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Top of the Gate Events

open air events on our award-winning rooftop

The Watergate Hotel is delighted to be offering Elevated Affairs
this Summer & Fall 2021 at Top of the Gate.

Our special offering for parties of 20 - 300 guests includes:
Reserved lounge style seating with stunning views of the Potomac River,
dedicated service attendant, plus private bar and bartender.

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The Watergate Premium Spirits selections:

- Russian Standard Vodka & Tito’s Handmade Vodka
- Beefeater 24 Gin & Gin Mare
- Flora de Caña Rum
- Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky & Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
- Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey & Jack Daniels Black American Whiskey
- Rittenhouse Rye 100 American Whiskey

- American Beer Selection:
  Miller Lite & Yuengling Lager

- Imported Beer Selection:
  Amstel Light & Heineken

- Micro Beer Selection:
  Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA & Fat Tire Amber Ale

The Watergate Hotel Premium Wine selections:
- Sparkling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir & Malbec

Non-alcoholic selections:
- Assorted Coca Cola soft drinks, fruit juices, still and sparkling mineral waters

Premium Beverage service may be extended, in one-hour increments, for an additional charge of $50 per person, per hour (based on event’s guaranteed attendance)

Beverage Service enhancement selections:
Further elevate with The Watergate Hotel’s Signature Spirits selections. An additional $40 per person.

- Grey Good Vodka & Ketel One Vodka
- Hendrick’s Gin & Tanqueray No. Ten Gin
- Mount Gay Eclipse Rum
- Don Julio Tequila Silver
- 12 Year Scotch Single Malt by Macallan & Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whiskey
- Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey & Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey
- Bulleit Rye Whiskey

Specialty & signature cocktails created by The Watergate Hotel’s Master Mixologist, additional $25 per cocktail.
Signature Beverage service may be extended, in one-hour increments, for an additional charge of $60 per person, per hour (based on event’s guaranteed attendance).


Food Selections:

Gourmet blend of savory snack mix and sharing platters will be presented at tables throughout the event.

Please select three main platters:
- Hummus, chickpeas, olive oil, lemon zest, warm naan bread
- Meatballs, teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds, jalapeño, fried onions
- Grilled Chicken Satay, peanut sauce, cilantro, lime
- Charcuterie Board, assorted meats, pickles, whole grain mustard, baguette
- Handcrafted Cheeses, dried fruit, honeycomb, baguette
- Burrata con Panna, eggplant, roasted cherry tomatoes, pepitas
- Pizza Romana, tomato sugo, mozzarella, olives, oregano
 

Please select one dessert:
- Assorted Macarons
- Assorted Mini Pastries

3-Hours Minimum for all Elevated Affairs private events. Elevated Arrangements with premium cocktail fare and beverage service are available starting at $200 per person. Additional menu selections, $35 per selection, per person (based on event’s guaranteed attendance). One bartender per 50 guests is strongly recommended. Bartender Labor Charge, $250 per bartender. Three-hour, hosted Premium Beverage service.

Taxes & Fees: All food and beverage pricing is subject to a taxable 24% administrative fee & 10% D.C. sales tax.  All labor charges are subject to 10% D.C. sales tax.