Gastropub Gets Vegan Revamp Making Downtown LA a Legit Veggie Destination

Trendy Downtown Los Angeles is about to get a vegan pub-goers dream: Beelman’s (formerly Beelman’s Pub) is re-opening on November 8th with a 100 percent plant-based menu and revamped bar program.

The menu has been overhauled by Chef Caroline Concha, the former longtime chef at Burbank’s Tony’s Darts Away.

 “Tony’s Darts Away is where it all started – where I grew and where I learned everything I know about plant-based food. I am thrilled to bring a redefined plant-based pub experience to Downtown LA, creating a casual environment where both the beverage program and plant-based fare can share the spotlight. The menu at Beelman’s is entirely original and puts unique, vegan cuisine at the forefront where it belongs,” Chef Concha said in a statement.

The menu includes a mix of bar bites, street food, mains, and even a weekend brunch, all with a bold Asian influence:

“Items like Adobong Mani, toasted peanuts with garlic and chili, as well as Mr. Togarashi, crispy chickpeas tossed with shichimi togarashi and gochujang, can be found in the Bar Bites section while dishes like Stinkin’ Fries, and Tachos made with soyrizo, cashew cheese, salsa, gochujang crema, and chili pinto beans can be found under Street Food. Heartier main dishes range from the Viet Nom Nom Wrap, with citrus ‘spare rib’ cutlets, rice, green papaya, pickled daikon, carrots, thai basil, cilantro and romaine, to the Buddha Bowl filled with quinoa, mung bean, kale, crispy marinated tofu, pickled carrots & daikon, green papaya and spicy chickpeas tossed with miso dressing. Beelman’s will also be serving an Impossible Burger, featuring Impossible Burger plant-based meat and completed with chipotle aioli, tomato, greens, spicy ketchup and pickles on a brioche bun. Guests joining the restaurant and bar for happy hour and football games can nosh on the Poor Man’s Korean BBQ, crispy tater tots topped with BBQ sauce, Mae Ploy sweet chili sriracha, scallions and cilantro and wash it down with $6 drafts and call drinks. Of course, a full range of plant-based traditional pub food will also be on offer, such as vegan dogs and Chef Concha’s renowned vegan chili.”

And wash it all down with a drink from the selectively curated beer and cocktail menu – guests can even order cocktails for two, like the Mid-Century Zombie that features an aged dark rum.

Beelman’s will be open M-F 12pm to 2am, and Saturday 12pm to 2am, Sundays 10am to 2am. (Note the pub has limited hours this first week, 4pm to 2am with Happy Hour deals from 4pm to 7pm). Then, save room and hightail it out to the Westlake Topanga mall and load up on all the vegan Halo Top scoops.