After 27 years, the Continental is closing its doors.
The popular college shots bar on Third Avenue and St. Mark’s Place will officially close on Saturday, December 15. Originally, it was planned to close in July…and then in October, but the owner has finally come around to setting a hard date.
Prior to being a dive bar the Continental was primarily a rock bar. A popular place for celebrities like Liv Tyler, Patti Smith, and Lenny Kravitz with performances by legends like Iggy Pop and Guns & Roses, to name only a few. In honor of these rock and roll days, the bar will bring back live music on closing night with rocker Jesse Malin performing, according Page Six.
Once closed, the corner that the bar is located in will become a boutique office building with retail space.
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