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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.

Join us for a fresh menu of handcrafted cocktails and Mediterranean inspired small plates. Bottle service is available in our lounge area.

Monday-Wednesday: 5pm to 12am
Thursday: 4pm to 12am
Friday: 4pm to 2am
Saturday: 1pm to 2am
Sunday: 1pm to 12am

-Food & Cocktail Menu
-Bottle Service Menu

Please note: Last call is 45 minutes prior to close.
Top of the Gate is open weather permitting. Our rooftop can be booked for private events and will be closed to the public during full buyout events. The Next Whisky Bar and The Bar at Kingbird are other lounge options at The Watergate Hotel.

Lounge Seating Reservations
Book early for best availability. Please call 1-844-443-7019 or book on Open Table
For parties of 12 or more, please contact us via email at toglounge@thewatergatehotel.com

Private Events: For Groups of 20 or More
please contact catering@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 collection of international beer and wine. Bottle service is available in our lounge area.

Panoramic open air views and spectacular sunsets over the Potomac are not to be missed. Weather permitting.


Rooftop Bites

Our Executive Chef, Sebastien Giannini, has created a Mediterranean inspired menu exclusively for Top of the Gate rooftop.


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 sofa seatings.


Join us for Rooftop Yoga and more!

From rooftop yoga to seasonal celebrations - Top of the Gate is the place to be in DC!