Monday, June 30, 2014

Quick Bite: Beelman's Pub is the Latest Downtown Drinking Option

Beelman's on Spring St. joins Downtown's buzzy bar scene

What: Beelman's Pub
Where: 600 S. Spring St., Downtown, 213.622.1022
Why: You want a nice after-work cocktail Downtown, but you also want something better to nosh on than just fried bar snacks, and you'd like to watch the street life unroll as you drink.
The goods: From the Acme Hospitality Group folks that run Sixth St. Tavern, Laurel Tavern and the King Eddy Saloon, Beelman's is named after the building's architect. It's a straightforward pub with a well thought-out cocktail list and a good-sized patio along up-and-coming Spring St. Order both food and drinks at the bar, and servers will deliver the order. The menu is elevated bar food, with trout, hangar steak, roast chicken, green beans and roast carrots joining pub staples like a burger, cheese board and charcuterie plate.
The look: Wood-paneled walls and long leatherette booths hint at a vintage look; a wall of taps for both beer and cocktails puts the focus on drinks. Outdoors, bright yellow-legged picnic style tables give the space a beer garden feel.
roasted carrots are spiced up with cheese, shallots and more
What to order: To eat: Oysters, roasted carrots, green beans, chicken liver spread on mini English muffins. To drink: English or Spanish-style gin and tonics, House of Jealous Lovers draft cocktail

(I was invited to try this restaurant.)

1 comment:

RJD said...

I'll give it a go when I'm in town next. Thanks for the tip.