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1. The Rooftop DC

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81 reviews
The Rooftop DC
Environment
5
Prices
5
Location
5
Parking
5
Wifi
5

Address: Rooftop Level, 476 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM

Telephone: +1 202-909-5600

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MEVR3E: Pricey but you get what you pay for. I like the ambiance— would recommend this spot to catch up w friends or couples. I felt comfortable spending a few hours here, and enjoyed the personalities and service of the bartenders. I will be back again to make use of the happy hour specials.
Response: Thank you for leaving a thorough and honest review!! We are a new bar and intend to keep on improving , feel free to email us with any suggestions at therooftopdc@gmail.com! Our happy hour is the best in the area!

JP Carnes-Stine: Such a great way to spend a lovely Friday night! Crystal was our server/bartender, and she could not have been more awesome! Perfect martinis, splendid and attentive service, and an overall sublime evening! Sure, it's a little pricey - but the pricing is consistent with other rooftop bars in the area, and the quality of the beverages, food, and service are totally worth it! We'll definitely be back!
Response: JP, thank you for leaving an honest and thorough review! Can’t wait to have you back soon!

Cree Smith: Came here for the first time, will not be returning. We sat, and it took almost 20 minutes to be acknowledged. The bartender was also the server. I ordered a MDW cheeseburger... it came out medium. I literally had less than the amount of fries in a McDonald's small fry... for $23. When I made mention of the fries, I was told "The bar back said they're not sending more fries". Fine! So... I ordered a side of fries. I get a McDonald's medium fry for check this out... a whopping $13! Yep... a whole $13! This will not be a return visit. I came. I saw. I'm not interested.
Response: We are sorry to hear you did not have a satisfactory time. We are a sports bar with bar service, not a restaurant— which is your bartender served you your food. We apologize for the burger not being cooked correctly, we would have made sure to re-make it if you had requested us to do so. Our prices are competitive with other rooftop bars. We are a new bar, and intend to keep on improving. Thank you for the feedback, and taking the time to leave your review.

J H: I gotta say, I really enjoyed my time here. Our table was always being checked in on, and the customer service was great. Reasonably priced drinks and nice deals. You can probably tell from the pictures that the atmosphere was amazing. It seems like they're fairly new (maybe a little over a year?) But they definitely know what they're doing.
Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your honest review J.H! Our staff is very experienced and strive to make everyone’s visit a worthwhile one. See you again soon!

Epic Work: Nice setup and ambience aesthetic wise but bartender service is trash with non friendly attitudes. Therefore management of it is trash for allowing it. They walk back and forth ignoring you as if they have better things to do even with only 2 people there. Not ever again

Lindsay Peters: The view and atmosphere was great for an early spring day! There is limited seating at the rooftop edge. The prices are slightly higher though happy hour cocktails are 50% off (4-7pm). I had the pork tacos and they were super delicious. There is an automatic 20% gratuity applied.
Response: Thank you Lindsay for taking the time to leave a review! Come back for our new 50% off happy hour on Sundays from 1PM to 7PM!

Zahra Amiji: Literally the worst rooftop experience of my life. Went during the so called "happy hour" where drinks are supposed to be 50% off and was charged full price for multiple drinks ($18+). Also, had to wait 45 minutes to be served at the bar. Would not recommend this rooftop at all. Try a different place for a better DC experience.
Response: Zahara was refunded** Hello Zahara, so sorry to hear of this mistake. We would like to make this right— please email your name to therooftopdc@gmail.com so we can correct your bill. We are a new bar and intend to keep on improving. We are making sure there will not be a long wait in the future. Thank you for letting us know, once again we would like to make this right.

Daniel X. Bandong: Great vibe! Staff was very attentive and a great menu. Had a great work Happy Hour with a fantastic space. However, no beers on draught; hopefully that changes soon!
Response: Love to hear you enjoyed our staff and overall vibe! Hope you and your coworkers come again soon! Thank you for the recommendation, we are a new bar and intend to keep on improving!

3z M: Lovely bar , nice service, thanks guys
Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and pics! Come again soon!

Jay Black: The late night menu is fries, wings, and popcorn. Buffalo sauce and ranch on the side. That wasn't worth it when I came in hungry.. So I got two cocktails for over 40 bucks. The service was less than stellar, but what you'd expect for a gratuity included spot. The location is nice and the bar is very nice inside. The drinks were really good too. The did a good job fixing up the Rogue (if you know, you know).
Response: Thank you for your review Jay! Come back for our 50% off happy hour from 4-7PM! That’s $6 rail drinks :) we are a new bar and intend to keep on improving!

2. Ellipse Rooftop Bar

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126 reviews
Ellipse Rooftop Bar
Environment
5
Prices
5
Location
5
Parking
5
Wifi
5

Address: 1522 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 11PM ⋅ Opens 4PM Thu

Telephone: +1 202-830-1904

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Morris Jones: The good - This is a nice place to enjoy time with a friend...great views. Food offerings were on par for a roof top bar. The "beef" - The bar area is small...enough for hotel guests to enjoy and groups of two. The bar size and the bar service are not satisfactory for handling a group or a table with more than 3. Do not go expecting table service (none). You must go to the small bar to order everything...paying for a table or a round of drinks was a challenge. Paying for a $40 shot of whiskey served in plastic glassware (?)...I did enjoy my table guests, the view and the weather. I expected better service...

Donovan Craig: Nice rooftop with a bit of a view, the atmosphere was very relaxed, just wish they were open to the public more as we saw multiple days where they were closed for private events.

Rich Opalinski: Weather was perfect while we stayed, both bartenders were attentive,great views

M planetmike: (Update 2022 June) Arrive early if you want a seat. Conveniently located to McPherson Square. There is a happy hour. However due to its relatively small footprint and its connection to the hotel it is often reserved and unavailable. Recommend calling ahead to verify it is open. It is a refreshing spot on summer days.

Casey D: Drink selection wasn't that impressive. View was nice but we left after one drink. Was a bit crowded too, a party was talking up a lot of seat space but weren't actually sitting there. If we were starting at this hotel I may go back if I didn't have plans but not otherwise.

Rachel Cipkins: Perfect place to unwind after a day at the national mall

Adara Ney: A perfect place for an after work drink to watch the sunset and soak up nice weather. Great for group events too! I hosted a team happy hour with 20-30 and had a great experience. Great food (and prices!) on the catering menu and Brittany did a fantastic job coordinating the event.

David Cuevas: they never used real tequila on my tequila cocktai, I got a headache before I finished it.

Brenda-renee Vance: I enjoyed myself. The bartender was amazing. My drinks was good beginning to end.

Mike Rucki: Overpriced drinks, very limited bar selection, and not enough bartenders on a cramped rooftop. A decent view earns an extra star, but I cannot recommend this spot.

3. Vue Rooftop

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Vue Rooftop
Environment
5
Prices
5
Location
5
Parking
5
Wifi
5

Address: 515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 12AM

Telephone: +1 202-661-2437

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Elizabeth T.: Awesome location for a rooftop - only issue is that the best views are by the standing bar which seems to be an odd placement considering the food is expensive and you would think that they would seat more people by the windows. Drinks are on the pricier side with beer starting at $11. We ordered the burrata and lobster mango to start - by far the highlight of the meal. For dinner I got the lamb burger and it was okay but I’ve had better.

Elliott Schellinger: The views of the Washington monument are absolutely unparalleled from the booth at the Vue Rooftop. This was my first time at the establishment and I must admit I am quite impressed. The staff and the management were extremely accommodating, even though our demands were somewhat obnoxious. They were willing to open up the private dining area just for the two of us, and let us experience the D.C. skyline at its absolute best. The food was quite delicious. The appetizers in particular were truly scrumptious; “calamari” and “Parmesan fries” are the absolute must, along with the “olives and bread” starter. The must have cocktail for me was the “power to peaches”, divinely smooth and summery fresh. All-in-all, it was a perfect bon-voyage evening before we headed back to NYC. Thanks to the staff and the management for wrapping up our Washington D.C. visit in a ribbon with a luxurious bow on top.

