RADIATOR FLAIRS THE MASON & ROOK ROOFTOP WITH “COCKTAIL” POP-UP
14th Street Bar Kicks Off the Spring Season on April 1 with 80’s Beverages and Bites
“I am the last barman poet.” Starting April 1, the popular declaration from 1980’s guilty-pleasure bartender Brian Flanagan will be recited in the 14th Street corridor. Radiator is making an ode to the 1988 movie “Cocktail” when Lead Bartender Sarah Rosner and the bar team take over the Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel rooftop bar for the month of April.
For this totally tubular pop-up, Rosner will be creating her version of all the cocktails mentioned in the romantic-comedy-drama poem including The Singapore Sling (slushies), The Orgasm (with house-made amaretto), and The Kamikaze (made with pea-flower yuzu). She and the crew will embrace the awesome fashions of “Cocktail” by dressing as characters from the movie.
Radiator’s Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden will throw guests’ taste buds back to the 80’s with rad bites including stuffed potato skins, shishito poppers, Caribbean fritters, lobster pot stickers and ceviche served in a martini glass. Flair bartenders flipping bottles and singing along to classics from the “Cocktail” soundtrack, such as Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” and the The Beach Boys’ “Kokomo,” will join Radiator’s bar team for the month. The movie itself will also be shown on a loop throughout the pop-up.
Radiator will be taking over the Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel rooftop, located at 1430 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, with their “Cocktail” pop-up every day at 4:00pm from April 1-30, 2017.
Radiator is a culinary-driven cocktail bar, playfully hidden in the bustling 14th Street corridor in Washington, D.C. With its laid-back, unpretentious vibe and engaging staff, Radiator offers a welcoming neighborhood setting for inventive craft cocktails, a charming patio, and life-sized games including Connect Four and Jenga. Lead Bartender Sarah Rosner has created a bar menu that ranges from surprisingly-refreshing scotch cocktails to ones with blended ricotta cheese and fig spirits. Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden provides upscale bar food as perfect bites to accompany these whimsical cocktails. Adjacent to the Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel, Radiator is where grown-up tastes and childhood nostalgia meet. For more information, call 202-742-3150 or visit www.radiatordc.com. The bar is located at 1430 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005; is open seven days a week; and offers private-dining services. Follow Radiator on Facebook and Instagram.