The Rose & Crown Pub to move to new home in downtown Phoenix on Jan. 1

On Nov. 21, fans of The Rose & Crown Pub will have their last chance to enjoy a pint of beer and a plate of fish and chips at the popular downtown Phoenix spot. After more than 10 years at Heritage Square, the bar and restaurant is on the move. 

General manager Donny Phillippi told The Republic the pub will reopen on Jan. 1 less than a half mile from its current home at 628 E. Adams St.

Rose & Crown will relocate to Coach’s Corner Grill at 333 E. Jefferson St. The sports bar and restaurant is across the street from the Phoenix Convention Center and Chase Field. 

According to Phillippi, the pub and the sports bar are “teaming up” under a new partnership, with Rose & Crown owner Jason Bell purchasing half of Coach’s Corner.   

It’s unclear now if the sports bar will remain under the name Coach’s Corner or eventually be re-branded as Rose & Crown.

‘We’ll bring our whole soccer following’

Any changes, Phillippi says, will come slowly. The main goal is to give Rose & Crown regulars a place to continue enjoying soccer games together.

Over the years, the pub has become an important gathering place for Phoenix soccer fans, specifically English Premier League fans, who hold watch parties at the bar. 

“(Coach’s Corner) has, you know, more of a sports bar (atmosphere) then we have, but we’ll bring our whole soccer following,” Phillippi says. 

Final celebration at Heritage Square

On Nov. 8, Rose & Crown announced plans for a final celebration at the Heritage Square location on Facebook. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, though the bar will remain open until the day before Thanksgiving. 

According to Phillippi, the pub is moving in part because it “outgrew Heritage Square.” The restaurant’s current lease will end on Nov. 30 and the city of Phoenix, which owns the historic Craftman bungalow where the pub resides, did not offer to renew. 

New restaurant at Heritage Square

After the pub’s closure, a new tenant will take over Rose & Crown’s current home. Hidden Kitchen will be the first restaurant from chef Ivan Jacobo and is expected to open in early 2019. 

Jacobo has hosted weekly pop-up dinner events at locations all over the Valley. At the “underground dining experiences,” guests purchase a seat to a community-style meal with no idea of what will be on the menu. 

“I always tell people, we don’t sell food. We sell the experience of bringing people together over the food,” the 26-year-old chef said. “It should feel as if you’re walking into someone’s house.”

Jacobo hopes to bring some of this mystery to his first restaurant. Although there will be an a la carte menu, Hidden Kitchen also will host pop-up-style events in the restaurant. 

“We’ll still keep to our roots and that experience of showing up and having no idea what you’re going to eat,” he says.

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