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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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Bar Rouge

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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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Blue Duck Tavern's Patio

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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.

Bourbon Steak Lounge

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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.

Off the Record

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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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Poste Moderne Brasserie

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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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POV Rooftop Terrace & Lounge, W Hotel

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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.

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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Rural Society

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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.

St. Regis Bar

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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.

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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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The Dignitary

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This hotel bar inside the new Marriott Marquis, a reader favorite. has a great whiskey selection.

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The Riggsby

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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.

The Round Robin Bar

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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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The Rye Bar

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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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The Scotch Bar at The Willard Hotel

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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.

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.

Bar Rouge

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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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Blue Duck Tavern's Patio

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.

Bourbon Steak Lounge

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.

Off the Record

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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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Poste Moderne Brasserie

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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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POV Rooftop Terrace & Lounge, W Hotel

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.

Quill

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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.

Official

Rural Society

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.

St. Regis Bar

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.

Tabard Inn

Official

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.

Official

The Dignitary

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This hotel bar inside the new Marriott Marquis, a reader favorite. has a great whiskey selection.

Official

The Riggsby

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.

The Round Robin Bar

Official

One of two historic bars within the Willard Intercontintental, this is the place to grab a mint julep or spot a Congressman.