The Best Rooftops in DC
The scenic rooftop sports its own drink menu, including an extensive list of artisan cocktails, wine, liquor and beer – yes, you can order pitchers for the table! Order up some Deco Wings or loaded nachos during happy hour and you’re good to go.
Scarf down its take on soul food with a Belgian twist, including country fried chicken and waffles, while you sip on a classic mimosa on the deck. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon you can hear DJs spin while enjoying drink and sandwich specials.
801 Restaurant and Bar
"Good vibes only" is the motto and on the wall. If you're with a thirsty group, try the signature 801 Mega Mule – a multi-person Moscow Mule served in a massive copper mug.
Nautical vibes and top-notch cocktails are the name of the game. Catch the perfectly Instagrammable sunset while enjoying a range of delightful drinks
Sushi and a rooftop. Ball out!
Billed as an “adult treehouse,” the turf-adorned El Techo brings the heat with spicy margaritas and the creative Mexican street food you’ve come to expect from the downstairs Rito Loco shop
Golden hour at La Vie also means happy hour prices, with bar bites and sunset drinks from 4-7 p.m.
The rooftop space is open year-round, offering more than 450 vino options. The garden also frequently hosts live shows, so make sure to check the schedule for the next opportunity to see a riveting performance in the unique outdoor setting.
Enjoy the delicious Japanese fare and an extensive beverage list that includes wine, Japanese whiskey and sake while you relax at the year-round bar or on the seasonal rooftop terrace.
Top of the Yard
You can catch a Washington Nationals game all spring and summer while noshing on ballpark-themed bites and brews at this rooftop abode that overlooks the gorgeous Nationals Park.
Before or after an event at Capital One Arena, head to the bar and choose from an extensive cocktail list that focuses on martinis and old-fashioneds.
Reasonably-priced bites bring to life diverse flavors and are best paired with a bold Cuban coffee by day and a cocktail by night. Head to the rooftop on Thursdays for a Caribbean-themed all-night happy hour starring $6 cocktails and $2 empanadas.
You’ll feel Miami and Ibiza vibes as you dance the night away surrounded by palm trees, lounge furniture and vibrant lighting in a 2,500-square foot space. Make sure to check out “Sunset Saturdays,” which includes barbecue and plenty of grooves.
This three-story market-restaurant-bar is also home to Terrazza, an alfresco rooftop bar inspired by terraces in the Eternal City. Take in gorgeous riverfront views all year and imbibe with seasonal cocktails and a selection of bubbly. Terrazza can be enjoyed daily from 5-10 p.m.
This British Pub is a popular happy hour locale, and a great place to party at night on the weekends. Head upstairs to the roof deck for some memorable views, especially during sunset.
There’s plenty of beer to go around, with two dozen American drafts available in the 120-person rooftop area. Those who enjoy a little more kick to their drink can choose from more than 50 whiskies.
The third floor hub boasts spectacular views of the buzzing neighborhood, while also offering craft cocktails and a popular punch bowl.