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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.

Top of the Gate is now open for the season
Join us for a fresh, new menu of handcrafted cocktails and Mediterranean inspired small plates. Bottle service is available in our lounge area.

Monday-Wednesday: 5pm to 12am
Thursday: 4pm to 12am
Friday: 4pm to 2am
Saturday: 1pm to 2am
Sunday: 1pm to 12am

-Food & Cocktail Menu
-Bottle Service Menu

Last call is 45 minutes prior to close.
The rooftop is open weather permitting.

Lounge Seating Reservations
Book early for best availability. Please call 1-844-443-7019 or book on Open Table
For parties of 12 or more, please contact us via email at toglounge@thewatergatehotel.com

Private Events: For Groups of 20 or More

Celebrate with us

Join our rooftop party at Top of the Gate

Premium open bar, signature hot & cold food stations and more!

July 4th Room Package with Party Tickets - Book Now
Limited rooms still available

July 4th Party Tickets - Buy Now


Top of the Gate was named one of the "10 Great Rooftop Bars Across America" by Maxim

Join us 7 days a week. Sip handcrafted seasonal cocktails or choose from our collection of international beer and wine. Bottle service is available in our lounge area.

Panoramic open air views and spectacular sunsets over the Potomac are not to be missed. Weather permitting.


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.


Rooftop Bites

We have unveiled a new, Mediterranean inspired menu created by our Executive Chef, Sebastien Giannini exclusively for Top of the Gate rooftop.


Rooftop Skating at Top of the Skate

Now is the time to enjoy the Summer!
Join us again in November for our one-of-a-kind rink offering 360-degree views of the nation’s capital.