Although Fall officially begins on Thursday, temps in the D.C. area are going to hit the upper 80s this week, which means rooftop season is still in full effect! If you’re looking for the best places to enjoy the last hints of summer, I got you covered.
10 Best Rooftop Bars in D.C. to Celebrate The End of Summer
- Perry’s Restaurant
1811 Columbia Rd NW (Adams Morgan)
The rooftop terrace at this Adams Morgan restaurant is stunning. Enjoy sushi, traditional Japanese cuisine and cocktails, under the stars. The bar is open year-round but the terrace is only open seasonally.
- POV Rooftop at the W Hotel
515 15th St NW (Downtown DC)
Although on the pricier side, there is nothing more beautiful than the view at the POV rooftop. Grab your friends and enjoy a happy hour over looking the White House (Hi Obama!) and the Washington Monument.
- Clarendon Ballroom
3185 Wilson Blvd (Arlington, VA)
Located about 15-20 minutes outside DC proper, this laid back rooftop is exactly what you need to wind down from a busy week. Cheap beers, friendly staff, beer pong tables and plenty of space make this one of the best rooftops in Northern V.A.
- Pacifico Cantina
514 8th St SE (Capitol Hill)
Enjoy a bottomless brunch or frozen margaritas during happy hour on this Capitol Hill rooftop. Perfect for groups!
- Jack Rose
2007 18th St NW (Dupont Circle)
Enjoy a number of whiskeys on it’s beautiful rooftop terrace or go tropical at it’s tiki bar. Whatever mood you’re in, Jack’s got your back!
- Roofers Union
2446 18th St NW (Adams Morgan)
Nothing better than looking over the lively 18th St while sipping on a giant punch bowl and enjoying a bratwurst. Like seriously, nothing!
- Sauf Haus Bier Hall
1216 18th St NW ( Dupont Circle)
Enjoy Octoberfest on this lively, and loud, beer garden rooftop. With 16+ beers on tap, there is something to love for everyone in your group.
- Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop
2015 Massachusetts Ave NW (Dupont Circle)
If you’re looking for a more upscale-pinky’s-up type of place, the Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop is here you need to be seen. Sip on cocktails while you lounge on one of their daybeds or soak up the sun by the pool. Hotel guests are free and the public can pay $30 to enjoy. This rooftop closes on 9/30.
- Red Derby
3718 14th St NW (Columbia Heights)
This small but mighty roof is the best in the Heights! Pick from one of their many beer selections, grab the mac & cheese fries and you’re on the fast ride to the perfect night!
- Local 16
1602 U Street NW (Shaw)
Grab one of the best brunch deals in town on their rooftop and prepare for one of the most epic weekends. $27 gets your unlimited Mimosas, Bellinis and Beer plus an entree. Rooftop tipsy brunches is what life’s all about.