I wanted to pop in with a quick post on a fun bar I went to last night here in DC—The Royal Wedding Pop Up Bar! This is the latest themed bar from Drink Company in Shaw—they’ve done popular pop-ups in the last, like the Cherry Blossom Pub and the Christmas Bar, so even though this one is set to close after Sunday, definitely keep an eye out for what they do next.
Located right next to the Shaw Metro on 7th Street, it was super easy to get to the bar itself. Because of its popularity, Monica, Kristyn, Jenn, Laura, and I waited in line for about an hour, and while we were getting antsy as we got closer to the bouncer—who was wearing a t-shirt that looked like a Buckingham Palace guard uniform—it was so worth the wait!
Once we were inside, it really felt like we were transported to Windsor. The front of the bar had a beautiful garden display with so many white flowers. The actual bar itself was lined with British flags, and the bartenders either wore the same t-shirt as the bouncer or Union Jack bow ties. In the back of the bar was a photo booth room complete with a throne. where you could snap pictures with Meghan and Harry, William and Kate, Queen Elizabeth II and her corgis, and Camilla and Charles. The ceilings and windows were made to look like you were inside of a Cathedral. There were Meghan and Harry flags everywhere. Truly no detail was spared and it made me even more excited for the wedding than I already was!
Between the five of us, we were able to try quite a large portion of their cocktail menu. I started with the Put a Ring On It, which came with a faux engagement ring. Monica ordered the God Save the Queen and it came with a fun gold paper crown. After we realized each drink had a prop of some sort, we became even more determined to vary our orders! For my second drink, I opted for the American Princess, which was delicious and probably my favorite drink of the night. The Markle Sparkle was also popular with our group because they put edible glitter in it, so it really did sparkle! To finish out the night, Monica and I decided to split the wedding cake shot because it had come highly recommended by a friend. They even topped it with sprinkles!
Overall, I was super impressed with the level of detail—and how tasty the cocktails were!—and I am so glad I finally made it to one of the famed DC pop up bars! If you’re local and thinking about going today, Saturday, or Sunday, I would definitely recommend it.
God save the Queen!