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Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar Opens With New Ramen Room

The bar features Japanese-inspired cocktails, a ramen room and, you guessed it, a photo booth



    Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar Now Open in DC

    It's almost cherry blossom season, and D.C.'s popular Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar is back open. Here's a look at the offerings this year, including floral-themed cocktails, and ramen. 

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019)

    Peak bloom for D.C.'s famed cherry blossoms isn't expected until early April, but Drink Company's third annual Cherry Blossom Pop-Up is already back in business.

    The shape-shifting bar that previously served Christmas, royal wedding and, briefly, "Rick and Morty"-themed drinks, will feature cherry blossom decor, as well as a special ramen-flavored twist to celebrate the festival’s Japanese origins.

    This year’s ramen room features eight-foot chopsticks dipping in from the ceiling and yellow pool noodles to emulate, well, noodles. There will be ramen to eat as well, from Chef Hiro Mitsui, who runs a ramen stall in Union Market named Uzu, Washingtonian reported.

    There will also be a photo booth, for those looking to snag the perfect 'gram. 

    The menu will feature a few brand-new cocktails carefully designed by Head of Bar Concepts Paul Taylor.

    The Once and Floral takes the structure of a gin sour and adds peach and earthy matcha. The Honeydew, Honey See has a mix of sake, shio koji — which is a syrup made from fermented sake grains — and absinthe, cucumberand honeydew melon to create a complex and subtly spicy beverage.

    The pop-up bar at 1839 7th St. NW is set to be open until April 21.

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