We traveled to DC to stay for a Thursday night to have dinner and take in the sites (we stayed at the Capital Hilton a couple blocks away). After dinner we wanted to have a drink at a unique place in DC. Everyone has told me to go to the W roof top bar, I guess my with all the hype I was expecting to much. Like all W's you are felt like you are going to an exclusive club weaving your way through the red velvet ropes in the lobby area. Once we stepped off the elevator the staff was very attentive and pointed us in the right direction to the "terrace bar" I believe it was called. First let me comment on the facility, I know this Hotel was renovated into a W, but the outside bar looked like an afterthought. A vaulted canvas like ceiling that came down to 8' at the outside edge and a bulky large railing that obstructed your view as you sat down. The chairs and tables were very cheap and uncomfortable, they sacrificed comfort in order to maintain the chic look. They did have a number of couch's to sit on but these were all taken up, it was nice to see they did not require bottle service to sit down. It seemed to be first come to any of the seating areas unless a large party reserved them.
Now onto the bar itself; The drinks were expensive as expected ($16 tanqueray &tonic). The bartenders where very quick to serve and offer suggestions. However when I am paying premium for a drink the bartender better be in a Tux or extremely good looking; I got a guy in a black T-shirt.
My final opinion is you should go for a drink just to see the view, but not a place to frequent or start a tab at.
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- Amplify your Washington, D.C. experience in one of our 317 elevated hotel rooms and suites that unite historical detail with cutting edge design. Push the boundaries of possibility while overlooking the White House and Washington Monument. Ascend to POV rooftop and break through the red tape of D.C. Cross the party lines as you indulge in stunning views, signature cocktails, and live DJ beats. ... more less
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