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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.

Hours & Reservations

Monday - Thursday: 5PM - 12 Midnight

Friday: 5PM - 2AM

Saturday: 1PM - 2AM

Sunday: 1 PM - 12 Midnight

FAQ and Reservation Guide

Contact toglounge@thewatergatehotel.com for reservation inquiries. 

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An array of specialty cocktails paired with an eclectic collection of international beer and wine is curated for the post-work crowd. A wide selection of cordials and digestifs complement after-dinner stargazers.


Expect the unexpected. Sunrise Yoga. Sunset street magic. Post-theater dessert and nightcaps.

Sunrise Yoga Wednesday mornings at 7AM

Magic Tuesday evenings from 6 - 8PM
With Mentalist and Entertainer: Alain Nu
Alain has entertained at three Presidential Inaugural Balls and The International Spy Museum. 


Chef Michael Santoro features a menu of artisanal pizzas and icy granitas.

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.