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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 closed for the season and will reopen in April
Join us in the Spring for a new 2019 menu! 
Visit the lobby level Next Whisky Bar or The Bar at Kingbird.

Lounge Seating Reservations
Please note that Lounge Seating with bar service will resume after April 1

For parties of 12 or more, please contact us via email at toglounge@thewatergatehotel.com

Private Events: For Groups of 20 or More


Join us for the Spring opening in April 2019

Sip seasonal cocktails or choose from our collection of international beer and wine. 

Open air views of spectacular sunsets over the Potomac.


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
Join us in Spring 2019

We will be unveiling 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

The skating rink is now closed for the season.
Join us again in November for our one-of-a-kind rink offering 360-degree views of the nation’s capital.