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Clayton’s Public House Eyes Fall Debut at Downtown's Spring Street Arcade

Another drinking option is almost ready to come online

Clayton's Public House
Clayton's Public House
Clayton's
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.

Though it’s been long in the making, it now seems certain that Clayton’s Public House will open inside the Spring Street Arcade by mid-fall at the latest. Owners Tony Gower and Elizabeth Peterson are behind the concept, which is looking for a long run at their new address after shuttering a version of Clayton’s — where Little Bear in the Arts District is now — back in 2010.

The new Public House is finishing up its build-out now, and you can start to see some of the detail work if you pass by. The place has an Old World charm to it, from the hand-painted signage to the colored glass and carved wood bar, and will carry a largely Victorian-era theme throughout. You’ll also find a patio out underneath the glass ceiling of the Arcade, plus lots of dark, inviting pub seating inside.

That’s not to deny the Historic Core restaurant's modern menu though, which will include a full slate of 32 craft beers on tap and a rotating menu of straightforward seasonal fare from new executive chef Cody Diegel (Rockefeller, Larchmont). Expect Clayton’s Public House to come to life in a couple of months.

Clayton's Public House
541 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA