The Summer Drinking Showdown: Vinoteca vs. Roofers Union

Fun and bocce games, or slushies with a view?

Welcome back to the Summer Drinking Showdown! Yesterday was a close race between 1905 Bistro & Bar and Garden District, but luckily for all the rooftop fans, 1905 managed to pull off a close win.

Today’s matchup pits another two popular neighborhood spots against one another. Vinoteca boasts two outdoor areas to hang on U Street: a front patio, perfect for sipping happy hour sangria, and and an Italian-esque back plaza for rolling bocce in the sun. Over in Adams Morgan, Roofers Union has turned the old Reef rooftop into a hip hangout for boozy slushies that are worth the climb.

Roofers Union rooftop look out over the Adams Morgan skyline. Photograph courtesy of Roofers Union.

So which is better: games on the ground level, or a cold one with a view? Vote for your favorite bar.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.