I did what most young professionals do on a Friday night, look for an after-work chill, cool down spot with a nice view of the city and good food. Well, I think I might have found this “diamond in the rough” at the Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop Bar located at 2015 Massachusetts Ave, NW, in the District.
Opened over the weekend, the Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop Bar just had their kickoff event, and was named “One of the World’s Most Amazing Rooftop Pools in The World” by Weather.com and “One of Best Rooftop Pools in America” by USA Today. They also received an awarded for “Best Chef in DC” with Chef Guy manning the grill. Some popular items that were ordered include:
Starters: Roast Piquillo pepper hummus, Street Fare Kabobs Skewers of beef, chicken, steak, and vegetables, and Grilled Wings, which all will run you about $10.
Sandwiches: Basil Chicken Breast, and “Juicy Lucy Burger.”
The drinks: “Red Bull Mango Manic” sold out quickly. The shot girls appeared with the featured alcohol of the night (Tequila shot and Coronas in honor of Cinco De Mayo).
Upon entering the Rooftop, there were some chairs near the grass-like area in front where people can sit and talk and pose with different selfie props. Around the pool area, there was some seating. The lower desk has different games that people can play such as Checkers, and Connect Four – the adult version. More games are featured downstairs in the “Underground Playground” which features: Foosball, Ping Pong, Shuffleboard, and Air Hockey.
The only downside that was a constant was the long line for drinks and food since Chef Guy was his own one man band and there were only 2 bartenders for thirty people. However, with the long line came the shot girls to quiet the masses and the line moved with the sweet tunes of DJ Nick manning the tables. He definitely played to the crowd and took my requestto play the Macarena – in honor of Cinco De Maya – I was in heaven.
According to the Event Calendar, some notable events: “Silent Disco” on Fridays, each guest gets a pair of headphones and then tunes into each 3 DJ different stations from 7pm until 11pm – this a cool millennial spirited event. “Yoga Monday” starts the week out with some calm by the poolside. Events are listed on their website.
Follow them on social media as well (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) @EmbassyRowHotel, #MyDCRooftop, #EmbassyRowLove
To access The Rooftop pool, you can purchase a day pass for $30 on The Rooftop, starting at 3 PM each day; if you’re dining on The Rooftop, you don’t need to purchase a day pass. The Rooftop is typically open May – September, weather dependent.
Embassy Row Hotel features different options for those who want to spend the night: