Which Outdoor Bar is the Best in Washington?
Get ready to vote in our Summer Drinking Showdown.
We love drinking outside—yes, even on the muggiest summer days in Washington. So where’s the best place to grab a cold one? That’s up to you to decide.
While the city has no shortage of great spots to sip in the sun, we picked 16 of the top patios, rooftops, and beer gardens for our Summer Drinking Showdown. The online polls will open each weekday at 9 am beginning Monday, July 13, when our first two lofty contenders—POV Lounge and the Rock & Roll Hotel—go roof deck-to-deck. The summertime madness will continue until a winner is chosen.
May the best outdoor bar win!
Semifinals: Denizens Brewing Co. vs. Jack Rose
Semifinals: POV Lounge vs. Roofers Union
Quarterfinals: Republic vs. Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Quarterfinals: Dacha Beer Garden vs. Denizens Brewing Co.
Quarterfinals: 1905 Bistro & Bar vs. Roofers Union
Quarterfinals: POV Lounge vs. Bardo Brewpub
Jack Rose vs. Whitlow’s on Wilson
DC Reynolds vs. Republic
Cantina Marina vs. Denizens Brewing Co.
Dacha vs. Brixton
Vinoteca vs. Roofers Union
1905 Bistro & Bar vs. Garden District
Biergarten Haus vs. Bardo Brewpub
POV Lounge vs. Rock & Roll Hotel