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In our lobby, you'll be drawn to the soft amber glow of The Next Whisky Bar, considered by many to have the best whisky bar menu and design in D.C. Outside in the garden, experience our terrace designed for groups to enjoy drinks and tapas. Kingbird serves a lavish breakfast spread, and is the ideal pre-theater dinner location. Afternoon Tea is served on the weekends. Top of the Gate rooftop bar and lounge offers unrivaled 360-degree panoramic views from Spring to Fall, with Georgetown’s charming waterfront in one direction and the Washington Monument in the other.  When it comes to hotels in Georgetown, D.C., the dining program at The Watergate Hotel doesn't disappoint.

The Next Whisky Bar

Jim Morrison has been asking someone to show him the way here since the 1960s. Combining refined elegance with a modern twist, there's no bar like The Next Whisky Bar in Washington, D.C. An undulating copper wall leads guests from the lobby to an illuminated wall of 2,500 whisky bottles awash in a soft amber glow. Guests can sample from a high-end, curated selection of scotch.


Afternoon Tea

Every weekend at The Watergate Hotel, guests can enjoy a classic afternoon tea experience at Kingbird. Our swinging sixties inspired high tea embodies the bold freedom & colorful fun of our 1960s origins with a distinctly contemporary spin. Snack on our selection of traditional sandwiches, retro-inspired desserts, and of course, bottomless tea. Sip, and savor darling! 

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Now accepting reservations for Ornament Igloos!

Step inside an ornament-inspired igloo for a unique holiday experience. Sip on seasonal cocktails and enjoy a specially curated menu of holiday bites. These heated, private igloos can accommodate up to six guests each. Host a one-of-a-kind winter experience at DC's most iconic hotel. 



Kingbird is now open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Our spacious and stylish restaurant is a culinary destination for guests and locals alike. Just steps away from The Kennedy Center with views of the Potomac River, Kingbird is ideal for pre-theater dining. Menus feature re-imagined classics with a twist. On weekends, guests of Kingbird can enjoy afternoon tea.


Top of the Gate

Whether you want to have after-work cocktails or host a stylish soirée, look no further than the Top of the Gate. Boasting 360-degree views of the Potomac River, the Washington Monument, and the city skyline, the Top of the Gate is truly a one-of-a-kind D.C. bar.