The Continental Lounge

Wine Bar, Bar, Tapas
$ $
428 E Locust St (btw E 4th & 5th St)
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 244-5845
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am



  • Get. The. Scallops. You won't regret it.
  • MOJITOS!!! I like the original although the blueberry is yum also!
  • Eat the Cranberry Brisket Sandwich
  • The Continental is an amazing happy hour spot & their blueberry mojito is the perfect cocktail for a warm summer evening.
  • The tilapia sandwich is freaking amazing!
  • Sharing the mushrooms with my lady, sipping a bit of the Kraken. It doesn't get much better. However, if I was a bit less of a man, I would have tried to make out with the chef. The food was amazing!
  • Pomegranate mojito is to die for.
  • 4 tasty fish tacos to try, including the tilapia taco here:
  • Caipirinha = where it's at.
  • Some of the bartenders are attentive. Some.....not so much (or at all)
  • Inconsistent service but good drinks.
  • Classy but not too classy with good drinks. Staff training must be weird here.
  • Cozy place and one of the few places you can strike up a conversation with the barkeeps if you're looking for something to do
  • For the winter, their tomato bisque and truffled grilled cheese is excellent.
  • Great cocktails. Try the Italian sandwich; it is quite delicious.
  • Love their Spicy Meatballs!
  • Awesome . Sterling the bartender just invented a great new summer drink called the 'Summer Salad' & its great. Gin, Strawberries, basil, balsamic reduction, simple syrup...other stuff... Get one.
  • Why is the girls bathroom trash can perpetually overflowing?
  • The chipotle hummus was rather bland. Would not recommend it.
  • They have a gluten free menu

Nearby places

434 E Locust St (at E 5th St)
504 E Locust St
416 E 5th St