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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

Contact 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!


Top of the Gate is proud to welcome
These tasty cookie dough desserts are now available in DC - only on our rooftop.
Grab your scoop before September!

Our Executive Chef has created a menu exclusively for Top of the Gate rooftop.
Enjoy Artisanal Pizzas and more! 

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.