Spring and summer are finally upon us, and they’re bringing patio weather along! Washington DC loves this weather because it allows for an entire season of patio drinking. The second it’s nice out, visitors and residents alike flock to their preferred outdoor restaurants and drinking spots. Visiting DC for the first time? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite rooftops and patios to grab a drink….or 5. Be sure to read through the end, we saved the best for last!
10. Red Derby (3718 14th Street NW. Washington, DC)
Red Derby is the perfect dive bar with a view. The beer is always flowing and their bar food menu will be the perfect cure for you late night munchies.
9. DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th Street NW. Washington, DC)
In the mood for a livelier scene? The DC9 Nightclub hosts live music by indie rock acts. They also have an awesome burger menu, which is always a plus.
8. Café Berlin (322 Massachusetts Ave, NE. Washington DC)
Soak up the sun on the Café Berlin front patio while treating yourself to German cuisine and drinks.
7. Garden District (1801 14th Street NW. Washington DC)
Southern in every way from the BBQ to hospitable vibe, The Garden District is only open when the weather is nice so be sure to take advantage while you can.
6. Masa 14 (1825 14th Street NW. Washington, DC)
Get your sushi fix during Masa 14’s delectable happy hour. Stop by from 5-7 and enjoy and assortment of $5 drinks and appetizers.
5. Roofers Union (2446 18th Street NW Washington DC)
As its name implies, this is a rooftop bar that won’t disappoint. Unwind with a selection of craft beers, 12 wine options, or a selection off the extensive cocktail list. Enjoy the DC neighborhood view outdoors on the 3rd floor or on the 2nd level through floor to ceiling windows.
4. Marvin (2007 14th Street NW Washington DC)
Great for brunching and named after icon Marvin Gaye, this trendy restaurant is one you won’t want to miss. Indulge in comfort food while sipping mimosas on the Restaurant Marvin rooftop.
3. H Street Country Club (1335 H Street NE. Washington DC)
Home to the only mini-golf course in DC, this restaurant won’t leave you bored. After rounds of golf, skeeball, and shuffleboard, refresh yourself on the rooftop with mojitos and margaritas.
2. Lauriol Plaza (3300 Wisconsin Avenue. NW. Washington, DC)
A combination of sophisticated yet relaxed, Lauriol Plaza is well suited for evening dining or to chill out during happy hour.
1 .Biergarten Haus (1355 H Street NE. Washington, DC)
You’ll get a true taste of Bavaria at this German Beer Garden. Enjoy authentic German dishes and a plethora of German beer options at this restaurant decked out in German décor.
With summer just around the corner it’s the perfect time to book your DC trip. The American Inn of Bethesda is a DC area hotel that will accommodate all your needs. Call us at (844) 201-9195 to book your stay in one of our luxurious guest rooms!