Playhouse Village

Playhouse Village

The artsy Playhouse Village is home to the renowned Pasadena Playhouse along with museums, galleries, eateries, and a smattering of independent shops.

Pasadena Playhouse Plaque photographed by Jessica Yeh

HISTORIC ARTS DISTRICT

Playhouse Village

The Playhouse Village also serves as a canvas for an eclectic and robust public art collection. Visitors love the splashes of color in the form of painted utility boxes and wall murals that span across the sides of historic buildings. Creatives, writers, performers, and artists all flock to the Playhouse Village to spark their inspiration.

Places to Eat

Start your day off with a loaded breakfast burrito from Lucky Boy. Or head to Urth Caffé and Tender Greens for some wholesome fare. Anaya's, El Portal Restaurant, and Yahaira's are all solid choices for sit-down Mexican cuisine. Try Tarantino’s Pizzeria for old school Italian, the recently opened Tardino Bros., or Settebello for Naples-style wood-fired pizza. Ginger & Spice (Vietnamese), Oji Sushi & Sake Bar (Japanese), and Chim Thai (Thai) add their own Asian flare to the Playhouse Village's global offering.

El Portal mexican restaurant
Playhouse Village Arcade Alley Sunset

Shopping

Canterbury Records was founded in 1956 and continues to carry a vast selection of new and used vinyl spanning all genres. Collectors also frequent The Battery Books & Music to scour their inventory of used books, music and movies. For more than 40 years, Aarnun Gallery-Fine Picture Framing has been a resource for fine art paintings, prints, photography, and pottery. Mimi et Cie carries a refined selection of covetable timepieces and jewelry. Wollhaus Artisan Yarn & Tools is a cozy crafter’s paradise. And you can find nearly every style of hat imaginable at World Hats Mart. Monopole Wine is equal parts wine shop and wine bar. Pick up the perfect wine for your intimate holiday celebration.

Things to Do

Founded in the late 1800s, Vroman's Bookstore is Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookseller; they regularly bring in renowned and rising star authors and guest speakers for talks and signing events.

Pasadena Playhouse Sign

Discover more things to do at https://playhousevillage.org/.

Wine Bar

The 1894

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The 1894 Wine bar is the perfect place to enjoy decadent drinks after spending hours exploring through the historic Vroman’s Bookstore. Bring your loved ones...

Asian

5 Pot

5 pot

5 Pot is a unique self-service style hot pot location in Pasadena that allowed you to customize your meal. Its unique setup allows you to choose whatever...

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Located in the Playhouse Village, is Anaya’s Restaurant. Anaya’s serves authentic flavors of Mexico in Pasadena. Guests can enjoy classic Mexican dishes in a...

Spa & Wellness

Archetype Yoga

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Katonah Yoga Studio. Offering daily yoga classes, workshops and retreats, Archetype Yoga is a sustainable yoga practice using the theory of Katonah Yoga as a...

European

Bar Chelou

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Drawing inspiration from the eclectic, boundary-eschewing bistromie movement in Paris, Bar Chelou is Pasadena’s first neo-bistro. From Chef/Owner Douglas...

Event Venue

The Blinn House

Blinn House

"Pasadena Heritage’s historic Blinn House offers a unique hospitality experience to hold your next meeting or event in a historic setting. Built in 1906, The...

American

Bobby's Place

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A Pasadena institution since 1964, Bobby's Place is Pasadena’s longest running burger and burrito stops. Stop in for their famous bean and cheese burrito.

Spa & Wellness

Brick City Boxing

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Brick City Boxing is brought to you by heavyweight champion, Joe Hanks. The black-owned business provides an atmosphere where the everyday person can train...

Record Store

Canterbury Records

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Founded in 1956, Canterbury Records is LA’s oldest surviving record shop. The family-owned, independent store has long catered to music lovers of all genres....

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Chim means to taste in Thai. Chim! “The Tastes” of Thai Street Food is about bringing the simplicity of good eats on the street of Thailand. Every dish on the...

Bakery/Café

Dash Coffee Bar

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Dash Coffee Bar is the place to kick off your morning. They offer espresso, cold brew, refreshers, matcha, tea, baked goods, snacks, and more to get you going....