The Round Robin Bar

Hotel Bar and Lounge · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
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    "historic Willard InterContinental"(2 Tips)
    AFAR Media
    "first mint julep in D."(2 Tips)
    "Knows his Scotch and makes great recommendations!"(4 Tips)
    jenna b.
    "gin fizz.... put it in your face."(2 Tips)
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  • willard
  • scotch
  • hole in the wall
  • wine
  • good for dates
  • fancy
  • gin
  • good for special occasions
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Round Robin as seen on Drinking Made Easy Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 29, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    In 1850, Senator Clay mixed the first mint julep in D.C. and since then has become the bar's signature drink. In fact, the original recipe is still used with the ingredients on display at the bar. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • Cynthia V.

    Old School DC at its finest!

    Cynthia Van Zandt · September 29, 2013
  • Venny F. V.

    Go here when you need a time for spend night life with your bff.. Indulge ur cil night out with an elegant touchness of mixed on your fave coctails.. You'll served as a first class guess... *wink

    Venny F. Venistine · July 5, 2013

    Just off the lobby of the historic Willard InterContinental, Beltway insiders kibitz and close deals as they gather 'round Round Robin for cocktails or order from Scotch Bar's impressive scotch menu. Read more · July 1, 2013
  • CYN

    Alfredo is awesome! Knows his Scotch and makes great recommendations!

    CYN · June 18, 2013
  • Ed H.

    Mint juleps

    Ed Ho · May 20, 2013
  • Chris B.

    Far from impressed by the service and the drinks. Additionally, staff gave me attitude for ordering two drinks while my companion was in the restroom. Needless to say, I won't be back.

    Chris Borgeson · April 16, 2013
  • Carissa M.

    Unimpressed by the service.

    Carissa Maguire · April 16, 2013
  • Sara A.

    Jim is so awesome.

    Sara Allen · February 19, 2013
  • Lauri T.

    Now that the templates is dipping down, order an Irish coffee to warm up

    Lauri Tamney · November 7, 2012
  • Eden E.

    Best little historic hole in the wall.

    Eden Ess · February 8, 2012
  • Library L.

    “You adopt the universal habit of the place and call for a mint-julep, a whiskey-skin, a gin-cocktail...for the conviviality of Washington sets in at an early hour,” wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1862

    Library Lady · September 12, 2011
  • Ed R.

    Ask for Jim to make you a 'Willard' and to give you a quick history lesson.

    Ed Ruth · May 30, 2011
  • Joel W.

    Check out the Whisky Bar in the hall up the stairs. They have a wide selection of Scotch.

    Joel Ward · February 18, 2011
  • Chris W.

    The gin fuzz works well.

    Chris Wetherell · October 30, 2010
  • jenna b.

    gin fizz.... put it in your face.

    jenna bilotta · October 30, 2010
  • Anna H.

    amazing historical location - and the Laphroiag is reasonably priced!

    Anna Holloway · October 14, 2010
  • Bill P.

    You'll never feel old again. Believe me, who ever is next to you , you can address as "sir" or " madam". But a classier place you will not find!

    Bill Pescod · August 4, 2010
  • Laura H.

    Not exactly a young crowd. (Read: lots old guys in blue blazers and khakis.) But the wine was great and you always see someone notable there. A dignified DC watering hole.

    Laura Howe · March 19, 2010
  • Jay S.

    Jim Hewes is one of the best bartenders in DC. Great history from this guy.

    Jay Solly · December 14, 2009

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