JR Franks: Definitely worth checking out for the views of the WH and Mall, and the rooftop itself is quite spacious with a good amount of seating. The drinks were (unsurprisingly) on the pricier side so I probably wouldn’t come back often. Didn’t try the food but the burgers looked excellent, I’d probably try one if/when I come back.

Pat S: We had a table of 13 guest for a dinner party. My calamari was hard and overcooked my entree the seafood linguine was distasteful. Our entire table didn’t enjoy their entrees. Beautiful views of the White House and Mall, and the rooftop it’s spacious with a good amount of seating and upscale. Good vibes and ambience for drinking and dance only, dine somewhere else. The drinks were on the pricier side my cocktail was $22, overall so I probably won’t come back as often.

Robert Klara: Eggs Benedict was divine 🏽 Mimosas were definitely key 🥂 You can't beat the ambiance and the view. Reservations required for brunch and dinner. Worth the experience.

JD: This is a great spot for the social fare and view. It was packed on a Tuesday evening. Food was okay. Service okay. Drinks are great. Service gratuity is included in your bill, so tip extra when warranted

Robert Chang: If you want a great view of the White House, definitely check out this bar. Definitely worth spending the price for a drink just to check out the view. The drinks are definitely on the pricier side and my Old Fashion was a tad small but once again, the view was worth it.

PGAmos: Fantastic view. The White House is hidden because of the trees but I’m sure it’s in plain view during the winter. I attended an event and everything I ate was tasty. The drinks weren’t bad either! I’ll be adding this to my list for out-of-town folks to visit.

Susan FG: Food was great, as were service and views. One drink from the outdoor bar was not good, indoor bar drinks were definitely better. We still had to wait about 20 minutes for our table but that was not too bad

Christopher king: The view was pretty great. I ordered the lobster and rice because the bartender recommended it. The presentation was great but it tasted really dry. My friend got the crab cakes and those were delicious! Dont get the rice, it’s not worth $54. Probably wouldn’t visit again.

4. The Rooftop at The Ven at Embassy Row

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45 reviews
The Rooftop at The Ven at Embassy Row
Environment
4.9
Prices
4.8
Location
4.8
Parking
4.8
Wifi
4.8

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

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

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.

5. Hedy's Rooftop

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18 reviews
Hedy's Rooftop
Environment
3.1
Prices
3.2
Location
3.1
Parking
3.1
Wifi
3.1

Address: 1155 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 11PM ⋅ Opens 5PM Thu

Telephone: +1 202-379-4353

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A: Edit: Sadly, Hedys no longer serves food at the rooftop! Such a disappointment. Also, there is no direct number to the restaurant and no one ever answers the phone when transferred through the hotel. Previous post: LOVE Hedy’s!! Food & drinks are always amazing and the view is outstanding! Music, vibe and service are all great too!

S.M.: Visited 7/10/21. Place was okay. Views were nice, seats were limited and menu was very limited. Food tasted okay, nothing amazing. Cocktail menu had 5 cocktails but had a good size alcohol list. Nice place to take a date if you just want to have a drink and a small plate and enjoy nice relaxing ambiance with nice views. Not the place for a full blown dinner.

Lin Dinh: First of all, I just want to mention that the valet attendant is the sweetest and attentive person I’ve ever met. Located on top of a cute boutique hotel, the vibes are very chill up on this rooftop bar. The view is great!However, these pictures don’t even do any justice because as simple as these plates look, they are beyond what my tastebuds could ever expect. The duck leg is so perfectly cooked that you literally pull the bone out and shred the meat with a fork and it’s the most moist and flavorful thing I’ve ever had. The deviled eggs were also perfection, I may be biased tho because I love anything with a bit of truffle in it 😅 definitely a great find!

nataliya vlasova: Nice cozy friendly staff burgers were good, I’m not a big fan of alcohol-my husband got against the grain cocktail and it was kinda too bitter but it’s up to your taste. The views are great

Herman Guzman: Really wish they served food on rooftop evening and afternoon hours Took a while for drinks and to close out tab A place really just for drinks thats all , no snacks or apps atleast , downstairs serves food but you cant bring it up to rooftop

Faith Mitchell: I had most of the cocktails on the menu and they were delicious. The truffle fries were good as well. The bartender was very nice, but on this particular day we had to keep going back to the bar to order which I did not care for. However, this didnt lessen the experience. The space is beautiful and definitely one of the best rooftop views in the city. I will come again.

Rae W. (Rasheeda Williams): Beautiful space. Chaotic atmosphere. Ultimately, not a great experience. I had been SO excited to try this bar, but when I went I had sooo… many… Issues. For starters, it’s clear that they overwork their staff. There was one hostess for essentially two bars: one at the lower level and the rooftop bar. In order to have questions answered and to be seated, we had to wait for the sweet hostess to take each individual/group to the upstairs bar and then come back downstairs. How does this seem like a good system for anyone?! After a wait, my friend and I were seated, so naturally we were disappointed when we didn’t have the greatest experience with bartenders/servers. I am certain they were overwhelmed and overworked. As a patron, however, it’s difficult to want to go to a place with long wait times and mixed-vibes with service when there are soooo many places in this area where grabbing a drink is uncomplicated.

Tyler Englestad: Excellent views of Thomas Circle, good food and a neat (albeit limited) cocktail menu. 3 stars because pool closed(?) *Buyer beware*: the pool is closed when the rooftop turns into a restaurant/bar. When the website says "enjoy a cocktail poolside" they mean it literally since you can't get in the pool.

Isai Ortiz: OVERPRICED weak drinks. At $15 per drink, no wonder why the place is basically empty. Cute views but not worth the price tag on drinks. First time and last for me. Oh, and no expresso martinis, blah.

beverly giron: Food was amazing!! I had the crab and artichoke dip! Omggg. And the fries. The drinks were strong and yummy

6. CUT Above

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69 reviews
CUT Above
Environment
4
Prices
4
Location
4.1
Parking
4
Wifi
4

Address: 1050 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007, United States

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 11PM ⋅ Opens 4PM Thu

Telephone: +1 202-617-2400

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Laetitia Monnier: Beautiful view of the Potomac river. The rooftop is really nice. We went at night and we could see the Potomac river and the skyscrapers in Virginia. We took desserts and it was so good ! We had the chocolate soufflé from the famous restaurant just below and it was one of the best cake that I had !! The basque cheesecake was good also but the chocolat soufflé was definitely the star of the show for me.
Response: Dear Laetitia: Thank you so much for you kind review of CUT Above. I am delighted that you were able to enjoy two of our signature desserts as you took in the view from above the hotel We look forward to having you back with us. Sincerley, CUT DC and Rosewood Washington D.C.

Manda B: Beautiful rooftop. Pretty small, chill spot so a good place to have a stop-by on a date night.. The cocktails were pretty good!
Response: Dear Manda B: Thank you for this delightful review! I hope we can welcome you back for more date nights! See you soon, CUT DC and Rosewood Washington, D.C.

Cc C: Terrible service, terrible experience. We sat for an hour and we’re never served water. They didn’t bring us any menus for 90 minutes. The drinks are dramatically over priced for rail whiskey and tequila - at least $20 a cocktail. To add insult to injury, it took 15 minutes before the bartender even acknowledged me but served the woman who sat down after me. The ambiance inside is incredibly dark and they refuse to turn on the lights even at our parties request - we paid for an entire section in the restaurant. Ridiculous! The absolute WORST part was that the table we were supposed to sit at was left dirty for 45 minutes and they let us stand around, refusing to clean and adjoin the tables for our party. We ended up doing it ourselves! I would not recommend this place to any of my friends. I hate being that guy, I really do, but I honestly feel we were being discriminated against for our race! I wanted us to go to Flavio instead so bad!
Response: Dear Cc C Thank you for your note and comments. I am wondering if you can please reach out to me directly with more specifics about your experience so that we may address these with your personally. I can be reached by calling the hotel at 202 617 2400. This will then allow us to offer a more detailed public response to the above review. Many thanks, Timothy Edgecombe Director of Sales, Rosewood Washington, D.C.

Rene Hugentobler: Limited expensive selection. I expected more from a 5 star hotel and especially from Puck. Food, drinks and ambiance. Additionally maybe a minimal dress code would be beneficial. The Graham seems to be the better choice.
Response: Dear Rene Hugentobler: Thank you for the feedback. As you can appreciate our rooftop lounge, which is adjacent to our rooftop pool, is used by both hotel guests and those from outside - so there will always be a variety of casual attire in this space. Given our kitchen set-up at CUT Above our Temaki Sushi program best allows us to provide an experience unique to the offering of CUT Lounge (on the main floor - which also has outdoor space). We have ensured that given our unique program and setting, our pricing is very competitive with others providing similar experiences. I hope we have a chance to welcome you to one of the other venues we offer in the near future. Sincerely, CUT D.C. and Rosewood Washington, D.C.

Nisan A.: Went there for a drink with a friend and loved the Cut Above. Artisan cocktails and a good menu. Took great pictures for the full moon while there that night. The only thing is that it’s just a bit overpriced.
Response: Hello Nisan: Thank you so much for your review and the great picture! I hope we have the chance to welcome you back. Rosewood Washington, D.C. and CUT D.C.

Ronjon Ray: Beautiful venue, decent drinks. The tiny taco "sushi" appetizers were extremely overpriced. Would go back for drinks only.
Response: Dear Ronjon Ray: Thank you for your recent visit to CUT Above and for the rating. We appreciate the feedback and will review our menus accordingly. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the near future. Sincerely, CUT D.C. and Rosewood Washington, D.C.

Scott Heldman: Fantastic view!Drinks were great.Service just a little slow.
Response: Dear Mr. Heldman Thank you for you kind review and your note on your service experience. We have made note of this comment and hope to welcome you back in the near future! Sincerely, CUT D.C. and Rosewood Washington, D.C.

Harry Fang: Nice rooftop bar and lounge with good food and drinks. A pool is accessible for hotel guests.

J: Went for a drink on a Friday night at 9:30 with two friends. Was told by the hostess that they were at capacity and there was a 15 min wait. We get up there at 9:45 and the bar is almost completely empty. Server doesn't come by until 10 and tells us it's last call and they're closing. Drink menu only has gin and tequila cocktails. Overall a sad experience for such a nice hotel.
Response: Dear J: Thanks for your feedback and for allowing us the opportunity to reply. Please understand that we were fully committed when you arrived - not being completely full is not the same as us limiting the number of guests we allow up at one time. We appreciate your comments about being a delayed greeting and you can rest assured we are working diligently on staffing levels. Our menu does highlight our Gin and tequila offerings; however, you can ask the server for just about anything you want and it can be served to you - our offerings are vast - we wanted to keep the actual menu as focused as possible. I hope we can welcome you back and you experience will be what it should be. Sincerely, CUT D.C. and Rosewood Washington, D.C.

D “D”: Newly opened hotel will generally pay more attention to their guests and high end hotels will pay attention in all areas to their guests . Rosewood DC recently opened in last October , and I visited recently their rooftop bar. Geo was our bartender who paid great attention while there were few couples, and then large group came and Geo all by himself.. tending the demand of that group. Food comes from the kitchen but there is no host to ask if everything is okay, Geo did when he got free time, but it's not bartenders job. And if I wanted something extra with my food, who do I go to? I have been to many rooftop bars , and Rosewood needs to kick up its service few notches up..
Response: Dear D: Thank you very much for your feedback. You can rest assured that we are working diligently to ensure that your next experience will not be a repeat of this past one. Sincerely, Rosewood Washington, D.C./ CUT

7. Rosebar Lounge

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435 reviews
Rosebar Lounge
Environment
3.7
Prices
3.6
Location
3.6
Parking
3.6
Wifi
3.6

Address: 1215 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM

Telephone: +1 202-955-5525

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Tiara: I wouldn't recommend this spot for people visiting looking to have a comfortable section to drink and smoke hookah. We booked this section in advanced and told them how many people were in our party. Our section was SUPER small and included an even smaller coffee table and an extended bench. How can seven people use 1 small coffee table. I thought that they would have atleast recommended a larger section based the number of people, but all the sections were pretty much the same size, which resulted in people piling up on benches or standing to get to the hookah or their drinks.

Lane McCall: Pros - Clean environment - Beautiful aesthetics - Great lighting effects - I got compliments lol Cons - Most bartenders are rude - $20 cover (cash only) - Venu is small and cramped - Music was severely lacking

Carson Goff: Come to this bar if you want to fear for your life. Worst crowd of any bar in DuPont. Avoid at all costs.

Tracey Hart: i fly down to dc once in a while to visit friends and family and was very disappointed to learn this place was boring and colorist. They apparently dont hire women of deeper complexions and their waitresses are online arguing, being fatphobic, and unprofessional. I could never do that and expect to keep my job but of course this place has no standards so im not too surprised. Spend your money somewhere else.

Google User: Guess you gotta be a somebody to get a table or section here, I reached out way in advance before my birthday letting them know I was interested in getting a table for when I come celebrate my birthday. Someone responded asked for my contact info, left me on read and never heard from them again. It would’ve been my first time in DC and my first time going here.

Shaneaka R.: The music was great in the room all the way to the back. Loved the decor on the ceiling. You must have to reserve the hookah because it was sold out.

soccerqueen181: Not professional! From the hiring process to the social media presence they do not know how to conduct business. They also refuse to hire women of color which is confusing because DC is referred to as chocolate city. Definitely take your business elsewhere because they need to actually learn how to run an establishment properly.

Ed E: This place is a waste of time and money. Bad music, overpriced drinks, they want to charge a lot of money to get in, bully bouncers pushing people because they feel less in their small brains, small space. There are many other options in DC than this awful place.

Mrs. A: Entirely to small inside. They had it packed and it was no room to dance shoot we barely could walk. It definitely was giving kiss whoever is in front of you vibes. I hated it and I think they were desperate for money the way they squeezed everybody in there. I was literally only there for 15min and that was just tryna use the bathroom. I paid my money just too pee I never enjoyed myself couldn't even raise my hands

Brandon Jones: It might very well be awesome, but when I went, it was deadlocked in the back bar.

8. Ciel Social Club

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59 reviews
Ciel Social Club
Environment
3.7
Prices
3.8
Location
3.7
Parking
3.7
Wifi
3.7

Address: 601 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 12AM

Telephone: +1 855-243-5762

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Oluwaseyi A: We visited Ciel early in the week randomly after work. This is the spot if you’re looking for a bar with city vibes, aesthetics and a rooftop. And our bartender was friendly. However, thats where it stopped for us that night. It could be because it was early in the week, early in the night or because we sat at the bar but the drinks and desserts we ordered were not good at all. We could barely finish our drinks and dessert. The quality was not equivalent to the prices at all. We ended up closing out the tab and heading to another bar. (Located in AC hotel)

Scot Fishman: The vibe is on point, with a rooftop experience nestled at the top of a relatively new hotel in Mount Vernon Triangle. The food is decent, and the drinks are even better. Rumor has it that Erica, one of the bartenders, makes a mean Old Fashioned. 😉
Response: Thank you for your review Scot, hope to see you again soon!

