Great Bars 2011: The Reef

While the jungle decor and fish tanks on the first and second floors of this Adams Morgan bar can seem a bit like Disney World for big kids, the popular hangout has at least one feature everyone can get behind: the year-round roof deck. Enclosed with heat lamps and a tent during the colder months, the mosaic-decorated third-floor bar feels like spring break in Key West. It’s also one of DC’s last remaining sanctuaries for social smokers.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.