January 24, 2012 | 10:00am
Looking for something to do this weekend? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Every Thursday marks Industry Night at Rose & Crown Pub.
A $3 Smithwick's draft at Rose & Crown.
Regardless of what profession you're in, Thursday night is Industry Night
at the unquestionably U.K.-themed Rose & Crown Pub.
The downtown Phoenix pub rewards the industrious and those who are just looking for a bit of British fun with free pool, $2 wells and $3 drafts.
Enjoying a little free pool at Industry Night.
The Place: 628 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
The Time: Every Thursday, 9 p.m.
The Cover: Zero.
The Parking: Street and validation available for the 5th St. and Monroe parking garage.
The Bar: The British bar boasts a bounty of more than 50 local and import brews. Twelve of which are on a rotating tap and are part of the Industry Night $3 draft special. The converted house also offers up $2 wells and $4 Pinnacle Vodka drinks. The bar also features an ever-changing $.25 special on wells and drafts for those whose last name begins with a specific letter, It was F for our visit.
The Pool: Possibly even better than the beverage bargains is the free billiard special. This was the clear center of attention, the multiple-roomed bar was pretty barren everywhere other than in the pool room.
The Style: A notch or two above casual.
The People: Young, almost so young you start to wonder whether or not you're actually at a bar.
U.K.-themed creations depicting everyone from James Bond
to Benny Hill
by local artist Alexander Scott Hughes. St. Mary's Catholic High School
also takes up more than it's fair share of wall space at Rose & Crown, which doesn't help with the whole young thing.
What we loved: The British bit. It was a change of pace to spend an evening in a pub that wasn't Irish. Although, they did still have Smithwick's on tap.
What we didn't love: First-timers be warned, driving straight to the bar requires turning around and making your way to a not quite close enough parking garage or street spot.
Are we going back? We could see this being an age of industry.