Spending a relaxing summer evening with friends at a rooftop bar is wonderful way to enjoy the ambiance of the city. Washington DC has several restaurants that have popular rooftop bars and lounges.
ADC (Above DC)
Donovan House, 1155 14th Street NW Washington, DC (202) 379-4366. The Thomas Circle hotel features a rooftop lounge offering a full-service bar, Asian food and a heated pool surrounded by chaise lounges and a private cabana.
Beacon Bar and Grill
1615 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC (202) 296-2100. One of Washington DC’s most popular roof-top bars, Beacon's Sky Bar, features spectacular views of the Dupont Circle neighborhood, Embassy Row and the city’s skyline. The lounge offers a full bar and light fare.
Cleveland Park Bar and Grill
3421 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC (202) 806 -8940. The popular sports bar features a rooftop deck with a great view of the Cleveland Park neighborhood. Menu includes wood-fired pizza, salads, sandwiches, beer and wine.
1716 I Street, NW Washington DC (202) 785-0270. The rooftop bar offers a full bar and an Asian-fusion appetizer menu. Heat lamps keep the bar toasty during the cooler months.
El Centro D. F.
1819 14th Street, NW Washington, DC (202) 328-3131. The three-level Mexican restaurant has a lively rooftop bar serving an extensive selection of tequila and a full bar. Located in the U Street neighborhood.
Ibiza’s Rooftop Terrace
Ibiza Nightclub, 1222 First Street, NE, Washington, DC. (888) IBIZADC. newest addition and the hottest place to be every weekend night in DC. The rooftop bar offers beautiful Capitol views, a full service bar, sound system, and private seating areas.
1602 U Street NW Washington, DC (202) 265-2828. The farm-to-table restaurant, serving modern American cuisine with an Italian influence, features a bar and table seating with a balcony overlooking 14th Street.
2461 18th St. NW, Washington, DC (202) 667-5370. Adams Morgan’s blues bar and soul food restaurant has a popular rooftop bar with picnic tables and a great neighborhood view.
2007 14th St. NW Washington, DC (202) 797-7171. The rooftop bar is an outdoor beer garden, offering an extensive selection of Belgian ales and blondes as well as appetizers and burgers from the bar menu. Located in the vibrant U St. neighborhood.
Nellies Sports Bar
900 U St. NW Washington, DC (202) 332-NELL (6355). The gay sports bar features an expansive rooftop deck with great views.
The Graham Georgetown, 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW Washington, DC (202) 337-0900. Located at a luxury hotel in Georgetown, the 3,000 square feet rooftop lounge offers panoramic views of Washington DC.
Ozio Restaurant and Lounge
1813 M St. NW Washington DC (202) 822-6000. The art-deco lounge near Dupont Circle features a rooftop lounge with a lively atmosphere.
1811 Columbia Road NW Washington, DC (202) 234-6218. The Asian restaurant in Adams Morgan is best known for its rooftop dining and bar with magnificent views of the city.
P.O.V. Roof Terrace and Lounge
W Hotel Washington, 515 15th Street, NW Washington DC (202) 661-2478.
The W Washington’s rooftop bar and terrace, has become one of the area’s most popular destinations, hosting top celebrities, politicos and socialites, providing unsurpassed views of the nation’s capital. The menu includes a wide array of spirits and a light fare menu.
1336 U Street NW Washington, DC (202) 265-0965. The tapas-style restaurant has a glass enclosed rooftop terrace with spectacular views year-round.
See also, Dining Outdoors in Washington DC