If you're so impatient for the cherry blossoms that you're ready to celebrate now, two new pop-up bars from the people behind Miracle on Seventh Street may offer a solution.
Starting Wednesday, the Cherry Blossom PUB (pop-up bar) will be taking over Southern Efficiency and Mockingbird Hill on 7th Street NW in Shaw.
Southern Efficiency will feature Japanese-themed décor, food and cocktails, while Mockingbird Hill will be decked out in a Super Mario Bros. theme with food and drinks to match. Bartenders will wear red hats and overalls, and a Mario Kart contest is planned.
The pop-ups are the latest creation of Drink Company, the same group responsible for the popular holiday-themed pop-up Miracle on Seventh Street.
"This pop-up brings together some of my favorite things under one roof, including both classic cocktails and Mario nostalgia," said Drink Company owner Derek Brown in a press release. "Just imagine our Miracle on 7th Street pop-up with a moustache and horde of hand-waving, lucky cats."
The menu for Cherry Blossom PUB celebrates Japanese specialties such as edamame, pork gyoza and seaweed salad along with Japanese sake and whiskey. Themed cocktails such as 1000 Paper Cranes, Eat, Drink and Be Cherry and I Call Yoshi are all priced at $13.
The Cherry Blossom PUB will be open at 1841-1843 7th Street NW from Wednesday through April 15.