DTLA: Sixth Street Tavern Drinks and Bar Snacks
I recently checked out Sixth Street Tavern, part of the Acme bar group, in Downtown Los Angeles. I knew it was a sister bar to Beelman’s Pub and they share the same executive chef. While the food at Beelman’s feels a little bit more classic pub, Sixth Street has ventured into gastropub territory.
Case in point, the chicken and doughnuts. Who needs the usual chicken and waffles when you can bat a thousand with chicken and donuts! The fried chicken sits pretty on top of the most perfect donuts stuffed with Tapatio-spiked whipped cream. Plus the maple syrup that ties chicken and waffles does the same trick with chicken and donuts.
I started out with a Monte Carlo, a classic Manhattan variation. This one was made with Wiser’s Whisky, Benedictine and Angostura bitters.
The ceviche was recommended to us. It was good but we were more in the mood for heavy appetizers. This would be better for lunch.
I’m pretty much obsessed with chicken wings and order then every chance I get. These at Sixth Street have been “lollypopped” which means they’re so much easier to eat in a bite or two. Yep, eat them like lollies. The style reminds me vaguely of Lukshon’s chicken wing pops but the flavor at Sixth Street is classic buffalo wings.
When I saw an option was adding duck confit to fries, you bet I ordered them that way. This could be a meal in itself!
Sixth Street Tavern has a drink on the menu called Gluten or Gluten Free. They’re actually two drinks. Pick gluten and you get the drink made with blond ale. Gluten Free gets you apple cider. I tried it as Gluten Free.
Gluten – Laird’s Applejack, honey, lemon, St. Archer’s blonde ale
Gluten Free – Laird’s Applejack, honey, lemon, Anthem apple cider
We were sharing everything so I thought ribs would be easy to share. These were extremely tender and doused with a good amount of sauce. The slaw was great.
The broccolini was the surprise hit of the night. The slightly spicy greens reminded me of some of the veggie dishes that I enjoyed at Beelman’s when they first opened. I’m very interested in returning to try the shishito peppers and Brussels sprouts.
The table’s favorite drink was the Fancy Pants. It has all the elements I love – grapefruit and a slight bitterness which enhances the gin. This is your new Cosmo.
Fancy Pants – Beefeater gin, Giffard grapefruit liqueur, Luxardo Aperitivo, lemon