Party Earth Review 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 D.C.’s most beautiful monuments. Occupying... ... read full review
515 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Blue, Orange, Red Lines: Metro Center
Lounge: M–Th, Su 5pm–2am, F–Sa 5pm–3am
Terrace: M–Th 11am–2am, F 11am–3am, Sa noon–3am, Su noon–2am
DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON, DC –
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 D.C.’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.
Accessed via a single elevator in the lobby, patrons looking for a subdued vibe can make their way to the open-air Terrace, whose bar and bank of red velvet banquettes provide space for relaxed conversation even on the most crowded nights.
The decibel level picks up inside the Lounge, however, where a rotation of DJs and occasional live music acts keeps the place lively Thursdays through Saturdays. While some of the designer-clad crowd might break out into bouts of energetic dancing, most patrons are content to simply relax on the dozen plush couches and high-backed chairs clustered around the thirty-foot window on the back wall.
First-timers edge closer to the rear of the Lounge to gawk at the glowing skyline and soaring Washington Monument, while fashionistas recline against the white stone bar at the front to mingle and sample a few high-end cocktails.
Happening both day and night, P.O.V. Roof Terrace and Lounge is perfect for designer drinks, designer dresses, and designer views.
Fashionable young professionals, political types, savvy tourists, and hotel guests, 20s to 40s.
Occasional live music, various DJs on Thursdays and Saturdays. Otherwise, ambient mellow house music.
Upscale lounge menu featuring small plates like rice cracker-encrusted tuna and larger fare like grilled lamb chops and burgers.
Prix fixe brunch Su noon–4pm. Groups of ten or more must spend required minimums starting at $35/person Friday and Saturday.
Brunch $30, small plates $8–$25. Beer $7–$8, wine $10–$21, cocktails $15, specialty drink pitchers $65+, bottle service $250+. Valet $20.
Stylish and chic: suit jackets/blazers, trendy T-shirts, sexy dresses. Dress code: no hoodies, baseball caps, tank tops, work boots, or sneakers. Collared shirts on men preferred.
Friday and Saturday nights for the biggest crowds, especially on the Terrace in the summer.
The Lounge menu was created by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, whose restaurant, J&G Steakhouse, is also inside the W.