Finally checked out the Bar 1886 inside the Raymond Restaurant, in Pasadena. My food blogging friend has been raving about this place for quite some time, so it was only a matter of time.
They’re known for some pretty cool cocktails, like this one, which was set on fire tabelside.
Also tried the dim sum shrimp toast sandwich, which was okay. Unfortunately, didn’t stay too long because of dinner reservations elsewhere, but was thoroughly impressed with the drinks and ambiance. I’ll have to come back.