Haven Gastropub +Brewery (42 De Lacey Ave., Pasadena, 91105) opens its doors mid-November in Old Pasadena, introducing LA to an innovative take on gourmet, seasonal comfort food and on-site brewing. They will serve lunch, dinner, and late-night menus to compliment the extensive beverage program and on-site brewery. Get ready for over 50 beers and wine on tap, from all over the world, in addition to a comprehensive bottle list. With leather booths, distressed wood tables, rustic candlelit wrought-iron chandeliers, and the building’s historical barrel roof dating back to the 1920s the restaurant has a vintage feel with modern twists. Enjoy a showcase kitchen from mid-level tables and intimate booths in the 170-seat dining room or from one of the 52-seats in the bar and lounge area. Haven Gastropub +Brewery also boasts a 12-seat private dining room perfect for special occasions and events. They also have a vast wine room with a gas fireplace and a salvaged wood table. Haven Gastropub +Brewery has a neighborhood gathering spot kind of feel, with old-world style and warmth.
As for food, expect European cuisine with a modern American twist on an adventurous menu featuring farmers’ markets specials, house-made charcuterie, flatbreads, and entrées inspired by local/seasonal California ingredients. Try the goose pastrami sandwich, hiramasa crudo (with ruby red grapefruit, fresno chili, pickled shallot, micro peppercress, arbequina oil), duck proscuitto flatbread (with leek jam, point reyes bleu cheese, and arugula), grilled octopus (with caramelized fennel and hearts of palm, yellow tomato confit, and citrus aioli), and a duo of quail (with pan roasted quail, house-made quail sausage, mushrooms, butternut squash puree, and black mission fig jam).
The brewery will produce Haven’s uniquely crafted beers, featuring year-round brews and small-batch seasonal offerings in a rotating selection of five varieties, such as Imperial Stout, Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen, and IPA. They will also have a rotating selection of 44 draft beers in addition to more than 100 bottled craft beers from local, national, and international breweries ranging from $6-$160, including domestic favorites Goose Island Matilda from Chicago, and Bruery Saison Rue from Placentia, in addition to rare, special anniversary selections and international beers such as Scotland-based BrewDog. The bar’s 52 taps will include four of the brewery’s own special beers, four cask ales, and eight wine varietals served by the keg. The restaurant also boasts a full bar selection of uncommon spirits including Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Michter’s Straight Rye, and Carpano Antica Formula, used to craft unique takes on pre-prohibition cocktails priced at $10-12, such as The Aviation, made with Bols Genever Gin, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, and Crème De Violette Liqueur; and the Walnut Manhattan, combining Buffalo Trace, Carpano Antica, and Walnut Liqueur.
Open 11 am-2 am, seven days a week.