A testament to the art of mixology (and hospitality), these dreamy hotel bars are ideal for thirsty city dwellers looking to unwind with a post-work cocktail or meet up for a date-night drink. With a talented lineup of bartenders and inspirational interiors, these local watering holes are a must-try this season.
For light bites and tasty drinks, retreat to this open-air refuge that boasts picturesque views, craft cocktails, and Asian street food from the hotel's restaurant, Zentan. Day or night, locals and guests can catch a fresh breath of air outdoors and keep cool with a seasonal cocktail during the summer months. 1155 14th St. NW, 202-379-4366
In honor of the hotel’s newly renovated rooms, the stylish lounge will be hosting a cocktail series dubbed “In Boom.” New and noteworthy drinks mix fresh herbs and produce to make addictive libations, like the Smash with yuzu. 1201 24th St. NW, 202-789-1234
Looking for a slice of solace at a traveler’s abode? In addition to their creative dinner menu and exceptional drink selection, this local favorite boasts a laidback atmosphere that’s ideal for private business gatherings or an intimate celebration. 800 16th St. NW, 202-638-6600
This artfully designed rooftop lounge comes with an edgy (and breathtaking) twist. With nightly DJs and unprecedented views of the city skyline, POV is the place to see and be seen this summer. Whether you opt for a boozy brunch or a late-night libation, stop by to get a taste of their passion for music, design, and cocktails. 515 15th St. NW, 202-661-2400
Not only does this stylish hotel bar boast a chic interior, but they also offer delicious at-the-bar bites and Insta-worthy spirits. Kickback with a post-feast drink in their luxe lounge and enjoy a personal retreat from the bustling Capital City. 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-944-2026