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D.C.'s Great Hotel Bars

They're a great place to drink solo — or meet someone new.

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While "hotel restaurant" is a phrase that sometimes has a stigma to it, the same can't be said for the phrase "hotel bar." And D.C. is a great town when it comes to hotel-based watering holes.

Some of the city's best drinking options can be found within a hotel, whether it's an old-school venue or a revamped, sleek lounge. And more are yet to come. Soon the Watergate Hotel will open after its multimillion dollar renovation, offering a rooftop bar with sweeping city views. Kimpton Hotels will open the Mason & Rook Hotel in the Hotel Helix former space in Spring 2016. And time will tell what bars Trump's controversial hotel in the Old Post Office Pavilion has to offer.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Riggsby

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1731 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 234-3200
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Chef Michael Schlow just opened his latest venture inside the Carlyle Hotel, where retro classic cocktails rule, like Harvey Wallbanger or a Sidecar. Same discounted cocktails and bar bites during happy hour from 4-7 pm.

2. Zentan

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1155 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 379-4366
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Inside the Donovan Hotel, find Japanese fare, brunch cocktails on the rooftop every weekend, and happy hour specials. Drink your vegetables with the Pikurusu Punch special, mixing vodka, carrot juice, and pickled jam. Hotel guests have an exciting extra option with DNV, the rooftop lounge below.

3. Blue Duck Tavern's Patio

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1201 24th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 419-6755
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Housemade tonics, shrubs, and syrups are the norm at Blue Duck’s lounge and bar at the West End’s Park Hyatt with large outdoor seating space. The resident Cheese & Charcuterie Expert hosts a nightly cheese presentation with seasonal chutneys and jams.

4. Rural Society

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1177 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 587-2629
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Iron Chef Jose Garces' first D.C. venture sits at the cornerstone of the Loew’s Madison Hotel. The covered patio is the place for Argentinian wine specials and tapas plates during happy hour (4-6:30 p.m.)with live music.

5. St. Regis Bar

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923 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 638-2626
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The bar at the St. Regis Washington D.C. remains a classy place to enjoy champagne or a cocktail Wander over to the lobby at 6 p.m. for the hotel's nightly Champagne Sabering Ritual.

6. The Round Robin Bar

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1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 628-9100
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One of two historic bars within the Willard Intercontintental, this is the place to grab a mint julep or spot a Congressman.
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7. The Scotch Bar at The Willard Hotel

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Willard Hotel
Washington, D.C.
(202) 628-9100
Located just off of the Round Robin, the Scotch bar is longtime bartender Jim Hewes' tiny spot to share his wealth of knowledge about scotch. The bar boasts an intimate look and more than 100 varieties of whisky.

8. Off the Record

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800 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 942-7599
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One of the few remaining old school bars in D.C., this bar in the Hay-Adam hotel was a historic haunt for journalists and politicians and is known for its wine selection.
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9. Bourbon Steak Lounge

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2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 944-2026
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Bourbon Steak is one of the Georgetown's top mixology destinations, with luxe decor from the leather topped tables to the shiny marble bar. Try their rare collection of Scotches, bourbons and cognacs. The bar menu can be a more affordable alternative to the restaurant as well.

10. Quill

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1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 448-2300
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Quill is a quiet and classy Monticello-influenced bar. It's a good bet for well-made cocktails, and features live piano on Tuesday through Saturday evenings starting at 9 p.m.
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11. The Rye Bar

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1050 31st Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 617-2425
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The Rye Bar housed in Georgetown’s Capella hotel made early headlines for its $22 barrel-aged Manhattan, but handcrafts many other cocktails featuring signature rye whiskeys.
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12. Poste Moderne Brasserie

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555 8th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 783-6060
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Poste’s spacious patio is lined by persimmons in the warmer months, then offers a cozy spot for curling under a blanket and sipping hot cocktails under the stars.toddies under the stars.
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13. Tabard Inn

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1739 N St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 331-8528
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Wood-paneled walls and flickering candles make everyone feel at home with a cocktail in one of D.C.’s oldest hotels. Classic drinks such as the Floradora and Sazerac are a specialty.
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14. Bar Rouge

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1315 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 939-6422
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One of the Kimpton Bars, Bar Rouge offers discounted, eco-friendly wines and cocktails made with herbs from their rooftop garden. Hotel guests and those in the know can also take advantage of the company's free wine hour from 5-6 p.m.
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15. POV Rooftop Terrace & Lounge, W Hotel

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515 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
The drinks aren't cheap, but you can't beat the view. This sleek lounge is at the top of the W hotel, and has both indoor and outdoor seating, with heated lamps and hot cocktails in the winter.

