by Timothy R. on
Continental Midtown has a nice decor, I like the second floor bar and the Sky Bar. The food is decent, I like the cheeseteak egg rolls. The beer selection is cool I was extremely pleased that they served Hoegaarden. I'm not big into martinis, but they make a good astronaut. It's a nice date spot, and a nice place to meet up with friends for dinner. The crowd is good mix. It's a nice place to hang out on a Saturday night, there are usually a good number of attractive girls there as well, which at the end of the day is the most important thing.
by Anna M. on
I guess being voted the best bar in philadelphia sent my expectations soaring to unreasonable proportions. Realistically, there wasn't anything grossly objectionable about Grace, but I left feeling disappointed. Echoing what's been said by a few folks before, the service on my visit was surly and offputting. My buddy with me leaned over soon after our first interaction with the bartender and asked in a hushed voice, "Why does she hate me?" Good question. Couldn't tell him. It was the kind of service that made me want to crawl over the bar and pour the brews on my own. The plus side to Grace Tavern, and it is a major plus: Walking in during the afternoon hours makes you feel like a film noir star. The sunlight peeks in and casts gorgeous shadows over the deep dark room, and you feel as though you could be a lonely, forgotten housewife embarking on an ill-advised affair with the private eye you hired to investigate your adulterous hubby. That kind of cinematic atmosphere is rare and precious, so soak it up kids. Hell, maybe the pissy service adds to the dramatic effect.