• 53 E. Union St.
  • Pasadena, CA 91103
  • T: 626-792-1833

Craft Whiskey Bar

The Goat Group, a distinguished company led by beer and spirits expert Ryan Sweeney, Brandon Bradford, and Alen Aivazian first launched in Pasadena in 2014 with The Blind Donkey. The glass-fronted space features wood tables and bar, exposed rafters, grey walls, a Street Fighter arcade game, a small shuffleboard, and two flat screen TVs for watching sports. Much of the messaging centers on whiskey, but don’t sleep on the beer program. Sweeney makes sure eight rotating taps remain well armed. Three donkey statues are blindfolded, but we can assure you that no donkeys were harmed in the creation of this bar.

Old Pasadena

Blind Donkey is located in the Old Pasadena historic district. Old Pasadena’s 19th century origins remain reflected in what was once the city’s original marketplace and oldest commercial area. A model of historic preservation and civic revitalization, the 21 blocks of Old Pasadena were designated a National Register Historic District in 1983 and contain lovingly restored examples of late 19th and early 20th century architecture.