Rosé wine has exploded in DC, with local restaurants and bars launching pop-up rosé gardens, rosé-heavy menus and their own creative spins on the classic pink wine. Its popularity is no surprise: rosé is crisp, refreshing, extremely versatile (the perfect complement to either a chic seafood dinner or a casual backyard barbecue) and, if we’re honest, looks pretty great on Instagram–so we’ve rounded up the most scenic spots to enjoy the pink drink in the city.
If you’re looking for the perfect wine to feature in your rosé photo op, order a glass of Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel–the Provençal wine outsells all other rosés in America by an impressive four to one. Characterized by its pale coral color and smooth silky texture, you’ll enjoy hints of peach, grapefruit and cherry balanced by a subtle mineral edge. Here are some of our favorite scenic spots that serve Whispering Angel in DC.
The Willard InterContinental
Meet friends or colleagues for a glass of Whispering Angel at the historic Round Robin Bar at the Willard, which has long been a lively meeting place for DC’s political and social elite. The polished mahogany and stately atmosphere, along with the hotel’s central location in downtown DC, make it the perfect post-work Happy Hour spot. To complement your rosé, you’ll enjoy an escape from the sun and savory snacks like blue cheese-stuffed bacon wrapped dates and Korean chicken lollipops.
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
The 32-seat outdoor patio at the newly renovated St. Gregory Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of Whispering Angel rosé. The Mediterranean-inspired restaurant also serves mouth-watering appetizers like chicken meatballs, bacon wrapped dates, brussels sprouts, and a raw bar featuring oysters, shrimp cocktail, and stone crab claws.
2033 M Street NW
The Graham Georgetown
If you’re in the mood for rosé with a view, The Observatory Rooftop Bar at the Graham is the place for you. Lounge on overstuffed sofas while you take in sweeping views of the Washington Monument, Kennedy Center, and Arlington skyline. The rooftop bar is also home to the popular Froze, a frozen version of your favorite pink drink, made with Whispering Angel, homemade strawberry syrup, fresh squeezed lemon juice and garnished with an orchid.
1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
All Souls Bar
If you’re feeling casual, head to the outdoor patio at All Souls Bar in the heart of Shaw. Located on the corner of 8th & T Streets, it’s the perfect people-watching spot, and the bar’s comfortable, casual environment makes it the perfect place to meet new friends or get together with old ones. While All Souls offers some small snacks, you can bring in your own food (or have it delivered) while you sip on your glass of Whispering Angel.
725 T Street NW
Need to beat the heat? Head to Robert Wiedmaier’s charming Brasserie Beck and enjoy a glass of Whispering Angel indoors. The restaurant’s space features clocks evoking European rail stations and an impressive display of fresh catches from around the world. Happy Hour goes from 4pm to 7pm and includes specials like Beck’s Famous Seafood Tower for half price and a selection of $5 wines.
1101 K Street NW