Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Round Robin

Dispensing drinks since 1850, the bar at the Willard hotel is one of DC's most famous watering holes. The small, circular space is done up in Gilded Age accents, all dark wood walls, marble bar and velvet curtains, …
Top Choice Bar in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Off the Record

Table seating, an open fire in winter and a discreet basement location in one of the city’s most prestigious hotels, right across from the White House – it's no wonder DC's important people submerge to be seen and n…
Top Choice Rooftop Bar in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Top of the Gate

The downstairs whiskey bar at the sleek Watergate Hotel is impressive, but it pales in comparison with the hotel's rooftop bar and lounge, which offers ice skating in winter, blissfully balmy river breezes in summer…
Lounge in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

POV

It's all about the view at POV, which sits atop the W Hotel Washington. The sky terrace imparts terrific vistas over the White House, and is particularly spectacular at sunset. Open-air in summer, sheathed in plasti…
Cafe in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

La Colombe

Specialist coffee roasters aren't as ubiquitous here in DC as in other cities, so the existence of five branches of this well-regarded chain is to be celebrated. This branch near Farragut Sq has a team of young bari…
Bar in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Le Bar

The central location of the Sofitel's corner bar – which also serves coffee – ensures that it is a popular rendezvous spot for tourists and DC power-players. After undergoing a renovation in early 2018, the bar is a…
Bar in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Froggy Bottom Pub

This popular GWU hangout attracts students with its happy hours, pub grub (burgers $9 to $11, pizzas $13 to $17), a frat-boy-esque atmosphere and the sort of shot specials that make you want to down a lot of hard al…