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1. The Rooftop at The Ven at Embassy Row

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45 reviews
The Rooftop at The Ven at Embassy Row
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: +1 202-265-1600

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farida popal: I was there on Saturday the 25th. We wanted to go to the rooftop bar. As soon we were at main entrance, the door man greeted us and guide us. When we went to the bar the atmosphere was nice. The drinks were a bet pricey and bar food was great! I’ll defiantly go again.

chrisy edme: The stay was wonderful! The staff at the front desk are amazing ! Specially Lyle at the front desk, he was just a sweetheart to us. We booked our stay prior to them implementing the daily amenity fee. He waived it off of our stay and informed us that he will be more than happy to still provide the perks ! We received some sent sachet of jasmine and lavender which were amazing :) In addition to that he provided us with late check out because our flight was later in the afternoon. He also gave us some great tips of how to get around since it was our first time in DC. Also my room was provided with daily housekeeping and my housekeeper was just a sweetheart too but forgot her name unfortunately. My only Con was the bathroom size, as it was super small and there was no ventilation.

Kimberly “ ” Watson: Excellent! Love the space! The art exhibit in the hotel was wonderful!

D Nguyễn: This bar on the top of the hotel with a pool has a nice view of the city. Not that DC has much of a skyline. The pool is nice to relax after a day of exploring the museums. We went during the day for a couple drinks during Pride. We also came back in the evening before dinner for pre-drinks. It wasn't crowded. A couple people in the pool. The bar as a selection of food and cocktails. The bar service was friendly. Drinks are about what I expect from a hotel roof bar.

Neil Osment: Our review is split between the cocktail bar and the rooftop bar.....because the rooftop is actually closed for the season!! Not very helpful that this fact isn't advertised on Google or TripAdvisor by the hotel. However, the cocktail bar is very good, and Jorge (The Guru from Peru!!) is excellent. Friday evening (10/20/17 USA not GMT!) in the main bar was lively, vibrant and a great place to be 😊

Don Robinson: The bartender said it was a "soft opening" for the season. The drinks were very limited. No regular Red Bull (but lots of flavors of Red Bull), no Coke- only Pepsi, and not diet, and many other limitations. He gave us a free drink because he started to make the Jack and diet Pepsi but couldn't finish when he realized no diet Pepsi. The service was very good, and presumably they will have more options when they "really" open. The rooftop area was pretty basic, as I expected from the reviews, but the views of the city were nice. You could hear a little of the street music from Dupoint occasionally. This is not a destination, but was a great hour stopover between dinner and our Improv comedy show.

jo n: Visited on a Saturday late afternoon. When the bartender was asked about happy hour he claimed there wasn't one. Although the sign at the hotel lobby clearly stated there was one from 4-7pm. Based on quality, the drinks are super overpriced. The rooftop itself is small, an okay view. Don't waste your time visiting.

Reuben Wauyo: This is a beautiful venue and would seem to be all great but terrible customer service. Called for a reservation and information on restaurant and was referred to main line. To which someone picked up after I waited on hold, heard me then hung up. This is the most disrespectful and frustrating thing I can think of when trying to get things set for events. Calling back no one picks up and I have now been calling main line for 30 minutes to be assisted and again no one to answers. You would have to be crazy to work with these guys on anything important for you will receive absolutely no clarification or answers on any questions you have. I was very surprised to even see positive reviews at all. I really hope it’s an isolated event, but if I can help anyone else not deal with my issue I’ll be glad to steer you away and onto another location. I will update with location and name after my reservation is set with our new venue. Also to be noted, not even the central main line can reach these guys and are unwilling to even try. I believe we’ve definitely dodged a bullet.

Walter Hunt: Friendly staff , great location, very accommodating

Ariel Abramson: Nice view and plenty of seats, but they close early and there isn't much of a drink selection. My beer selection tapped out the keg but the nice bar server gave it to me at no charge.

2. Bar Deco

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Bar Deco
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 717 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: +1 202-774-5867

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Damon Okey: Great little dive in Chinatown with a rooftop bar. American style pub fare with a good cocktail menu and a few craft brews to chose from. Service was friendly, if a bit understaffed. Glad we stopped!
Response: Thank you for stopping in Damon- we really appreciate the compliment on the service. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Bobbi DeAnda: We were looking for a fun rooftop happy hour and that’s exactly what we found at bar deco! Such a fun spot and the appetizers were SO YUMMY! I had the avocado eggs rolls…oh my gosh, SO YUMMY! Definitely a fun stop! Update 6/13 Came again and it wasn't as great as I remember... I literally dreamt of the club egg rolls I had last time and they were not as good this time (they got rid of the avocado). Also the seating is just a mess. If they put a counter around the edge of the rooftop there'd be so much more seating. Nothing worse than ordering food and having no where to eat it!
Response: Thank you Courtney- we appreciate it so much!

Dan B: We were staying at the Motto Hotel in downtown DC and their rooftop bar was closed for a private event, so they recommended we try Bar Deco, which also has a rooftop bar, and very glad we did. As we entered on the lower level, the hostess mentioned that the rooftop area was quite busy, and suggested we try the bar on the 3rd floor. The bar has a cool industrial vibe along with great Happy Hour food and drink specials. The food is very good (my wife said it's the best burger she's ever had), and they have a nice selection of craft beers and cocktails. We were fortunate to meet their Director of Operations, Jesse, who hails from the upstate NY area where we lived for 28 years, so it ended up being a very enjoyable evening. The next time we're in the area, we would certainly make Bar Deco one of our stops.
Response: Dan- thank you for the rave review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bar Deco. We will pass your compliment on the food to the kitchen as well. Please take care and safe travels home!

Anthony L. Forshier: I ordered the Gouda Short Rib Burger; it was the best sandwich I’ve ever had. I don’t often write reviews of bars or restaurants; but knowledge of that short rib burger must be shared with the world. The short rib was delicious; but what made it exquisite was the added sweetness of the maple syrup coupled with the savory Gouda cheese. The crunchiness of the toasted bun ensured that each bite appealed to all five senses. I will be back.
Response: Anthony- many thanks for the rave review! We appreciate the compliment on the Gouda Short Rib sandwich. We hope to see you again soon!

Will Combs: We sat on the rooftop. Staff was fun and outstanding. Food was amazing as well. The pictured sandwich is only half of it. Portions are more than enough and fairly priced. Atmosphere and quality make this definitely worth a visit.
Response: Thank you for the great review Will- we will be sharing your comments with the team.

Shay Holihan: The whole place is 4 floors and I went when only two of the floors were open. The rooftop is very spacious and the 3rd floor bar is very long. They have great great happy hour specials. And I got the burrata salad with chicken and it was pretty good. Only reason I’m not giving it a 5 was because of the service. My bartender was really fast but not personable. I’ve been a bartender for over 5 years so it hurts to see none of the bartenders care about their guests. Also they add an automatic 20% grat on to every tab. Which I always pay more but it feels very odd to do it so high automatically.

M H: We were here for a Caps game and the larger female server was just angry the entire time. Thank goodness your other server in a black hoodie was there. She was awesome, polite, got us what we needed and even offered to go upstairs for a different beer we were looking for. Went on 5/7/2022 if you are a manager. She is the only reason we will come back. Please teach or help the other server. She was absolutely terrible. As a member of the armed forces and a past server myself, it was absolutely uncalled for and really upset the people around us and ourselves, food was awesome by the way!

Michal Family: This place was just massively disorganized. Check came with a bunch of things we didn't order, we had at least 4 or 5 servers, food runners constantly interrupting our meal trying to give us things we didn't order. This is the product of building a gratuity into every check, no ownership of anything, just shotgun random plates everywhere. Steak and cheese was good, and interesting spiral cut fries. Ultimately they did sort everything out, or I'd be more upset.

Christopher Bagot: Good pregame spot before a Capital One Arena Event. Nachos are best in the city, absolute 🔥! Good happy hour combined with some solid daily specials. Can get crowded on GameDay but service is attentive. Again, best Nachos. Disagree? Tell me what's better
Response: Christopher, THANK YOU for the awesome kudos on the nachos. We let the team know you are a fan. We appreciate your support. See you soon!

Justin M: Self serve bar with first come first serve. Good drinks!
Response: Thank you for the recommendation Justin! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

3. Whiskey Charlie

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801 reviews
Whiskey Charlie
Location
4.9
Price/Quality
4.8
Service
4.8
Parking
4.8
Wifi quality
4.8

Address: 975 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20024, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-730-2402

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A Sabbagh: A very cool rooftop bar just overlooking the marina! The vibes were amazing, staff super friendly and prompt. We were a group of 7 and we just walked in (first come first serve). The views are amazing! They serve a quite good variety of drinks with not so much options of food as it’s not a restaurant, but we had flatbread pizza, marinated olives, ahi tuna salad and they were great. Recommended!

Michelle Torres: I will start by saying this penthouse bar has a beautiful view of the Potomic River and the Wharf Marina. This alone, and the company I was with made my time at Whiskey Charlie very enjoyable. Although the bar, and view were both lovely there wasn't much space to enjoy the bar. It was a very small conservative area that just happened to be a little loud and crowded during my visit there. It was more open, and less crowded on the patio, but some of the guest were very boisterous, and at moments overwhelming. It had somewhat more of a club feel than a luxury bar experience as far as guest were concerned. I would have loved to have been offered more options in alcohol beverages, and a few more fire pits would have been a nice touch. There were only two fire pits among the guest there. You will definitely be sharing your space, and time with the other people visiting the bar, so your visit there may be more of a social experience than personal time with your partner or guest. FYI: The first pic was taken before other guest had arrived.

