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Round Robin Bar

Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Willard Inter-Continental, Washington DC, DC 20004-1047
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+1 202-628-9100

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Good Manhattan Spot

Absolute must to stop by for a drink and check out the decor. Bartenders are more than happy to share history and legends. If you like history, walk down Peacock Alley on your way... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Sheryl B
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a beer. The bar is in the corner of the Willard Hotel. If these walls could talk... Glenn the bartender is a close second. 29 years as the bartender, I'm sure he has some stories! Like the tittle says I only had a couple beers. I needed them after walking around the National Mall for 4 hours.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Round Robin bar is a cozy, wood paneled piece of national history. From the presidentially named cocktails to the back passage access through the Willard's lobby it exudes high expectations. The $15 mint julep, introduced to DC by Henry Clay as the menu describes and depicts in the standard copper julep cup, showed up in a beer pint glass overflowing... More 

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Mount Vernon, Texas
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Walking into the Willard Hotel alone is an experience onto itself, the lobby and hallway echoes old world opulence. I was there for a Center for a New American Security event, arriving early decided to visit the Round Robin Bar. The classic, clubby spot oozes elegance and sophistication known for its signature mint juleps, has been frequented by a number... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped for drinks while staying at The Willard. The service is fabulous! Attentive and friendly! We ordered a few drinks and a few small plates. The flavors were all good and the drinks strong. Nice little stop!

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Thank BMac1012
Garretson, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

After spending the day walking outside on a cold day, this was the perfect spot to have a warm drink. My wife had the Spiced Apple Brandy Cider and I had the hot Butter Rum. They both were excellent. The bartender also put out a very nice snack mix as we relaxed. It was slow so we chatted with him... More 

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Bellaire, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We four were able to be seated comfortably and were quite anxious to be in the historic Round Robin Bar at the Willard in Washington, DC. We were ever so disappointed in the quality of the mixed drinks in addition to the steep prices. One of us ordered a hot buttered rum and it was just barely warm. The bartender... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Absolute must to stop by for a drink and check out the decor. Bartenders are more than happy to share history and legends. If you like history, walk down Peacock Alley on your way out and check out their display (almost all the way at the end)- they have some great pictures of the hotel during various eras.

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Thank Sheryl B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were travelling here from NYC and wanted to check out Round Robin for history and cocktails. The history, atmosphere and service were great but the cocktails really let the place down. We run a cocktail bar so our standards are high but if you are looking for great cocktails save your money and head to Barmini. Instead go here... More 

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Thank Sara S
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The architecture is gorgeous including ornamental hand carved wood and marble pillars. It's a great environment for an afternoon cocktail and the mint julep is splendid.

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Thank Ryan R
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

... Or some bourbon if you'd rather. Known for its mint julep since the days of Henry Clay and where luminaries have gathered, today the spot still has a nice ambience, is conversational with the round bar area and some table seating along the windows. There's a snack mix and afternoon/evening menu of bar bites and desserts. You can enter... More 

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