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Top of the Gate

Award-WInning Rooftop Bar in D.C.

Top of the Gate is open for the season!

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:
Open daily. 
Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm to 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 4:30pm to 12am
Sunday: 1pm to 9pm
Reservations are highly recommended and are accepted via Open Table
For Memorial Day Sunday's Veuve Clicquot & Oysters event, reserve through OpenTable Experiences

View our 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.