Nicole Manuel: Stunning view! They did not have all the Whiskey/ drinks listed on their menu, honestly their selection was much smaller than advertised. The price of their cocktails was surprising as they used very cheap Whiskey / general alcohol. The staff were great, and they helped navigate the lacking menu. There are very few seats, but again, for the view it's worth standing room only!

Corrin Fleming: Delicious mezcal cocktail and a lovely view! Friendly, skilled bartenders. A nice place to stop after the theater.

Katze Love: This is a fun rooftop bar with a beautiful view. The drink menu had a lot of variety and the food was good. Not a ton of food choices but that’s because it’s primarily a bar, not a restaurant. We got wings, flatbread pizza, marinated olives, and cheesecake. All very delicious! Cool spot to grab food and drinks after a day on a boat :)

Caroline H: Okay so this place has a nice view and the staff were very nice and fast. But the drinks were lacking, I'm not a liquor connoisuer but the tequila in my friend's drinks tasted very odd. The food was basically Applebee's. The nachos were $14 and were supposed to have pico de gallo - that "pico" on there is clearly Pace salsa. Every chip was smothered in Daisy sour cream and the cheese was minimal. Jalapenos were probably Heinz. The two flatbreads ($16) I think I saw at Little Caesars the other day. Overall negative food and drink, positive view and ambience.

Andrew Harmon (Werd69): Nice rooftop hotel bar. It's located in the Canopy by Hilton by the Wharf. Friendly staff, good drinks, great scenery and delicious snacks.

Casey: Absolutely loved coming here! The drinks were fantastic and the bartenders were so kind and helpful. It is self seat and first come first serve, which I loved. Beautiful views of Virginia and the Potomac river. Definitely would come back here again ☺️

Sincere Johnson: The view from the rooftop is beautiful. Great vibe, good food, good drinks.

pooria riahi: This bar in my opinion has one of the top ten rooftops in DC. The view to the wharf waterfront and beyond is amazing. You can catch a nice sunset here. As far as the quality of food and cocktails go, this place serves you something good. The prices however are above average in DMV area.

4. The Rooftop at the Graham

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The Rooftop at the Graham
Location
4.8
Price/Quality
4.9
Service
4.8
Parking
4.8
Wifi quality
4.8

Address: 1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: +1 202-337-0900

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Karen Elise: A wonderful little hidden gem! The atmosphere was great, the views were awesome, and the bread pudding was amazing! I also enjoyed the “Island Vacation” drink 🍹 great place!

Jeff Wilson: Super fun and a pleasure all around — Jeff Elstro (General Manager) and crew run a top notch place all around! White wine came with a bucket of ice (without asking)and was excellent (a decent selection). You need to have your phone— QR reader only for menu and drink/wine list. The view really is TERRIFIC! You get the Arlington (Clarendon) skyline AND Georgetown, DC —see pics! We arrived on a Friday at around 7:00pm and had to wait around 10 minutes to get in. The food plates were some of the best I have EVER sampled — they are really that good! We had the Takis - Asian style, and the fig and goat cheese small pizza. The meat was perfect and the pita dough for the pizza was fresh and not dry. Later on it got a little noisy, but it’s a bar, and it’s popular!!! A lot of fun!!!
Response: Hello Jeff, Thank you for the 5-star rating and nice comments of on the staff. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Jeff you forgot to mention the Pisco sampling and education (ha ha). Thanks again Jeff Elstro General Manager

Carl Poblete: Amazing venue nice small joint really just missing some music food and drinks are great. The bread pudding was delicious!

Miguel Curiel: Breathtaking view, fancy place and delicious drinks. Food menu is limited— but what is available is delicious and the place does serve well its main purpose as a lounge bar.
Response: Hello Miguel, Thank you for your 4-star ratings. We appreciate the feedback and hope to achieve a 5-star rating on your next visit. Thanks again, Jeff Elstro General Manager

Denny: Great drinks and ambiance. When we were there it was cold & windy so they hat a tent up and heaters. Great food! Bruschetta wasn't really bruschetta but great nevertheless

Vivian Leslie: Perfect view ofcourse. The bar service is usually good. You can smoke cigars, etc. The lounges are open for anyone to sit, unless they're reserved for a party.

Paul Thurrott: Fantastic rooftop bar with great staff, excellent cocktails, and killer views.
Response: Hello Paul, Thank you for the nice comments on your experience at The Rooftop at The Graham. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Jeff Elstro General Manager

Ieshia E. Butler: Heard about the rooftop around town and wanted to visit. Had an amazing time with my husband. The service was stellar and so was the food.
Response: Hello Leshia, Thank you for the 5-Star ratings. We appreciate the positive feedback on our service and food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thanks again, Jeff Elstro General Manager

Chris Marras: 2 words. Doki and Max. These two were awesome and whenever we are visiting Georgetown we will be back to get some amazing service from these two 👍 drinks were also fantastic
Response: Hello Chris, Thank you for your 5-star ratings. We appreciate the positive feedback and are happy you enjoyed the service from both Maksim and Doki. We look to welcoming you back soon. Thanks again, Jeff Elstro General Manager

lissette Alvarez: From the minute you enter this little boutique hotel you are greeted with a smile, friendly reps at the front desk. Awesome!! Then you go to the roof top and it’s even better! The place is Beautiful , friendly service, the drinks, the view not so much of anything to look at but the sunset 🌅 is there so it’s gets 5 stars ⭐️ For that. I’m going to assume it was the manager or the owner but what a friendly guy. The atmosphere, the service was awesome definitely a place to go when you are in DC. Loved it!!!
Response: Hello Lissette, Thank you for the 5-star rating. We appreciate the nice comments on the friendly staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Jeff Elstro General Manager (friendly guy, ha ha)

5. The Mirror

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242 reviews
The Mirror
Location
4.3
Price/Quality
4.3
Service
4.4
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 1413 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

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Squirrely: This a decent bar to grab a drink. I found it while looking for a good speakeasy. It's down a flight of stairs off street level and hidden behind a mirror. The drinks were good and generously portioned. The cocktail menu listed the same drinks you could find at nearly any bar in the area. I was really hoping to find some creative craft cocktails, but no such luck. The music was a bit loud to have a normal conversation and seating is limited.

Melissa Escudero: This place has the best vibes! Absolutely love the drinks every time we come. The seating is very comfortable and the lighting set a great tone. The bartenders are super nice. We came right after getting engaged and they even gave us all free shots. Cant complain at all!

JDV22: Drinks were pretty poorly mixed. If you’re looking for a neat place with loud music to just kind of vibe, it’s perfect. If you’re looking for well made cocktails, I’d recommend going somewhere else.

Richa Bhatt: This place was really cool in terms of finding it and the atmosphere but other then that it was meh. The whole bar was super dark and it was hard to see anything. The drinks were incredibly mediocre and so was everything else like the bathroom- the bathroom I used had no lock so I had to hold the bathroom stall door while using it. So yeah, besides going to a place that’s behind a mirror, there’s no other pull. It’s a very mediocre place and it is priced like it’s something nicer which is stupid. I would only come back if I had to like I wouldn’t make plans out of my way to go here.

Parker Kelley: We went here after a DMV friends event on a Friday night ! It was very packed & due to the space being very small it was hard to move around. The bartenders were busy & took forever to get a drink. The idea behind the bar is neat and interesting but wasn’t worth my time!

Rodger Brown: Mirror is awesome. A very exclusive feel (as speakeasy's should be), drinks that make your mouth water, and an ambiance that'll tickle your fancy. Great seating and friendly bar staff. Super fan of the entrance.

Austin Graff: The Mirror proves that Washington, D.C. is more than suits. Located three blocks from the White House, The Mirror is a true speakeasy in downtown D.C. When you arrive, walk down a sterile staircase and open the door to a hallway with a single mirror. Push the mirror and enter a whole new world. Here's why you should go: 1) Vibe: Dimly-lit and spacious, The Mirror is one of the truest speakeasies in Washington, D.C. There's bar seating and more comfy seating throughout the space. 2) Drinks: Their cocktail list is strong and they make them quality. It's also more inexpensive compared to other bars in the city, especially downtown. When I went pre-pandemic, they had Snackables on the menu for light bites, solidifying this place as the best!

Zach Yoder: If you’re looking for a speak easy that fits the traditional role of one, this one barely fits the bill. The only thing that this place has similar to other speak easy’s is that it has a hidden entrance. The music is way too loud and the lights are way too dim. This is essentially a club with a fancy entrance.

Paris Scott: The Mirror, I'm theory, is a lovely establishment. Unfortunately, its staff, rather than accepting a humble blessing, often opts for a presumptuous mentality that leaves much to be desired. I miss when this place was a no-nothing event space that was desperate for patrons because what it has become is no longer "it". Having visited a number of times I can confidentially say that for whatever reason the bulk of individuals who work here are pompous a**holes. If you're a man, you might be in luck. But, if you are a woman with a personality, money, and a job - I caution you before making any conversation with the staff that isn't "may I have a [insert drink here]" because you'll get mansplained out this bar faster than you can say "are you kidding me".

Anthony Withum: Fun speakeasy if you know how to get in.The mixologists know what they are doing behind the bar. Very very dimly lit and no flashlights allowed. Relatively small but hasnt been too crowded when I've gone. Worth checking out and taking friends to but not a destination I would say

6. Players Club

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579 reviews
Players Club
Location
4.2
Price/Quality
4.1
Service
4.1
Parking
4.1
Wifi quality
4.1

Address: 1400 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 1:45AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-986-4730

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Its Me Jessica: This place was so fun. Definitely old school pinball machines, pool tables, board games you name it they had it! Great time I will be back!

