Each year, from March 20th through April 15th Washington D.C. celebrates the Cherry Blossom Festival. The annual three-week, city-wide event features international cultural performances, a parade and other special events -- from art to cuisine to nightlife there is something for everyone to enjoy!
If you are heading to the nation’s capital here are a few must-visit bars and lounges that offers an opportunity for a fiery nightcap and amazing views of the Pontomac River.
Blossom Cocktail Lounge
The décor and aesthetic of Blossom Cocktail Lounge was inspired by the blooming cherry blossom trees that surround much of Maryland in the spring. Amidst the captivating décor are eight high definition TVs, allowing visitors to watch the latest sports and game day action. Guests sitting at the bar also will have a bird's eye view of gaming action at six blackjack tables located in the heart of the room, creating a more laid back atmosphere for the gamers. It’s the perfect environment for date night, as it has an exciting characteristic that everyone can appreciate. Along with perfectly crafted classic cocktails appropriate for the Washington, D.C. area, including the Nellie Blossom, a combination of vodka, cherry blossom tea, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, syrup and a hint of champagne.
FELT Bar & Lounge
Located inside the MGM National Harbor, Felt Bar & Lounge is the 24-hour cocktail lounge, offering live music, sweeping views of the flowing Potomac and artisanal cocktails. The imaginative concept features on-going weekly events, live music programming, and or house DJ every night. No matter the day of the week, Felt has got you covered, making it the ultimate spot for a business meeting or a date night.
Unique to Felt is it’s tableside mixology program, concoctions are made in front of the guest's eyes including specialty cocktails such as Doctor’s Orders, Up All Night and Underneath The Sheets, to name a few. The ultimate cocktail lounge, offers mind-blowing artisanal cocktails with a sophisticated touch, along with a seasonal cocktail menu to ensure only the highest quality of ingredients make their way into a drink. This year, in ode to the Cherry Blossom Festival, Felt Bar & Lounge created the Cherry Bomb -- inspired by the cherry blossoms that line the streets of Washington D.C, complete with Effen Black Cherry Vodka, lemon juice, Giffard Orgeat, house made pomegranate vanilla cordial, lime bitters and sparkling rose.