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Top of the Gate

Award-WInning Rooftop Bar in D.C.

Top of the Gate will be open for the season on Saturday, April 22nd!

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

Hours of Operations:
Wednesday through Sunday
Wednesday - Thursday and Sunday: 4:30pm to 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 4:30pm to 12am

Reservations are highly recommended. 

Please note the following:

- Max 10 guests per table.
- Reservations are now being accepted via Open Table
- Please note: Credit card is required for reservations.
- Any reservation cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance.

- Please respect a 90-minute limit per table.

View our 2022 Menu



Top of the Gate rooftop can be fully or partially rented for private events. For groups of 20 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.

Our Elevated Affairs offering provides social or corporate events of 20-300 guests the perfect combination of incredible views, dedicated service, premium curated beverages and gourmet lite fare. View details and menus.

For parties of 20 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 soirees to seasonal celebrations, Top of the Gate is the place to be for fun in D.C.