Jeremiah Skopp: Now I understand that some of what I'm about to say is conjecture but several other reviews as well as word of mouth at other local bars seem to back it. I had a brief experience with the door person whom was incredibly rude as I spoke to her dead sober mind you. I understand there are certain covid requirements which I would have been happy to follow had she not been so rude. I did not argue nor was I rude with her. I simply said I will go and get the required items from my vehicle instead I just left never to return. This was my first experience with this bar and definitely my last. She had an incredibly short condescending tone and way about her in general. I can see by the lack of business responses in the comments that this business really doesn't care so here we are. Replace your door staff is my only recommendation as I hadn't gotten to enter the establishment.
Response: Hi Jeremiah. Thank you for your feedback. We very much do care. Moving forward, we will ask our door person to be extra courteous. Thanks again!

Leonard Ferguson: It has the basement smell and feel of... Early 90's late 70's all 80's video games, pinball machines and coin operations. Pool Tables, Aww Skeet Skeet ball and Foosball. House beers, and board games. Records and Movie posters on the wall that make you feel at home. Order some Evelyn Champagne King for your crew.

Ellie Somers: Don’t recommend. Staff is rude and condescending. Drinks are eh at best. The only thing they have going for them is the rooftop and that’s only worth it if the weather is nice. Wouldn’t go out of my way for this place when there are MUCH better bars in the area. And if you’re going for the games, there are better places for that too. Definitely would skip this one.

Tim Jenks: Come for a bar or billiards, not for the arcade. Bar service was typical, no complaints there, and they have 3 billiards tables with ample room around them. The arcade portion was very underwhelming though. Very few machines, the pinball one I chose needed maintenance because the ball got stuck multiple times, and the machines are a confusing mix of accepting bills or quarters.

Tom: Charging full dollar for pinball that doesn’t work. Lock bar on black knight is off, shield doesn’t work, GNR has zero ball save, and Iron Maiden doesn’t even have working coin slots. Dollar pinball is fine if it’s in working condition. Until then, Stay away. Stay far away.

Alexis Faciane: We enjoyed it. I do wish there were just a few more games but the atmosphere was great and we still balled out on the games they did have. I'd say definitely worth a visit

ciara d: Fun place to drink and play games with your friends. Cool date on calmer nights . They used to have a window to order shake shack through but I’m not sure if that is still available.

Official Godiva: I really love the nice 70s vibe here. The drinks are nice but it would be great if they had a wider selection of cocktails. I would definitely visit again.

Addy Adds: Racially targeted. I was the target of racial discrimination by several black males who worked when I visited on March 4, 2022. I was followed by one INTO the restroom as he watched me urinate. They claimed I was "too drunk" to be there before FOUR of them escorted me out. A bar with 200 people drinking and after two drinks I was "too drunk". Terrible, racist establishment.

7. CORTEZ DC

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129 reviews
CORTEZ DC
Location
4.1
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
4.1
Parking
4.1
Wifi quality
4.1

Address: 1905 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

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Luviee Lenore': Great View, Service and Food. What more could you ask for. This place is a vibe. If you are looking for something quick and your in the mood for tacos. I recommend this place!
Response: Thank you for your review Luviee! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and views. We hope to see you again soon, and please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything we can do to make your experience even better next time around.

Meg Gargulinski: I’ve been here a few times and have loved it every time! I held a birthday party here. You can reserve half the rooftop for free! It was such a great experience. We loved the drinks and service. It’s usually very empty - not a lot of people there. So if you have a big group, it’s awesome because you can pretty much have the place to yourself! It also has great views of the Monument. I’ve heard the margs are really good too.
Response: Thanks for the feedback Meg- we're so glad to hear you had a great time with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Angie A: This place has potential - regardless of reviews, you should definitely check it out. The location and venue itself is really nice and the rooftop is definitely a new hot spot I'll likely stop by often. The tacos were pretty good, but can't say they're worth the price. Margaritas were pretty good as well, but nothing to write home about. They just opened up recently though, so I'm excited to see how they use the constructive criticism to their benefit. Staff was very kind and open to feedback.
Response: Thank you Angie

Brianna Weck: Great spot! We hosted my friend's birthday here and they provided us with the downstairs bar space for no reservation fee or drink minimum! All the party guests raved at how great the spot was and all the employees were champs for helping us out. Definitely will come back when it's warmer to check out the fun rooftop
Response: We enjoyed your party, Brianna, and are so glad that you all had a great time. Thank you for the wonderful review. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Nicolas Durand: Great rooftop, great server, ok mixed drinks

NO COMMITMENTS: The decor was nice and it was clean. The tacos taste great and the price was right. However... there was a hostess that never moved from behind the bar to do anything for our table and it was just us and her in there!! She stayed on her phone the entire night even when we were standing there. The kitchen staff that brought the tacos were far more friendly and helpful. The place was empty and I'm pretty sure that's why.
Response: Shiplife we'd love to have you back - Thank you for your feedback

Michael Siemann: Pretty good spot. The rooftop was amazing at sunset. The fish and cauliflower tacos were solid and had a kick, but probably not worth $5. They had a really cool dining set up where we were easily able to bring a bunch of tables together for our group of 12. I will be coming back!
Response: Thank you Michael

Steven Russo: Really awesome bar! Spent hours on the rooftop of this place. The decor is quite fun. Really enjoyed the fish tacos and the deal that comes with two beers, chips, guac, and salsa! Really personable bartenders. Worth a visit especially on a nice day.
Response: Thank you Steven

Robert Biggs: This place was nice. The deck is on the roof which is a few steps up but there are signs indicating where to go. The drinks were pretty good and service prompt. I went later in the evening and had an awesome view of the bustling neighborhood. I'm giving it 5 stars based on my experience but may update after visiting during the day.
Response: Thank you Robert

Bradley Cook: A nice hidden gem within a busy area. Came here on a friday night with some coworkers expecting the bar to be crowded. When we went there wasn't too many people and we basically had the roof to ourselves. The drink selection was great and the margaritas I had were of good quality. The only thing holding back this place is the food selection which only consisted of empanadas.
Response: Bradley so glad you enjoyed yourself and had a great time with your coworkers - thanks for the warm review !

8. The Crown & Crow

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280 reviews
The Crown & Crow
Location
4.6
Price/Quality
4.6
Service
4.7
Parking
4.6
Wifi quality
4.6

Address: 1317 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-763-7552

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M planetmike: Decorated a bit like a bar from Harry Potter's world, this bar is both cozy and spacious. Hook and the rest of the staff were awesome. Even for a Tuesday night, it was surprisingly busy. This is a bar. Food can be brought in. There is a small stage with a large screen where events are televised or can be used for karaoke nights. Thankfully, this bar minimizes the use of televisions, which are unneeded distractions. This is conveniently located near Thomas Circle and at the Southern end of the 14th Street scene.
Response: You can always count on us for a good time. Hope to have you back for another round sometime soon! -Cheers, The Crown & Crow

Christopher Yuen: I was in town for a business meeting and I took a few friends out to this bar on a whim and we had a blast! The bartenders were friendly and the drinks were unique and delicious! I had so much fun I ended up leaving my blazer at the bar. I called the manager Graham a few days later and he mailed it back to me all the way to Connecticut. He’s awesome and this place is too!!!!!
Response: Thanks Christopher, it's our pleasure to host you and your friends!

Melissa Hough: This might be my perfect bar. So warm and cozy, the staff is incredible, the drinks are good. It's never been packed (at least on a weekday night) which makes me feel better about the VID. I'd been here a few times before but last night went for the first time on my Dry January stint and they were awesome. Bartender made a tasty mocktail AND they have non-alcoholic beer! So glad I found this gem.
Response: We're thrilled to be your perfect bar, Melissa. You can always count on us for tasty drinks, even during Dry January! We hope you'll be back to see us again for round two sometime soon. -Cheers, The Crown & Crow

Chablis owens: It's the best bar in the city. The owner is an incredible person and if you get the chance to be served by him your night is going to be a thousand times better than you thought it would be. It is legitimately the best experience at a bar in DC you can possibly find. And it's not even a strip club. That's rare.
Response: Thanks for coming by, you rock and were lucky to have guests like you!

Annie: Cool bar with a chill vibe. Came here on a Monday night at 630 and there were only 2 other groups. Not the typical DC bar. There are a few tables and the bar to sit at. The cucumber mule was really good!
Response: You can always count on us for good vibes and great drinks, Annie. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your cucumber mule. Come back and see us for more cocktails in the future! -Cheers, The Crown & Crow

Noah Wahquahboshkuk: Aesthetically pleasing atmosphere and 2 sides to choose for your pleasure. The first side is more of an elbow-to-elbow-packed environment with loud music. The second side is a more relaxed spread out environment to hold more intimate conversations with friends. Being new to the area, ordering a beverage similar to the drink of preference (Weiser) was difficult due to the unfriendly bartenders. Kinda gave me the you-don't-belong-here vibe. The suggested brew was not the best, but the gin and tonic was great! Bathrooms clean as well as the main areas. Would come back and maybe study up on what is offered on tap.
Response: You can always expect good vibes from our place, Noah. We’d never want you to feel like you don’t belong here, and we’re sorry if that was the case. Next time you swing by, we’ll make sure to find you a brew you’ll love. Hope to see you back soon so we can impress you with our friendly service and unique tap selection. -Cheers, The Crown & Crow

David Benjamin: Booked a private event in their larger bar area and cannot say enough good things about Lindsay and the team as well as the space. The drinks were great, we received numerous compliments from our guests on the venue, and Lindsay was a huge help planning the whole thing. By far the best, most professional experience I've had booking an event space/bar in the DMV!
Response: We’re so happy you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you so much for the kind words.

