James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brock is thrilled to announce the opening of Bar Continental, a vinyl bar and lounge. Bar Continental's inspiration is derived from the Japanese "kissa" concept - combining Brocks's love of music, Japanese culture, and food. "Kissas" are tea lounges found across Japan that gained popularity in the 1950s, where guests could listen to the newest jazz albums, played through extraordinary audiophile systems. These tea lounges eventually morphed into cocktail bars, focusing on simple and perfect drinks with only a few ingredients, and quickly became one of Brocks's favorite places to visit during his Japan travels. Bar Continental's bar service and dinner menu offers classic cocktails, a curated wine list, local beer on tap, and a menu of simple dishes showcasing the best seafood available. During the day, pastries are served alongside Japanese coffee and tea service.