Our Hours

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Tuesday-Thursday 5:00 pm 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm 12:00 am
Saturday Brunch 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Saturday Dinner 5:00 pm 12:00 am
Sunday Brunch 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Sunday Dinner 5:00 pm 10:00 pm

We do last call for dinner items 30 minutes before our close time but continue serving dessert and drinks up until our close time.

Closed on Mondays.

How to Get Here

We are located in the heart of Old Pasadena at 33 East Union Street, Pasadena, California 91103.

We recommend parking in the "One Colorado" parking structure which is located directly across the street from POP which tops out $8.

Metered street parking may also be available for which one has to pay until 8:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and until 12:00 am Fridays and Saturdays.

A Little About Us

POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant is a warm and welcoming place where friends gather for good times and where dates enjoy a romantic setting. POP is located in Old Pasadena in a historic building that retains many of its original features — brick walls, plank floors, an open- beam ceiling, and Batchelder tiles.

POP’s dinner menu starts with appetizers like jalapeño tuna tartare and beer-battered vegetables, and goes on to include entrée favorites such as champagne chicken, a morel risotto, and filet mignon with truffle mashed potatoes. It also includes salads, cheese and charcuterie platters, and small plates such as pommes frites and a seasonal soup. Our much-praised dessert menu presents classics such as crème brûlée and a soufflé du jour, as well as inventive temptations such as a Meyer lemon tart with homemade basil ice cream. All of our offerings are made in-house, including our breads.

And of course there’s Champagne — one of the best selections in Southern California. If Champagne and caviar is in order, we have the caviar, too.

POP opened in 2008 and has become an Old Pasadena fixture. In 2014 we capitalized on our reputation for festivity by opening a new banquet room so that we can host special events any day of the week. The new space includes a large-screen audio-video system for guests who want to present anything from slide shows to film screenings.

Meet Our Staff

Chef Ray Vasquez

Ray Vasquez

Executive Chef

Ray, youngest of four boys, was born in east Los Angeles and has lived in the Los Angeles area all his life. Right out of high school, Ray took some time away from starting his career to take child development courses and become a preschool teacher and later operated an after-school day care center. Realizing that wasn't his passion, he decided to finally follow his dream and attend culinary school at age 24. Right out of Cordon Bleu, Chef Ray moved to the Big Island, Hawaii, and worked at the Mauna Lani Hotel and Resort, working at every kitchen outlet, from the beach grill to The Canoe House, the hotel's fine dining restaurant. Chef Ray moved back to the mainland and has worked at The Ritz Carlton, (now the Langham) in Pasadena. Chef Ray has been with POP since its opening in 2008.
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