The Summer Drinking Quarterfinals: 1905 Bistro & Bar vs. Roofers Union

A fight to the deck between two great rooftops.

Shaw's 1905 rooftop (pictured) takes on Roofers Union over in Adams Morgan. Photograph courtesy of 1905.

Welcome back to the quarterfinals of the Summer Drinking Showdown! Yesterday the chic POV Lounge took on Bardo Brewpub, and managed to toss the beer garden out of the competition. We’ll see POV in the semifinals.

Today we’ll see a fight to the deck between two worthy rooftop bars: 1905 Bistro & Bar vs. Roofers Union. We love hitting either on a relaxing weekday—1905 for a local brew and snacks like deviled eggs, and Roofers for one of their boozy slushies and a grilled house-made sausage. Crowds get more boisterous on weekends, especially at the Adams Morgan spot, though both are top spots to catch the sunset any day of the week.

Roofers Union is one of the top places to catch a view in Adams Morgan. Photograph via Facebook.

It’s a tough choice: which one is worth the climb? Tell us in the polls, which close at 5.

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.