Great Bars 2013: Härth Lounge

A $45-million remodel in 2012 brought the McLean Hilton a
creamy new restaurant called Härth along with this dramatic lobby lounge
where glass globes hang from an atrium ceiling and low sofas surround
amber coffee tables lit from within. Weeknights, the couch areas fill with
cliques of coworkers waiting out rush hour over a couple of craft brews.
Solo sippers opt for high-backed lounge chairs or make friends at the
long, marble-topped bar. Insider tip: Sick of working at Starbucks? Härth
offers free wi-fi, and the simple bar snacks are pretty tasty, too. We
suggest the Margherita flatbread. Open daily.