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POV Lounge

$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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515 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1006 (F Street)
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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584 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very enjoyable experience with some of my industry friends.. The views here can't be beat. Very loud and crowded. Worth checking it out but if large, loud crowds scare ya this probably isn't your place

Thank cannonater
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for a cocktail party while attending a conference in DC. The rooftop bar is amazing and the views are spectacular. It has a very swanky vibe with velevt seating areas and modern decor. the cocktails were well made and accomplished the intended purpose. the lighting was dim with purple accent lightd throughout. The outside bar and tables... More 

Thank Christine V
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome spot to have drinks and admire the great view from the rooftop. Service was great and so were the bites and drinks. Chill vibe and of course, quality comes at a cost.

Thank DvdM_1982
Guam, Mariana Islands
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is ok of the Washington Memorial at night. There are private booths between you and the best vantage point so your picture will need to be taken out the side window, not giving you the best picture. The White House is really too far away for a decent shot. The drinks are overpriced and horrible. Go up the... More 

Thank croberts2009
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179 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our son, who visits DC often, took us to the rooftop lounge of the W Hotel. What amazing views of the White House. It was also fun to watch the planes come in for landing one after another. Do not miss this amazing lounge while in DC.

Thank LakeWashburn
Berlin, Germany
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here multiple times and have never been disappointed. When they hand you the small menu you may be tempted to ask for the dinner menu. However, there is no need to be disappointed at the small menu. The crab cakes are the best outside of the northeast. The filet Mignon is second to none. If you like burgers then... More 

Thank devildog36
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to get a drink and watch people. Fantastic views of The White House, Treasury and the Washington Monument. Often is very crowded with loud atmosphere. If you need to sit make sure you reserve for a table

Thank dierenarts
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. The view could be the best in DC. Drinks were well poured and the atmosphere was cool. But, the view is the kicker.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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398 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Take time to go to the POV or Point of View Bar . It is worth the ride yo the elevator and the price of the drinks. Reserve a table by the window or reserve a bar type table. Music is played and much dancing is done. Drinks are served cold. There are lots of workers and many older men... More 

Thank Nancy H
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

What they're known for is the amazing view of the Mall to include the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. They have that in spades. Bear in mind that this is just a rooftop bar, and that any DC happy hour is going to be ridiculously busy. So, you may, as we did, end up with a standing-room only type... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1006
    (F Street)
  • Public Transportation: Accessible via Metro Center Station.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Located on the roof of the W Hotel Washington

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?