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Everyone wants to sip a Mario-themed cocktail in the Mushroom Kingdom.

March 29, 2017

People in Washington, D.C. are lining up for hours to visit one very unique bar.

The Cherry Blossom Pub is a limited time pop-up in Mockingbird Hill, a popular sherry and tapas restaurant and bar in the Shaw neighborhood.

The pub is, partly, inspired by D.C.’s cherry blossom season (hence the name). But the other part of the bar is a bit more unexpected.

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The interior of one side of the bar has been transformed into a Nintendo dream world, inspired by Super Mario. It has become so popular that people are waiting up to two hours to get inside, according to The Washingtonian.

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Once inside, guests will find the Mushroom Kingdom brought to life. Animatronic piranha plants pop out from green pipes on the ceiling, mystery boxes glow overhead, and a backdrop behind the bar shows the classic 8-bit Super Mario playing field.

The cocktails are all about $13 and, of course, fit in with the bar’s theme. On the menu there’s the “It’s a Me, Amario” (sweet vermouth, Don Ciccio & Figli Carcafio, Aperitivo, and spicy ginger ale), “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Smaller” (vodka, mandarin orange, pomelo and apricot soda) and the “King Koopa Cup” (Two James Johnny Smoking Gun whiskey, “popcorn” tea ginger, and lemon).

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The Cherry Blossom Pub will remain open through April 15. It opens every day at 5 p.m. Consider getting there early to miss the line. 

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