The rooftop of the Donovan House is a magical wonderland in the summer — or is that the heatstroke? Remember, folks, drink water! Whether the giant wise caterpillars were dehydratio hallucinations or not, it’s true that ADC (an initialism for Above DC), the Donovan House’s rooftop bar, has the two most important summer staples: a pool, and frozen cocktails.

The icy concoctions ($10) will come in various flavors that will change over the summer at the bartender’s whim. There’s also a summer-only menu of casual Asian dishes — sweet and spicy chicken wings, sushi rolls and summer rolls ($11-$14) and sangria and punch on offer as well for a more casual summer affect. Remember: you’re by a pool, on a roof. No running and not too much tequila. And no swimming for an hour after you eat.

ADC is open through Labor Day, Monday through Saturday 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. and on Sundays from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Make sure to get in touch with them (via Facebook or on Twitter @Donovan_House) before you head over there — they do a lot of private events and it’s awkward to walk over there with your towel and get rebuffed.

The Livin’ Is Easy
Summer brings with it a multitude of seasonal happy hours. Two new ones in midcity are DC Noodles (1412 U St. NW) and Rice (1608 14th St. NW) which both offer $4 wine every day from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. — DC Noodles has $4 sake as well.

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