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These DC Bars Are Decorated With Cherry Blossoms

Have a drink among the petals without ever getting near the Tidal Basin.

Residents Bar and Cafe for cherry blossom season. Photograph courtesy of @ResidentsDC.

The cherry blossoms are out, and they’ve got Washingtonians in the mood for cherry blossom everything. A quick stroll around the city will reveal giant pink flower stickers on storefronts, and Golden Triangle haiku planted in tree boxes, but where can you go to have a cherry blossom drink? Here are some bars that have decorated for the season. 

Where: 1547 7th St., NW
Both the dining room and bar area has been decked out in cherry blossom branches draped from the ceiling. Guests can also enjoy seasonal Shumadija iced tea ($14), made with cherry infused Balkan spirits and cherry purée.

Photograph courtesy of Ambar.

Casa Kantuta
Where: 2309 18th St., NW (basement)
Through April 16, Casa Kantuta’s signature green lights have been switched to pink, and cherry blossom decorations are sprinkled all about the bar. Casa Kantuta is also opening a micro-patio for the first time—it will be decked out in seasonal décor as well.

Photograph courtesy of Casa Kantuta.

Ciel Social Club 
Where: 601 K St., NW
From the DC designer who brought you the Ciel Chalet this winter comes the AC Hotel’s rooftop “blossom-scape.” Through mid-June, puffy blooms will be draped down the windows, throughout the patio, and along the 12-foot chandelier. There will also be seasonal food and drinks.

Ciel Social Club’s massive chandelier. Photograph courtesy of Ciel Social Club.

Hook Hall
Where: 3400 Georgia Ave., NW
Hook Hall’s lush outdoor space is blossomed to the brim. The private cabanas, available to rent for two-and-a-half hours for $100 on the weekends and $75 on weekdays, are decorated with cherry blossom pillows, pink streamers, and giant flower petals on the walls. Garden tables, surrounded by puffy cherry blossom trees, are ideal for a springtime cocktail.  

Photograph courtesy of Hook Hall.

Katana Kitten X Silver Lyan Pop-Up  
Where: 900 F St., NW
You’ll see, taste, and smell cherry blossoms at this immersive experience. Silver Lyan, the bank vault bar in the Riggs Washington DC hotel, will be transformed into a “springtime wonderland” for the second year in a row. Through April 2, it will serve cocktails that salute Japanese-American culture, with spirits from House of Suntory. 

The Silver Lyan bank vault bar transformed. Photograph by Keely Bastow.

Residents Cafe and Bar
Where: 1306 18th St., NW
The team at Residents spent more than 12 hours with a local artist decorating the heated patio, indoor bar, and upstairs dining room with over 22,000 blossoms. There’s also a seasonal cocktail menu that complements the décor, featuring a sakura spritz and a Japanese highball.  

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Keely recently graduated with her master’s in journalism from American University and has reported on local DC, national politics, and business. She has previously written for The Capitol Forum.