Continental Closing Its Doors

Iconic Midtown bar hosted Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Guns N' Roses and more

East Village bar Continental is closing its doors on Dec. 15. In its heyday from 1991-2006, the bar featured live music and hosted some of the greatest icons of the era: Iggy Pop, Guns N’ Roses, and The Ramones. The historic midtown Manhattan building that has been home to the bar for 27 years is being torn down for redevelopment.

It is with heavy heart that I have to inform everyone that Continental’s days are numbered. Sometime late this year, this entire corner will be knocked down and developed. It’s truly heartbreaking that we and so many Old Skool places are falling by the wayside… This Bar has been my life. First as a Rock Club and then as a Dive Bar and I’ve loved every minute of it (mostly speaking). – Trigger Smith, Owner

The Continental webstore is stocked with memorabilia including a 15 Years of Rock and Roll T-shirt and Live At Continental compilation CD’s featuring The Ramones, Agnostic Front, and many more NYC-based bands.


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