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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for a Date (10)
Cozy (9)
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Notable Wine List (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Fun (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Live Music (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Casual (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing service, delicious peach bellinis. Brunch Saturday and Sunday 10-2.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

My boyfriend and I always have such a great time at POP. We came for their Valentine's Day dinner and the food was great! They had a fixed 3 course fixed menu which was delicious and live music for that romantic touch.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine's Day date prix fixe menu was expensive, but deliciously tasty.
Service was attentive at the table but hard to get him to come to the table.
Even with the night's live singer it was a quiet environment, allowing us to talk.
Overall we'd be happy to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great ambiance, Deserts w/knowledgeable staff. A bit over priced & the food left something to be desired. 3 out of 5

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed the food very much, from the nuts and olives appetiser to the sliders we shared, each with a unique taste. And the topper? Cookies & Cream Souffle!
Service was a bit slow, though, and the ambience is play.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First time trying out

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

service was exceptionally slow on a tuesday night, & no consideration for the birthday occasion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

dineLA good experience.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Attended for the DineLA event with prefix menu. Service was ok, nothing special. However, the food was exceptional. Champagne butter chicken was to die for! Champagne flight was great too.

A cute restaurant for special occasions, not so much every day evening dining.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

First timer at POP. The ambiance eas really cute. We were there early and were seated at this corner with no room. When we asked the waiter if we can move to a booth which was empty he have this rude response "I guess..its super dead right now anyway just move your drinks" I thought that was a bit rude. Anywho the food was good. I got the Mac and cheese and my mom got the champagne chicken. All in all the place is cute. I would say try it out and you be tge judge.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Loved it and would come again, for sure. Service was great but a little slow. Fox was amazing!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Went here with a friend to celebrate her birthday. She loves Champagne! This place did not disappoint! Beautiful, quiet setting with chandeliers. Service was amazing thanks to Spencer our waiter! Food was delicious and we were very lucky to have went when they were having the Dine LA menu, so we got to taste a little bit of everything! Champagne chicken was amazing and my friend said the Jalepeno Tuna Tartare, was incredible. I didn't have a drink , but she ordered a flight of champagne, again, amazing!! I would definitely recommend this to a friend!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Granted our server was alone and he valiantly tired to salvage our brunch, everything came out cold and wasn’t worth the $25. This places definitely seems better suited for just dessert.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We love everything except the steak not too great😘

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Normally I don't like to drink sparkling wine nor champagne. But this was the first time I tried this place and ordered sweet sparkling wine....Love it.
For sure will go back with friends

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food has been great every time I've been there. Service is friendly and they take great care of their customers. Their souffle dessert menu (a different flavor every night) is posted online with their menus, so you can pick a night based on your favorite flavor for dessert. (I miss the Irish Car Bomb dessert, but the right souffle can certainly make up for it.)
The place is small and frequently full, so definitely make a reservation!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

People stop at "Pop Champagne Bar" and tend to miss the "& Restaurant" part, but should not. Excellent Champagne (of course!) and other fermented beverages list, but the food, from appetizers and salads to full meals, is always creative and delicious. And don't miss dessert! They have a dedicated (in more ways than one) dessert chef, and it shows in the quality. And they have live entertainment on Thursdays and Saturdays. Do NOT miss Inbar Horowitz, who plays roughly every other Thursday. What a voice!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were recommended by Pasadena locals and were pleasantly surprised that our New Years eve dinner was perfection, with 5 star service!

Already recommended to a few people and it's only the 3rd of January.

You will see us again Pop C!

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great way to ring in the New Year

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great New Years Dinner. Excellent service and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Absolutely one of the best. We've been coming here since they opened and have never been disappointed. The food is delicious and the Champagne option are vast. The service is excellent and it has a lovely ambience. Charming.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I’ve been to Pop a few times and I’ve always had a great time. I wish the wine menu included more French reds, though.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Friends from out of town!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Best Desert

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This place is AMAZING and the food was SUPER GOOD and the dessert OH man i think i know what heaven taste like

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Vegan, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is my second time coming to POP, and the first time was amazing, but not so much this time. I think on Sunday's they do not have enough staff to keep service flowing well.

Out of the 4 ladies that ordered Steak for our brunch, only 2 got it( They ran out)..
It took over an hour to get our food, but the servers were amazing, just very disappointed with the all around experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 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 5, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 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 22, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 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 12, 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 5, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 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 6, 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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