Tuesday, May 30, 2017

5 Favorite Rooftop Bars in DC

Now that cool, spring days are slowly turning into blazing-hot summer days it's time to get in the spirit of outdoor celebrations. I've already discussed my favorite happy hours and brunches in DC, both indoor and outdoor, but with the ever approaching heat and humidity wave that encompasses D.C. each year it's time to talk about another favorite past-time: rooftop sunset and night-time cocktail hours.

I'm not really one for extreme late-night drinking, hence my enjoyment and fascination with brunch and happy hour, but sometimes a nice evening out is just necessary. So, I combine nighttime with class and take to the roofs of D.C. for a cocktail or two in my favorite LBD.

It's the perfect combination of being social yet serene because the views encourage everyone to take a step back, really enjoy the drink in their hands, and admire the view.

So, without further adieu, my 5 favorite rooftop bars in DC:

1) Top of the Gate- Foggy Bottom




Address: 2650 Virginia Ave. NW Washington, D.C.  20037
Drinks: High End Cocktails and Signature Pizzas
Attire: Dressy Casual

2) The Observatory- Georgetown




Address: 1075 Thomas Jefferson St. NW Washington, D.C. 20007 (Top of the Graham Hotel)
Drinks: Selection of Fine Wines, Cocktails, and Craft Beers
Attire: "Georgetown Chic"- According to Their Website

3) The POV Lounge- Center City



Address: 515 15th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20004
Drinks: Signature cocktails, house wines, and craft beers
Food: Full Dinner and Brunch Menu ($40 per person minimum to reserve a table)
Attire: Cocktail

4) Beacon Sky Bar- DuPont Circle




Address: 1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20036
Drinks: Classic Cocktails, Wine, and Beer
Attire: Casual

5) Vantage Point- Rosslyn




Address: 1900 N. Fort Meyer Dr. Arlington, VA 22209
Drinks: Cocktail and Wine Menu
Food: Full Restaurant Service
Attire: Dressy Cocktail

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