$20 for $40 Worth of Signature Drinks and Dining at Magnolia Lounge in Pasadena

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Expires May 1st, 2011. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Not valid with happy hour, events, or other offers. Dine-in only. Must use in 1 visit. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Most states have made drinking alcohol at home illegal due to the proliferation of home facial-tattoo machines. Enjoy alcohol in public with today's deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of signature drinks and food at Magnolia Lounge, located in Pasadena.

Named Best Bar by the Pasadena Weekly in 2009 and 2010 and a City's Best Lounge by Pasadena magazine in 2010, Magnolia Lounge keeps displaced Dixie drawls well-lubricated with its extensive list of specialty drinks. Give your gullet a gander with the I’m Effen Sexy martini, containing Effen Black Cherry vodka, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, Peachtree Schnapps and cranberry juice, or toast to the titular tastes of the Magnolia cocktail, containing Citron vodka, infused raspberries, Newman's Own lemonade, and mint. Food-wise, Magnolia Lounge's eclectic menu matches the laid-back elegance of the candlelit atmosphere. Start a chic evening out with a french fry trio of classic-cut, yukon gold, and sweet-potato fries served with barbecue ranch, garlic aioli, and chili-honey sauce ($8) before pairing a grilled steak sandwich ($13) with a non-grilled glass of Stoneleigh pinot noir ($10). The fried green tomatoes, with basil cream-cheese filling, cucumber salsa, and roasted red pepper sauce ($8), will bring back forgotten flavors as it layers on some new ones, and the Magnolia cheeseburger decks out its sirloin slab in a seersucker suit of aged cheddar, caramelized onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and garlic aioli ($12).

Magnolia Lounge's dark, rich décor and lounge ambiance make for a great night of eating, drinking, and positioning the body in a way that conveys casual interest in your dinner mate's explanation of tax forms. Grab a seat in the tea-light-tinged space—renovated from a bungalow built in 1926—and enjoy the down-home decadence of Magnolia Lounge.

Reviews

Zagat gives the food at Magnolia Lounge a good rating. LA Weekly named it one of their favorite happy hours, Pasadena Weekly named it Best Bar in 2009 and 2010, and Pasadena magazine named it a City's Best Lounge in 2010. More than 560 Facebook users like Magnolia Lounge, while Citysearchers and more than 200 Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average:

  • Patrons are attracted by the Southern atmosphere of this elegantly appointed establishment, not to mention provocatively named cocktails like Buttery Nutty Squirrel, Millionaire Mojito…The menu boasts even more Southern flavor: fried green tomatoes, an onion-ring volcano, turkey chili, mac 'n' cheese, burgers, almond-cookie cheesecake and some outrageously tempting salads. – Bliss, Pasadena Weekly
  • Fashioned like a French boudoir, the cozy space is both charming and sultry...even in the daytime. – lildiner, Citysearch
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