Top Of The Gate

The energetic and sophisticated rooftop bar and lounge at The Watergate Hotel boasts commanding 360-degree views of the Kennedy Center, the Potomac River, the Key and Arlington bridges, the Washington Monument and the rest of the DC skyline. It is the perfect place for an after-work cocktail or the season’s most talked-about event.

Top of the Gate is open Monday - Friday from 5pm - 11pm and Saturday - Sunday from 1pm - 11pm.

Contact toglounge@thewatergatehotel.com for Reservation inquiries. 

Experience The Top of the Gate


Whether you’re lounging with friends, entertaining a small party of co-workers, or hosting a 300-person soirée, we will accommodate any type of gathering. Reservations are required for all sofa seatings.


An array of specialty cocktails paired with an eclectic collection of international beer and wine is curated for the post-work crowd. A wide selection of cordials and digestifs complement after-dinner stargazers.


Chef Michael Santoro features a menu of artisanal pizzas and icy granitas.

Food and Drink Menu


Expect the unexpected. Sunrise Tai Chi. Sunset street magic. Post-theater dessert and nightcaps.

Now appearing Tuesday evenings from 6 - 8PM
Mentalist and Entertainer: Alain Nu
Alain has entertained at three Presidential Inaugural Balls and The International Spy Museum.