America’s Coolest Rooftop Bars

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Shauna Alexander

Soak up the scenery and the creative cocktails at these cool new rooftop bars.

Jack Rose, Washington, D.C.

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The easiest misplay on the rooftop bar circuit is the W D.C., which lures visitors with funky design elements and an admittedly dazzling White House view. It’s also the District’s biggest tourist trap. Instead, try the 1,400-spirit Jack Rose, in nightlife epicenter Adams Morgan, has made waves thanks to its sheer size—6,700 square feet—and an extravagant whiskey collection, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Everyone from K Street lobbyists to Senate interns packs the cedarwood terrace for pit-grilled barbecue and Beltway gossip. The most ambitious find the hidden tiki bar for a round of Singapore Slings.

America’s Coolest Rooftop Bars

Jack Rose, Washington, D.C.

The easiest misplay on the rooftop bar circuit is the W D.C., which lures visitors with funky design elements and an admittedly dazzling White House view. It’s also the District’s biggest tourist trap. Instead, try the 1,400-spirit Jack Rose, in nightlife epicenter Adams Morgan, has made waves thanks to its sheer size—6,700 square feet—and an extravagant whiskey collection, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Everyone from K Street lobbyists to Senate interns packs the cedarwood terrace for pit-grilled barbecue and Beltway gossip. The most ambitious find the hidden tiki bar for a round of Singapore Slings.

Shauna Alexander
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