About POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant

POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant is a warm and welcoming place where friends gather for good times and where dates enjoy a romantic setting. POP is located in Old Pasadena in a historic building that retains many of its original features — brick walls, plank floors, an open- beam ceiling, and Batchelder tiles.

POP’s dinner menu starts with appetizers like jalapeño tuna tartare and beer-battered vegetables, and goes on to include entrée favorites such as champagne chicken, a morel risotto, and filet mignon with truffle mashed potatoes. It also includes salads, cheese and charcuterie platters, and small plates such as pommes frites and a seasonal soup. Our much-praised dessert menu presents classics such as crème brûlée and a soufflé du jour, as well as inventive temptations such as a Meyer lemon tart with homemade basil ice cream. All of our offerings are made in-house, including our breads.

33 E. Union St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Dessert, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
DINNER
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 - 10:00
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 12:00
Sunday: 5:00 - 10:00

BRUNCH
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 - 2:00

Cross Street:
Fair Oaks

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 795-1295

Website:
http://www.popchampagnebar.com/

Entertainment:
We have a live jazz duo, trio, or quartet every Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:30.

Parking Details:
Metered street parking and a public parking garage that tops out at $6 located immediately across from POP.

Public Transit:
Gold Line Memorial Park metro stop is 2 blocks away.

Executive Chef:
Ray Vasquez

Private Party Facilities:
POP Champagne & Dessert Bar has a dedicated event space for any kind of event. Because our event space is separate from our dining room, you can have an event any time of the day, any day of the week - even during our business hours for no extra charge.

Our event space is 1230 square feet, has its own restroom, a separate entrance, a lounge area, and a 150 inch movie screen for a custom wall graphic, slide show, movie, presentation or anything else you might want.

Please visit the below link to inquire about hosting an event.
http://www.popchampagnebar.com/events.html

Private Party Contact:
Ashley Hauser: (877) 497-4310

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our private event space is perfect for:
Bridal Showers
Birthday Parties
Anniversaries
Wedding Receptions
Rehearsal Dinners
Holiday Parties
Company Meetings
Bachelorette Parties
Memorial Celebrations
or anything else!

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Sun 5:00PM - 7:15PM

Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 7:15PM

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POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Live Music (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
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Cozy (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Fun (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Romantic (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Chicken was amazing as was duck confit pizza. Spenser provided great service throughout. Would definitely return. Music was lovely background but conversation was easy. Definitely worth a try.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The wine offering is outstanding and the food was great. Service was spot-on. The ambiance is the star here with great decor and style. Even had a two-piece band jazz infused fun. Highly recommend.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was horrible. We weren’t talked to by our server until 20 minutes after sitting, ended up leaving.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Champagne was great along with the appetizers. The deserts were delicious and I recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This place is so pretty, which is why I was so FREEEAKIN disappointed with the overpriced, flavorless, borderline nasty food. When we arrived for our reservation, the joint was totally empty, save for one table of young ladies by the window. If you want food alongside your champagne, go elsewhere. My “jalapeño tuna tartar tacos” were so bland, it was like eating fish-scented air. The only thing that was NOT horrible was the live jazz band playing (nights after 7pm, I guess) Ambiance was a 10, champagne was a 3 & food was a HARD ZERO. Sorry for the 1 star review, but good lord...hire a new chef! Rework the menu! Something!! Or else, I can almost guarantee the doors will be closed forever VERY soon.

Tags: Live Music, Cozy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The first time I went I RSVP'd.
It was just me and my boyfriend at the time for my birthday dinner & we were seated at a booth.
This past time I went with my two friends and they said we didn't meet the minimum for a booth? I was confused as there was 3 of us and the table they sat us at was extremely uncomfortable since they crammed us between two large parties.
The Server was accommodating but regardless that could have been avoided.
Portions are small for the price you pay, much rather go to BJ's & have the same quality of food , have more variety of food and bigger portions.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good restaurant to eat, food was awesome! Only thing I didn't like was the 20% gratuity for being seated at a booth. Wish I was informed about that before being seated.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We love the food, music and drinks.....the waitress was very nice and attentive..... we have a really good time!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We went before Pasadena Playhouse and it was Happy Hour. Ordered several appetizers and wine. Good value. All appetizers were amazing.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

