For any of you living in Washington, DC you might be familiar with a bar called Cherry Blossom. Adjacent to that bar is a rooms that’s been tinkering with a Super Mario pop-up theme. Pop up themes are becoming very popular these days. A bar or restaurant will carry a particular theme of a movie, TV show, or even video game for a set amount of time and people love it. I saw a picture today and I’m 99% sure this is the same pop up bar located in Cherry Blossom. It was also an Xmas themed pop up bar in the winter months. Apparently the owners liked the concept so much that they went ahead and did a spring/Japanese edition with one of the bars being the Mario theme.
Inside you’ll find drinks, dishes, and decor like origami, waving cats, Japanese sake and an entire room dedicated to Super Mario Bros. In addition to food and drinks, the pop-up provides plenty of entertainment through Mario Kart contests, bartenders in costumes, plenty of different photo ops (including the very Instagram worthy mural in the Cherry Blossom room), a special corner dedicated to super villain King Koopa, and all the unsuspected moving objects / mushroom filled ceiling.
There’s even a special menu that’s 100% Nintendo themed. Check out a couple additional photos below: