1905's restaurant is a dark, atmospheric French bistro. The rooftop bar, in contrast, feels like something you'd find at the beach. There are only a few seats at the simple covered bar, and most of the space is wide open, so it’s easy for groups to stand together and talk. From atop the deck, there’s a standout view of the Washington Monument — something to remember for watching fireworks on July 4. There's an interesting selection of canned beers, a few rotating taps and a short list of summer cocktails, including a well-made Dark and Stormy. 1905 Ninth St. NW. 202-332-1905.
Hipstamatic photo by Fritz Hahn
The Washington Post