Mon-Fri, 11:30am -10pm; Sat-Sun, closed
5pm-8pm; two-for-one drinks
Wed, 5pm-8pm; Ladies' Night: two-for-one drinks for ladies only
2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z at Fulton St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pound and Pence huddles in Wall Street’s shadows at the foot of Liberty Tower, brought to you by the same consulting team responsible for familiar downtown wine-and-dines like Art Bar and Merchants East Cigar Bar. The spot indeed resembles its cross-Atlantic inspiration, from the Brit pilsner taps to the warm, dark-stained woods and copper of the bar top; there’s also a casual second-floor library/living room, a fully operational fireplace, and a pool table. The pub’s full restaurant serves standard beer-battered fare to the swelling crowds of uniformed number crunchers who elbow their way in from 5 to 10 p.m. each weekday. Despite the royal markings and accordingly higher prices, Pound and Pence lacks most of its district’s pretense and feels downright humble.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.