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Top of the Gate

Named a Best Rooftop Bar in D.C.

Closed for the season.
Please join us at The Next Whisky Bar or The Bar at Kingbird

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 D.C. skyline. Our bar with a view is the perfect place for an after-work cocktail or the season’s most talked-about event.

Hours: Closed until further notice.

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

Join us when we open again for the season in April 2020. 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 a Mediterranean-inspired menu exclusively for the 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 seating.


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