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Miracle on Seventh Street Expands to 3 Locations

By Tim Ebner | November 21, 2016 | Culture

Shaw's Miracle on Seventh Street is bigger, better, and flashier than ever.


A snapshot of last year’s Miracle on Seventh Street décor.

Bartenders Derek Brown and Angie Fetherston’s Miracle on Seventh Street is back this year, and it’s a lot bigger and gaudier (in the best sense of the word, of course) than before.

Last year, the duo transformed their Spanish sherry bar, Mockingbird Hill (1843 Seventh St. NW, 202-316-9396), into a decked-out display of Christmas lights, tinsel, and wrapping paper. This year Brown and Fetherston will be decorating again, with a plan to expand the experience to all three of their adjoining bars in Shaw: Mockingbird Hill, Eat the Rich, and Southern Efficiency.

“Our plan is to open on November 25 and to wrap up with a New Year’s Eve blowout,” Fetherston says. “What we are looking forward to the most is bringing back the cheer. We’re excited to show you all the tinsel we have in store.”

And if the décor doesn’t get you in the mood, the holiday-themed drinks will. Favorites like the mezcal hot chocolate and eggnog shot will be back as Fetherston prepares for thousands of thirsty holiday revelers. Last year, she says, people waited outside the bar for upwards of three hours—a problem they hope to solve with the bar expansion and longer seasonal run.

There’s just one rule this year, says Fetherston: “No grinches allowed.”