The Continental Bar in Manhattan's East Village first opened as a live music bar way back in 1991 and played host to NYC punk rockers like The Ramones and Iggy Pop, but in 2006 the stage was replaced with leather booths which started a clear path to living out its remaining days as a dive bar. As a venue, it was known for hosting lots of punk and rock shows, and as a dive, it was known for its loud signs out front that advertised cheap shots and a happy hour that lasts until late night. The single biggest draw was probably the "5 shots of anything for $10 deal" which ran counter to the owner's attempts at making it a "classy dive bar." Nonetheless, location goes a long way in business and despite all kinds of bad press and equally bad reviews, it was packed almost every night until it's final demise at the end of 2018.
Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature 'relic-ing' process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium BELLA+CANVAS 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can't be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you've dreamed of and more - it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
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*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.