Formerly called Public School 612 (named for its address on Flower Street), the Downtown gastropub space now known as Public School 213 is back in action. Not only has the title changed since the renovation was first announced back in March — the name now fits in line with the area code monikers being used at their multiple other locations — but the eatery has also expanded in just about every way possible.
Months ago the team managed to take over the adjacent Daily Grill space, which meant not only more seating but room for a more fleshed-out menu, since the old PS 612 was really just a beer and bar snacks sort of place. There are new design elements as well, though the funky classroom feel is still well in place; now, industrial bulbs, brick walls, and a larger bar help to give the place a defined sense of Downtown character.
There’s also a private dining room at PS 213 now, and room for live music, plus expanded happy hours and industry discount nights. The updated menu branches out into larger plates like short rib shepherd’s pie, calzones, pizzas, and more.
PS 213 is open once again at its original address — 612 Flower Street — Downtown, with weekday hours beginning at 11 a.m. and running all night. Saturday and Sunday brunch begins at 10 a.m., and daily happy hour lasts from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.