Pasadena dining has been well-known for its quality and variety. From high-end dining to casual bistros and ethnic restaurants, the city can cater to just about any taste. A great way to sample gourmet dishes is to check out the happy hour specials around town. A number of restaurants offer gourmet cuisine at happy hour prices to familiarize locals with their menus and highlight some of their dishes.
ABC 7 recently recognized Magnolia Lounge as one of LA’s most popular happy hour spots. On Mondays, Magnolia offers an all-night happy hour with 30 percent discounts on a range of food from sandwiches to barbecue pizzas. On Wednesdays, all-you-can-eat Mac ‘n Cheese is on the menu after 8 p.m., for just $5.
Magnolia Lounge is a nightspot where guests can enjoy food, a full bar and wines from around the world. It’s been voted as “best bar” and “best cocktail” in addition to being recognized as a great happy hour option.
Other great Pasadena dining
Tokyo Shabu, next to Macy’s and below Trader Joe’s at The Shops on Lake Avenue, offers a Japanese style fusion fondue experience that serves high quality meat with premium ingredients. They also specialize in healthy dining. Their Happy Hour menu includes Japanese ice cream, Tokyo chicken wings and more. View their Happy Hour Menu
At McCormick and Schmick’s, a half-pound cheeseburger and fries is $3.95. The seafood restaurant is located near the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Pasadena Playhouse, close to the Rose Bowl Stadium. Their menu ranges from fresh seafood and shellfish to aged steaks and garden-fresh salads. See the happy hour menu.
At the Yard House, you can get a spicy tuna roll for half price, at $6.50, or the kung pao calamari for $5.42. See the happy hour menu. The Yard House offers one of the largest selections of draft beers and an extensive menu of American fusion cuisine featuring more than 130 items including appetizers, salads, pastas, sandwiches, street tacos, seafood, steaks and more.
If you’re new to the area, or just haven’t had an opportunity to explore these restaurants, happy hour is a great way to sample some great Pasadena dining options.