For those that seek a bar where drinks are served up with class without being pretentious, the sophisticated social environment of The Bar at the Langham Huntington Hotel, formerly the Ritz-Carlton, in Pasadena is what you need. Expect to go with a somewhat well padded pocketbook since The Bar offers an expensive wine list and full top shelf bar. Also offered is a selection of fine cigars for gentlemen…and ladies that would enjoy to have such on the expansive outdoor patio, which offers beautiful panoramic views of the hotel’s grounds and city lights of the .
If you decide to make it to The Bar on the weekend try to go early for a seat since there is lively jazz and blues performances until midnight every Friday and Saturday, featuring bands that draw in quite a crowd.
Although many patrons are hotel guests and those that live at the Langham’s residential cottages, The Bar also attracts locals in the mood for a dim lit, relaxed location to enjoy drinks while socializing and networking on elegant, but comfortable furniture.
The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, Ca 91106
Elegant and edgy, Holy Water is a true throwback to the mafia wars of the 1920′s. Where Al Capone would have wanted to be seen, the room houses moody lighting, polished concrete floors, machine gun wallpaper, a marble fireplace, black chandeliers, a stainless steel bar, white snakeskin wing backs, oversized chesterfield sofas, tall top poker style tables, a sunken baby grand, entertainment, a grand assortment of hand selected spirits, beers and wines. Holy Water Room serves a full menu for lunch and dinner and offers Happy Hour Monday through Saturday. Tuesdays happy hour until close.
Holy Water Room. 424 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030
626-799-2266. Mon – Sat: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am. Sun: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am