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Downtown's Public School 213 Is Back In Session

Formerly called PS 612, the revamped and expanded space is ready to go.

PS 213, Downtown
PS 213, Downtown
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

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.

Public School 612

612 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 623-1172 Visit Website