by Fred M. on
This place is not what I expected. I expected a hipster bar with a decent selection of beers (it says ales) in a funky but cool building. What I got was an alcoholic bar with a shit selection of drinks and beers, and a bunch of 60 year olds who had been drinking alone since 'Nam ended. This place is grimy, dirty, and kind of scary. There were a few charachters who came in through the front door and scared the crap out of everyone. There was a guy smoking in the bar and the bartender didn't ask him to stop. It's just a shit hole.
by Natalie D. on
I love Continental, and this is by far my favorite location. The food here is always delicious, especially the cheesesteak eggrolls. I don't like how some things are so huge they're wasteful such as the stoestring fries, but others are so tiny I have to order four of them, like the gnocchi. Despite that, it's always been yummy, and I don't mind having leftovers for lunch the next day! What makes this location my favorite, however, is the rooftop bar. In the winter it's nice and cozy by the fireside (if you can snag a seat) and in the summer the open air portion is lovely. The waitstaff here is usually pretty attentive, although when it gets very busy sometimes they do forget you. I love the drinks, and for what you get I think they're very reasonably priced. The crowd really varies up here, but I find it seems to be mostly older, say 35 and up. For a 22-year-old that can get a little boring, or creepy when men my father's age start sending drinks over and flirting. My girlfriends and I often go here to start the night, then move on to some other bars around the area. Continental Midtown is clean, friendly, and delicious. Overall it's a pretty solid choice to start an evening!
by Freeman Aarestad on
This place pretty much sucks. Can i give negative stars? Can I give an F Minus? I can't believe this place charges a cover!!! The drinks are whack!!!! The bartender is ruuude!!! I mean, this is no way to do business. My friend and I went here Saturday night for an 80's party. Okay the music was great and that is what I will grant the one star for and the layout of 111 Minna is nice too...but let me tell you... Here's the story, my friend and I go the bar, we're both lightweights might i add... Usually 1 or 2 lemon drop shooters and we got our buzz on... but seriously two shooters for the both of us at $8 dollars each and no buzz.... 2 shooters, 2 people equals $32, and $4 tip...so $36... Keep in mind, we are good tippers, not stingy at all... humph... no buzz So we ask the bartender to make us a drink that will put us on our asses and he says sure thing, and says he will make us two "Dirty Ballerinas"... Okay so neither of us have had this drink before but we put our trust in the bartender... mostly because they've been helping people get laid since before we were born... we tasted our drinks but couldn't taste any alcohol and we informed him of this and he says "Oh that's why it's called a Dirty Ballerina, because it's sweet on the outside but will put you on your ass." So we're like hey, that's fair enough... so we pay the $8 each for the two drinks and we shoot him another tip and down our drinks... so another $18.... by now we've spent $54 I'm waiting... Still waiting.... I'm not drunk yet!!! I'm not even lightly buzzed.... Uggh... You Dumb Dirty Bartender!! We just gave you $54 for juice!!! That's the most expensive juice ever!!! so we tell the bartender that his drink had no alcohol in it and he says arrogantly "no one has ever complained about any drink I've made before" Well listen here you arrogant for nothing piece of shit bartender... You must have been pouring beers throughout your whole bartending career if nobody's ever complained about a drink you've made...YOUR DRINKS SUCKED!! And by the way... your mom is a DIRTY BALLERINA!!! Anyway.... don't go here... just go to Costco and get a big 40 ounce jug of 100% Juicy Juice for $3.99 no tax or tip !!!