Mr. Lee’s, a new Penn Quarter pop-up adorned with silk Korean lanterns and neon signage, is scheduled to open Tuesday, September 4 with a daily happy hour featuring $1 chicken wings and $6 sake cocktails.
Celebrity chef Edward Lee just transformed the upstairs bar and lounge at his Southern-style Succotash Penn Quarter (915 F Street NW) into Mr. Lee’s, a bar inspired by lively night markets in Asia and his Korean heritage.
The colorful pop-up, expected to operate through the end of the year, will rotate its small menu weekly using produce plucked from the Penn Quarter farmer’s market. Asian plates ($9 to $24) include hand-cut noodles with beef-black bean sauce and dumplings stuffed with duck confit or sweet potato and edamame. Its opening menu, below, also features a bibimbap dish and a kimchi sampler:
Cocktails ($12 to $13) include the Miss Korea (Soju, melon syrup, yuzu, and egg white), Red Tokyo (sakura-infused sake, Luxardo, ginger, and Mr. Lee’s Chinese bitters), and an Old Fashioned. There’s also a 375-ml. bottle of Charm Soju for $20.
For daily happy hour (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.), beers start at $4 and wine and cocktails run $6 to $8.
The pop-up coincides with Succotash’s first birthday inside the historic 9,000-square-foot Equitable Bank building. Partner Knead Hospitality and Design’s stunning transformation was named Eater DC’s editor’s choice for Design of the Year.
Status: Scheduled to open at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4. 915 F Street NW; website.