Jessica Forbes: Alissa was the absolute best wait staff I've ever had. She knew that menu like the back of her hand and was able to select drinks for us and nailed it every time. She was attentive but also gave us space. Lastly, she recommended some nice after spots that lived up to her recommendation.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind review, Jessica. We look forward to having you back at Ciel!

chandrima deuri: Great ambience for a date or social night out. Some really interesting items in their drinks menu. I tried the drinks Bloom, Irezumi and Wood from their special cherry blossom festival and Irezumi was my favorite. The costs are a bit at the pricy end and food menu was limited. There might be trouble finding it initially as it is located inside the hotel AC Hotel Marriott.

Jenny Jerome: Great views!!! Great ambience, WAAAAY OVER PRICED and the cocktails were not great.. and that putting it mildly. I ordered a gin&tonic for $36 COMPLETELY flat. Had to send it back 3x times to be remade. Ordered one of their discounted drink, the cup was half full..not impressed. Can't imagine what the food situation looking like, smh
Response: We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the amazing views at Ciel! We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your visit with us. Please email us at info@cielsocialclub.com with more details so that we can ensure this doesn't happen again.

Mini Jinx: Had a good night here last night. The scenery was awesome once you get to the penthouse you realize you are in DC but in a completely different state of mind. very peaceful and the people around were having a good time. The drinks were good Food was quite okay it wasn't the best but it wasn't bad either. However wish they provided a bit more than with the price offers I understand they want to offer small plates but if you offer small plates with only three shrimp then the price should not be over $20 when people say prawns it's still shrimp the lamb was really good it was tender I did not care for the particular flavors they chose for the lamb it just gave it a mustard taste to it and then the only other issue I had was with a female waitress The waitresses that I first spoke to were very nice however when I went to be seated in a different area the the new waitress she just seemed very snobbish. Like they did not want to be there.
Response: Hello Mini, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere at Ciel! We sincerely apologize the other aspects of your experience at Ciel did not live up to our standards. Please email us at info@cielsocialclub.com with more details so that we can ensure this doesn't happen again.

M Ramachandran: The view was amazing. However, it wasn't crowded but yet it took FOREVER to get a drink on a slow Wednesday night. The bartenders kept chatting with a couple sitting at the bar instead of serving people. When I did finally get their attention and a drink, my glass had a piece of paper towel glued to the inside. I didn't notice until I got back outside and didn't even bother going back since I didn't want to have to try to get their attention again, it was that bad.
Response: Thank you so much for leaving a review! We would love to hear more details about your experience, if you would please email us at info@cielsocialclub.com so that we can ensure this doesn't happen again.

Tierre Wright: Rooftop was excellent. Drinks and food were great also!!! I will definitely be referring my friends and family!!!
Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Ciel! We can't wait to have you back, Tierre!

Ashante Yussuf: The food was absolutely delicious! The ambience was nice. I didn't enjoy the music/DJ. I wanted to hear more of a variety of music rather than same genre played all night. That ruined it for me and my girls.
Response: Thank you for your 5 Star Review Ashante, happy you loved the food and ambiance! You can send any music recommendations you may have to info@cielsocialclub.com so your next visit will be even better.

Rob G: Beautiful location, the bar tender lady was cool and made our drinks proper. My wife said the mojito was strong and delicious. I'd def go back for the ambiance.
Response: Hi Rob, we're glad that you enjoyed your experience at Ciel! We look forward to you coming back and visiting us again soon.

9. El Techo

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554 reviews
El Techo
Environment
4.1
Prices
4.1
Location
4.2
Parking
4.1
Wifi
4.1

Address: 606 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 12AM

Telephone: +1 202-836-4270

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Alexis Farrar: The drinks was great we got passion Margarita drinks and Parton shots. We ordered the taco bowls and lamb tacos it was great as well haven’t had tacos that great in a while. The whole atmosphere was a vibe the decorations was fire we will definitely go back just make sure you make reservations.
Response: Thanks for the great review!

Patrick Young: Margaritas at happy hour were tasty, cocktails were tasty, and the decor was beautiful, but the rooftop had a plastic shield that blocked our view. We went here since we were looking for a rooftop bar experience, but it takes away from the experience if we can’t see out. The drinks were pretty pricey too even at happy hour

Tenny Kristiana: Love this place. Owner is kind and staff also really nice. Came here a bit late and it was full. We ordered nachos and it was good, love it. Also love their charcoal shot 😆

Moira Leonard: We sat at the bar in a gorgeous covered outdoor space. Our bartender Lina was fantastic and made us so beautiful and delicious drinks. I had the gin drink in the menu with rose and mint syrup among other things and my girlfriend had some special frozen concoction. Lina made some great recommendations and our tacos were fantastic. The carnitas with pineapple slaw was so yummy, but the SHOWSTOPPER was the handmade corn tortillas. They were so soft and held together so well. They were hands down the best tortillas I’ve ever had. If I’m ever back in DC I’m coming for the tacos and the cocktails.

Bobbi DeAnda: This place is a whole vibe!!! Such a beautiful setting! The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because about 3/4 of the drink menu was unavailable (and the drinks we got were tasty but weak). Tacos were yummy - and it was taco Tuesday. They messed up my order but brought a replacement quickly. The only other things, seating is not comfortable and it’s not accessible at all - no elevator and large staircase to get there. Other than those things, loved this place! Great service, cool vibe, and great selfie backdrops, haha! :)

Nettie Jackson: Not from DC, so the crowded places still throw me off haha but besides that this place was really cute. You have to make reservations or you will be standing in a line for most the night. It's 20$ fee to book reservations I added a note it was my birthday and they gave us seats but the open window porch . They were nice service. We got the birria empanadas i apologize i only have a video of the food but it was plentiful and 8/10 . I was surprised how affordable the prices were ! It ranged from 7 to 15 dollars. Our server and other staff were very friendly and even with all dc choas rhat it is they were also attentive too! Eventually the window had to be closed due to noise. They play loud music 🎶 but they turned the ac on and the night continued. I also believe there is a 2hr max limit at the table but we had enough time to eat and have some drinks before heading out. I found this place from tiktok. I went on a Saturday night at 1030pm reservation and it was packed

Niki Handy: A complete vibe! Cinco de Mayo lunch was lively with the mariachi band. The margaritas were on point and the service was quick and friendly. Downside- the corn tortillas didn't hold up well with the moisture from the pico or salsa. The three of us all ordered tacos and all had the same issue. I had the shrimp, chicken and fried avocado tacos. Of the three the fried avocado was my favorite. The mango margarita was refreshing.

Johnleia Lambert: El Techo is a vibe! The decor is dreamy, whimsical and simply beautiful. The avocado taco was a surprise treat on the menu. The texture was perfect and the ingredients paired well. The Imperio cocktail was refreshing and perfectly made. I recommend the birria tacos if you love lamb as much as I do. The meat was tender and cooked to perfection. Definitely go to El Techo if you are in the Shaw area.
Response: Thanks for the great review and please tell your friends!

Yonykis Noel: This place was slightly difficult to find. Had it not been for the gentleman who greeted me as I walked past the front, I would have walked past it. FYI it's up the stairs! Tacos are sold individually and no bundle i.e, 3 for a certain price. So be prepared to shell out at least 15$ for 3 tacos. They are generous with all ingredients.

