The Round Robin (Willard InterContinental)
1401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
Nearby Metro Stops: Metro Center
The Willard’s bar, which recently launched a new Scotch selection, is one of Washington’s most storied sites—the hotel gave birth to the word “lobbyist” during President Ulysses Grant’s administration. Small and circular (hence the name), the bar is a jocular place on weekend nights as hotel guests, gala attendees, and local regulars stream through.