Cheeseburger Crawls

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Join with friends and make a night of it by organizing a Cheeseburger Crawl. It works best

Dry Aged burger

with four or eight. Simply pick four restaurants to visit, order a cheeseburger and cut it into quarters, then each friend tastes it. Move on to the next place and do the same. After four restaurants, you each will have tasted four burgers. Enjoy drinks, have a beer, or just enjoy your cheeseburgers.

Here are some suggested Cheeseburger Crawls:

  • Playhouse District Cheeseburger Crawl
    • Start at Yahaira's or El Portal for their famous and amazingly delicious Zacatecas Burger made with a delicious combination of beef and chorizo;
    • Down Green Street and up El Molino, across from the Pasadena Playhouse, you'll find The Stand, winner of the Cheeseburger Challenge favorite burger in 2018. Try one of their delicious burgers on the patio and enjoy Southern California in the winter;
    • Across El Molino, in the shadow of the Pasadena Playhouse, try the Cheeseburger Tacos at Trejo's Cantina;
    • Up El Molino and across Colorado, head west to the New School of Cooking for their lunchtime burgers,
    • Or stop in at Roy's Hawaiian at El Molino and Colorado for their tasty Wagyu Burger.
  • South Lake Avenue Cheeseburger Crawl
    • Start at 140 Shoppers Lane for The Counter's Chipotle Turkey Burger
    •  Next door enjoy a drink and a couple of Green Street Restaurant's gourmet burgers. 
    • across Lake Avenue and past macy's find Paul Martin's American Grill (455 South Lake in the Shops on Lake) where you can enjoy a classic burger or a veggie burger paired with a glass of beer, fine wine or craft cocktail.
    • across Lake Avenue and up a block, you find Del Frisco's Grille (55 South Lake Avenue) for a Butcher Cut Bacon Cheeseburger, delicious with a cocktail, beer or soft drink
  • Traditional Cheeseburger Crawl
    • Begin at Pasadena's favorite burger stand, Pie 'n Burger at 913 East California Boulevard for a classic grilled burger
    • Stop by Du-pars at 214 South Lake Avenue for one of their great burgers
    • then head up to Dog Haus (105 North Hill Avenue) for their traditional Cheeseburger (or something more dramatic);
    • then finish up at Clearman's Galley (the Boat) at 7215 Rosemead Boulevard in nearby San Gabriel;
  • Old Pasadena Cheeseburger Crawl
    • Begin at Dog Haus Biergarten (93 East Green Street) for a craft cocktail or local craft beer with a This Burger or a That Burger;
    • Then cross Raymond and round the corner at Colorado to Umami for one of their off the Impossible Burgers for something really special ;
    • Keep going west to DeLacey Avenue and cross diagonally down to White Horse Lounge for a terrific craft cocktail and their delicious Arroyo Burger of Apple Brie bacon Burger.
    • finish up at Lucky Baldwin's Pub at Colorado and Raymond for a delicious craft beer and one of Lucky's signature burgers.
  • White Table Cloth Cheeseburger Crawl
    • Head to Old Pasadena and Vertical Wine Bistro at 70 North Raymond Avenue to hit the bar for sliders (and a great glass of wine to go with),
    • next visit Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar at Marengo and Colorado for some truly delicious Prime Burger that you'll find on the bar and lunch menu,
    • Check out the deliciousness at Mi Piace at Colorado and Fair Oaks in Old Pasadena.
    • finish up at a new Pasadena favorite: The Great Maple in The Paseo Colorado shopping complex. 
  • Dedicate a Driver and Take A Craft Beer and Cheeseburger Crawl
    • Start out at Colorado Boulevard and Raymond Avenue at Lucky Baldwin's  for a burger and beer in a traditional pub setting
    • Next stop is Dog Haus Biergarten Old Pasadena for a Big Mc and an awesome selection of craft beers on draught
    • then head west down Colorado Boulevard to King's Row Gastropub where some special burgers and great beers await
    • finish up in Old Pasadena at Lucky Baldwins just south of Colorado on Raymond where you can savor delicious burgers while enjoying a great variety of brews
  • East Pasadena Cheeseburger Crawl
    • Start at Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub at 1770 East Colorado Boulevard for a terrific burger (and maybe a beer) in a great pub setting
    • then head east on Colorado to Sierra Madre and Plate 38 for a tasty burger
    • Newly opened on Foothill Boulevard east of San Gabriel Boulevard is Twohey's tavern where the 1/2 lb. burger pairs perfectly with a craft cocktail or glass of wine;
    • finish up at Clearman's Galley at 7215 Rosemead Boulevard in San Gabriel.
  • Take a Slider Crawl (if you're going to have a beer or drink with them, please designate a driver or use Chamber member Lyft)
    • Start at Ruth's Chris Steak House on Colorado Boulevard for their bar favorite sliders.
    • Then head to Roy's Hawaiian for their fusion-inspired sliders. 
    • Not exactly sliders, but the gourmet burgers at the Hotel Constance are worth a stop;
    • East on Colorado and north of Hill is Dog Haus, a favorite for sliders and other burgers (and sausages and hot dogs, too). 
  • Make up your own Cheeseburger Crawl (and let us know where you went, so we can encourage others to follow in your footsteps).