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P.O.V. Rooftop Lounge and Terrace

Lounge, Roof Deck, and Hotel Bar$$$$
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
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  • This lounge is famous for their scenic views. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Luke C.
    "You can also see the Washington Monument and Jefferson Monument etc."(5 Tips)
    Andrew W.
    "great view and the chicken sandwich is tasty and reasonably priced"(106 Tips)
    Michael J.
    "classy drinks to boot from the rooftop bar"(2 Tips)
    Universal E.
    "You endure expensive drinks for the view and swankiness."(6 Tips)
157 Tips and reviews
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  • David D.
    David DerrickAugust 20, 2014
    The whole reason to come here is the outdoor patio with scenic views of most of the downtown DC monuments. Incredible location! The happy hour food and drinks are not bad too.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJune 18, 2010
    Take Dad to the POV lounge atop the W Hotel, where you can ply the old man with bottomless bellinis, show him spectacular views of the monuments, & let him graze to his heart’s content from the place. Read more
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    P.O.V. is open year-round. While lounging on a velvet banquette, savor some craft cocktails along with a small-plates menu inspired by world renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Read more
  • Alexa
    AlexaDecember 30, 2012
    Read some of the reviews here & we were skeptical. Turns out they were quite accommodating. Service was good, food was good & everything is always better with unlimited mimosas. Ask 2 sit with Serita.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerMay 28, 2013
    Everyone mentions the view of the White House (which is great), but the view of the rest of the city is even better. Bring your camera with panoramic feature.
  • Rick S.
    Rick ServossJanuary 18, 2016
    Hands down the best views in the city. Head here on a weekend afternoon and take the elevator up to the 11th floor and enjoy a cocktail.
  • TBD
    TBDDecember 28, 2010
    The Hangover Brunch is the way to go, say the Bitches Who Brunch. For $39, you get a bottomless breakfast cocktail, hot dish of your choice and cold buffet that includes a raw bar (and that view!). Read more
  • M Squared Real Estate
    M Squared Real EstateAugust 21, 2011
    Beautiful view of the White House and monuments. $39 bottomless brunch on Sunday with lots of interesting items to choose from, such as sushi. Perfect for a special occasion.
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan ThomasFebruary 3, 2015
    Amazing view. That's all this place is worth, a great view. At night they go 4 a 'club' vibe, but the music is bad. Ultimately only tourists and the old men trying to hook up with them come here.
  • Lauren Y.
    Lauren YNovember 9, 2014
    Walk in and put your name down for a table. Grab and drink at the bar and wait. Get a text that your table is ready and continue with small bites and more drinks
  • NightScene
    NightSceneNovember 18, 2010
    best rooftop view in the district. this venue is about as "LA Scene" as it gets, reserving table space is the best approach. dont forget the lobby, its underrated! and it's just as nice
  • Laura P.
    Laura PaulusAugust 12, 2012
    Make sure you ask for a table with chairs...we had a reservation with a view (which was fantastic) but our chairs did not have backs and my older mom couldn't stay. Also- sun was in her eyes... Ugh..
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HigginsAugust 16, 2014
    Great place to hang out with friends on a weekend night and get a spectacular view of the Washington Monument and the White House.
  • Luke C.
    Luke CardyDecember 27, 2015
    Definitely worth a trip at night to take a look at the white house. You can also see the Washington Monument and Jefferson Monument etc.
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobJanuary 11, 2012
    Winter: it's time for locals to take it back. The view of some of Washington's most noteworthy national landmarks, will remind you why tourists flood here every summer.
  • Georgi G.
    Georgi GeorgievApril 29, 2016
    One of the best views in D.C.! Washington Monument can be a competition, but they don't serve cocktails there. Prices are reasonable.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityAugust 17, 2011
    The commitment to mixology at P.O.V extends to every element: even the ice in your drink is customized, in spheres, cubes, spears, or freshly shaved off a giant ice block.
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HarrisApril 3, 2014
    I'm a big sangria fan. But I was not a fan of red sangria here. Didn't get to try the white sangria. Amazing view. Attentive bar staff
  • Chadwick S.
    Chadwick SpellMay 12, 2012
    View of monument, and white house is amazing, food fantastic, and bartenders didn't know what a beautiful was (cognac and GM), go figure!
  • Michael J.
    Michael JJune 23, 2012
    Get a sweeping view of the Mall -- including the White House -- and classy drinks to boot from the rooftop bar of this swank hotel.
  • David C.
