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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.

Rooftop Skating Rink Now Open!

Winter Hours

Wednesday & Thursday: 5PM - 10PM
Friday: 4PM - 10PM
Saturday & Sunday: 1PM - 10PM
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Lounge Seating Reservations

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

Private Events: For Groups of 20 or More


Rooftop Skating at Top of the Skate

Guests and locals alike are are invited to enjoy this magical winter wonderland. This one-of-a-kind synthetic ice rink offers 360-degree views of the nation’s capital, as well as a special menu with Winter cocktails for adults and hot cocoa for kids!

Wednesday & Thursday: 5PM - 10PM, Friday: 4PM - 10PM, Saturday & Sunday: 1PM - 10PM

Skate Pricing (Skate Time and Rental): $20 for Adults, $10 for Children 5-12

Exclusive Hotel Winter Offer now available!

Reservations are not required to skate


Sip seasonal cocktails or choose from our collection of international beer and wine. Warm mulled wine and other winter libations.

View the spectacular sunsets over the Potomac while staying warm with our rooftop fire pits and heaters!

Top of the Gate Winter Menu


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.