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Top of the Gate

Award-WInning Rooftop Bar in D.C.

Now open!

We are pleased to be open again to serve guests Wednesday - Sunday from 5-11PM each week. Reservations are not required - entry is first come, first serve. Join us!

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. 

NOTE: We will be following CDC guidelines for masks and social distancing. Guests are required to wear masks until they are seated with their party. Tables will be spaced for social distancing.  


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. 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.


Whether you're gathering with friends or family, we will accommodate you in our comfortable lounge.

Note: Larger events and gatherings will be booked in the future, based on CDC guidelines.


From rooftop yoga to seasonal celebrations, Top of the Gate is the place to be for fun in D.C.

Note: Our popular rooftop events have been suspended for 2020.