AR Bar To-Go Launches at ARTECHOUSE DC!

artechouse best drinks in washington dc

Hanami: Beyond the Blooms is now a full multi-sensory experience!

We’re excited to announce a re-imagined, to-go version of our augmented reality (AR) bar! Starting Friday August 14, we’ll be serving AR refreshments and snacks to-go every weekend from the entry of our D.C. art space.

Augmented reality drinks to-go inspired by “Hanami: Beyond the Blooms”

Supporting our small business community is more important than ever before and we’re thrilled to have partnered with some of D.C.’s most vibrant cafes, bars and restaurants to create flavorful extensions of our current exhibit: Hanami: Beyond the Blooms.

Each item will be paired with an original AR activation developed by our in-house creative team, which you can experience with the ARTECHOUSE extended reality (XR) mobile app.

Come visit us for an immersive, interactive, multisensory experience!

artechouse things to do in dc
Drinks from DC local restaurants and bars inspired by Hanami: Beyond the Blooms

The Menu – Fresh, Bold & Bright

La Rumba by Colada Shop Rum, Passion Fruit, Jasmine-Palo Santo Syrup, Lime

Albaricoque by Colada Shop Apricot Puree, Lime Juice, Mint Syrup, Coconut Water (non-alcoholic)

Applejack by Maketto Green Apple, Butterfly Spirits Vodka, Boba Jelly

Gelato Pop by Dolcezza Black Sesame Gelato or Green Tea Gelato

We’re excited to spotlight the creativity and international flavors of D.C.’s food and beverage community through this new program.

“Each of them brought their unique point of view and voice to this, and we truly feel it amplifies the experience. Having our small business community feel supported was a priority for this collaboration.”

Tati Pashtukova, co-founder of ARTECHOUSE

The Inspiration – Hanami: Beyond the Blooms

On view now at ARTECHOUSE DC is Hanami: Beyond the Blooms featuring Japanese artist Yuko Shimizu. Inspired by Japanese culture, cherry blossoms and the spring months we had to spend indoors, the exhibit is a refreshing escape from the everyday.

The Technology – The ARTECHOUSE XR App

Our AR to-go treats allow you to take the interactive and innovative experience of Hanami: Beyond the Blooms beyond our art space and into the world.

artechouse best extended reality app 2021
Download the ARTECHOUSE XR mobile app and see art come alive before your eyes!

Simply download the ARTECHOUSE extended reality (XR) mobile app, hover your camera over your drink’s AR activation marker and engage with the beauty of the season as it comes alive before your eyes.

Visit Us to Escape the Everyday!

Whether you’re stopping by for a refreshment during these dog days of summer or getting your kids a round of mocktails after experiencing the installation, come say hi at our re-imagined AR to-go bar, open Friday – Sunday through the duration of Hanami: Beyond the Blooms.

Refreshments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The exhibition is open 7 days a week.

We hope to see you and your mask soon!


Recent Posts


Walking Through World of AI·magination

Step into a world that could not have been created

Read on
DC, Programming, Education, Announcement


This fall, join us for illuminating ARTECH·TALK programming at ARTECHOUSE

Read on