New spot for brunch in Old Town Pasadena and pleasant surprise. Everything about this place was different, from the decor to the spins on the brunch menu. A salad and desert bar combined with the entree of your choice at a flat price with a $15 dollar option for bottomless brunch drinks. The food was inventive and wonderful and showed much care in thought and preparation; even the bar items were excellent. A lovely kinda of exotic, bohemian atmosphere with funk and soul background music. They even offered to give us boxes to take extra dessert items home . The cooking impressed us so much that we'll be trying it for dinner soon.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Lovely place to get together with friends to catch up with out a lot of noise. The drinks and food was out of the ordinary delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We were so glad we tried this restaurant after driving by for 9 years. Great food!!!
Happy hour is a must and we will try date night Thursday.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Quaint, cozy yet inviting, good place for Brunch and exceptional service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Seasonal, Organic, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great for a nice brunch

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

POP has a great selection of champagne and the waiters will assist you in selecting one or more that will accompany your meal. We enjoyed the oysters (great with champagne), the ahi tacos, a summer watermelon salad and herb shrimp on polenta. All were delicious and very nicely presented. We even came back after a movie for crème brulee and champagne.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Happen to go on a Thursday night, date night with a special menu for two $49. That included appetizer, two main dishes, and dessert. On the first and third Thursday the restaurant features live music. Great food and champagne.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Happy Hour, Romantic, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I had a great time. Only problem was they couldn't find my reservation but was still able to get a table.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This is our go-to restaurant to celebrate a special occasion: whether a birthday or anniversary or just welcoming friends to town. The food is always delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great atmosphere with easy comfort food. The noise level is surprisingly pleasant and the high back velvet booths pretty cool old style, making for a nice BIRTHDAY celebration. Great selection of champagne too!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I'm going to say we were excited to try pop champagne due to the menu posted on dinela but it was a slight let down. The jalapeno wonton tacos lacked jalapeno. The filet mignon was over cooked but the chimichurri sauce was full of flavor. The ahi tuna burger wasn't bad but it was missing the flavor wasn't quite there the cookies and cream dessert was amazing but the blueberry souffle was a miss. Overall I don't think we would be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The truffles eggs Benedict was amazing! The waiter was extra attentive and made sure my glass was always full of bellinis. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Amazing experience! Servers were very attentive. Cute space, delicious food and even more delicious bubbly.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I had an awesome time here with my friends! Great food and great service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The food and dessert were great, but they are under new management - it's no longer the same! I think they took a step back, but will give them another chance because it's been a staple of mine for years.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Wonderful dessert menu and champagne flights. Had a delicious soufflé. A splendid pre-show or after dinner find. Would suggest for a special occasion or group of friends getting together.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Arrived at 9:00pm for a date night dessert. Live music was great and dessert was exceptional.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Romantic, Tapas, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Good food good service !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

POP was so fun! It was the perfect place to take my husband on a date. So impressed with the food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Business meal, turned party meal! Highly recommend!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food, exceptional staff. Great find for a special occasions.

We went for weekend brunch, great variety dessert bar. Yummy bubbly too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great dining experience. The food was superb and the service was outstanding. Will definitely return.

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·Dined on June 10, 2017

This is a cute little place. The food was amazing and the champagne is amazing too! We had a flight. We went for i=out 5 yr anniversary and it was perfect!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I wish I lived closer to this place; I'd be here all the time. Coupled with their specialty: various bubblies, they have many wines and even beer or champagne cocktails. I haven't had everything on the menu, but what we have eaten has been delectable. We get the devilled eggs every time because they are so delicious and I love the exotic varieties. Had proscutto wrapped shrimp and we split the creme brulee trio and sat in the window and enjoyed the happy hour ambience. I don't know if it was because it wasn't that busy at the time we were there, but it is one of those rare restaurants these days that you can relax and actually have a conversation in. The owner stopped by to make sure we were having a lovely time. Quite delightful spot.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Went to Pop's for brunch, it was good but there was a party of 35 in the back so it seemed like we didn't get the usual service. everyone was nice just busy. Waiter accidentally dropped bacon on table and said he would get fresh order and then asked if i wanted a fresh order. ((??)
I said it was fine but he gave me the pieces that fell on the table that he picked up with his hands. I didn't think it was dirty, but i didn't eat it. I know how it is touching plates, money and utensils and then my food so i was good. its a nice place for a get together with one or two people or a small group. I like the intimacy of the place.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Weekend brunch for birthday celebration

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was very good and for not being a buffet for the most part, I left stuffed. Service was understandably a little slow so don't be in a hurry, and there's easy access with public parking across the street. Had a great Mother's Day Brunch and would recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We went for a girls brunch the day before Mother's Day, decor is cute, seated on time, food was delicious and our server made sure our bottomless champagne, bellini's and mimosas were always a step ahead of us. Our waiter had a toothpick in his mouth and the buffet was awkwardly thrown together on the bar top and was always out of one thing or another. Definitely room for improvement, with that being said, we will without a doubt we will be back.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Service was great everyone was so nice. Enjoyed our experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Fun for our family time in celebrating a college graduation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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