Summer is just around the corner! Enjoy the sun and some drinks at these fun rooftop bars with a view.
Washington, D.C., stands out from other metropolitan cities for its lack of skyscrapers. The city enacted restrictions on the maximum heights of buildings back in 1910, which is why you will not see any tall buildings in the city. This doesn't hold the city back from hosting some amazing rooftop bars
with great views. Check out these iconic bars!
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515 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20004
$7-$25 a drink
A list of rooftop bars would not be complete without this famous venue. POV gains its name for its beautiful views of the White House. It is just one block from the White House after all! POV is on the fancier side, and guests should be aware that they enforce a dress code before heading over. The website advises, "Please no athletic wear, baseball caps, flip-flops, tank tops, casual/athletic sneakers, or tattered/worn clothing. Collared shirts preferred."
2. Biergarten Haus
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1355 H Street N.E., Washington, D.C., 20002
$8-$12 a drink
For more casual vibes, head over to Biergarten Haus. This rooftop bar is a great spot to grab a German beer and classics such as Bavarian pretzel rolls, wurst sandwiches, and schnitzel. You may even catch the live polka band!
3. Roofers Union
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2446 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20009
$5-$12 a drink
Roofers Union features a wide variety of beers on tap as well as cool mixed drinks such as #Basic with vodka, pumpkin, ginger syrup, lime, and jerry thomas bitters. Located in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, this bar lets you enjoy the outdoors while drinking in the glass-enclosed space.
4. Nellie's Sports Bar
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900 U Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20001
$10-$14 a drink
Nellie's Sports Bar is a gay bar situated on historic U Street. Nellie's features tons of entertaining events such as Ping Pong Madness on Mondays, Drag Bingo on Tuesdays, and All Day Happy Hour and Drag Brunch on Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, they are open until 3 a.m.!
5. The Observatory
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2015 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C., 20036
Around $14 a drink
This Georgetown rooftop bar offers views of the monuments, Kennedy Center, and Arlington skyline. The bar is on the top floor of the Graham Hotel and has a swimming pool. It also has a dress code which the staff does enforce. They ask their guests to dress "Georgetown chic."
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400 E St. SW, Washington, D.C., 20024
$12-$22 a drink
CityBar is located on the roof of Hyatt Place Washington, D.C./National Mall. The rooftop bar features food, live entertainment, and tons of Instagrammable views of the monuments and National Mall.
7. Top of the Gate
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2650 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 20037
$16-$22 a drink
Enjoy some history at this bar on the top floor of The Watergate Hotel. At this location, you will see sweeping views of the Kennedy Center, the Potomac River, and the Washington Monument. The menu has refreshing summer cocktails such as a Mango Mule, Raspberry Mojito, and Pineapple Margarita.
What do you think? Which one is your favorite bar? Did we miss any? Tell us in the comments below!