Historically, green felt has only had two applications: lowering friction on pool tables' surfaces and giving life to Kermit the Frog. Partake in Muppet-like merrymaking with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of eclectic American fare, drinks, and games at Continental Modern Pool Lounge in Arlington.
Amid colorful, vintage decorations recalling nightclubs of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, patrons can dust off neglected strategy muscles with the help of six competition-size pool tables, four shuffleboard tables, darts, and a ping-pong table. A full menu manifests a variety of finger and fork fare, beginning with fried dill pickles ($6.95) and toasted bubble bread soaked in creamy garlic, melted mozzarella, and gorgonzola ($7.95). A fajita basket comes sizzling with two soft tortilla shells, choice of grilled strips of steak, chicken, portobella mushroom, or shrimp, sauteed onions, shredded cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, and sour cream ($9.95, shrimp $11.95), and the buffalo chicken salad showcases a mélange of grilled bird, veggies and zesty wing sauce that's as spicy and delicious as it is willing to listen to you retell and interpret your dreams. The lounge's late-night menu of fried calamari, chicken tenders, and more is served until 2 a.m.
In the jet-set dining room, the op-arts billiards room, or one of Continental's other themed lounges, guests may relax atop reupholstered retro furniture between turns at pool or shuffleboard ($6+/hour Sunday–Wednesday; $10+/hour Thursday–Saturday) or after intimidating Muhammad Ali foot shuffles. Claim victory over virtual opponents with an hour of Wii ($10+/hour), or try your hands at ping-pong to see if they're as good at wielding paddles as your toes ($12/hour).
1911 N Fort Myer Dr.
Arlington, Virginia 22209Get Directions