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Cheeseburger Week is the last week of January.

Pasadena Restaurant Week is in May.

SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail and the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge are August and September. The four finalist cocktails meet to determine Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail at the Taste of Pasadena in mid-September at the Rose Bowl. For tickets visit and click on EVENTS.

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SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail

SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail

Pasadena celebrates the cocktail during SIP-tember, with some of our favorite Pasadena Chamber member restaurants offering some of their favorite cocktails.

Who will put forth the 2019 Cocktail of the Year.

Voting begins online September 1st. To vote for your favorite, click here.

Drinks being offered for the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge include special margaritas, new interpretations of traditional cocktails and some specially created drinks from some of Pasadena’s premiere mixologists.

Once again, SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail culminates in a grand taste-off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on October 10th. Everyone attending the Taste of Pasadena that evening will be able to taste the four finalist cocktails and vote for your favorite.

Taste of Pasadena October 10th

Join us for the Taste of Pasadena at the Rose Bowl on October 10th from 6pm to 9pm. Cost is only $35 in advance ($75 at the door).

Vote for your favorite among the four finalist cocktails in the SIP-tember Cocktail bracket Challenge as you taste delicious treats from some of Pasadena's favorite restaurants.

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Happy dining in Pasadena

Celestino Ristorante
Downtown Pasadena, South Lake Avenue
  • Full Bar
  • Italian
  • Seafood

Celestino is no longer a well-kept secret. The Drago Brothers continue to exceed expectations at this consistent Pasadena favorite.

Calogero Drago has created a variety of handcrafted dishes using the freshest seafood, finest homemade pastas, organic meats, and desserts made on-site.

Some of the favorites include; Florentine style t-bone, black and white ravioli filled with shrimp, branzino al sale, flown-in burrata and vanilla custard with an assortment of fresh berries.Come in and enjoy authentic regional and seasonal specialties complemented with an award winning wine list.

We offer immaculate and dynamic private dining rooms, full bar, garden patios, and the friendliest staff to make any lunch, dinner or special event memorable. No up-charge for private room use, and wine dinners.

  • 141 South Lake Avenue in Pasadena
  • Telephone: (626) 795-4006

Make a reservation through Open Table by clicking here.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Celestino Ristornate offers:

  • Cosmopolitan: line juice, cranberry juice, Countreau, Vodka
  • Apple Sour: Vodka, sweet and sour, Midori
Apple Sour from Celestino
Apple Sour from Celestino
  • Celestino's Cosmopolitan
    Cosmopolitan from Celestino Ristorante
Dog Haus Biergarten
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Burgers

Dog Haus’ gourmet all beef skinless hot dogs, hand crafted sausages and Dog Haus Biergartenpremium burgers made with humanely raised hormone and antibiotic free beef, all served on grilled Hawaiian rolls, coupled with premium shakes and soft-serve ice cream, plus a beer program that spotlights local brews, have garnered critical acclaim and national attention. Open for lunch and dinner daily, guests can choose from signature, one-of-kind Haus creations or customize their own from a selection of more than 30+ quality toppings.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Dog Haus Biergarten offers:

  • The Blind Melon: vodka, watermelon, rhubarb, lime and chili lime salt
  • The Desperado: tequila Reposado, simple syrup, habanero bitters, orange bitters, Angostura bitters



Blind Melon from Dog Haus Biergarten
Blind Melon from Dog Haus Biergarten
Desperado from Dog Haus Biergarten
Desperado from Dog Haus Biergarten



El Cholo Cafe
Downtown Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Mexican

It was a landmark year in 1927. Babe Ruth hit sixty home runs, Charles Lindbergh made his

historic flight across the Atlantic and a young couple named George and Aurelia Salisbury opened up a little Mexican restaurant on the outskirts of a small town named Los Angeles. That was the historic beginning to the rich tradition that is El Cholo®.

All of the El Cholo® restaurants feature authentic and traditional Mexican dishes, many of which have come from family recipes dating back to 1923.  Our distinctive menu offers classics such as our famous green corn tamales, enchiladas, and sizzling fajitas.  Our combination plates along with newer comidas especiales and fresh grilled chicken tostadita and tostada compuesta salads have made El Cholo famous along with our irresistible nachos, which were introduced back in the 50’s by a young server named Carmen Rocha. But there is one thing that El Cholo® is especially known for and that is our famous El Cholo® Margaritas!  El Cholo® pioneered the now renown Cuervo 1800 into their secret El Cholo® Margarita Recipe and it has become a "must taste” for visitors to Southern California.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, El Cholo offers.