16. The Dignitary

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901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
This hotel bar inside the new Marriott Marquis, a reader favorite. has a great whiskey selection.
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1. The Riggsby

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Chef Michael Schlow just opened his latest venture inside the Carlyle Hotel, where retro classic cocktails rule, like Harvey Wallbanger or a Sidecar. Same discounted cocktails and bar bites during happy hour from 4-7 pm.
1731 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

2. Zentan

1155 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Inside the Donovan Hotel, find Japanese fare, brunch cocktails on the rooftop every weekend, and happy hour specials. Drink your vegetables with the Pikurusu Punch special, mixing vodka, carrot juice, and pickled jam. Hotel guests have an exciting extra option with DNV, the rooftop lounge below.
1155 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

3. Blue Duck Tavern's Patio

1201 24th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Housemade tonics, shrubs, and syrups are the norm at Blue Duck’s lounge and bar at the West End’s Park Hyatt with large outdoor seating space. The resident Cheese & Charcuterie Expert hosts a nightly cheese presentation with seasonal chutneys and jams.
1201 24th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

4. Rural Society

1177 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Iron Chef Jose Garces' first D.C. venture sits at the cornerstone of the Loew’s Madison Hotel. The covered patio is the place for Argentinian wine specials and tapas plates during happy hour (4-6:30 p.m.)with live music.
1177 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

5. St. Regis Bar

923 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
The bar at the St. Regis Washington D.C. remains a classy place to enjoy champagne or a cocktail Wander over to the lobby at 6 p.m. for the hotel's nightly Champagne Sabering Ritual.
923 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

6. The Round Robin Bar

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
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One of two historic bars within the Willard Intercontintental, this is the place to grab a mint julep or spot a Congressman.
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

7. The Scotch Bar at The Willard Hotel

Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Located just off of the Round Robin, the Scotch bar is longtime bartender Jim Hewes' tiny spot to share his wealth of knowledge about scotch. The bar boasts an intimate look and more than 100 varieties of whisky.
Willard Hotel
Washington, D.C.

8. Off the Record

800 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
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One of the few remaining old school bars in D.C., this bar in the Hay-Adam hotel was a historic haunt for journalists and politicians and is known for its wine selection.
800 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

9. Bourbon Steak Lounge

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20007
Bourbon Steak is one of the Georgetown's top mixology destinations, with luxe decor from the leather topped tables to the shiny marble bar. Try their rare collection of Scotches, bourbons and cognacs. The bar menu can be a more affordable alternative to the restaurant as well.
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20007

10. Quill

1200 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
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Quill is a quiet and classy Monticello-influenced bar. It's a good bet for well-made cocktails, and features live piano on Tuesday through Saturday evenings starting at 9 p.m.
1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

11. The Rye Bar

1050 31st Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
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The Rye Bar housed in Georgetown’s Capella hotel made early headlines for its $22 barrel-aged Manhattan, but handcrafts many other cocktails featuring signature rye whiskeys.
1050 31st Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

12. Poste Moderne Brasserie

555 8th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
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Poste’s spacious patio is lined by persimmons in the warmer months, then offers a cozy spot for curling under a blanket and sipping hot cocktails under the stars.toddies under the stars.
555 8th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

13. Tabard Inn

1739 N St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
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Wood-paneled walls and flickering candles make everyone feel at home with a cocktail in one of D.C.’s oldest hotels. Classic drinks such as the Floradora and Sazerac are a specialty.
1739 N St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

14. Bar Rouge

1315 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
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One of the Kimpton Bars, Bar Rouge offers discounted, eco-friendly wines and cocktails made with herbs from their rooftop garden. Hotel guests and those in the know can also take advantage of the company's free wine hour from 5-6 p.m.
1315 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

15. POV Rooftop Terrace & Lounge, W Hotel

515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
The drinks aren't cheap, but you can't beat the view. This sleek lounge is at the top of the W hotel, and has both indoor and outdoor seating, with heated lamps and hot cocktails in the winter.
515 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

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16. The Dignitary

901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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This hotel bar inside the new Marriott Marquis, a reader favorite. has a great whiskey selection.
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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