Aaron Krahling: Great Atmosphere, Excellent Menu, Highly Reccomended My teenage daughter and I met a friend at El Techo last night and it was a very pleasant experience. We were greeted and seated promptly at our reservation time. The decor was simple but unique and pretty cool looking. The noise levels were low to moderate so conversation wasn’t difficult, which is my biggest pet peeve when dining. The wait staff was quick to greet us at the table and helped us with any questions we had about different dishes. At our friend’s recommendation, we ordered one of each of their fresh juices followed by their cleanse juice. These beverages were unique in their blends of (not all in one) beets, tangerine, lemon, ginger, apple juice, pear juice and several others that I’m not recalling at this time. When the server brought the juices, they also brought our order of chips/salsa/queso/guacamole. The guacamole was fresh made in house and spiced appropriately while the queso and salsa were far above average. After talking to the server for a while and asking more questions than most would tolerate, we ended up ordering 2 of the 3-taco trays. The juices kind of unexpectedly filled us up so we were light on the meal. The tacos we ordered were Carne Asada, Fried Avocado and Shrimp. They came served on corn tortillas, which weren’t too hard or soft, topped with lettuce, tomato (might have been pico) and onions and then of course whatever the main topping was. They were the perfect temperature and definitely fit in my top 5 best tacos I’ve had, which might sound sub par, but I’ve had hundreds at restaurants all over the country. Since we filled up on juices and tacos, there was no room for dessert but that’s okay. It gives me something to look forward to the next time around. Overall, I give this place a 9/10……………. because there’s no such thing as perfect.

10. Bar Deco

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1003 reviews
Bar Deco
Environment
4.1
Prices
4
Location
4
Parking
4
Wifi
4

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

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 11PM ⋅ Opens 4PM Thu

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!
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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!

11. Jack Rose Dining Saloon

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1855 reviews
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Environment
4.5
Prices
4.6
Location
4.5
Parking
4.5
Wifi
4.5

Address: 2007 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 12AM

Telephone: +1 202-588-7388

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Heriberto Gonzalez (Heri): Had an absolute lovely time! The food was on point and the staff was super friendly from the get go. We were celebrating our anniversary and they were very accommodating. We had the seared tuna and a very tasty beet salad. The fry cake dessert was scrumptious. Of course you go for the bourbon and they didn't disappoint. Some stuff we were looking for were out, but Matt was able to suggest similar bourbons that were awesome! If you want to have a great time and try hard to find bourbon, stop by!

Oceanie De Silva: What an Amazing Whiskey Collection!! We had a night out of drinks here with our friend who was visiting us and we absolutely loved the place and the collection of whiskeys and bourbon and so many other stuff! The bar tenders are so friendly and knowledgeable about everything! I said I love fruity cocktails with either Gin or Vodka and instant cocktails were created! Must visit in DC

Meg Salocks: One of the best collections of Scotch Malt Whisky Society on the east coast, along with lots of other unique bottles with a real range in prices. The staff are eternally nice and thoughtful, and will happily help you find the right pour for your tastes. A date night favorite if whiskey is your thing.

Jasen Covert: Amazing selection of bourbon, whiskey and scotch. What made the night was how great our service was. Very knowledgeable on all things whiskey, and recommended phenomenal drinks. Can't wait to be back!

Anindita Barman: This is a very popular place I could tell from the crowd that was in the restaurant even after the kitchen had closed. We had the "Jack Rose Barrel Picks" flight, the "Time in a Bottle" cocktail, whiskey Wings and fries. The whiskey selection in the flight was great, the cocktail and the wings were good as well, however, the fries were not seasoned or salted at all. Service was good but the host could have done better. He just stood there without greeting or anything so we were not sure if he was part of the staff. Upon asking if he worked there, he said he did after which we asked for a table and he led us to one. :/ Parking can be a hassle as the restaurant is in the heart of DC. There is street parking but finding a spot is up to luck.

Gregg Caldwell: Have been here two times and the service has been excellent and the bourbon knowledge has been on par. Not sure how long it would take a server to know what liquor they have and the ability to speak about each bottle? Place gets loud as it gets later in the night. Make sure to check out the upstairs area.

Kevin Raisch: As a whisk(e)y fan, I had to visit Jack Rose while in DC and it was awesome. Kyle, our whisky advisor, perfectly crafted a whisky flight based on my preferences and provided very detailed and interesting facts about the story and science behind each bottle. In addition to the 3,000 unique bottles of whisky they have food, beer, cocktails and two floors of space (including outdoor space) so it’s perfect even for those who don’t want whisky.

Larry Miller: Over 2600 different Whiskies in their inventory. Great selection of rare whiskey. Great cocktails, service and food. This was a busket list bar for me. Itcwas the worth the trip.

Michael McDaniel: Truly a must-go place for bourbon and whiskey lovers. For starting at only $28, you’ll get to experience 3 bottles tasting with an excellent background on each bottle by well-knowledgeable and passionate servers.The second floor is open air with different corners to experience.

Nick Lethbridge: A whiskey lovers dream! The list of rare bourbon and Scotch is phenomenal. It's an absolute must for Bourbon lovers with a long list of options. Bar staff are incredibly knowledgeable.

12. Aqua

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440 reviews
Aqua
Environment
4
Prices
4
Location
4.1
Parking
4
Wifi
4

Address: 1818 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM

Telephone: +1 202-832-4878

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bFly Young: Hot as the devils home once it got packed. TCB & I'm TCB4LIFE had the house rocking down and the crowded night partying until the end of their set.

Layvizzle Vision: Okay aqua is like really about like a 3.5. the parking eh kind of sucks. But the inside is cute not really big it's a small club. But when it's packed it's really cute the music is usually good I always have a good time.

Andre Brandon: The Aqua use to be a nice club to enjoy yourself. But now they allow smoking, it's hard to enjoy yourself. The Club needs a Separate place for the smokers to smoke. Everyone doesn't smoke.. YOUR CLOTHES WILL SMELL like SMOKE.

Mike Corbett: First time there it was cool. Some of the services could be improved. From security trying to charge to reenter for leaving extra funds in car. And $15 for a fre wings and handful of fries??.. The carryout does better amd you get a drink most times...

Lamont Ambrister: Really nice spot. Great music. Great crowd i had a ball.

Ricardo Edmonds: Haven't been out in awhile, I enjoyed myself but the after affect with the weed smell, in your clothes, hair etc. wasn't a good thing for me

Sabrena: Had a nice time at Aqua, live band EU was there

HersheyKiss Shelton: One way in one way out, makes you think twice abt going in.

T Phenyx: I'm always overcharge every time I go there

Ryan Hawkins: Good place to go for a late night party.

13. DC9 Nightclub

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457 reviews
DC9 Nightclub
Environment
4.4
Prices
4.3
Location
4.3
Parking
4.3
Wifi
4.3

Address: 1940 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 1AM

Telephone: +1 202-483-5000

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grant rohland: I like going to concerts here the place has a good vibe and nice staff, the only issue I have is the way it's laid out is a bit strange the merch table is right in front of the door so you get people blocking the door trying to get merch. It's a small complaint but overall this is a good spot to go see music I really enjoyed it.

John T: This dive bar is awesome! In the summer you can relax on the 3rd fl rooftop and laugh at everyone waiting in line for the "popular" bar across the street. In the winter they have small indi bands on the second floor. Great concert space. Staff has seen it all so be respectful!

Katelyn Stenger: Intimate venue and very friendly staff. I would highly recommend if you can! The tickets were shockingly affordable and the folks at the front actually checked vaccination and ID. Much appreciated.

Jessica Strahin: Went there for a small intimate concert. Loved the venue and the staff!!

Robert Cardoni: Great intimate show space to see smaller up and coming bands ... only hold about 150 people - so sold out shows are tight. Staff is super friendly. Beer is cold. Sound is good. What more could a music fan ask for Check set times though. Sometime shows are early with dance parties afterwards ...

Omny Miranda Martone: I love DC9. We go here regularly. The bottom floor is a typical indoor bar, the second floor is for dancing, and the top floor is a rooftop bar. Definitely recommend.

