Great Bars 2011: Beacon Bar & Grill Sky Bar

The rooftop bar at this downtown DC hotel has become a choice after-work destination, but its higher prices have helped keep the crowds on the small side. Premium drinks are served, to match the premium views of the skyline. The rooftop typically opens in May, and while the summer heat may have you rubbing a cold gin and tonic on your forehead, on cooler evenings the breeze is sublime.

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