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Top Of The Gate

DC's Most Enviable Rooftop Bar & Lounge

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.


Monday - Wednesday: 5PM - 12AM

Thursday: 4PM - 12AM

Friday: 4PM - 2AM

Saturday: 1PM - 2AM

Sunday: 1PM - 12AM

Lounge Seating Reservations

Call (855) 638-5690 for reservations

For parties of 12 or more, please contact us via email at toglounge@thewatergatehotel.com

Private Events: For Groups of 20 or More


An array of specialty cocktails paired with an eclectic collection of international beer and wine. A wide selection of cordials and digestifs complement after-dinner stargazers.

Sip and view the spectacular sunsets over the Potomac!


Savory and Sweet 
Check out our complete menu of Artisanal Pizzas created exclusively for Top of the Gate rooftop.
From fresh cheeses and meats to an indulgent dessert pie. 

Food and Drink Menu


7 Days a Week - enjoy a cocktail and sunset view

Top of the Gate is the perfect place to gather and enjoy


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.