What You'll Get
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.
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
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. 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.