Monday, December 14, 2015

POP-UP CHRISTMAS BAR

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I stumbled upon this article in the Washingtonian the other day about a "pop-up" Christmas bar in the Shaw neighborhood of D.C. The bar, called Miracle on Seventh Street, is a temporary installment running through the month of December. Essentially, it's just an ultra-festive bar that caters to all of the fun surrounding the holiday season. The bar's ornate decor, paired with a constant stream of holiday music and a festive cocktail menu make this a great destination bar. 

I stopped by on Saturday night with a few friends to see what all of the hype was about. It opens at 5pm daily, so the group of us arrived promptly at 5:15pm. As soon as we arrived it was clear that the entire City of Washington was also eager to check it out, because the line to get in spanned two blocks. The bouncer told us it would be about five hours to get in... ugh. 

We decided to head over to the (almost) neighboring Dacha Beer Garden for a bit while we waited out the line. Dacha is one of my favorite open-air bars in the city — mainly because they allow dogs. I never thought I'd be at an outdoor bar in December! It was about 65 degrees that evening, so we just had to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather. 

We returned to Miracle on Seventh Street around 9pm, and waited just over an hour to get a peek inside. My thoughts? Well worth the wait. The photo doesn't do it justice! The festive ambiance of the bar really stood out against other bars that get sort-of jazzed up for the season. My favorite cocktail off their menu was "Gretchen, Stop Trying To Make Fetch Happen," aptly named after the movie Mean Girls. Because how can you not like a Mean Girls-esque cocktail?! 

The bar also boasts a daily lineup of festive activities, from holiday movie nights to photos with Santa. It's the perfect adult playground for anyone looking to enjoy an evening a little out of the ordinary!

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