Pop Pub

Located between Manhattan's Greenwich Village and Union Square areas, Mc Gowan transformed this boxed white commercial space into a trendy burger restaurant with a fully equipped commercial kitchen, a bar with lounge area and a cellar-level food service prep / storage area.

The interior aesthetics and design include custom reclaimed-wood chairs and tables, banquets, booths, drinking bar and wall paneling. Custom blackened-steel light fixtures top off the rustic décor mixed with chic water-cut aluminum paneling highlighted within a featured wall. The bar incorporates a poured epoxy top, glass fronts and a twelve-stem bar tap, as well as integration with full-service wireless POS systems. 

The AV system incorporates reclaimed wood into speaker boxes for the oversized sound system. The kitchen was fit out with a new exhaust hood and riser to the ten-story roof, full range cooking and walk-in refrigeration. The work scope also included upgrades of all MEP systems: plumbing, sprinkler, HVAC, fire alarm and electric systems. 

Project Details


Pop Underground LLC

Property Address:

83 University Place
New York, New York

Project Size:

3,200 square feet

Project Value:

760 thousand


Ernst Architects

Services Provided:

General Contracting

Project Type:





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