Think the Chalet fix is pretentious and wine bars are for posers? Then settle into a vinyl booth at the Colorado, order a Jim Beam or a pitcher of Bud, and put some Allman Brothers on the jukebox. This is a proper bar, where food means pork rinds and peanuts and real women can play a mean game of pool. No one seems to mind the nose-thumbing at the state’s no-smoking-in-bars law. A Pasadena landmark.
2640 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626.449.3485, Bar. Mon.-Sun. 12 p.m to 1:30 a.m. Full bar. MC, V. $