  • The High Plans Drifter: Maker's Mark, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, strawberries, basil
  • The High Plains Drifter Two: Patron Silver, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, strawberries, basil


You can make a reservation at El Cholo through Open Table by clicking here:

High Plains Drifter at El Cholo
El Cholo's High Plains Drifter
High Plains Drifter Two at El Cholo
High Plains Drifter Two at El Cholo











 El Cholo is at 260 East Colorado Boulevard (in The Paseo) in Pasadena

Great Maple
Downtown Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • American

Great Maple is a modern American eatery specializing in elevated comfort food with a twist.

Great Maple logo

Using seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients, we strive to create crave-worthy dishes, more commonly associated with upscale dining. 

The great maple tree is a symbol of our values and our story. Starting small, Great Maple has grown to reflect a further evolved and sophisticated version of where we began. Our goal remains the same: To bring smiles to our guests’ faces with unexpected plating, amazing flavors and personal connections.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, The Great Maple offers:

  • Don't be Dole: Stiggins plantation pineapple rum, Denizen white rum, vanilla, passion fruit, lemon, pineapple
  • Clean Margarita: tequila, fresh lime, float of Cointreau, salted rim
Don't be Dole from Great Maple
Don't be Dole from The Great Maple









Great Maple is in The Paseo at 300 E. Colorado Blvd, Ste. 114, Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 714-7625

La Grande Orange Cafe- Otis Bar
Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
  • American
  • Pizza

La Grande Orange Café is proud to call Pasadena’s historic 1934 Del Mar Station home. What was once the stepping off point for the stats of Hollywood’s Golden Age like Clark Gable, Mae West and Will Rogers is now a testament to American cooking. LGO Café comes from the makers of The Luggage Room Pizzeria next door, as well as The Misfit and Ingo’s Tasty Diner in Santa Monica.

We keep it simple here at LGO Café, so anyone can find a bite to enjoy — but it’s always thoughtful. We let quality ingredients do the heavy lifting, from the local farmers market to our LGO Reserve Beef, creating this regionally inspired take on American classics. If you’re craving a drink, look no further than The Otis Bar next door, where you can enjoy our signature craft cocktails, especially during happy hour, available every day until 7pm.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, The Otis Bar at La Grande Orange offers:

  • Sticky Fingers: Ford's Gin, Campari, Fresh Yellow Peach Juice, Lime Juice, Cinnamon Syrup
Sticky Finger from Otis Bar
The Otis Bar at La Grande Orange's Sticky Finger










Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena, East Pasadena, Pasadena Adjacent, Sierra Madre
  • American
  • Full Bar


Lucky Baldwins British Pub & Cafe was opened in July 1996 by English owners David Farnworth and Peggy Simonian, who turned a run down business into the beer haven it is today.  it is located in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, in one of the oldest buildings in town. Lucky Baldwins Delirium Pub was opened in 2005, in the quaint village-like town of Sierra Madre up in the foothills.

Like any authentic British pub, Lucky Baldwins offers a friendly family environment and is frequented by many locals. A full kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner makes Lucky Baldwins a perfect place to have a traditional British meal for the whole family. 

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub offers:

  • Vanilla Old Fashioned: Buffalo Trace, vanilla bean sugar, orange bitters, orange peel
  • East 1770: Hendricks Gin, fresh lime juice, cucumber, simple syrup, mint sprig

With 63 beers on tap in Pasadena Old Town and 46 beers on tap in Sierra Madre, the pub offers an array of unique beers, both bottled and tap. Throughout the year Lucky Baldwins also celebrates European drinking festivals, such as our renowned Belgian Beer Festival, IPA festivals, Octoberfest and the list goes on, placing Lucky Baldwins in the top five Belgian beer bars in the US.

Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub

  • 1770 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena
  • 626-844-0447



Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub's Vanilla Old Fashioned
Vanilla Old Fashioned at Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub
East 1770 at Trappiste Pub
East 1770 at Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub
Mi Piace
Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Italian

Mi Piace is widly popular offering fresh, light Italian cooking embellished with New York flavors as well as a variety of exotic cusine to meet guest's diverse pallet.

A wide selection of appetizers, salads, pastas, seafood, pizzas and exotic weekly specials put Mi PIace on the culinary map. Whether it is Vitello alla Milanese, Chilean Sea Bass or luscious homemade baked lasagna, the choice is excellent. Mi Piace's food is addictive.

The decor is trendy and upbeat with a sleek, jazzy, urban-chic touch of Manhattan: stylish martini lounge with stainless steel bar, red leather couches, illumniated tables and fabulous conga shaped dark brown leather barstools.