Corey Nolan: Always have a great time in this nostalgic Bar. Brian "Bar Man" has done an outstanding job building his dream. Staff is super friendly and they have stepped up their cocktail game since I last visited. Glad I was able to ring in 2022 in such good company! Thanks C&C team! Stay safe!
Response: We're glad to hear you always have a great time with us, Corey. Our friendly staff is always here to take care of you and treat you to a cocktail. We hope you'll be back to celebrate with us sometime soon. -Cheers, The Crown & Crow

Adriana Cortés-Buelvas: I absolutely love the Crown and Crow. Great cocktails and a huge offer on drinks. Great indie rock music, feels like an Irish experience.Graham is the nicest!
Response: You can always count on us to show you a good time, Adriana! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your cocktails and the music. Hope to have you back again sometime soon! -Cheers, The Crown & Crow

Adam Adam: I went there for the first time last night I had the worst bartender in town. First he didn't even greet me or anything he walked up to me and asked me very rudely what do you wanna drink didn't, but I seen him greeting other guest properly so if I had to guess it might have to do with the fact I have an accent. I wasn't very familiar with the beers so asked him what's the lighter beer you have he laughs and said Guinness. I never been treated this way in this city.
Response: Adam, very sorry you had that experience, The Crown and Crow's staff represents cultures from 3 continents. One of our core values is that "everyone is invited to the party." I'm Brian, the owner/manager and I bartend on Fridays, please come by and let me buy you a drink and show you the hospitality that we are known for.

9. barmini by José Andrés

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barmini by José Andrés
Location
4.8
Price/Quality
4.7
Service
4.7
Parking
4.7
Wifi quality
4.7

Address: 501 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-393-4451

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Mark Blanchard: Cute and private looking place with only a handful of tables. Great decoration. We got the flight of drinks - amazing experience. It's 5 drinks per person, and most of them are prepared table side and involve smoke, liquid nitrogen, and other cool ways of making drinks. We also ordered several appetizers. Great presentation but a little too fancy for my taste.

Natalie Caldwell: We were in DC for the weekend, looking for a place to get drinks before our later dinner reservation. There is a reason barmini has the reputation it does, and our experience was more than we could have hoped for. The attention to detail was both expected and impressive - the care and perfection that went into each crafted concoction was amazing. We described to our waiter what our flavor profiles were and he made us both personalized (and perfect) cocktails. We topped off our before dinner drinks with the brioche. *Chefs kiss* and that butter…I’d eat a whole loaf. Can’t wait for the chance to come back.

Elliott Temkin: Delightful bar experience! They were kind enough to be able to fit us in without a reservation even when they were fully booked on a Saturday night (though they turned many folks after us away, so I wouldn't count on getting in that way). Tried six drinks between us and they were all excellent. Creative. Balanced. Flavorful. They even gave us a sample of the peanut rum they produce in house and it was divine. Had a couple small bites (grilled cheese and wagyu tartare) and they were exceptional too. Well worth a visit!

Kennith “Conley” Coleman: We were able to enjoy the cocktail flight. The experience was amazing and all the cocktails were so delicious. The service was excellent. We also tried the grilled cheese appetizer and it was beyond good.

Triloka Shanbhag: For those of you wondering if the long waitlist and tough-to-get-in reservation system renders this place worth going to or not, I’m here to tell you it is utterly and absolutely worth the wait. The experience of being at Barmini and having their cocktail flight is unparalleled. From the sophisticated palette displayed in the variety of cocktails to the servers that pay you copious amount of attention, every little detail is planes to the tee. At times you may feel you are transported to be amidst a lab experiment but the drinks made at your table using liquid Nitrogen are delicious and a spectacle to watch. We also tried the brioche bun, it absolutely melts in your mouth. Having been to a few other Jose Andrés restaurants in the DC area and always being pleasantly surprised with my experiences, this certainly keeps the streak going. Can’t wait to try Minibar by Jose Andres too.

Justin Searle: If you like cocktails and tasting menus, this is a must hit place! Go for the paired cocktails your first visit, which you won't regret. On your second visit, go for the à la carte menu so you can fully explore their custom cocktail menu.

Diana Brody: Wow, this series of beautiful, fancy little snacks and cocktails (or mocktails) felt like we'd gone to a bewildering show. Each plate was so carefully constructed and delicious. My favorite bites were the wagyu tartare on shiso tempura and the cherry blossom marshmallow, but our group legitimately argued over what the best snack was. The drinks were also incredible- I actually went with mocktails, and holy moly I've never had such amazing drinks. It is expensive, that's not a surprise, but if you want to spend the money on performance-level food and drinks, this place is amazing.

Mukesh Bhakta: Just Wonderful. Vegetarian food paired with drink for me and a la crate for my wife. The dishes can be substituted with non vegetarian. We had 6 small plates and were full by the end of 2 hours. Each item was superb and we did add Australian Truffels to 4 dishes which elevated them substantially. It is definitely worth it for the experience. It is expensive but we enjoy these throes of restaurants very much. Staff was precise and excellent. Cocktails were unique and superb.

DeJuae: Food presentation was some of the best I’ve seen here in DC. It has 2 Michelin Stars. The intimate setting and couches make for a nice date night!

James King: Amazing food. Fantastic service. Highly recommended.Presentation is very elegant. Decor is intimate. Call ahead.

10. The Pub & The People

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The Pub & The People
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 1648 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-234-1800

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Ethan Z: Great Restaurant!! This Restaurant is in the city area and offers indoor and outside seating!! The menu is rather small but the food and drinks were great!! The wait staff were friendly and professional!! The restaurant was also clean and well presented. The bathrooms are coolly decorated too with people sending pictures in of there family pets in to be featured on the wall. Overall great!

Becky Gomez: Such a great spot for a lonely, taveling vegetarian! 😂 Bar service was superb and a delightful vibe. Great beer selection. Perfect shishitos 🌶️ and tempura cauliflower!

AJ Hendricks: Pub and the People is our favorite outdoor spot in Bloomingdale. The beers they have on tap are great, and the food (specifically, the Black Bean burger and "The Heidi" Fried Chicken sandwich) is very solid. The tempura cauliflower sauce is also amazing. Matt, the manager, is very friendly and just a welcoming face to see when you come in. This radiates through the whole staff. The happy hour specials are awesome, and run for most of the day on the weekends. Enjoy!

Parker Kelley: Very great experience here ! We’ve passed this place numerous times and I’ve always said I wanted to try it. So, we finally did ! I ordered the Heidi chicken sandwich which was very tasteful. It came with a side of fries which were also very good. The service was great - 3 or 4 people continuously came to check on us. I’d definitely eat here again.

Bobbi DeAnda: Such a great brunch spot! The outdoor patio is pup friendly (and the bathroom inside is a must see for dog lovers haha). The biscuits and gravy with fried chicken was TO DIE FOR. So yummy! Staff was super friendly and helpful.

Callum Wayman: A great local pub for people in Eckington and Bloomingdale. The pub offers a great selection of beers, wine, and cocktails as well as an excellent food menu (try the tempura cauliflower, chicken sandwich, and the fries). In the winter they offer group seating around large fire pits for small gatherings. I found that to be a huge boon when trying to gather friends outdoors while being mindful of COVID during the winter. The staff are nice and helpful.

Amy Burdon: Had dinner and played trivia - food menu was fairly short but with lots of tasty items - I enjoyed the curry wings and gazpacho. Staff were friendly, happy hour drinks were a good deal. All positives!

India Lindsay: Very friendly, cute neighborhood joint. Food and drinks are all pretty good. The wait staff are so friendly and laid back. It's a great spot for a casual drink after work or meeting up with a few friends in an easy-going atmosphere

Daniel Albert: Not sure what happened to this place. The drinks we got were fine, but the food was pretty subpar. Got the Cuban sandwich and the fries that came with it were way too peppered and salty. The food used to be great here. The vibe is still good - cozy and perfect for winter time.

Sanderson Tattersall: OK, I've reviewed a lot of restaurants, and this one was a chance encounter. Trip to DC, Air BNB nearby, popped in on our last night. Very cool decor, loved the shelving behind the bar with the books and booze mixed, industrial chic. Waitress was great, bartender was great, food was even better. My family of four all got different burgers and sandwiches and all were fantastic. Taps were pretty stellar and they had my favorite Great Lakes Brewing Co. beer, the Elliot Ness. My only regret is not actually living in the area so I can go back. TLDR definitely recommended. Get your A in here.

