South Lake Avenue District

South Lake Avenue

South Lake is a 12-block stretch of boutiques, restaurants, and purveyors of beauty, health, and wellness. Major national chain stores like Macy’s and Williams-Sonoma neighbor mom-and-pop shops. Cutting-edge nail salons, barbershops, fitness studios, and massage boutiques can meet all of your self-care needs.

Eat

Republik Coffee Lounge serves fresh, flavorful breakfast and lunch fare. Celestino continues to receive accolades for its elegant Italian preparations. Seasonal farm-to-fork greatness shines at The Arbour. The cocktails at Magnolia House perfectly complement the sharable plates. Mercado takes a distinctive approach to modern Mexican, while Dan Modern Chinese puts a contemporary spin on traditional Chinese. And Green Street Restaurant has been a local all-day dining favorite for 40 years.

Burlington Arcade Shops by Jessica Yeh

Shop

The Shops on Lake Avenue are anchored by a newly renovated Macy’s. Moda Optique is consistently ranked Pasadena’s best eyewear boutique for its impressive selection of designer styles. Contessa Italian Market caters to Italian cuisine lovers, with her selection of premium imported pastas, olive oils, sauces and more. Ten Thousand Villages is a wonderland of fair-trade treasures sourced from around the world. Visit the experience center at Woody’s Home to learn about the most advanced technology on the market, from home automation to state-of-the-art home theatres.

Play

The Commons is the ultimate lifestyle destination—make your skin glow at Facile or get a blow out at DryBar. Floyd’s Barber Shop is a dapper throwback barbershop complete with straight-razor shaves. Pamper yourself with a massage at HM Warm Spa (1009 E. Green St.). Explore the metaphysical universe at Alexandria II, a spiritually-inclined bookshop that offers appointments with intuitive readers, Reiki masters and psychics. Instagram your customized sweet treats at Float Pasadena and Tpumps Pasadena.

Phone Booths in The Commons of South Lake District

Nightlife

Nosh on complimentary homemade potato chips as you sip on a classic cocktail at the bar at Smitty’s Grill (110 S. Lake Ave.). Delve into the robust spirits, wine,and beer menus at buzzy Granville.

Discover more things to do at southlakeavenue.org.

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