Old Pasadena's finest restaurants, bars and lounges offer food and drink specials during San Gabriel Valley’s most popular dinning event, Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week, March 1 to March 15, 2013. From $1 martinis and $2 beers to $1 sliders and $3 appetizers, Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week offers something for everyone. Various restaurants and venues also host free musical performances by popular local world and jazz performers as well as special events including whiskey tastings, a wine and poetry night, and much more.
Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week is a great opportunity to get together with co-workers, friends, and family to enjoy multiple dining experiences without breaking the bank. Delicious dishes prepared by the area’s most talented chefs at bargain prices include: preserved lemon and saffron clams ($5) at Café Santorini; chicken, beef, ham and cheese, or spinach and cheese empanadas ($2) at 1810 Argentinean Restaurant; gourmet sliders ($1) at Dog Haus Biergarten; short rib Baja tacos ($2) at IX Tapa; steamed mussels in white wine ($3) at Pita Jungle; spicy yellowtail roll ($3) at Sushi Roku; onion pizza with goat cheese ($6) at Vertical Wine Bistro; calamari with spicy roasted pepper aioli ($3) at Villa SORRISO; fried bacon mac n’cheese balls with Tapatio ranch ($3) at Slater’s 50/50; crispy portabella fries ($6) at aka bistro; Maine lobster tail ($9) at Cousins Main Lobster, and many more! Popular cocktails, wine by the glasses, beer, and more will be offered at discounted prices, including ($1) martinis at Equator Café, ($1.95) Sapporo and house sake at Kabuki, ($3) margaritas at Jake’s Cafe and (36¢) Soju French cocktail shots at Crème de la Crepe.
Restaurants, lounges and bars participating in Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week include:
1810 Argentinean Restaurant
The 35er Bar
The Blind Donkey
Brothers’ Pies n’ Fries
Cousins Maine Lobster @ Live MIXX
Dog Haus Biergarten
IX Tapa Cantina
Jake’s Café & Billiards
Kings Row Gastropub
Mezbaan Indian Cuisine
Otis Bar at La Grande Orange Café
Paris 36 at Crème de la Crepe
POP Champagne & Dessert Bar
Vertical Wine Bistro
Restaurants including Vertical Wine Bistro, Crème de la Crepe and Pop Champagne are hosting free live music during Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week. Attendees can enjoy eclectic performances from Argentinian musical collective Salt Petal and eclectic jazz lounge singer Jamila Ford among others. A very special whiskey tasting and demo by the famed Heaven Hill distillery is taking place at the Blind Donkey, Monday, March 4th. The Majestical Roof is joining in the fun by hosting a complimentary wine and poetry night featuring Ricardo Acuna and David Strother on electric violin, Friday, March 1st.
The third annual Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week also celebrates the opening of Paris 36 at Crème de la Crepe. The new Friday and Saturday themed night will feature a complimentary cocktail for the first 36 patrons, as well as giveaways, live DJs, and much more.
Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week is produced by Old Pasadena Management District. For more information including downloadable menus, the public can visit www.oldpasadena.org/