If there’s one thing that can easily bring people together, it’s a rooftop bar with great views. If you live in the Foggy Bottom are of Washington D.C., then you’re in luck. Top of the Gate is the latest addition to the neighborhood, a rooftop cocktail bar at the top of the Watergate hotel. Best of all, Top of the Gate is located just half a mile from Residences on the Avenue apartments.
When you arrive at Top of the Gate, you’ll be greeted by what some are calling one of the greatest views in Washington D.C. After a long day at work, watch the sunset on the Potomac River and the Key and Arlington bridges. There are a few options for snacking at Top of the Gate, but don’t come here expecting a full meal — the real focus is on the cocktails, which are some of the best in town. Wine and beer is also available at the bar. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, you can opt in for bottle service to your table. The bar opens at 4 p.m. and is open until midnight, and until 1 a.m. on the weekends.