Great Bars 2013: POV Lounge

Some weeks (when Metro melts down, when the Comcast guy is a
no-show, when another motorcade makes you miss your son’s lacrosse game)
you need a refresher in why you love Washington. Here’s where to find it:
atop the W Hotel at a posh open-air bar with so-so drinks that are far too
expensive—because the heated terrace at POV possesses that thing that
makes any weary local stop and think, “Wow, I really live here.” That’s a
breathtaking view of the White House, the Washington Monument, and lots of
iconic scenery in between. So ease into a couch on this spectacular
rooftop perch and enjoy. You finally made it home. Insider tip: More of a
day drinker? Head to the roof for a Sunday brunch featuring pitchers of
mimosas and bellinis. Open daily.