliders at Kings Row Gastropub at 20 East Colorado in Old Pasadena.
  • Along Union Street stop at POP Champagne and Dessert Bar for a great slider assortment and a glass of wine or bubbly (or even a beer), then
  • Walk around the corner to Vertical Wine Bistro at 70 North Raymond for the Happy Hour Sliders (and, if you have a designated driver, one of Vertical’s artisanal cocktails).
  • Then head to Ruth’s Chris Steak House at 369 East Colorado and try their Prime Sliders. Have a Broad Street Hurricane and taste the drink that was crowned Pasadena’s 2012 Cocktail of the Year.

Take the off-Colorado Cheeseburger Crawl:

  • Start at La Grande Orange Cafe at 260 South Raymond for a fabulous burger and (maybe) a drink or brew to go with.
  • If it’s lunchtime, stop at Pasadena favorite Gale’s Restaurant at 452 South Fair Oaks Avenue for a great burger.
  • Stop by Rounds Burgers at 46 North Lake Avenue for a delicious California Burger (or another of their favorites), then
  • Finish up at California Pizza Kitchen at 99 North Los Robles Avenue, one of Pasadena’s favorite brunch, lunch and dinner spots, for a cheeseburger pizza (or something else that tickles your tastebuds).
Specially created Cheeseburger Week Burger Crawl (these folks invented something special to celebrate Cheeseburger Week:
  • Start at Green Street Restaurant at 146 Shoppers Lane (behind Lake Avenue) for a Pimento Cheese Burger that will definitely tickle your tastebuds.
  • Head east on Colorado to El Portal (in Arcade Lane at 595 East Green Street) and Armando Ramirez’s uniquely tasty Zacatecas Cochinita Pibil Burger.
  • Check out the cheeseburger pizza around the corner at California Pizza Kitchen at 99 North Los Robles, then
  • Finish up with the Loaded Cheeseburger at iPic Theaters and Salt Lounge at 44 Miller Alley (in One Colorado) in Old Pasadena. if you have a designated driver, try one of their specialty cocktails to finish off the evening.
Or invent a Cheeseburger Crawl of your own at one of our many delicious Cheeseburger Week participants.
Whatever you do, make sure you celebrate Cheeseburger Week with a burger and…