Off the Record
- cnr H & 16th Sts NW Hay-Adams Hotel
- 202 638 6600
- 11:30am-midnight Sun-Thu, to 12:30am Fri & Sat
Lonely Planet review for Off the Record
Chintzy chairs, brass fixtures, Manhattan cocktails, location in the basement of one of the city’s most prestigious hotels, the Hay-Adams, and right across from the White House. If you came to DC to see important people get drunk, saunter on down to Off the Record (there’s a reason it has the name – the politicos who imbibe here don’t need the nearby reporters capturing their quotes). The on-site Steinway piano was a gift from the Kennedy family.