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Washington, DC's Best Rooftop Bars

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The Capital's Sky High Haunts Have One Agenda - Getting You Drunk

P.O.V. Roof Terrace and Lounge in Washington, DC.

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Aug 12, 2012 —  Being the home to the leaders and policy makers of the United States, the iconic Washington, DC is always stirring with debate. You hear a lot of talk about what the Founding Fathers would have done: they would have wanted this law, or that regulation, or those cell phones. It’s hard to say what people who lived three centuries ago would have liked today, but one thing we are sure of is that the Founding Fathers would have wanted rooftop bars.

With the most beautifully architected structures in the nation, it’s no wonder that people want to sip their drinks while gazing upon all that history. Most of the city’s rooftop bars are upscale hotels, where politicians and savvy travelers alike mill over cocktails and conversation. Whether it’s to lie poolside on a hot August day high above the busy streets, or sit next to your elected official as a light snow floats onto the marble edifices below, there’s a high-altitude watering hole for all occasions.

So while the rest of the city argues with each other, we at Party Earth wanted to cut through the red tape and give you our bipartisan votes for the best rooftop bars in Washington. And the best part about DC’s ordinance limiting the height of buildings is that you never have to worry about your view of the Washington Monument or the dome of the Capitol being spoiled by an ill-placed skyscraper.

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    P.O.V. Roof Terrace and Lounge

    Cocktail Bar / Hotel Bar / Restaurant / Rooftop Lounge

    P.O.V. Roof Terrace and Lounge - Cocktail Bar | Hotel Bar | Restaurant | Rooftop Lounge in Washington, DC.
    Downtown

    W Hotel
    515 15th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20004

    202‑661‑2478

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    ADC

    Rooftop Bar / Rooftop Lounge

    ADC - Rooftop Bar | Rooftop Lounge in Washington, DC.
    Downtown

    Donovan House
    1155 14th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20005

    202‑737‑1200

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    Public Bar

    Restaurant / Rooftop Bar / Sports Bar

    Public Bar - Restaurant | Rooftop Bar | Sports Bar in Washington, DC.
    Dupont Circle

    1214 18th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    202‑223‑2200

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    Local 16

    Lounge / Restaurant / Rooftop Bar

    Local 16 - Lounge | Restaurant | Rooftop Bar in Washington, DC.
    U Street Corridor

    1602 U Street NW
    Washington, DC 20009

    202‑265‑2828

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Danny M. Aug 14, 2012
Solid list...some other good ones include Lauriol Plaza...great for Mexican/margaritas with a group of friends on a hot night...and Perry's in Adams Morgan...nicer setting for a chill night or a date.
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