Familiar Faces & Crafted Cocktails

The expansive bar at Parkway Grill is an original from 1920's Chicago that was transported to Pasadena in the early 1980's—a handsome representation of the Rose City's Midwestern roots. Amidst the dark wood motifs are top-shelf liquors, aperitifs, and a broad selection of wines served by the glass. Comprised of upwards of three thousand bottles, Parkway's award-winning wine cellar has been recognized with the prestigious "Best Of" Award by Wine Spectator annually since 1999.

As iconic as the bar itself, are the well-known faces behind the bar. Mark Brown, Ray Palagano, Kevin Cherniss, and Naz Castillo are the quintessential bartenders with over 92 years of collective service at Parkway Grill. These masters of the art of bartending serve up the classic and inspired cocktails for which the Parkway Grill is famous. With fresh ingredients, some from our own Organic Garden, and a generous pour, it's no wonder the friendly bar staff greets loyal patrons again and again.

Parkway's historic 1920's dark wood bar from Chicago.
Bartenders Mark Brown, Ray Palagano, Kevin Cherniss, and Naz Castillo.

Live Music & Entertainment

The bar and lounge at Parkway has also been the site for live music since day one. Our music director David Arnay has been with us for over 20 years, specializing in jazz and standards but he's also been playing rock, pop and classical music since childhood. David is on the full-time faculty of the Thornton School of Music at USC. All our pianists bring an extensive playlist and are happy to take your requests. We feature live music every night but Sunday. On Fridays we have a jazz duo usually David accompanied by a bassist.

Music Director David Arnay
Parkway's Lounge with piano for live music.