Glow of the open kitchen, angled overhead mirrors, soft colors and textures are warming and soothing.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Mi Piace offers:

  • The Italian Job: American bourbon whiskey based cocktail "Angel's envy"  with two different Italian Amaros and toasted pecan bitters. It is served chilled in a smoked snifter glass with mesquite wood chips and coffee beans!
  • The Purple Rain: a modern colorful Twist on the classic gin and tonic using Empress 1908 gin for a distinct indigo blue color attributed to the butterfly pea blossoms that are pH sensitive (when tonic is added into the drink it changes color from indigo blue to  Purple). 

Make a reservation at Mi Piace through Open Table by clicking here:

The Purple Drink from Mi Piace
The Purple Rain from Mi Piace
Mi Piace's Italian Job
Mi Piace's Italian Job










    25 E. Colorado Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91105
  • 626 795 3131


  • Open for lunch every day from 11am-4pm 

  • Dinner service Sunday through Thursday from 4pm-11pm

  • Dinner service Friday and Saturday 4pm-midnight 

  • Happy hour 4pm-closing Monday, Tuesday -Friday 4pm-7pm

  • Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 8am-2pm. 

Roy's Restaurant - Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine
Downtown Pasadena, Playhouse District
  • Asian
  • Eclectic
  • Full Bar
  • Seafood

In Hawaii, there are two things of equal importance—food and the "aloha" spirit. The Roy's logoblending of these two dynamic principles is how Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion® Cuisine was born. European techniques and Asian cuisine meet Hawaiian hospitality to create a fine dining experience unlike any other. Where the "aloha" style of service comes straight from the heart, and where any occasion becomes an unforgettable evening.

In 1988, James Beard Award-winner Roy Yamaguchi opened the first Roy's in Honolulu, Hawaii. Today there are 31 Roy's locations around the world—23 in the continental U.S., six in Hawaii, one in Japan and one in Guam. The restaurant was designed around a unique experience through spacious dining rooms, an expansive lounge and Roy’s signature exhibition kitchen in full view.

Nestled in the heart of picturesque and historic Pasadena, we are perfectly placed amid the tree-lined streets of the Playhouse district filled with eclectic antique shops and bookstores. We are conveniently located near the Rose Bowl, Pasadena Convention Center, Huntington Library, Pasadena Playhouse and Vroman's Bookstore. Our decadent menu is ever-changing and our award-winning wine list and cocktails will be sure to delight your guests.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Roy's Hawaiian offers:

  • Roy's Sunset Sangria" grapefruit, strawberry and orange toppoed with Prosecco
  • Pasadena Sout: Angel's Envy Bourbon and Roy's Cabernet Sauvignon

You can reserve a table at Roy's through Open Table by clicking here.

Roy's Sunset Sangria
Roy's Sunset Sangria
Pasadena Sour from Roy's
The Pasadena Sour at Roy's










Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Downtown Pasadena, Playhouse District
  • American
  • Full Bar
  • Steak House
Ruth's Chris Steak House logo

From our humble beginnings on Broad Street in New Orleans to our current position as the world's largest fine dining company, Ruth's Chris Steak House has come quite a long way in its first four decades. In 2010, we celebrated our 45th anniversary, and we consider it a celebration of the life of a woman who broke the mold - our founder, Ruth Fertel.

Visit Ruth's Chris Steak House in Pasadena, California. Whether it's a romantic steak

dinner for two, an important business meeting, or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs. Our Pasadena steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Ruth's Chris Steak House offers:

  • The Cucumber Press: Ketel Citron, fresh squeezed lime juice, house made simple syrup, fresh cucumber and mint topped with a splash of soda and Sprite, sugared mint and lime
Ruth's Chris Cucumber Press
The Cucumber Press from Ruth's Chris Steak House










Ruth's Chris is at 369 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena

Shiro Restaurant
Pasadena Adjacent
  • Fusion
  • Seafood
  • Full Bar
  • French

"If God cooked fish, this is how it would taste"

Shiro Restaurant has been named the Zagat Guide's number one restaurant. Shiro is summed up by it's ingredients. Menu items are driven by the best available, nothing less is acceptable.

Check our Wedneday Taste of Shiro Prix Fixe menu and inquire when you arrive about our Chef's Tasting Menu (available Th-Sun).

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Shiro offers:

  • One Night in Bangkok: Rum (light), coconut creme, cilantro, lime juice, Grand Marnier, cinnamon-saffron syrup, garnished with a lime wheel and cilantro

  • Thai Coffee: Taka Tan, Kahlua, Coconut Creme, cinnamon-saffrom syrup, mint, garnished with a mint leaf.


Shiro One Night in Bangkok
One Night in Bangkok at Shiro
Thai Coffee at Shiro
Thai Coffee at Shiro








  • 626-799-4774
  • SHIRO RESTAURANT 1505 Mission Street S.Pasadena, CA. 91030
The Grill - Brookside Golf Club Restaurant at the Rose Bowl
West Pasadena
  • American
  • Full Bar

The Grill at Brookside at The Rose Bowl looks out over one of Southern California's loveliest golf courses. Open for breakfast and lunch, Brookside offers a full menu, as well as a full bar.

