Point 08

95 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91105
626-683-0808
The point of the Point 08 bar and restaurant is to provide an elegant ambiance, with top-flight jazz and blues musicians cooking up a live soundtrack to accompany the Pasadena bistro's sophisticated blend of signature drinks. They take their premium spirits seriously here, with the bartenders calling themselves "master mixologists" and "liquid chefs" who combine "scientific precision and culinary expertise" to concoct their fancy cocktails. The house specials include such colorfully named potions as Mexican Snow, Rum-a-Sutra, Uva Bella and Devil's Kiss, as well as seasonal cocktails like Silk Stockings and Moscow Mule. The full bar encompasses a wide selection of wine and classic beers, while the menu includes small-plate curiosities like lobster corn dogs, as well as fish and chicken entrees and delectable desserts like apple tart tatin and amaretto brownies. In keeping with the jazzy feel of the place, stylish portraits of jazz icons line the walls, and the club's intimate stage features straight-ahead jazz, blues and funk musicians. The clean and sleek decor and coolly moody lighting give Point 08 more of a hip, modern atmosphere than many local jazz clubs. Ages 21 & over. Street parking.