pop

POP Champagne & Dessert Bar is a sexy place for first dates, social gatherings, after-work drinks, or any night out on the town. Our simple yet elegant décor complements the historical architecture and culture of Old Town Pasadena.

Indulge yourself in our extensive selection of Champagnes, sparkling wines, dessert wines and artisanal beers, to be enjoyed with our full savory menu of delectable entrees, small plates, gourmet cheeses, caviar, charcuterie, and of course our house made desserts that will tantalize your taste buds.

At POP there is no need to feel intimidated by an endless list of wines when you can speak with our on-site certified sommelier. We are here to help you find the perfect pairing for your food or point you towards a new wine that may soon become your favorite.

With over fifty wines by the glass, ever-changing flights, and a growing bottle list, POP is the perfect place for novices and connoisseurs alike, to explore and play in the alluring world of Champagne and desserts.

Meet Our Staff

Ray Vasquez

Executive Chef

Ray, youngest of four boys, was born in east Los Angeles and has lived in the Los Angeles area all his life. Right out of high school, Ray took some time away from starting his career to take child development courses and become a preschool teacher and later operated an after-school day care center. Realizing that wasn’t his passion, he decided to finally follow his dream and attend culinary school at age 24. Right out of Cordon Bleu, Chef Ray moved to the Big Island, Hawaii, and worked at the Mauna Lani Hotel and Resort, working at every kitchen outlet, from the beach grill to The Canoe House, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant. Chef Ray moved back to the mainland and has worked at The Ritz Carlton, (now the Langham) in Pasadena. Chef Ray has been with POP since its opening in 2008.