|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|
(I was invited to try this restaurant.)