    David CirincioneMay 6, 2013
    Views were beautiful. Was here on a gorgeous day but even of if had been cloudy I couldn't imagine it being worse. Atmosphere is great and the patrons were also so kind!
  • Fabio
    FabioSeptember 20, 2013
    Great rooftop. One of the best in DC. People r wonderful. Girls r sexy n drinks wonderful. Not a better location if u r cle to t WH.
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchJune 26, 2013
    The bar at the W Hotel is known for the best views of the city. It is more notable than the hotel itself.
  • Robb F.
    Robb FitzsimmonsJune 5, 2015
    Simply an unbelievable view of the monuments and white house that I can't believe nobody has ever told me about. Prices aren't as bad as you might think, given the view. $7 beers and $15 cocktails.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchDecember 20, 2011
    The buffet at POV on the roof of the the W Hotel is well thought-out and deliciously gourmet. We gave it an A+!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MolitorDecember 20, 2011
    Called ahead for a birthday dinner and they reserved a special ramble and sent a desert with a sparkler. Love the service...
  • Liz T.
    Liz TaylorDecember 12, 2013
    The service is dreadful, but people put up with it because of the view. Food is pretty good - the cheddar/jalapeño peppers and black pepper shrimp are standouts.
  • Chandler T.
    Chandler ThompsonMay 27, 2013
    Order the strawberry lemonade! Delicious! Great views too
  • Mikey V.
    Mikey VillanuevaSeptember 29, 2010
    Get a reservation well in advance so that you're not standing in the lobby wishing you were having drinks and enjoying an excellent view of DC.
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.September 27, 2015
    The view and the cocktails are worth any wait. The food is hit or miss. Olives are great. Charcuterie plate was underwhelming.
  • Universal E.
    Universal EmJune 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You endure expensive drinks for the view and swankiness. Bring friends and get a table or come and hit on the cougars.
  • Naptown .
    Naptown 💪 LarryJanuary 2, 2012
    P.O.V. is one of D.C.'s most popular destinations, hosting top celebrities, politicos and socialites, while providing unsurpassed views of the nation’s capital.
  • Steven B.
    Steven BenarioJune 10, 2016
    The views around sunset are amazing. Duck quesadillas pretty solid too!
  • Anadila M.
    Anadila MahbubSeptember 19, 2013
    Best view of DC so far. Definitely plan to take friends there when they visit.
  • Phil B.
    Phil BesharaApril 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a glass of Macallan with an ice sphere made from the copper Taisin machine. Best way to take in the spectacular view.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DollAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bar has a decent selection of drinks that are way overpriced. They're good, but with tip you'll pay $20/drink. Definitely paying for the worth it view.
  • John B.
    John BakerNovember 19, 2014
    Best view in DC. Bring your wallet though as drinks are pricey
  • John H.
    John HamlinJuly 4, 2015
    Try to get a table in the quiet lounge if you want to avoid crowds and noise at the bar
  • Bunny M.
    Bunny MesmerOctober 24, 2010
    Pricey Brunch, but, all u can drink Bellini or bloodies if your in the mood :) views of DC are the best in the neighborhood
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaApril 22, 2013
    Amazing views! Go to the area without the plastic for good photo ops.
  • Steve P.
    Steve PrrryNovember 9, 2015
    The view is spectacular. Friendly staff. Food is okay. Modest-sized drinks are VERY overpriced: Bloody Mary was $15; Regular iced tea/$5; Mimosa/$15. Can't beat the view though.
  • Megan P.
    Megan Pagado WellsApril 8, 2012
    Worth going at the beginning of the night to grab a drink and admire the view.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonFebruary 29, 2016
    Amazing views across the city. Not as good in winter when the plastic covers are down
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossJune 14, 2015
    Great views of D.C. at the POV Rooftop. Great place to relax on a Sunday afternoon!
  • Melissa M.
    Best view in town! Great drinks and food.
  • Eric C.
    Eric CNovember 7, 2014
    No question that this is the best view in Washington, D.C. Great place for before dinner drinks.
  • Raunak M.
    Raunak MunotOctober 14, 2012
    Party here with the major DC monuments in the backdrop. Lines are inside the lobby so works out well in the cold months.
  • I.S.
    I.S.August 20, 2011
    Smaller than I thought but what an amazing view of the Washington monument. Definitely coming back!
  • Lara A.
    Lara AllenJuly 16, 2015
    Great view of the city and great food!
  • Peter S.
    Peter SpadaforeNovember 23, 2014
    Great views of the White House. Dress to impress and make sure you have your douchebag repellent on.
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