11. The Next Whisky Bar

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The Next Whisky Bar
Location
3.6
Price/Quality
3.6
Service
3.7
Parking
3.6
Wifi quality
3.6

Address: 2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4:30PM

Telephone: +1 844-617-1972

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Vy H.: IGLOO REVIEW ONLY. My gfs and I came here this past Sunday late afternoon to celebrate my birthday—we reserved an igloo with a $150 rental fee and $50 food/beverage minimum per person. The menu looked limited—there was a small selection of tapas and shared plates, and not many cocktail options, but you were able to order basic cocktails (vodka soda, etc.) that weren't listed on the menu. Everything just looked extremely overpriced--a cocktail or champagne/wine started off at $25 per glass. The tapas, which are relatively small since they are considered to be "shareable" started off at $27 a dish. Although it was cold outside, the igloos were well heated inside—two portable heaters in ours! The igloos are located on the patio next to the Whiskey Bar and right next to the hotel valet entrance--which was a bit disappointing given there was no great view except a wall of green bush behind us. I came here two years ago for their igloo experience and it was located downstairs with a view of the Potomac River. The decor inside the igloo this time was also quite mediocre. However, as the sun sets, you could get some beautiful pictures inside the igloo.

carlos lopez: Overpriced and with close to 30 people still sitting around and drinking, they decided to close early because the manager had left for the evening.Makes no sense, they could have probably sold a good amount of drinks, specially because a wedding had just ended and a large group came up to hang out.

Fire Team Whiskey: If I could give a ZERO I would. Came here before a show at The Kennedy Center. The hostess was aloof and cold and sat us. We sat at our table and waited 15 minutes and then left. Not one waiter or waitress even looked at us. The hostess watched us continue to get ignored and did nothing. Saw one waiter who went over to another table, whom had arrived well after us. The waiter was wearing a baseball cap by a skateboard company, you couldn't even tell that he worked there by the completely unprofessional way he was dressed. We got up and left, the hostess watched us leave and said nothing. My husband complained to the front desk. The front desk lady said "oh sorry" and did nothing more. WORST SERVICE IN DC, WILL NEVER GO HERE AGAIN. This might as well have been a motel 6 the way the staff acted (and was dressed). HORRIBLE. We left and went over to The Kennedy Center and sat at the Terrace Bar and had the most impeccable service and enjoyable cocktails and snacks. Watergate needs to go over there and learn how to provide immaculate, high class service.

Gal Mesika: They charged $300 dollars to rent an outdoor igloo. They don’t offer any other outdoor seating so this is predatory in my opinion if you don’t feel comfortable sitting inside. I’d highly recommend you go somewhere else. Charging to sit outside is the most absurd thing I’ve seen. Especially when your igloos aren’t even being used.

Viviana Shanks: Waited 15min for a waiter, even though there was two bar attenders. We ended having to order our drinks at the bar. The Sri is ended up extra sweet. Up until the end of our night cap, we have seen the bar attenders chatting and no one caring about us or anyone else for that matter. Not great for a lobby bar, but great looking bar
Response: Dear Viviana, Warm greetings from all of us at The Next Whisky Bar. It was a pleasure to have you join us and we thank you for sharing your review. We are warmed to read that our innovative design featuring golds and reds captured your attention and we thank you for sharing your rave comments for the benefit of our Design Team. Your added comments regarding the service delays leave us concerned and we hope you can accept our sincerest of apologies for any inconvenience. The details of your review will be shared with our team in an effort to ensure others do not experience a similar delay and on behalf of all of us, we look forward to provide a more treasured experience the next time you join us. Until then. Warm Regards, The Next Whisky Bar at The Watergate Hotel

Johnny Dollar: We came in to see the safe that gets you a rare bottle of whisky if you succeed in unlocking it. And stayed getting guided by Ben true their incredible whisky selection. Trieng a Black Manhatten before a show at the KC and enjoy the chat with him over our drinks. Highly recommended this very stylish bar for a good whisky or even a ultra expensive one, a classic drink or one of their own creation.
Response: Dear Johann-Sebastian, Greetings from the Next Whisky Bar. We are thrilled that you enjoyed a pre-theatre drink with us and we appreciate you taking the time to share such a wonderful review. Your recommendation means the world to us and we hope ours is a bar you and yours will visit time and again for many years to come. Warm Regards, The Next Whisky Bar at The Watergate Hotel

Matt R: Quite pricey as you’d expect given the location. Good drinks and service. Nice surroundings. A good choice for pre-show drinks.

Dmitry Finkler: At 11:30pm on a Saturday night (when listed as open til 12am), this lame, overpriced bar told us that they can’t sell us another drink cause they’re closed. Disappointed!

Kimberly Young: Very nice. Good selection of bourbon.

Bek Ergashev: The Watergate Hotel and the Next Bar used to be one of our favorite places in DC. We have a tradition of having several staycations there every year and decided to do it again this year, even though the pandemic is still quite present. We wanted to support the hotel and bar that we love so much. This turned to regret as soon as we checked in and decided to go the bar. First glance at the menu, it was clear that looked their main goal was to price gouge and exploit their clientele. Cocktails that were $15 a year ago were now $25-35. A glass of wine was $25. And a bottle of Jameson that you can buy from a liquor store for $20 was - I kid you not - $325. Oh and not to mention the fact that they require you to pay $27+ for an appetizer before you can order drinks. A $25 appetizer that would cost $7-12 elsewhere. We promptly stood up and left. Not because we could not afford the menu, but because they are clearly exploiting their loyal customers who choose to give them business during a pandemic. We understand the hotel and bar are in the high-end but come on, exploiting your most loyal customers to this degree during a pandemic is just as low as you can get. We are completely turned off from this experience and won’t be giving the bar, nor the hotel, our business in the future.

12. Doyle

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Doyle
Location
4.1
Price/Quality
4
Service
4
Parking
4
Wifi quality
4

Address: 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 2PM

Telephone: +1 202-448-4301

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Kathryn Corselius: My friend and I just tried this bar for the first time, and we had a great time! It's beautifully decorated and lots of windows give a great view of Dupont Circle. Service was fast, and the food and cocktails were delicious. Food + drinks are on the pricier side, but the experience was worth the splurge for us.

Taeetheproducer: First, let me start by saying WOW! When I first walked into this place, I felt as if I had stepped on a 70's film set. The decor, the music, the cutlery, AMAZING! Secondly, the service from the moment I walked in made me feel as if I was just going downstairs to my living room with some friends. The staff were all so friendly and professional, but not too uptight as to make you feel uncomfortable. I'm no white-collar professional, so it's good to get a little of both. They were very polite in asking for our vaccination cards, and even made a joke to make the request more fun. Thirdly, the general manager Hicham stopped at my table and checked on me and my guest to ensure we were having a great time. Even when he was running around doing 3 jobs at once, he never made us feel like asking a question would inconvenience him. STELLAR! Finally, my guest (who was my brother) absolutely loves bourbon. So naturally, he ordered a manhattan. His reaction was priceless. He could literally taste every ingredient, equally balanced. Needless to say he ordered a few more. I'm not a big drinker, so I naturally gravitated to the food. Good lord. The quinoa salad with feta and chicken was outstanding. So fresh and so clean! If you've gotten this far, congratulations. PLEASE pay this place a visit.

Brenna Holmes: Nice chill vibe, with a decently curated spirits menu. Wine list leaves something to be desired and the service could have been better. But overall it's always a reliable and relaxing choice to grab a nice drink.

Michael Corey: Nice bar and outdoor patio next to Dupont Circle. Interesting historical lecture series hosted by Prof. Smith & Doyle's.
Response: Thank you for the 5-star review. We're pleased to learn you enjoyed your evening at Doyle. We hope to welcome you again soon. Regards, Julian Enright Senior Bar Manager

Sarah Abay: I have been going to Doyle bar for a quite a while more than 10 years. Very classy and pleasant place. Service is the best but lately I don't know who is in charge the music is so loud and the choice of music is more like a club and doesn't go with the bar style. I have known this place perfect for meeting and working very chill gathering the music is changing the mood.
Response: Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your recent visit to Doyle. The guest experience is of the utmost importance to us, thus feedback like yours is greatly appreciated as our team strives to deliver a memorable experience. As a valued guest, I would welcome the chance to speak with you further and invite you back to allow us the opportunity to make amends for your recent experience. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Julian Enright Senior Bar Manager

Justin Leach: The servers were very friendly but 4-5 different people visited my table through the night, I wasn’t sure who my server was and who was just there to refill waters because everyone seemed to be switching roles. Even the host refilled my wine. They weren’t even too busy. I never got my salad, which in my situation was fine because I wasn’t too hungry anyway and really just wanted a couple drinks but normally would not be okay, and when I asked for the desert menu it took 20 minutes because they apparently only had one copy and all the tables were sharing it. Again, very friendly but confusing service. Can’t speak to the food because I never ended up getting mine.
Response: Thank you for sharing feedback on your recent experience at Doyle. While we're pleased to learn you found our staff to be friendly, we are disappointed to learn we felt short on delivering a memorable experience. Please know I have shared your comments with our team to ensure the high service standards we have set for our team are consistently upheld. Should your travels bring you back to Doyle, please let me know so I can personally ensure we have the opportunity to make amends for your recent experience. Regards, Julian Enright Senior Bar Manager

Alyssa Miller: I usually love the Doyle however - after over a month of not setting foot in the establishment I was charged over $85.00. Let me be clear - I have not lost my card, it has been in my possession the entire time. It has been impossible to get this resolved and incredibly disappointing in that the likely cause of this was a staff member running my card information and pocketing the money. My goal has been reversed and that has been not only incredibly difficult to do - I have been promised call backs from the manager that have never materialized. At this point I don’t see myself ever going back to what was one of my favorite places to enjoy a drink and wonderful atmosphere and I cannot in good conscience recommend it to anyone because they might be stolen from.
Response: Good Afternoon, Alyssa. We are deeply concerned to learn of this issue. After further review, it appears there was a delay of charge from the credit card processing company from your original visit. A member of our team would like to be in touch to provide additional details surrounding this charge. Please be assured that credit card details are never stored in our systems. When convenient, please send us an email with your contact information so we have the opportunity to make amends for this inconvenience. Regards, Julian Enright Bar Manager Hello@doyle.bar