For  the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, The Grill at Brookside offers: 

  • The Kraft - Kraft crafted Rum infused with pineapple, muddled fresh strawberries with homemade simple syrup and lime juice
  • The Rose Mule: Four Roses Bourbon, fresh lime juice, Reed's Strongest Ginger beer, garnished with Reed's Candied Ginger and mint
the Kraft at Brookside
Brookside Restaurant at the Rose Bowl has The Kraft
Reed's Rose Mule at Brookside
Reed's Rose Mule at Brookside Restaurant at the Rose Bowl




The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena
Pasadena Adjacent
  • American
  • French
  • Full Bar
  • Regional

The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena is one of our most

taproom logo

enticing lounges. With views from the bar's patio out across the expansive grounds and San Marino to the south,you can enjoy the finest cocktails in an unmatched setting.

For the SIP-tember cocktail Bracket Challenge, the Tap Room has entered:

  • The Umami-tini: Lillet Rose, vodka, garnished with lox, lemon and radicchio

  • Chuan 79: Cucumber vodka, lychee liqueur, lemon simple syrup, sparkling wine

Chuan 76 at The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena
The Chuan 76 at The Tap Room
Umami-tini at The Tap Room
The Umami-tini at The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena










Trejo's Cantina Pasadena
Playhouse District, Downtown Pasadena
  • Mexican
  • Full Bar

Actor Danny Trejo's restaurant features Mexican favorites in a hip, colorful space filled with large tables, a patio and artwork by local artists.

The menu has a decidedly Los Angeles slant, with vegan specialties served alongside

Trejos Tacos

steak asada, fried chicken, beef brisket and washed down with 10 taps of California Craft Beer and Wine, Frozen Margaritas and Aquas Frescas.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Trejo's offers:

  • Coco Loco: Glass: Coupe Martini Glass; Ingredients: El Jimador Silver, Triple Sec, Agave, Coco Lopez, Lime Juice and Angostura Bitters with a Cinnamon Rim garnish

  • Pucker Up:Glass: 12oz Rocks Glass; Ingredients:El Jimador Silver, Triple Sec, Agave, Lime Juice, Watermelon Juice, Jalapeno Slices

You can reserve at Trejo's Cantina through Open Table by clicking here.

Coco Loco from Trejo's Cantina
The Coco Loco from Trejo's Cantina Pasadena
Pucker Up from Trejo's
The Pucker Up from Trejo's Cantina Pasadena















37 South El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, Ca 91101


White Horse Lounge
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Eclectic
  • Full Bar
White Horse Lounge



That’s all we hope you get when you spend some time with us. Bring a group of friends or just pop in and we’ll be your company.  We’re here for the great conversation, complemented by the food and drink that it pairs best with.  Throughout history the “White Horse” has always represented something unique, exciting…and at times even majestic. We’re here to follow that lead. With a bar program developed by some of LA’s most exciting mixologists, a kitchen run by a fearless team of chefs, and entertainment that makes every night a new experience – we hope to provide every one of you a place where you can truly appreciate how great life can be.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, White Horse Lounge offers:

  • Golden State Wildfire: A bonfire of California native spirits including Amass Gin, Argonaut Spectator Brandy, strawberry-infused Bruto Americano, Trincheri Dry Vermouth and Stark Spirits 151 Rum.
  • Sakura Sangria: A refreshingly Japanese blend of Lichiko 25 Shochu, Suntory Haku Vodka, Ty-ky Cucumber Sake, Rambutan Syrup, Sakura Leaf Cordial, litchi juice, pineapple juice and dried persimmon.

California Wildfire
Golden State Wildfire at White Horse Lounge

sakura Sangria
Sakura Sangria from White Horse Lounge










OUR FOOD: Take the joy of comfort, mix in the freshness of local sourcing, and sit back to enjoy our menu of
White Horse food
deliciousness. Small plates, steaks, salads, truffle fries…check the full menu here.



Made from fresh ingredients, no refined sugars, with an ode to the craft of true cocktail making. Our whiskey selection is strong, and so are the drinks! Cheers!



White Horse is part of a family of great Los Angeles restaurants managed by The PRGRM, including Craft Hill in South Pasadena, Monrovia, and West Covina.

    Pasadena Restaurant Week pricing:
    ($) = $15 lunch and/or $27 dinner
    ($$) = $20 lunch and/or $36 dinner
    ($$$) = $25 lunch and/or $45 dinner
    Price excludes tax, tip and alcoholic beverages. Some prices may vary.

    Open for Lunch
    Open for Dinner