11. Red Derby
Red Derby is something of a dive bar. But it’s got cheap drinks, a fun rooftop patio, and a menu with delicious bar food like burgers, french fries, and tacos. Great time for a weekend or a boozy brunch.
10. Old Glory
Old Glory is known for beers, BBQ, and bourbon. This Georgetown staple is popular with the college students in the area. They offer live music on their rooftop terrace on the weekends and can get crowded but the views and the BBQ make it worth a stop.
9. Takoda Restaurant & Beer Garden
Takoda is amazing because you can enjoy their rooftop terrace all year long with its heaters. Creative twists on American favorite dishes, 51+ Whiskeys and 24 draft beers with amazing architecture and stylish interior round out this Shaw neighborhood restaurant.
8. Lauriol Plaza
No summer in DC is complete without a frozen drink on Lauriol Plaza’s rooftop terrace. They also have a full menu of Latin American and Tex-Mex dishes and incredible views.
7. Biergarten Haus
If German beer, sausage platters, bratwurst, schnitzel, and tons of TVs for soccer matches is your thing, head to Biergarten Haus on H Street. You’ll find a fun atmosphere with filling food and a gorgeous rooftop deck.
6. The Brixton
The Brixton is a British pub with spectacular views of America’s capital. Popular with young professionals, the Brixton has three levels, a dance floor, a full menu of British fare and excellent cocktails.
5. Jack Rose Dining Saloon
You come for the whiskey at Jack Rose and you stay for the views and the food. They have an open air terrace, along with a tiki bar in the back.
4. El Chucho - Cocina Superior
Mexican food, margaritas, and a charming rooftop make El Chucho a must-visit place if you’re in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. It’s a perfect way to wind down on a hot day!
3. Roofers Union
You’ll find incredible views of Adams Morgan at Roofers Union. Roofers Union has classic American food with a German twist. You can enjoy honey Sriracha wings, home made sausages, and craft beers while feeling the vibe of the neighborhood from above.
Sushi and rooftop views? Yes, please! Perry’s is an Adams Morgan restaurant that provides a charming al fresco rooftop and delicious Japanese cuisine, along with extensive options for alcohol.
This U street favorite provides soul food and creative cocktails. Named after Marvin Gaye, they have a great brunch or you can stop by in the afternoon on the weekends to check out the DJ and enjoy the ultra cool atmosphere.