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P.O.V. Rooftop Lounge and Terrace
W Washington D.C., 515 15th St., NW (Downtown)
(1) 202-661-2400 | www.pointofviewdc.com
HOURSMon.-Thurs.: 3:00pm-12:00am; Fri.: 3:00pm-2:00am; Sat.: 11:00am-3:00am; Sun.: 11:00am-12:00am
DOOR POLICYDifficult when it gets crowded
PRICE (COCKTAILS; GLASS OF WINE)USD 15; USD 11-15
SIGNATURE DRINKDark 'n' Stormy with P.O.V.'s homemade ginger soda
BARYes - full bar
FOOD SERVED?Yes - small plates until 9:00pm
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?The indoor lounge or outdoor terrace can be rented for private events
This trendy bar pairs meticulously prepared cocktails (made with one of four types of ice specially cut for each drink) with unparalleled views of the White House and downtown Washington DC. Weekdays bring chic post-work imbibers to the terrace in droves, while on weekend nights, the bar heats up with a DJ and party crowd.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Skirt, trendy top, and some statement shoes
GO HERE WITH
Friends; a date; out-of-towners
Hip 20- and 30-somethings; Washington suits; hotel guests
WHY WE LIKE IT
The view overlooking the White House, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial can’t be beat, especially at sunset. Add creative cocktails (such as the Raspberry Gin Sour and Dark ‘n' Stormy with house-made ginger brew) plus a roof terrace into the mix, and we’ve got the recipe for a perfect DC night out. If you’re looking to dance, there's a DJ Friday and Saturday nights.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The wait. Late in the evening, when the bar is close to max capacity, the line can get pretty chaotic.
GOOD TO KNOW
Get there early to avoid a wait. If you need a snack, small plates are served at the bar from 11:00am-9:00pm. A “fashionably chic” dress code is enforced; no baseball hats, flip flops, tank tops, sneakers, or athletic wear is permitted.
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