DC Hotel Bars Overview

Off the Record - Historic Bar | Hotel Bar | Lounge in DC

There are a ton of hotels in the nation’s capital, so it should be no surprise that there are a ton of hotel bars in Washington, DC. Now any avid traveler knows that most traditional hotel bars tend to be sad affairs clearly intended only for guests, and there are certainly plenty of those in this town. But there are also some stellar Washington, DC hotel bars that attract longtime residents and first time visitors alike. Set atop the city’s elegant W Hotel, P.O.V. Roof Terrace and Lounge delivers exactly what its name promises – an expansive panorama that encompasses several of DC’s most beautiful monuments.

Occupying two distinct spaces on the hotel’s top floor, the venue attracts a wide range of political elites, professionals from nearby offices, and camera-toting tourists. Far less touristy but equally worth a visit is Off the Record in the historic Hay-Adams hotel. Located a block from the White House, this venue’s name is no accident, as its deep red velvet booths frequently fill with powerful politicians and wizened journalists engaged in hushed conversation.

Topaz Bar over in Dupont Circle, meanwhile, offers up a very popular Happy Hour for the trendy Dupont locals known to drop in to the Topaz Hotel, while Le Bar in the classy Sofitel Hotel invites dapper dons and sophisticated socialites to chill in the outdoor patio over fancy cocktails like Asian pear martinis.

DC hotel bars exist in hotels from Georgetown to Adams Morgan, and Party Earth will always be sure to cover the best of them all.

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