Stacey Brooks: Little but intimate. TTNG played twice here and it was a laid back experience. Bar on every level, food always smells great, bands perform on the second level without it being over crowded! Great place to rock!

Joe Nicol: always a good time, the best unofficial gay bar in DC — great acts, cool space

Chris B: 150 person capacity venue means you can get up close to the bands but shows usually end pretty early and the beer list is not impressive by any means. The food is pretty good tho, and be sure to get their garlic fries as a side to whatever you order.

Daniel Cox: Great place for live music. It is a really small and intimate venue which makes for a much better experience. Bouncer was really nice, drinks are averagely priced, and overall a good experience. Would come to a show here again.

14. Doyle

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202 reviews
Doyle
Environment
4
Prices
4.1
Location
4
Parking
4
Wifi
4

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

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 11PM ⋅ Opens 2PM Thu

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!!

15. LYVE@U

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LYVE@U
Environment
4.5
Prices
4.5
Location
4.6
Parking
4.5
Wifi
4.5

Address: 2001 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM

Guy: Night club



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Perry Williams: Cool spot drinks are on point the ambience is there they are still a little green for 5 stars but I can see them getting there lol.

andre holmes: Love this place great staff and was treated well

16. the Gibson

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468 reviews
the Gibson
Environment
4.5
Prices
4.4
Location
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi
4.4

Address: 2009 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 11:30PM

Telephone: +1 202-629-1081

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Leo Liu: A very very cute speakeasy. Our server Dwayne was most friendly and offered to help us take our one year anniversary picture. Ordered two rounds of drinks and was very satisfied with the dealer's choice.

Jeff Schwamb: A brilliant speak-easy with bartenders that truly take their craft seriously. The custom mezcal drink was spot on the lighting and atmosphere promoted an escape from the outside world.

A V: Definitely a 4 star experience, not more. Clean, with a nice atmosphere ( music selection was not speakeasy.. more hip hop), and the staff was very nice. However, drinks were not impressive for the price paid. Also, they should describe the drinks better, especially if they have an online menu. Went to 600t on the same night and much better experience

Ian Patrick: Such a fun place! It's super hidden, and I've probably walked past it a dozen times and never realized it was there. The outside is really discreet. The inside is incredibly classy, and the drinks are really unique. I enjoyed all of the drinks I tried, and our waiter was incredibly helpful explaining all of the unique ingredients and the flavors we could expect. He was super helpful helping us decide from so many great options.

byron subero: So my new thing is trying to go to all the speakeasy in the DMV. 6 down many to go. Gibson has a relaxing vibe with a indoor and outdoor seating.

2luvis2live: This place is so discreet. Once inside, you are totally removed from outside and embraced by the atmosphere which was chill and laid back. Everyone was cool and down to earth. Our bartender was so warm and friendly (Enjoy your upcoming birthday in August Leo). I would definitely visit again. Thanks for a great time.

Paige Sheats: This is one of my go to places. I love the vibe and it’s very speakeasy-ish! I also can’t say enough good things about the cocktails! They’re not only delicious but also very unique based on other speakeasies and bars around town! The only negative is it’s hard to get a table if you’re just trying to walk in, so book a reservation in advance.

James Lee: Great drinks and beautiful interior. I also recommend ordering your own and letting the bartender be creative. The bar is currently closed (tables only) and service was a bit slow when I went, but still had a good time.

Emily Park: Speakeasy with seasonal craft cocktails. You can sit at the bar, the booths, the tables, or at the patio. The music wasn't too loud, but it can be a little loud when it's crowded. The candle-lit atmosphere adds to the speakeasy vibes. There are two unisex bathroom stalls that are pretty clean.

Maya Bryant: This speakeasy was tucked away off of U street. The drinks were okay, but the vibe was everything. Very fun for a chill night. Make sure you have a reservation.

17. HEIST

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104 reviews
HEIST
Environment
3.6
Prices
3.7
Location
3.6
Parking
3.6
Wifi
3.6

Address: 1802 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM

Guy: Night club



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Muzafar Umarov: Excellent bartenders. They are very professional and fast. Music is also very good here. Only bad part is that the place is small and can get packed really quick. But it has an awesome vibe. Especially on Fridays.

Kevin Orlandi: Wow! What a night! I once was lost, but then I found Heist! Place is amazing. Bartenders were slinging drinks faster than I could order them! Service with a smile is an understatement. I asked my server for a bottle and she ran so fast to get me it that she made Bo Jackson’s 40-yard dash time look slow. This establishment is the epitome of “excellence.” If I could, I’d give it ten stars!!

Monet Weldon: They give every girl/ woman free champagne (verrrry cheap nasty kind) when you come in which is nice but it's not very tasty. They have a wait usually which is confusing because it's often empty inside. The bouncers are very sweet and nice but will kick our unruly people quickly which is really good. Bartenders are rude though. Plays top 40 music usually. DJ on sundays is ok at best. The area is really small so not a lot of room to dance. They have a cheap coat check that I highly recommend because there's no where else to put your things. There are only chairs in the VIP sections so don't come here if you plan on sitting. Best thing about this place is the restrooms they are very nice and private and darkly lit and cool except it's hard to do makeup in the mirror because it's so dark but it's still nice.

Scotty ST: I liked the bouncers at the doors. They were very nice compared to most bouncers I have experienced. I had a backpack with me and they held it in a closet for me during my time at the club. They were excellent! The drinks are very pricy, the main thing I didn't love about the place. Very nice crowd, everyone was dressed nicely. The club itself in a great area and it's very clean and upscale.

Luke Armstrong: Pretty decent bar to go to if nothing else is available. The music is passable, and the theme is kind of weak (I didn't realize until my 3rd or 4th time here that it was a "jail theme"). The patrons can be creepy and/or rude. People don't really dance hard here except us, it seems.

Fouad Badaoui: One thing ruined an otherwise great time with good music, drinks and company: the women bartenders were wearing stockings and bustiers (the only things missing from the Playboy bunny outfit were the ears) while the men bartenders wore elegant polos and big boy pants. Like, where's the consistency? Either provide your female employees with attractive yet respectable work clothes, or get your male bartenders to walk around in boxer briefs and low-cut tank tops.

Paul Parsons: Heist Night Club is like being at a house party. It's a chill atmosphere and they play good music. Be sure to check out he other room....it's more than just the front entrance. I like that there is no uppity DC dress code and you can go to just hang and have fun.

Jocelyn Wolf: great DJs and super fun atmosphere! if you're looking for a fun night out Heist is a DC staple. would definitely consider hosting a private event here in the future!

Alvin: Bartender was very rude and meand. A lot of young guys but staff never on the top of that....If you want a couple of shots maybe otherwise is plenty of better spot

Kaz Okochi: Heist is a gorgeous venue for special events, has an amazing sound system, and the art is SO unique. We cater some private events there and always are excited to get to stop by. Very upscale clientele and vibe.

