A classic pub, with a communal twist
When we were approached with this neighborhood tavern named after architect Claud Beelman, we couldn’t resist. Since it was inspired by a traditional English pub, we used dark wood paneling, rustic tabletops and cozy leather booths. The twist: a covered “beer garden” out front, complete with a bar window and communal tables, to attract local passersby. The final touch: images of Beelman’s works inside — a tribute to the man who designed much of Downtown L.A.