Renowned chef Sean Brock is saying goodbye to his restaurant, The Continental, located in the Grand Hyatt. The restaurant’s final service will be on September 17. But for Brock’s fans and patrons, there’s a silver lining: the space won’t remain empty. Brock has plans to transform it into a vinyl listening room and bar, aptly named Bar Continental.
This move by Brock is an intriguing shift from his acclaimed culinary background, signaling a possible new avenue for the chef. The details of what the vinyl listening room will encompass are yet to be released. It’s likely to blend Brock’s penchant for unique experiences with an ambiance that harkens back to the golden days of vinyl music.
The transition from a restaurant to a vinyl bar, especially in a prime location like the Grand Hyatt, speaks to the changing dynamics and evolving tastes of the city’s residents and visitors. Such ventures that offer experiential moments, combined with quality drinks and perhaps some of Brock’s culinary touches, could well be the next big thing in Nashville’s nightlife and entertainment scene.
Patrons of The Continental will undoubtedly miss Brock’s culinary delights but can look forward to a new kind of sensory experience in Bar Continental. The opening date and further details about Bar Continental are anticipated eagerly by locals and tourists alike.