Lina G: The best spot to kill your vibes. I felt disrespected. My taste buds felt disrespected. The three days old burger buns were offensive to my very culinary enthusiastic existence. The pickle wouldn’t take in the knife or teeth. The cocktail tastes like slushy. The bartender attends to customers not in the order of first come first serve, but in the order of shades - of course white to black. The manager looks like he hit the loto making management in the midst of lack of labor in covid era. If you came in ravenous, you’ll leave mortified or else you’ve simply lost your taste. What a shame it’s in the heart of DC. Sat June 25th, 2022. 11pm
Response: Thank you for your review. We are extremely concerned to learn of your recent experience at Doyle. We would like the opportunity to speak with you further to learn more about your visit, address any shortcomings, and see how we can make amends for your experience. When convenient, please send us an email with your best contact information so we can be in touch. I look forward to speaking with you. Regards, Julian Enright Senior Bar Manager Hello@doyle.bar

Hailey Alemán: The food is great, but considering the prices and the automatic 20% gratuity that's added (which is not mentioned on the menu and apparently applies even to parties of 1 or 2), the service needs to be way better. Ordered a glass of wine and finished it, along with my water, before my server ever came back. Someone else's server came back and filled my water glass and brought the check because my original server just walked right by me for literally 40 minutes, and literally never came back to my table despite stopping several times by other tables. Couldn't even catch her eye to get the check. I've worked in food service as well and can't imagine how you justify charging an automatic 20%, a tip for excellent service, when the service is so lacking even when there were two other servers and the place wasn't completely full. Come on guys. Again, the food is great. Maybe the service was terrible because it was an off day. Who knows.

M Whittaker: Fun office happy hour in a perfectly air-conditioned environment! Tasty drinks and snacks for all co-workers!!

13. Lost Society

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Lost Society
Location
3.9
Price/Quality
4
Service
3.9
Parking
3.9
Wifi quality
3.9

Address: 2001 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM Fri

Telephone: +1 202-618-8868

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Christina Arthur: I liked dining here for HH. The jerk chicken tacos and mojitos were good. The waiters are very attentive. While the menu is limited I think it creates better quality small bites. I really liked the buttermilk chicken sandwich, truffle fries and the Ceasar brussel sprouts.

Erika Walker: The food was outstanding! I had truffle fries, brussel sprouts, and the salmon with risotto and I enjoyed every bite! Everything is ordered and paid for through an app that charges a service fee and a fee to use the app you are required to use🤔. The amount of tip on top of those fees are optional. Drink options were limited meaning they had very few mixers so cocktails were pretty basic. The atmosphere is definitely for a young crowd. I would go again just for the food!

Tam E: If you are going during the pandemic, good luck. We came with a group of five and we had the option to order from an app and just pay the tab there. It took over an hour for us to get our food and when we did get our orders they were incorrect-- and never fixed. One person in my party opted to order with a server and after an hour of not getting a portion of her order, the server insisted that he brought us the missing food. He proceeded to accuse us of lying.... If we were of a different hue in sure this wouldn't have EVER happened but we aren't going to get into that here........ The server ended up bringing out the food but he was very sarcastic about it and it looked ...... Sketchy. We didn't eat it.There was another table that came in and waited over 30 minutes to even get water-- after paying over $200 over the app for food and drinks-- oh and service fees and tip. I understand the industry is short staffed right now. I understand there will be a wait but this place is in complete chaos and something in their process is broken. It's like they know they are guaranteed payment so can careless about what your experience is. No one checks on you, the food was bland and my wings were Under cooked. Everything was paid for, including tip and service charge and we received drop off service like we were at a drive thru. By far the worst service I've seen in DC since the pandemic........

V. Josey Riggins: Vibe was good & chill, 21-& up but it was more of a 27&up crowd. I went for Sunday brunch, make sure you reserve a table because when you make a reservation online it’s just for entry. At 5pm they start switching out the table and the DJ comes. However the shrimp tacos are bomb af! The hash browns are good. There is no “technical” server. Everything is done through a QR code. So basically when you place your own order then a server will come over but just to make sure your okay. It was tricky because you will have to find someone if you have menu questions for food allergies and such. There are unlimited mimosas, however it is wayyy wayy too much juice, but I did like the fact a waitress came around with the champagne bottle. However I didn’t leave tipsy off lots of mimosas .. so they are weak LOL upstairs rooftop is a vibe, bathrooms clean and I like that they have multiple restrooms. Ok my review is finished ! Enjoy !

Collette Sayles: After going to the Gibson for an Amex event my friend and I started looking for a restaurant HH or somewhere to grab dinner...because the Gibson doesn't serve food. Checked Google and Yelp and saw that Lost Socety was right around the corner and had HH so we headed over. IDs checked so we headed up to the rooftop first, found a table and waited. We saw at least 3 different waitresses or waiters bring hookah and food, called after them but no one came over or acknowledged our presence. So after ~10 minutes we decided to head down to the 3rd floor. Said hello to the hostess, told her we didn't have a reservation and were shown to a table. As we passed the hostess stand I reached for the menus because I noticed she hadn't picked any up when taking us to the table and she looked back at me and with the look she gave me I just put them back. She didn't say anything, but I felt reprimanded. We were seated at a table for 2 right next to the bar and told to scan the QR code for the menu. After some discussion we decided to get 4 appetizers to share and a cocktail. Saw a guy eating behind the bar and eventually a woman appeared behind the bar but neither of them acknowledged us. I said excuse me when the guy stopped eating and stepped from behind the bar but I guess he didn't hear me, because he kept going. We then said excuse me to the women behind the bar, she came over and told us we're supposed to order using our phones...first time we're hearing this. Of course by now it's 7:01pm and HH is over. We said no one explained this to us in the almost 20 minutes we had been in the restaurant, will they still take our order and honor the HH menu and were told no...it was now after 7pm. Nowhere on the Lost Society website does it state the 3 for $20 menu is only available during certain hours, it's only when we're finally able to get a staff member to come over to our table is it explained to us. The service to this point has been lacking to say the least so we decided to just go somewhere else. As we're passing the hostess stand it's now 7:03 and I told her our issues with the service and she simply said sorry. I guess when you have an automatic gratuity added to all checks between 5-8pm there's no incentive to provide even a modicum of basic customer service. There are too many restaurant options around the 14th St corridor to accept poor service, so we left and enjoyed our HH elsewhere.

Angella Daluz: That’s society is a vibe, depending on what promoter is there that night. Rooftop can get really hot in the summers so make sure your edges are laid !

Gboss1232 love: The bouncer seemed to have lots of friends tonight. My sister and I waited for what was like 45 min. and when we reach the FRONT he turned his back to us and let about 5 others in in front of us. Also! $20 entry fee. African music upstairs.

Briana Blakeney: So I wouldn't know if the food was good or not because they decided to close the kitchen and not let people know that they close the kitchen that ordered their food it looked good though so that's why they don't get more stars for me cuz I thought that was very unprofessional.

S. Valencia Tyrell: Out for lunch on busy Saturday. Prices high, good environment for Z Generation. Drinks watered dwn. Good looking staff/plasant people. Best to reserve a table then just walk in. Would recommend if passing by. Probably would go back if I was passing thru DC again.S.

Rashida Thompson: If looking for good music, outdoor partying and 25 and older crowd this is the place for you. The shots were $20.

14. Replay at Pose Rooftop Lounge

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Replay at Pose Rooftop Lounge
Location
3.1
Price/Quality
3.1
Service
3.2
Parking
3.1
Wifi quality
3.1

Address: 201 Waterfront St, Fort Washington, MD 20744, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM Fri

Guy: Bar



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Kixxar: This place has a neat theme and seems popular, but not too crowded. Seating is limited. The milkshakes are GREAT and the sig cocktails are fun. It was a nice stop during date night. The main disappointment is the arcade - each costs a dollar to play and there is no change machine. If you want to encourage people to hang out, drink, and play in an 80s themed bar, then maybe make the games a quarter, have a change machine. More seating too.

Soyini Richards: Beautiful venue with gorgeous views of the Potomac River! The manager Jarell & his team were professional and attentive to our every need. I will have event there again 😉.

Shante S: I enjoyed my adult milkshake while listening to 80’s music. Walked in listening to Run DMC. Watching the waterfront.

Mintchoco- nae: I miss the old Pose when it was more like a club. I come to the Gaylord once a year for Katsucon in February. Usually I drop a few hundred dollars on drinks for myself and my friends over the course of the weekend. We loved dancing and hanging out in the comfortable lounge areas. I liked it because it was a fun space for older convention goers. The rooftop bar was my absolute favorite thing about visiting, hands down. The new theming is millennial Instagram bait. It's unoriginal and tacky in the worst way. All of the decor pieces looked like they were just haphazardly installed over the previous ones. The bright lights are left on. I remember those same bright lights used to only be turned on to kick everyone out at 2AM. Now they're constant as if inviting you to leave immediately. The music is quiet. No one was dancing or even remotely looked like they were having a good time. The line for drinks was all the way to the elevators, and while the bartenders were trying to handle things to the best of their ability, they were understandably swamped. You could take one look at the laborious specialty drink menu and see why. There are arcade machines in the back that I didn't bother to check out because I heard it cost a dollar to play any of them. I really see what yall were going for here, but my friends and I spent a very sad 30 minutes here (02/19/2022) before deciding to just go drink in our room. It was severely disappointing. I can tell the place isn't finished, since the second floor wasn't open, so I'm curious to see it once it is totally complete. I know covid has hit everyone hard and it is probably very difficult to keep the place well staffed. I do understand this. I just want to let you know what one of your biggest fans thinks of the new changes, and how bummed we all were. Maybe I'll change my review next year, but as it is, please consider making some changes to the atmosphere. Thank you!

