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


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, or Tardino Bros. 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


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. Wollhaus Artisan Yarn & Tools is a cozy crafter’s paradise. And you can find nearly every style of hat imaginable at World Hats Mart.

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
monopole wine


The Mixx is a restaurant and bar with an ongoing line-up of live music. Monopole by WineRX—equal parts wine shop and wine bar—boasts a dynamic events calendar of tastings, pairings, and musical entertainment. Or if you’re looking a for a lowkey night, check into the Ice House Comedy Club for a good laugh and a drink.

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