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Pasadena Nightlife: 14 reviews and 9 photos

Free Summertime Concerts in the Park - Pasadena
The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena: Free Summertime Concerts in the Park

This is a wonderful way to spend an evening when it's hot. Bring a picnic and listen to some great, free music! There's plenty of parking (you will have to pay for it). There is even an area off to the side of the stage for dancing.

Check out the website to see who is playing and when. Most of the entertainers have their own website links such as myspace where you can listen to what they might be performing.

Dress Code: Casual but decent

Address: 85 E. Holly Street, Pasadena, CA

Directions: Corner of Raymond and Holly

Phone: 626.683.3230

Theme: Concert

Website: http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/

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  • Written Jul 17, 2009
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Music, Wine & Food! - Pasadena
http://www.redwhitebluezz.com/: Music, Wine & Food!

We have come here several times to eat and drink. But come later in the evening, towards the back of the restaurant (literally - a back entrance) there is a small club atmosphere with a live jazz band playing. You can order meals there, too. They also have some great wine flights it you would like to do some wine tasting. It's a good idea to make reservations if you can. Tables are limited. See my restaurant tip as well.

Dress Code: California Casual

Address: 70 S. Raymond, Pasadena, CA

Directions: In Old Town Pasadena at the northeast corner of Raymond and Green Street. South of Colorado Blvd.

Phone: 626.792.4441

Theme: Live Music

Website: http://www.redwhitebluezz.com/

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  • Written Nov 26, 2008
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The Coffee Gallery: Musical Entertainment Live Performance Venues Review

Located in Altadena, just north of Pasadena. I don't even know where Pasadena ends and Altadena starts.

This is a 49 seat show of various kinds of musical entertainment. Located in the back of the Coffee Gallery. Reservations are highly recommended. See the link below for shows and other info.

Address: 2029 N. Lake, Altadena, CA 91001

Directions: From the 210 FWY, exit Lake Avenue, travel north.

Phone: 626.398.7917

Theme: Live Music

Website: http://www.coffeegallery.com/home.html

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  • Updated Jun 5, 2008
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Neomeze: Tapas Bar and Social Spot

Ultra modern design, the tapas are very yummy and expensive. Wine selection is very good. Before 9pm, you can relax in the bar or in their "tapas" lounge with small tables. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday between 4:30pm-7pm - 50% off all drinks.

After 9pm, the kitchen closes and the music is turned up LOUD! The bar area is standing room only. The place transforms into a place to be seen and chatting is all the rage. Mostly young adults seem to be hanging at this time.

Address: 20 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Directions: In Old Town Pasadena on Colorado Blvd. south side of the street.

Phone: 626.793.3010

Theme: Adult Spot

Website: http://www.neomeze.com/

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  • Written May 30, 2008
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Twin Palms: Disco Fever in Pasadena

Twin Palms is a restaurant. But in evening at about 10pm it transforms into a discoteque. A live band is usually performing. You can visit their website to see who the performing entertainment is for the night. I believe there is no cover charge. I have never paid one. It's a large place with plenty of room for dancing. The dining and entertainment area is outdoors under a covered tent like canopy with outdoor heaters for when it's cold.

Also listed on my restaurant tips.

Address: 101 W. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91105

Directions: In Old Town Pasadena, just south of Colorado Blvd. on the corner of Green Street and DeLacy. There is a parking structure right next door to the restaurant on DeLacy if you don't want to valet park.

Phone: 626.577.2567

Theme: Eating and Drinking

Website: http://www.twin-palms.com/index.cfm

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  • Written May 30, 2008
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Pasadena Jazz Institute: Not Well Publicized Jazz Venue! Live Performance Venues Review

So, my boyfriend and I are always in Pasadena because he lives in the area. We thought we knew of everything there is to know in this town and WHAT!, I didn't know about this place. We plan to check it out this weekend and I will update this tip. Located at the Paseo shopping center on Colorado Blvd. just east of Old Town Pasadena.

Cover charges vary depending on the entertainment. The website indicates you can have dinner there as well. The site also indicates you can purchase your tickets online but I don't think you can at the moment. Perhaps they are working towards that.

Music seems to vary from jazz, blues and big band. So, check out the calendar of events to see if you would be interested in that evening's performance.

Dress Code: In SoCal, anything goes. Casual jeans to dressy sequins, it doesn't matter.

Address: 260 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA

Phone: 626.398.3344

Theme: Live Music

Website: http://www.pasjazz.org/

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  • Written May 30, 2008
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Comedy Club - Pasadena
The Ice House: Comedy Club Live Performance Venues Review

This is one of the oldest comedy clubs in Los Angeles. It's great fun. Not really for kids because most comedians can be vulger in their language. The cost for a show can run about $18. They have a 2 drink minimum which means you have to buy two drinks. Doesn't have to be an alcoholic beverage. They serve food, too, I think more along the lines of appetizers. It's small venue, so it can get filled up fast.

Dress Code: Casual

Address: 24 N. Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

Directions: South of the 210 Freeway, East of Lake Avenue, 1 block north of Colorado Blvd. Entrance is located behind the building what looks like an alley. Pay parking available across the street.

Phone: 626.577.1894

Theme: Adult Spot

Website: http://www.icehousecomedy.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 7, 2008
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