Miracle on 7th Street - A Christmas Cocktail Bar, DC

Photo: Eric Cuevas for Average Socialite
Affair: Miracle on 7th Street - A Christmas Cocktail Bar

When: Friday, November 24- December 31, 2017
Monday-Thursday 5PM- 12:30AM,
Friday 5PM- 1:30AM,
Saturday 1PM-1:30AM and
Sunday 1PM- 12:30AM


Christmas Eve 1PM-6PM
Christmas Day Closed
New Year's Eve 1PM-6PM

Hot Spot: Mockingbird Hill, 1839–1843 7th St. NW, Washington, DC

Deets: Miracle on Seventh Street—the pop-up better known as “the Christmas Bar”—will return for its third year from November 24 to December 31.

The Shaw bar is recycling some decor from years past—they already had four (shiny!) bins of Christmas lights in storage, after all. The former Mockingbird Hill bar will be transformed into a snowy winter wonderland complete with a toy train that runs around the room. In the back, you’ll feel like Hansel and Gretel inside a gingerbread house.

Another section of the pop-up (previously Eat The Rich) is decked out in garlands and 6,000 ornaments. It looks like “inside of a Christmas tree,” says special projects director Matt Fox, who leads the design of the space. Patrons can fuel their Instagram feeds with photos inside a vintage 1890s red sleigh next to a real 12-foot Christmas tree.

The sequel to Miracle on Seventh Street’s “Hanukkah Hangout” will be a room dubbed “Chinese and a Movie”—a nod to the Christmas day ritual of many Jewish families, including Fox’s. The space is filled with red lanterns and local Chinese takeout menus. The owner of Chinatown Express—the staff’s favorite spot for duck noodle soup—gets some wall real estate. There are also some more overt references to Hanukkah, including menorahs and dreidels aplenty.

Miracle on 7th Street bar features daily Christmas and Hanukkah-themed happy hours. Guests can expect to enjoy lively festivities, including Christmas classic movie nights, Manischewitz Pong competitions, and cookie shenanigans. The holiday pop-up will serve up everything from Christmas carolers to cocktails served in santa mugs, adorned with frosty evergreen trees and gingerbread men.

Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is free and open to the public. NO TICKETS REQUIRED. Be prepared to exchange your ID for the Santa mug it comes in.

Check out photos from last year's pop-up.

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