Where the dining room is a dark, atmospheric French bistro, the roof feels more like a beachy escape, with a short bar counter and plenty of railings where customers can stand around and admire the view. (Check out the Washington Monument in the distance, and remember to keep this place in mind for July 4 plans.) It’s pretty spacious, too, with several nooks where groups can congregate, though not as large as Nellie’s or DC9 down the block.
The beer and cocktail list is seasonally appropriate: DC Brau and Allagash beers on tap, and a bottle list that ranges from Avery White Rascal and Port City Pale Ale to 16-ounce cans of PBR and the light Pilsner 100 from El Salvador. Meanwhile, the Dark and Stormy was calling my name and didn’t disappoint.
Food is available from downstairs, but there’s also a light rooftop menu of snacks with deviled eggs and sweet, spicy chili wings. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. See you there?