Being a 4am bar (or 5am on Saturdays), The Continental is not exempt from late-night overcrowding. To be honest, after 2am, it’s really, really crowded and often, especially during warmer months, there’s a pretty long wait to get in, as the place reaches capacity by 1:30am. But what makes the overcrowding bearable is the crowd of mostly locals—or people who should be locals and paid the cab to trek across town to come. And it’s not all frat-house, as a lot of bars tend to be that late.
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