18. Twelve After Twelve

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27 reviews
Twelve After Twelve
Environment
3.6
Prices
3.6
Location
3.7
Parking
3.6
Wifi
3.6

Address: 1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM

Telephone: +1 202-836-8892

Guy: Lounge



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Erick Gonzalez: Twelve After Twelve creates a brand new experience while keeping the legacy and utility of the location faithful to its predecessor—a place for up-and-coming bands, and a diverse mix of musical genres from local artists and bands, including funk, disco, soul, hip-hop, acid jazz, downtempo, reggae, house, and live Latin and jazz music. The renovation of previously known space as 18th street lounge into a Twelve After Twelve is a success in my opinion. The unique experience and relaxing vibe will capture your attention from the moment you walk in; exploring each floor and its unique design, character, and style is a joy. The new second-floor outdoor lounge looks stunning; the arrival passage is beautifully decorated with fantastic art and decor. My date and I felt safe and enjoyed our experience. This is an upscale venue experience with great music. Five-star overall. As you walk in, the overall vibe feels transcendent and timeless. There are several hints of time dilation and other poetry pieces dedicated to that theme like watches and clocks sprinkled around the second floor entrance. As you head to the main floor, the red color that illuminates the entrance to the main venue sets a suspenseful vibe, sofas create the perfect opportunity to socialize and take a break, or have drinks with your date. This room leads to a beautifully designed lower floor where the band and music play. When you walk to the outdoor bar you will experience a set of art pieces themed after roses and flowers. Again, here the tone and vibe, mind you after a few drinks, feels transcending. The service is excellent and professional; from the front door security to the bartenders. Security walked around and made us feel secure and free to enjoy the experience of the venue. This is a classy 21+ year olds and older club with four levels and multiple bars. Here's my pro tip for anyone going out to a club, be kind to the staff, don't act like a fool, control your drinking, and have fun. You should have no issues at any club. The music will depend on the night of the week you attend, but their Thursday LIVE Salsa bands are amazing. I highly recommend it. You also want to visit on a Friday or Saturday night for the variety of music that 18th street lougue was famous for. The cons: there's a service charge to every transaction, but that's a DC law, not a club issue. There wasn't anything constructive to say about the place at the moment on my first visit, I will do a follow-up after a second visit. Overall, I enjoyed myself, and my date and I had a great experience and an excellent time.

Angelica Norman-Beltran: Really fun club to visit. There were 4 or 5 different rooms all with different music. Loved the Wonderland vibe it had.

Adriane Busby: Place itself is fine but they allow their bartenders too much power. One bartender tried to have me kicked out for asking whether he mistakenly put soda instead of tonic in my gin and tonic. Literally had me kicked out for asking politely, I might add. I was completely shocked. I left and was only allowed back in bc the manager was from the same town in Syria as my friend who went to bat for me. Crazy

Amol Soman: Pretty cool place to hang out with friends. It's an indoor-outdoor venue. They serve hookah here. Cover charge is reasonable but drinks prices, like everywhere in this area, are eyebrow raising.

M: In absolute totality, this is the only place in DC that has good music and good DJ’s. After the death of 18th street lounge I was afraid the vibe, soul, and rhythm would be gone forever. But I’m so glad the past couple times I came, they played amazing music. For your information good music is music you can dance to and enjoy. Often times it’s music that you havnt heard before or don’t know the words to. I’m glad this place doesn’t play the same cookie cutter playlist of mainstream music all the clubs all over the city and country and bars play. This place is totally underrated. Keep up the good work. I wish I lived closer to DC so I can come a lot more frequently. Also the staff is extremely friendly and uplifting. This is the spot you want to go to if you wanna have a good time and not deal with the frustrations that come with other places. 5 stars truly deserved!

Dr Tiaga Phillips TBA: The staff were polite and the music was great. The only con was the price, size and alcohol context of the drinks.

Levya Samantha: Severely understaffed. Not enough security. Got my wallet stolen. Rude staff. Reserved two tables for a farewell party but other than getting the bottles we ordered, there was no bottle service or anyone checking in. Not worth the expensive price tag.

Zain: My friends and I have been going every Friday for the past month and enioy it. It does empty out a bit after 12:30/1, but it’s a fantastic spot to pregame, the staff are very friendly, and the music is great. Would highly recommend checking it out!

Real Shai B.: BEWARE OF THIS PLACE. I GOT MY $700 CAMERA STOLEN AND WALLET AND MY SISTER GOT HER PHONE STOLEN! THERE WERE 5 OTHER PEOPLE THAT GOT THEIR THINGS STOLEN THE SAME NIGHT AND THERE WAS 15 PHONES STOLEN THE NIGHT BEFORE AND WE WERE NOTIFIED OF THAT WHEN WE GOT OUTSIDE AND SECURITY TOLD US! THEN WENT ON TO SAY ITS OUR FAULT OUR THINGS GOT STOLEN. SHORT MANAGER WITH TATTOOS AND MOHAWK TRIED TO GET IN MY SISTERS FACE AND ARGUE WITH US. HE WAS PROBABLY IN ON IT BECAUSE HE WAS VERY NONCHALANT ABOUT IT. DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE!

Scott Greenler: Spent 4.5 million in a "renovation" to ruin the unique character of 18th street lounge and create a bar that perfectly mirrors a dozen others in DC. What a shame.

19. Sax Restaurant & Lounge

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903 reviews
Sax Restaurant & Lounge
Environment
4.2
Prices
4.1
Location
4.1
Parking
4.1
Wifi
4.1

Address: 734 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM

Telephone: +1 202-737-0101

Guy: American restaurant



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Tanium T: It's a nice venue. However once you get past the velvet and gold everywhere there are a lot of repairs needed including many of the candelabras that are broken and bent. The performances were stunning and I would definitely go back. Their food was also great! It's worth a visit.

Diana Feldmaier: SIR Sundays are BACK!! It is the best brunch I’ve been to. The buffet style food was delicious, lots of fun, great show, and unlimited mimosas! Bring all your girlfriends, you’ll have a blast!

Alexander Cárdenas: The experience was really good. I enjoyed the night with my friends, good drinks and the music was perfect. However, there was not enough air conditioning and very hot. Other that that good.

Rod S: I love the venue. The food is not good. I ordered the steak w fries and the steak was tougher than beef jerky. It was like a retreaded tire slathered with sauce. My date ordered the salmon which was delicious But it came out later and the staff was rushing us to finish our food in preparation for the night crowd so we could not enjoy or finish it. I wish we didn't stay for after hour drinks as the place just gets raunchy. I really wanted to like this place as it appears as a classy club. I was mistaken.

B Rene: I have to give Sax 4/5 stars because of my experience. I took my mother here for her birthday about a week ago for the dinner and show. The atmosphere is REALLY intimate/dramatic. Quick bite: they give you some type of flavor popcorn. Unfortunately, the server came around and took the bowl while we still has popcorn in it and didn’t even ask us if we were done or if we wanted more. I just thought that might’ve been a nice courtesy. Appetizer: we ordered the cocktail shrimp (there were four fairly large shrimp. They were seasoned and cooked perfectly! My mom had their blackberry mesculin salad which was really good as well. Neither of us really cared for the vinaigrette that comes with it (too vinegar-y), but their ranch (which I believe is housemade) was really great! Drinks:my mom had what was originally served as a house shooter (They practically give these away) district was pretty refreshing, cool, and crisp. It’s pink, and forgive me I cannot remember the name of it. I had the art of the tease, Which is either whiskey or bourbon-based, but really tasty! Comes with some type of sugar crystals on a stick that’s a little bit longer and thicker than toothpick. Would definitely order again. Dinner: I tried the lamb... not so great. But traded for the Oscar NY strip....BOMB. It came with asparagus beets in the crabmeat. I don’t even know how to explain the flavor in the party in my mouth! But definitely a must try if you plan to visit. It definitely made up for any concern I had about the lamb. My mom had the Chimichurri steak frites. They came up very tender and juicy. Not quite as flavorful as the New York strip, but still really good. For sides (yes, they are à le carte) we had the mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach. Both really good! Those are probably some the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever had in my life! Not sure if that’s a thing, but for me that night it was. Only issue that I had with that was they don’t seem to have enough sides. I took pictures of the menu, so you’ll see what I mean. I just feel like maybe a little more variety would have been more intriguing. Dessert:didn’t really look too appetizing. Again, not enough menu options, and the few items that were there didn’t really spark my interest. Because it was my moms birthday, they did bring out cheesecake with a candle and two glasses of champagne. Not bad. Definitely nice that they were thoughtful enough to bring her something and celebrate with her. The cheesecake that they brought out was really good… Unfortunately I don’t remember seeing that (non dulce de leche) on the menu. Entertainment: They have a different set every 40 or 45 minutes after the hour. Definitely not raunchy or anything classless, But I would not recommend this place for kids under 16 maybe even 18. As this was my first time, I wasn’t really aware that the show takes place kind of at the eye level of the people sitting upstairs, and we ended up sitting downstairs. Still a great deal because the entertainment was also on the floor, but I feel like there were parts of the show that we missed when they were doing floor work in the skybox. We would have been able to see that better if we were on the second floor. Now we know for next time though. Last tidbit: No matter the size of your party or the time of day or the day of the week that you come in, they will be adding 22% gratuity to your bill automatically. Overall, my first Sax experience was great. Definitely book a reservation. They do have a two hour maximum time limit that they claim that they strictly enforce. I took plenty of photos for you guys...enjoy and pay a visit

