5 Things to Eat and Drink at Beelman’s Pub

The latest watering hole from the ACME Group, those behind neighborhood favorites Spring St, Sixth Street Tavern, King Eddy Saloon and the Library Bar, debuted this week in the heart of the Historic District. Because it’s really only a few doors away from Spring St, Beelman’s Pub takes a more British stance on the block, offering more serious gastropub fare, an interesting spirits selection (aquavit, amari, rum, gin), Belgian-style beers, and specialty cocktails created by the Proprietor LLC guys (Honeycut, NYC’s Death + Company). That means you can sip two kinds of gin and tonics (one English, one Spanish), and things like Hot Pants, a vodka, Aperol and strawberry-pinepple soda concoction served on draft.Inside, dark wood paneling, a few leather booths and a long marble bar are reminiscent of spots across the pond; outside it’s very Downtown LA with picnic tables and blue bistro chairs set up on the recessed brick-walled patio. It sits back from the sidewalk just enough to get out of the Spring Street riff raff, but you’re still part of the bustling scene. Tom Block, the new executive chef for the company, offers up elevated bar food along with some standards, keeping things pretty unique for this corner. Along with oysters on the half shell, small plates and a few entrees, here are five things you’ll find to eat and drink at the new pub (600 S. Spring St.)