We all have favorite places to go on a sunny summer evening: rooftop decks, beer gardens, the local pub’s sidewalk patio. If you’re looking for a new place to enjoy the weather with a cold drink in hand, check out these eight outdoor destinations, all of which either opened in 2013 or feel very different than they did this time last year.
DNV The Donovan House Hotel’s rooftop bar regularly seems to change its focus and amenities. The late-night DJ-fueled parties are out this year, and the pool is ostensibly only for hotel guests. But the deck, with its panoramic views of the city, got a makeover that added cabanas and sun loungers. Bartender Josh Berner has crafted a new menu with frozen drinks, boozy tea-based cocktails served in mason jars and tropical punches in bowls that can serve up to six. Stop by between 5 and 7 p.m. on weekdays, when most of Berner’s concoctions are half-price. Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post Buy Photo