Lee Davis: Amazing place, amazing food, spectacular show. Shout out to the wait staff, and performers. Seldom do you go somewhere that matches how wonderful you feel inside after getting dressed up, smelling good, and feeling good. You will be on "Baller status" when you attend Sax and won't mind "popping bottles" for one moment, as the match you with the atmosphere, professionalism, and grandeur spirit of the whole experience!

Daisy de Santiago: The staff at SAX needs to learn the definition of hospitality. Better yet, they need to go back to hospitality school. We used to go to SAX several years ago until their shows became tasteless and raunchy. Then, we recently heard they rebranded their image as a legit supper club, so we decided to try them again. When we arrived, the place only had a few diners and the bar area that they call a “fast bar” but had no bartender in sight. So, we sat down at one of the tables to wait for a bartender to show up and watch the show that started. A service staff (if you can even call her that) walked up to us ask asked if we had a reservation. We said, we didn’t, but that we wanted to grab a drink. She immediately dismissed us and said we cannot sit in that area because the party who reserved it was about to arrive any minute now. Well, as evidenced by my photos below, it had been over an hour and no one had occupied the area where we were sitting. The bar downstairs was never staffed and we were told we needed to go to the upstairs bar to be served drinks. The bartender was the only hospitable person in that entire establishment. Also, when we moved to the other side of the restaurant, this time with our drinks in hand, we were approached yet again by someone who looked like he could be the manager. Rather than offer us a seating where we could enjoy our drinks, he simply told us that we cannot sit at that particular table. This place was a waste of visit. They were rude and dismissive. They ought to take a page out of Stephen Starr’s book when it comes to excellence in service and talent in the restaurant industry. Which, by the way, was where we headed after our time at this wannabe, overpriced, superficial supper club.

Desirea Conner: Sax is always a great time ! I went with my best friend for a pride event and we had so much fun !

Bryan Jordan: Awesome decor and entertainment. Easily spend $200 between two people, so bring your $$$ but the drinks and food were executed very well. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Great place for a date night, birthday party, or special event. We will be returning again for sure, well worth the trip into DC.

Dani Pass: Never go here. The staff is so aggressive. As a woman I felt so unsafe. I saw their bouncer grab people by the neck and aggressively take people out in an unacceptable way. This person cannot be working there. Brendon, the one working at the door was completely unhelpful and ignorant about this serious situation.

20. Morris American Bar

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246 reviews
Morris American Bar
Environment
4.4
Prices
4.5
Location
4.4
Parking
4.4
Wifi
4.4

Address: 1020 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 1AM

Telephone: +1 833-366-7747

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Martin Schmidt: nice atmosphere, slightly too much air-con , or we as European are not use it ?.. We ordered 2 espresso martini, they were average, So much vodka , and coffee was not strong enough. For my taste But their original cocktail were Bom !!! Jamaican twist on Manhattan super tasty . La Reina was soooo good , if you live tequila try this . Overall i would definitely go back
Response: Hi Martin! We are ecstatic to hear you found us all the way from Europe-- it was our pleasure having you! Thank you for taking the time to try our selection of cocktails and for this detailed review (we know a cocktail connoisseur when we meet one)! Looking forward to seeing you in the future !

Bradley Popkin: Swanky and cozy bar with two floors. Spent some time here with family and friends. Great cocktail selection and service. We were greeted quickly and everyone was friendly. I really appreciated the full-size Johnnie Walker figure outside lol.

Neil Patel: The staff are super friendly and accommodating. We ordered off the menu and were pleasantly surprised at how much we liked our drinks. The mocktails and zero proof drinks were great too!
Response: Neil, thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you had a great experience and we hope to see you again soon!

Andrea Martin: Good drinks, good service. It’s across the street from where Google currently shows. Has an outdoor patio that feels much different than the indoor vibe
Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with Morris! Thank you for this great review!

Nirupa P: Good experience. We did the Halloween special & the drinks were good. We both got 3 drinks each & they were great. Our favorite was Noche de sueno & dia de muertos. Food menu were also limited. We got the devil eggs & they were good.

Jeff Wilson: All of the staff (especially Rhine and Rita) are absolutely amazing. I'd previously rated Morris 4 stars several years ago but they've definitely earned all 5. Fabulous cocktails, they can make anything you're feeling in the mood for. Always be on the look out for their special events, especially when they do Filipino food.
Response: Thank you for your kind words and 5-star review, Jeff! Looking forward to seeing you back with us in the future!

Rachel Lipton: The space was thoughtfully designed with a great bar but the drinks were a bit of a letdown - certainly not bad but I was expecting something a touch more exciting (I know they rotate monthly so I’ll be back to try some new ones soon) The vibe was also a touch quiet/empty which was a bit of a bummer since we were celebrating but perhaps it would have been better if we were there earlier or later

Adam Pusateri: Morris is without a doubt an absolute gem of a cocktail bar and my personal favorite. The bartenders are not only inventive but also thoroughly well-versed in classics and contemporary drinks. You can tell the whole team is proud of their bar, and it really shows. The seasonal menu is their own impressive creation, but make no mistake, they gladly take requests and offer new suggestions. Inside is a time capsule of a classic bar. The colors, décor, lighting, music – it is the perfect place for relaxing drinks. Outside is shaded and casual, exactly what you want for a group of friends. Other bars even the often lauded “Bests in DC” have fallen short of what Morris is consistently doing here in terms of quality, knowledge, skill, and service. You get way more than what you pay for here. As amazing as it all is, it is not at all stuffy. Everybody is friendly, easygoing, and enjoys what they are doing. This review is long overdue and could not be more well deserved. Morris often surprises, never disappoints, and after all their extra hard work during the pandemic, I cannot wait to sit at the actual bar again. Until then, cheers!
Response: Thank you so much Adam! So glad you enjoyed your experience.

byron subero: ..... my friends are the worst. They keep sending me places to go to. This was a nice spot. Drinks and the bartender was on point. Ask for Rita. She's a mixologist
Response: Hi Byron, sorry about your friends, but glad you discovered Morris!

Mohan Sun: Our favorite cocktail joint in town! The drinks are top-notch and reasonably-priced. We’ve been to other “good” places that charged $16 for a to-go cup. Morris beats that in so many aspects and it never disappoints. Everyone works there are super nice and knowledgeable. Doug, Ian and Rhine are skillful bartenders who can fix you up with almost any requests. They usually have seasonal cocktail menus and recently added low & non-alcohol drinks which is perfect for a person like me who can’t drink too much. I got Strawberry Kitty last time and it’s sooo good! If you want something refreshing, you NEED to get it! Please support their business. They work hard to stay afloat while continue to innovate great drinks during this difficult time.
Response: Thank you for your review and your support Mohan!