December 30, 2012

Public School 612

School/ work's out!  What next?  Why not head over to Public School 612 for a brewski and some afternoon snacks?  After all, "Recess" at this gastropub is reminiscent of recesses in elementary school: social, fun, and rarely disappointing.  With reasonable happy hour prices, PS 612 is a DTLA happy hour hot spot.  So do what you did in elementary school and chill with the cool kids.

Remember to order at the bar before sitting down at one of the communal or smaller tables.  The servers bring your food and drinks, but they don't take orders.

Front: El Segundo Blue House Pale Ale; Back: Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Both refreshing! 

A lot of the "Afternoon Snacks" are shareable.  It works out especially well if you're in a group of 3.

Tres Adobo Tacos -- 2 braised short rib and 1 roasted pollo -- $4

All-American Sidekicks -- 3 mini cheeseburgers -- $6

Tiny burger for $2, but the meat quality is good and well-cooked.

Southside Nachos -- Adobo chicken, black beans, fire-roasted chiles, queso, cilantro -- $6

Nachos were alright.  I wish they had used actually queso dipping sauce as opposed to actual cheese.  Would've made for better nachos.
Next time, I'll be trying the truffle fries, lavash pizza, and PB&J sliders.
Be cool; stay after school.  See you on the playground!

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cuisine: American
location: DTLA (southeast corner of 6th & Flower)
happy hours: M-F, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM; all day Sun
websites: { PS612 | yelp | facebook | twitter }
parking: Metered street or nearby public lots
attire: Casual