Beautiful sunsets are one of the best perks of summer in the D.C. area. Where better to watch them than from the top of a D.C. rooftop bar? Take in the sights of the city and sip a cold beer or cocktail at one of these panoramic rooftops spots.
H Street Country Club
H Street Country Club offers a vibrant menu, incredible views of the city and even a miniature golf course. Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and features drink and food specials including $5 margaritas and $3 Dos Equis and Miller Lite. Tequila lovers, rejoice -- H Street Country Club serves over 25 varieties. Check out their specials, including free mini golf, all-night happy hours and brunch. H Street Country Club is located at 1335 H St. NE.
For the nights you’re looking to class it up a bit, try Jack Rose. The whiskey saloon has several rooms, but the big draw is the open-air terrace. Serving up drink and appetizer specials weeknights from 5-7:30 p.m., Jack Rose has something for everyone, from a sangria gal to a whiskey-sippin’ man. The terrace has wood paneling and a bar with great views of both the city and the long shelves of whiskey. Jack Rose is located at 2007 18th St. NW.
POV gives you one of the best views in town, offering a backdrop of both the White House and the Washington Monument. Drinks are a little pricey, but the incredible view is worth splurging. Reserve a place ahead of time or schedule a large group to take your party up a level. Enjoy afternoon drinks as the sun sets and stay to see the bar turn into a club. POV has community tables, private spaces and bottle service, designed to transition from casual brunch to booming social life as the hours pass. POV is located at 515 15th St. NW.
Situated 14 floors up at the top of the Donovan hotel, DNV Rooftop Lounge has one of the best decks in the city. Offering a resort-style vibe with a rooftop pool, DNV serves creative drinks, happy hour specials and brunch. Many drinks and bites have Asian-inspired flair from the Donovan’s restaurant downstairs, Zentan. DNV has great views of Thomas Circle with its 1155 14th St. NW location.
Roofers Union has not one, but three levels in its Adams Morgan location. The first two levels are cozy and relaxed, but the third level draws customers with its rooftop views of the neighborhood. Known for punch bowls and frozen craft cocktails, Roofers Union gives al fresco cocktail sipping a laid-back vibe. Come for the brunch fare and sausage specialties, stay for the rooftop bar upstairs. Roofers Union is located at 2446 18th St. NW.
Sauf Haus Bier Hall
District beer lovers: rejoice! Sauf Haus Bier Hall is serving up quality German drafts with pride. They offer brats and pretzels, among other tasty options to accompany your Hefeweizen or Dunkel. Their only American brewery on tap is Devil’s Backbone -- a brewery located down I-81 in Roseland, Virginia. Guzzle a stein while you take in the sights of night stars this summer. Sauf Haus is located at 1216 18th St. NW.