The Black Sheep Gastropub Now Open at PE Lofts in Downtown LA

The Black Sheep is now open at the PE Lofts (next to Cole's French Dip Sandwiches) near 6th and Main

The Black Sheep is now open at the PE Lofts (next to Cole’s French Dip Sandwiches) near 6th and Main

A new gastropub called The Black Sheep is now open on the ground floor of the Pacific Electric Lofts at 6th and Main. We first reported last Oct 2012 that The Black Sheep was replacing the shuttered Blu LA Cafe directly next to Cole’s French Dip Sandwiches along 6th Street. Five months later the new eatery is open serving up a tasty affordable menu including The Black Sheep Burger ($7), the Thai Chicken Burger ($8), and Banh Mi Sliders ($7). Perfect pairing with the food are a variety of drinks including 12 beers on tap.

The owners behind The Black Sheep, Stanley Lin and Steven Seav, are also behind the popular Syrup Desserts located near 6th and Spring. Tuan Thai, involved with the restaurant management, tells me that the entire management of the restaurant “lives and breathes downtown” and are invested in the community and growth of Downtown LA. As a result, they want The Black Sheep to be approachable to everyone, especially to local downtown residents.

The Black Sheep is currently open for dinner until 2am. Eventually, the goal is to open for lunch as well.

The Black Sheep (on the left) is now open for dinner located directly next to Cole's French Dip Sandwiches along 6th Street

The Black Sheep (on the left) is now open for dinner located directly next to Cole’s French Dip Sandwiches along 6th Street

The Black Sheep draft beers for $6 and sake bombs for $4

The Black Sheep draft beers for $6 and sake bombs for $4

The menu consists of burgers and sausages

The menu consists of burgers and sausages

12 beers on tap

12 beers on tap

More libation selections

More libation selections

The Black Sheep and Western burgers

The Black Sheep and Western burgers

The Cheesesteak with grilled marinated Korean short ribs

The Cheesesteak with grilled marinated Korean short ribs

The Banh Mi pork sliders

The Banh Mi pork sliders

Co-owner Stanley Lin with bartender Amy prepare for dinner opening

Co-owner Stanley Lin with bartender Amy prepare for dinner opening

I loved Amy's "Los Angeles" pride shown prominently in her tattoo

I loved Amy’s “Los Angeles” pride shown prominently in her tattoo

19 responses to “The Black Sheep Gastropub Now Open at PE Lofts in Downtown LA

  1. Damn, the food looks great

  2. I think I’m going to like this place.

  3. Looks really cool but zero vegetarian food.

  4. Yeah, why isn’t there anything vegetarian on the menu?

    • downtown resident

      does every restaurant have to have a vegetarian option? just go somewhere else

      • Does every restaurant have to be carnivore-centric? We aren’t asking for a vegetarian restaurant, just an option is all. If you haven’t noticed, many of us live in LA, and like to go out and have a drink with our meal. At this point in time, it’s an absolute must for any restaurant to provide options. We are in Los Angeles, a vegetarian/vegan haven. I for one echo Emma’s comment. Or as you put it so nicely, I’ll just go somewhere else. And that, my friend, would be a shame.

      • If they’re smart, yes, since now i’ll never go there. How hard is it to do a veggie burger? Seriously.

        I’m getting a little sick of the whole new meat pigs leftover bits whatever thing that’s going around anyway.

      • People have dietary restrictions for many reasons including religion, and since Downtown is a huge melting pot of people from different backgrounds, it would probably be wise of you to be a bit more open minded.

  5. OMG! Look at those burgers!

  6. john kennamann

    Pear cider is vegetarian!

  7. This is their initial menu right now, but I believe other items will be added later. They may add a vegetarian option at that point. This space is much more conducive to a concept like this than Blu LA Cafe. Looks like a good addition to the neighborhood.

  8. Do tator tots count? I dropped by today and they said they would be serving tator tots and different types of french fries in the near future. In addition to salads and a possible veggie burger. Definitely a smaller neighborhood joint type of feel there.

  9. Went there last night and the burger seriously tastes as awesome as it looks. Anytime I see single digit marks for prices that is always good for an area like downtown. Finally somebody gets it with the late dining option!

    • Came by Saturday night the food Is good. Heads up to anyone that wants to go, this place is REALLY hard to find. It is basically a door next to Coles.

  10. I can not comment on the food because I haven’t tried it yet. But that girl has alot of tattoos.

  11. Any know the contact info (website or at least phone) for this place? :-)

  12. Went there last night….AMAZING!!!
    Woke up thinking about it. The late hours are great when most kitchens close at 10.

  13. Can a 20 year old eat here?

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