America's Best Outdoor Bars
The Rooftop at Marvin, Washington, D.C.
Marvin rubs shoulders with other trendy U Street neighborhood hangouts like Ben’s Chili Bowl and Busboys & Poets. The bistro’s mix of Belgian and southern soul food pays homage to Marvin Gaye, who grew up nearby and later moved to Belgium to escape his troubles and work on his comeback album. DJs spin on the partially covered rooftop deck, which serves more than 30 Belgian ales and blondes, as well as exclusively organic, sustainable, and biodynamic wines.