MiMi R: This was such a cute themed bar. The set up looked retro. I'd say it gives off a 1980-1990s vibe. They have arcade games, cool furniture and stellar views of the harbor.

Squirrely: Stop by replay if you're looking for a really fun 80s themed night. There's plenty of seating space throughout and an outdoor patio which wraps around one corner of the building. The views of the harbor are really great from outside as well. They have some very unique drinks themed after some of your '80s favorites, but the bartenders can also whip up whatever you like. There are also a few arcade games to play with friends as you reminisce about the good old days.

Frank L: The new 80's theme was interesting. Understandably a COVID labor shortage, so only 2 bartenders, no wait staff, serving the crowd. Took what seemed like 20 mins, standing at the bar, to order a drink. Hopefully, once pandemic behind, service will be restored to it's former splendor.

Megan Anderson: Bouncer was incredibly rude. It's a lounge, get over yourself.

Yonetta Kendall: Only problem closes too soon if you're there on vacation.

Shadana Moses: They have no info so I went based on the posted hours they have online and apparently it’s closed on Sunday based on the occupancy

15. Pure Lounge

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Pure Lounge
Location
4
Price/Quality
3.9
Service
3.9
Parking
3.9
Wifi quality
3.9

Address: 1326 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 6PM

Telephone: +1 202-290-7058

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Anthony Oakes Comedian: Awesome service. Great shows. Drinks a little pricey.

jamal whack: Definitely have good music good nice drinks and you can have fun and relax and enjoy the night I am definitely going back

Nia Williams: It was cool... I think the buy bottles to get a table is kind of played out. You couldn't get hookah if you didn't purchase a table which was trash it was 200 dollars for a bottle. The music was really good club kind of vibe. Cranberry and vodka was 15 bucks typical club price.

City Mob: It was a great night with alot of local artist doing a show case. Alot of up an coming talent in the building.

Keisha Gray: Old Bar None. Black Wall street club. Black Owned. Always a Great time! Love it! ✊🏾💙

Antione “Tephlon Tione Perion” Kelly: Pure always supports hometown talent great venue to relax and chill at every wendsday 6 to 10 come check out the Complete Crank Band . Enjoy the heartbeat of the city some good old Crank to get you thru the week $20 admission.

Mark Brown: Drink prices are extremely too high! Did not have any drink specials at all! Beautiful place beautiful atmosphere just got to work on the drink service

jerrod satterfield: The dj was great played all the top hits and was funny on the mic any only 10 bucks to get in the only thing it is small area to dance

J W: I went for NYE and had a great time! Ordered bottle service (2 bottles, mixers, 1 complimentary champagne for 8 people) that came to be around $75/person, which I don't think is too bad for a holiday. The place is small so there's not much of a dance floor. Two levels with mainly tables and a bar area. Music was hip hop/R&B and I think the DJ was pretty good.

Devonne Knight: Cool spot on U St. The crowd is really laid-back during the week so it's not hard getting a seating for a group to smoke hookah. It's usually on the weekends with a 21+ crowd. The bartenders make the drinks pretty quick, the djs are dope and there's usually no drama.

16. 600t

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600t
Location
4.6
Price/Quality
4.7
Service
4.6
Parking
4.6
Wifi quality
4.6

Address: 600 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

Telephone: +1 202-885-8888

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Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez: Instant favourite speakeasy. Unless you know where you are going, you will not find it. And that makes it all the better. Dim light, soft music, delicious cocktails, and friendly staff. Pair it with good friends or a date, and it will do for a memorable night out in DC. The menu is short but well chosen. Seasonal cocktails were great. Prices range $15-20. Exceptional care and presentation 10/10. It gets busy. Reserve a place in advance. We didn't and got lucky (2 people), but had to wait up a bit (30 min). Positive: one of our cocktail glasses suddenly broke and the staff helped us and replaced it for a new cocktail. Negative: I only remember tall tables. It'd be great to have sofa/armchair seats to enjoy the drinks.

Mysiki X Valentine: First let me start with the best part—the restroom. It’s very clean and cute. If the bathroom isn’t clean, you cannot expect the bar, or glasses to be clean. The drink selection is small but tasty. There are 9 drinks for all types of folks. I did not see a wine of beer list but there maybe one. On the night we visited, there was a live jazz band. It was nice to have live music but it was entirely too loud for a speakeasy. In addition, the center tables (circles) are a bit small with the decorative candle on the middle. Overall this is a nice bar to go to on U street. Do not forget to make a reservation..oh and they charged us $10.00 for just showing up (Repeal Day) this was unclear and not friendly.

Kevin George: Classic coctails and very unique cocktails of there own, this basement bar has amazing atmosphere and great employees. The cocktails are worth the wait as the bartenders cut all the ingredients fresh.

Ricardo M Gonzalez: Super cozy cocktail bar. Great service, even better drinks. Its great to visit in small groups and have fun. Great location and close tho other places in case you need food after.

Meenu Singh: The coziest semi-hidden bar with a beautiful attention to detail, from the fresh herbs and flowers in the cocktails to the wood paneling to the roaring fireplace. The drinks were delicious and special. The whole service team was so kind, and my table of three felt so cared for. Thanks for making an evening with friends feel magical!

Rachel U: First time here and loved it! Very unique, tasty cocktails, excellent service. We had a reservation for Friday night, there is a two hour window for seating.

Natalie Pirrone: Hands down my favorite bar in DC. Patio is super awesome, staff is really friendly. Cocktails have so much flavor. Definitely recommend checking this place out.

Henrry Palacios: I believe this is our third or fourth time coming here. All the cocktails we’ve had have been great and it’s one of our all time favorite cocktail bars. The service is always great, the vibe is always very calm and comfortable, and the drinks always impress. If you make a trip to DC, you’ll have to make this place a priority and be sure to make reservations beforehand!

Mathew Crichton: A wonderful little speakeasy tucked away on U Street. They have some amazing old fashioneds and shaken cocktails! The sweet potato donuts are also freaking fantastic!

Blake Arrington: Very good drinks and even better customer service. Even is you dont like a drink they will switch it out for you Definitely the best old fashioned I ever had and the martini was very good with an extra drink Also if you want something sweet the sweet potato donuts are very good

17. Never Looked Better

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Never Looked Better
Location
3.6
Price/Quality
3.6
Service
3.7
Parking
3.6
Wifi quality
3.6

Address: 130 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 1AM ⋅ Reopens 5PM

Guy: Cocktail bar



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J. W.: I was referred to this place and honestly I have no regrets about going. This cocktail bar has a very exclusive, underground, chic appeal. The bartenders are amazing, the drinks are visually pleasing and strong in all the right ways without it taking from the flavor and the staff is actually friendly. This made birthday a very memorable experience. Thank you Jay Moss for the drinks and Crystal for the conversation loved the vibe.

Arielle H: OMG Foodies, I had my first speakeasy experience this weekend and let me tell you how freakin AMAZING it was ✨🥂 I set my sights on @neverlookedbetterdc, a cocktail bar located in NW DC 📍. Though they don’t offer food, the drinks are made just right, the atmosphere is ‼️, & there’s plenty of diners and restaurants within walking distance (because who doesn’t get the munchies after drowning in cocktails 😅🙈🍽). Staff: 10/10 Drinks: 10/10 - worth every penny ! & the spicy margarita 🏽🌶❤️ Bathroom: I was too busy drinking, forgive me 😅

Logan Gore: What a cool speak easy! Fun to enter in through an alley, then leave a completely different way! The vibe inside is awesome! Staff and bartenders are nice, music was poppin, seats and standing room available. Cocktails and mocktails were good!

Maeline Yang: A true speakeasy - the venue limits the number of people so it doesn't feel too club-like. The music was a good mix of dance and chill. The drinks were also unique and the bartenders were generous with their pours.

Steven Munnelly: Solid speakeasy feel while being accessible by the public. Stopped in for happy hour. Sure, drinks are pricey but it’s a fun and different experience. The bartender there is a great guy, knowledgeable about his liquors, and interesting to chat with when it’s not super busy. Overall pretty pleased with this place—would have expected slightly higher tier for the prices but still cool given the ambiance.

S. Locke: Child! I didn’t even know this gem existed. I got there around 12:30 AM on a Friday night. Apparently I missed a line—gladly. Because I got there so late in the night, if you aren’t watchful you will miss the address on the door in the alleyway and pass by the door. It’s in the middle of all the doors in the alley. The bartenders were awesome. Also, if you are looking for a boo, he, she, they may be there. Everyone was fine as hell in that place! Lol!

Vaaruni Eashwar: Took a minute to find the door, as it should with any good speakeasy! Loved the vibe, good music (though it got a bit loud at some point), great cocktails - the spicy margarita was 👌And Kit at the bar was awesome - fun personality, very engaging while they made our drinks! Definitely coming back!

byron subero: I don't own the rights to this music. Went to a speak easy bar and must say had a good time. Laid back vibe, good upbeat music and drinks was delicious.... the black light hitting the paper planes...... magic🤣🤣

Parker Kelley: Super cool & interesting place! The entrance was a little sketchy.. no signage and through a weird alley but the inside was very welcoming & the aesthetic was worth it! The drinks are a little on the expensive side but the service was great! The music is decent & plenty of space. All tables were revered when we went so if you have group of 3 or more I would check into reserving a table.

Ciara McAllister: Never looked better is such a vibe. The decor is aesthetically pleasing and the bar tenders are so sweet. Will definitely be coming back!

18. Kingfisher

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236 reviews
Kingfisher
Location
4.6
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 1414 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 4PM

Telephone: +1 202-750-6600

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Daniel Williams: The sweetest smelling bar staff West of the Anacostia River.

Kamari Clemons: This was the best place for a first time drinker! It's very very friendly!! I already hopped from bars one being from my own gay community and was not greeted or welcomed I felt out of place. I popped downstairs and it was honestly the best thing I did.(Janine) the bartender she and the guard were great! I had a really good time and conversation with each of them I'm definitely coming back. Please tip her well she deserves it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 10 stars
Response: Kamari, we're appreciative of the extra stars and are grateful you found Kingfisher and our staff to be so welcoming. You're a 10/10 stars, too!

Kate Jowaisas: Free popcorn and koozie! Small place but good vibe.

Matthew Pollock: Friendly staff, fast service

Stephen Rozier: Very relaxed atmosphere. Bartender recognizes you, friendly service; many patrons stick to their own groups. Just a very calming space. Will be back!
Response: We're zen that you're zen, Stephen. Thanks for the enthusiastic-but-chill review!

Connor Garvey: Very cool spot on 14th st. They have great happy hour drink deals and good vibes. No food besides some free popcorn but they let you bring outside food in which is very nice.
Response: Thanks for coming by, Connor. And thanks for the review. While we appreciate the 5 stars, we respect the honesty even more. Come back any time!

kevin van der welle: Really cool place to have a beer on the not-so-busy times. Great selection of beers btw! The free popcorn is a nice bonus and it makes the place smell real good

T Connolly: Chill. Good vibes.
Response: Thanks! Glad you like the place. Come back any time!

Joey Asker: Great atmosphere, great bartenders, good events!

Mikaela Wynne: Great atmosphere and great drinks. Will be frequenting
Response: Thanks for your review, Mikaela! Hope you stop back in again soon if you haven't already.

19. Public Bar Live

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Public Bar Live
Location
3.8
Price/Quality
3.9
Service
3.8
Parking
3.8
Wifi quality
3.8

Address: 1214 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM ⋅ Reopens 7PM

Telephone: +1 202-223-2200

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Alexandra Spataro: This place is so fun and lots of different beverages to pick from! Going during the day Saturday was a good choice! It seemed like a couple events were going on where people were celebrating something and getting bottle service so that made the place have even more energy (bubbles, signs every couple of minutes, DJ, beach ball thrown, etc). Only con is that the rooftop deck is not stiletto friendly, ladies you WILL get your heel stuck between the planks; you have been warned. Cheers!

Aziza Nabila: Love this bar! We had so much fun on the rooftop on Saturday. It’s definitely a vibe and one of the BEST HOT SPOTS in the city. The staff was so friendly and service was great! Get a VIP table so you don’t have to wait in line. The bottle girls are the best and know how to party. Tables sell out super quick so reserve them early or they’ll put you on their waiting list.

JW: Empty dance floor inside and bouncer at the door was rude - required individual masks for each party despite NO ONE having masks on inside. Place had an empty dance floor on Saturday night (10-11 pm). We went to Mayflower instead and had a much better time. Get some new bouncers if you want to have any business.

Erick Gonzalez: Great venue with a small yet pleasant rooftop. The music is excellent and was played at the right volume. The bartenders and the staff were very polite. I would say that it's growing as one of my favorite spots in the area for taking out friends and enjoying a night out.

Shannon Clark: My mom and I enjoyed a night out on the Rooftop while my daughter attended a local concert. Everyone was so polite and friendly. The bartenders were awesome and so was the female security guard that helped me to safely escort my mom down the stairs. The music kept us dancing and the wings were delicious. We were only in town for the weekend from North Carolina, but if we come back I'd like to turn-up again at Public Bar Live!
Response: Thank you for the lovely review Shannon. We hope to see you all again soon.

Diana Bermudez: Good place for games but gets super, super packed. Try to reserve a table if you can.
Response: Thank you for your review Diana and we would like set you up with a table for all your needs thought the night. If that’s not something you’re interested in we would love your input on what you’re more interested in. DM us for more.

nohemi garcia: Been there on Sunday , mix music.🎶 not a big place. But you can Dance and have fun. Prices on drinks are fair enough. 🍸 bartenders working hard there and provide great service.

Lisa M: Got completely scammed by this place and our whole friend group got robbed while inside the club. We got a VIP table and it was not worth it at all. Would never recommend this place to anyone. Music was mediocre and there were way too many people to do anything but stand still. There are much better places to go in dc. This was our first time going and it will definitely be the last. We ordered some bottles then immediately got kicked out and they let tons of random people in our sections. This place SUCKSSSSSSS.

Omar Hamad: This is a fraudulent establishment. To say they have a lack of internal coordination and customer service would be generous. They need an organizational facelift with new and somewhat competent management who can at least give the appearance of relatively caring about their customers. Do yourself a favor and take your business elsewhere.

Juan Varela: Music and vibes are incredible. One of the best spots to party in DC. Lee and Mariah are two of the best I’ve met in the hospitality industry in any city! Wish there were more places like this in DC and more people at bars and clubs like Lee and Mariah!!

20. Crimson DC

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1197 reviews
Crimson DC
Location
4.2
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
4.3
Parking
4.2
Wifi quality
4.2

Address: 627 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: +1 202-847-4459

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Tahoma Lewis: Love the casual atmosphere! Our server was polite and attentive. The food was good. The pickled deviled eggs were esthetically pleasing and delicious. I had never had them before, and was not disappointed.

Arielle H: I have only had experience on the rooftop. We actually stumbled upon it one day. We walked in looking to just sit at the bar and one of the employees said why don’t you check out the rooftop and we said heck yeah! The views are great, the service is fairly fast, and the drinks were even better. - Will definitely be returning in the midst of summer.

Jenna DeFosse: Unfortunately, I had a terrible experience here. The service was extremely slow. Had to wait one hour for food! I have never had such a poor experience at a restaurant, this was very unfortunate. We just sat waiting and waiting for food…It was incredibly hard to flag someone down so after waiting one hour went up to someone and asked how much longer for the food. We deduced that the order was never put in originally because the food then arrived 20 mins later. Other patrons seemed to be having similar experiences. Food not coming, other customers left because food was taking so long. They seemed short staffed but the service was not good. It was expensive for these sub-par burgers. I’ve heard the rooftop bar is nice, so I’ll hold out for that.

S. K. Hill: Finally, I was able to visit Crimson and I loved it. From the awe-inspiring rooftop view of downtown DC to the very cool Whiskey Bar on the lower level, Crimson hit the ball out of the park. I loved their old-bay wings, kettle chips and ciders (apple and pineapple). It is in a great location in Chinatown. I will definitely come back here again and again. Easily FIVE STARS.

Nikkicole8890: I stayed at this hotel with my boyfriend for my trip to DC and we visited the rooftop bar while we were here! We loved the views and the drinks were good! He ordered a charcuterie board for us to share and it was amazing aside from the hunk of hard Parmesan they served us (it would'vemade more sense if it were Gouda or Munster)... they didn't give us any utensils originally so I had to go to the bar and ask and they only had plasticware which it was almost impossible to cut through the hard block of parmesan cheese we were served.. so that's why I took a star off. Otherwise, our experience and the ambiance was amazing!

BA R: Chinatown in D.C. Lucky for us the only place opened after 9 P.M on a Tuesday night. Great ambience. Good food. And they have a Whiskey Bar downstairs w/ live music. 10/10 we’ll be back.

Matthew Copper: When other dining establishments in the neighborhood had at least an hour wait, we stumbled upon Crimson. The seated us quickly and the service and food was wonderful! Will definitely be returning!!

Jack Kelly: A very busy venue with an exceptionally odd policy of confiscating water bottles of patrons in case they contained alcohol. I have been to countless bars, clubs, restaurants, taprooms and so on and have never ever encountered such a bizarre policy. We were a small group (4 adults) joining a small group (4-5 adults again) plus an infant which made the confiscation even more bizarre. The elevators are more protected than Fort Knox. The top floor was closed for a private event, but the host accidentally pressed the top floor button. She asked us to step out of the elevator (reminder, with infant so it was more of a nuisance than just adults) so the elevator could run up to the exclusive top floor party empty (because we weren’t even allowed near it let alone ride the elevator directly up and directly down). When it returned the host had to swipe her card and press the correct button to send it down to the basement. Again, countless bars, restaurants, venues and heck even corporate offices and have never experience something like that. Two truly bizarre incidents that soured an otherwise pleasant venue which leaves me with no desire to return and no reason to recommend to others. The food is good but the service messy and slow.

Lavada Walker: Well well well, how I just stumbled upon Brunch on The View. I was very undecided between Shrimp and Grits or the Brioche French Toast. I decided to go with the Shrimp and Grits, Wow!!!! It was sooooo darn good. If you want some good eats and drinks with a beautiful view hit up Crimson Saturday and Sunday 12pm-3pm

Dhruv Jaiswal: Great whiskey bar in the heart of DC ! A must try if you love whiskeys, they have all kinds of collections from all sorts for regions in the country and world ! The food is great as well ! Do try out the place and the rooftop in the great weather