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Top of the Gate

Award-WInning Rooftop Bar in D.C.

Top of the Gate in Now Open.
Join us Wednesday - Sunday from 4:30PM

In the case of rain, please join us at our stylish lounge,
The Next Whisky Bar

The energetic and sophisticated rooftop 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 D.C. skyline. 

Named one of "The 15 Best Rooftop Bars in the U.S." by Condé Nast Traveler

Please note the following:

- Max 6 guests per table.
- No reservations - first come, first serve.
- Please respect a 90-minute limit per table.

View our 2021 Menu and Rental Fees 



Top of the Gate rooftop can be fully or partially rented for private events. For groups of 15 or more, river view sections can be reserved. Whether you're gathering with clients, colleagues or family, we will accommodate you in our stunning sunset view lounge.

For parties of 15 or more only, please contact sales@thewatergatehotel.com


Top of the Gate was named one of the "10 Great Rooftop Bars Across America" by Maxim

Sip handcrafted seasonal cocktails or choose from our selection of wines. Our panoramic open air views and spectacular sunsets over the Potomac are not to be missed.


Rooftop Bites

Our culinary team has created gourmet pizzas and small plates exclusively for the Top of the Gate rooftop.


From rooftop yoga to seasonal celebrations, Top of the Gate is the place to be for fun in D.C.