Bull and Barrel
Pasadena, CA 91101
A patio with firepits, a weekday happy hour, quality cocktails, and decadent bar bites like wagyu gyoza and hamachi shooters: all things you have to look forward to at Bull & Barrel. Its manager, Erik Lund, designed the menu with drinks dedicated to each of his bartenders. There’s the Family Tree with tequila, taiwanese whiskey, and cocoa nib salt rim as a tribute to Suzy’s ancestry, and the Grumpy Pants with rye, beer, ginger, bitters, and citrus for Ben’s disposition. Want to go big? Try the $50 Rob Roy for chef Matt Bata, which includes a 25-year-old single malt scotch, fancy vermouth, sherry, and a gold-leafed rim.