Everyone looks forward to the 5 o’clock unwind, to relax with a cocktail, but the overcrowded local pub doesn’t always cut it for that after work escape. Hotel bars upgrade the after-work cocktail game, by providing delicious custom libations, sophisticated surroundings and reliable service – all wrapped in one. Not only for the out of town travelers staying at the hotel, D.C.’s locals can feel part of the insider’s secret, as the city’s hotel bars offer character, sophistication and exclusivity in such a prime location.
AKA White House
The sleek and modern-styled bar inside hotel residence, AKA White House’s 4,000 square-foot lounge space (dubbed the a.lounge), welcomes both travelers staying at the property and D.C. locals looking for the after-work escape. The atmosphere of the bar and lounge setting at AKA White House is high-end hotel mixed with the comforts home, having guests feel they are in an extension of their own living room while enjoying quality drinks and convo, and taking in picturesque streetscape views of D.C.’s iconic scenery. Behind the double-sliding mirrored wall, you’ll find a variety of the finest libations – including AKA’s branded spirits, a.vod (vodka) and a.vin (wine) – where you can only get an at AKA property. You can even sneak off to the a.cinema screening room, located right next to the bar, to catch up on the latest news from CNN.
North America’s Only Fully Glass Bar: Luxury hotel The Jefferson in Washington, DC is home to North America’s only bar formed fully out of glass, Quill, the go-to upscale lounge and cocktail spot in the Capital City. Beckoning guests, the bar stands out from lounge’s dark wood interior with a smooth curvature and distinct, backlit orange hue. Guests can order from an inspired mix of classic and signature libations, a dynamic wine list, elevated bar menu, or try local flavor with “The Citizen” ale by DC Brau Brewing Company. Those looking for a taste of history can sip a 296-year-old, 1720 Borges Madeira – the same enjoyed by Thomas Jefferson at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Four Seasons Washington D.C.
The Lounge at Bourbon Steak inside The Four Season’s Washington D.C. is a vibrant and warm atmosphere with ample seating at the brown Marrone marble-top bar or outdoor patio area. The cocktail menu always includes the most fresh, seasonal ingridients sourced from the local farmer’s market.