1. The Observatory1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington
2. 1905 Garden1905 9th St NW, Washington
3. H Street Country Club1335 H St NE, Washington
4. Jack Rose Dining Saloon2007 18th St NW, Washington
5. The Brixton901 U St NW, Washington
6. POV Rooftop Lounge and Terrace515 15th St NW, Washington
7. DNV Rooftop Pool Bar1155 14th St NW, Washington
The Observatory is a 3000sqft lounge on top of the luxury boutique Graham Hotel. Enjoy a well-curated menu of hand-crafted cocktails while taking in sweeping panoramic views of DC & VA. You'll wanna make sure you look sharp before you just waltz in, though: reservations are strongly encouraged, and there’s a business casual dress code.
A project three years in the making, the Garden's design mirrors 1905's semi-Victorian interior that's somehow both elegant and homey (is this what rich people's homes are like?), with stained glass and a vine-covered trellis accenting a 60yr-old cypress and steel framing from a Wyoming barn.
Sorry Bethesda Country Club, rooftop deck + 25 tequilas + mini-golf > 18 holes in the sweltering sun + one gin fizz.
With over 2,400 kinds of whiskey lining the brick walls of this high-end saloon, Jack Rose has one of the largest whiskey libraries in the country. The spacious, bi-level Adams Morgan establishment offers a relaxed dining experience downstairs, and a spot to enjoy drinks and watch sports upstairs. Food-wise, the fried chicken skins are a fan favorite, and more adventurous items like rabbit & beans, wild Atlantic rockfish, or Broken Arrow Ranch venison make the staff's expert cocktail pairings an absolute pleasure.
This sexy English pub is decked out with antler chandeliers, stuffed animals (the cool kind), and lots of Old World touches sure to make you feel like a true gent. Take in some gourmet pub grub on the wood-heavy middle level, or sip one of their inspired beer cocktails (like the Cider Snakebite: lager, cider, and black currant liqueur) on the elegant and spacious roofdeck.
POV offers an assortment of seasonal cocktails and a small plate food menu in a chic, top-floor sky-lounge outfitted with oversized, Alice in Wonderland-style black & red couches and glossy, darkly lacquered walls. Floor-to-ceiling windows peek out onto Downtown DC; a wrap-around terrace provides great views of the mall and the White House lawn.
On hot days, this sexy rooftop bar at Thomas Circle is the perfect oasis away from the humid city streets. Cool off poolside with Asian-inspired bites and summer-themed cocktails, sake, and chilled wine.