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Top Of The Gate

DC's Most Enviable Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Now with rooftop skating!

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.

Winter Hours

No Reservations Required for Skating

Wednesday - Friday: 5PM - 10PM

Saturday and Sunday: 1PM - 10PM

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Lounge Seating Reservations

Contact toglounge@thewatergatehotel.com for reservation inquiries. 

Private Events

Contact toglounge@thewatergatehotel.com for reservation inquiries. 


An array of specialty Winter cocktails paired with an eclectic collection of international beer and wine. A wide selection of cordials and digestifs complement after-dinner stargazers.

Take a break from skating and grab a hot beverage from the bar! 


Skating at Top of the Skate

D.C. Rooftop Skating!

Guests and locals alike are are invited to enjoy this magical winter wonderland. This one-of-a-kind synthetic ice rink offers 360-degree views of the nation’s capital, as well as a special menu with seasonal offerings and treats.

Wednesday - Friday: 5PM - 10PM
Saturday & Sunday: 1PM - 10PM

Skate Pricing (1-hr Skate Time and Rental):
$20 for Adults, $10 for Children 5-12

Exclusive Hotel Stay & Skate Package now available!

Reservations are not required to skate


Chef Michael Santoro has created a new Winter Menu - exclusively for our rooftop.
Enjoy S'mores, Preztels and more!

Food and Drink Menu


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.