by Katie R. on
I've been to Continental Midtown for happy hour four times now, and each time I love it more and more. For being a usually pricey place, they have a great HH menu, that change regularly so you're not stuck getting the same drink/snack when you visit. They try to switch the menu up too, with a good choice of wine, beer, or mixed drink to suit your mood. Plus, with both a downstairs bar, and upstairs indoor bar, and a roof-top bar, you'll never feel want for an available seat. However, regardless of whether it's on the HH menu or not, I ALWAYS make it a point to get the steamed edamame - to put it in terms that only Ferris Bueler fans will appreciate, "it is so choice. I highly recommend picking one up." There are a few slight reasons why this isn't 5-stars: 1. If you get a mixed drink or wine when it's not happy hour, be prepared to pay out the wazoo. 2. The wait staff is a little if-y. You could either get an emo art-house kid who's friendly and attentive, or you could get an emo art-house kid who's made it their mission to bring everyone else down to their misery level. So I say go for it if you're considering Continental! Ignore the reviews by the people who think a place is only cool if it's "divey"; if it feels good, do it! Otherwise, Cameron Frye, this one's for you.
by Lamar Chvilicek on
SO excited to have this place in the neighborhood. Will be coming back as often as budget permits, gotta support the classing-up of the hood. The food was good and reasonably-priced, the waitstaff super nice. My only complaint was that the olive/anchovy bruschetta was insanely salty but it didn't bother me too much. I'd like to see the menu change more often though... and people complaining about $5.50 mixed drinks? Uhh that's ridiculous.
by Lucius Bride on
we went to highlands for my friend's birthday. first of all, there were way too many lame ass rules! lame rule #1: they don't allow gum in the club. wtf?! my friend had a pack of gum and the bouncer saw it while checking our bags and he wouldn't let her take it in so she had to just throw it away. uuuhh.. there's a large dance floor. nice.. but drinks are too watered down. lame rule #2: i don't know what was happening but fucken security was hella anal about where you can walk with the drinks. like, they didn't want people walking across the dance floor with drinks in our hands or something. i didn't get it. it was annoying. we kept having to push our way through people who were standing in line for the bar. one good thing about it was that we were on the guestlist and the girls got in for free.