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Where to Drink Outside in D.C. This Summer

by Lanna Nguyen on Jun 6, 2017 in Roundups

Patio weather has arrived! Grab your friends, stake a spot at the bar and take advantage of these outdoor spots for drinking and dining.

701 Restaurant
Sit al fresco with views of the Navy Memorial and National Archives while taking advantage of happy hour deals featuring $7.01 select wine and cocktails from 3 - 7 PM. (701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW; 202-393-0701)

Anxo Cidery & Pinxtos Bar
Snack on pinxtos (bite-sized bar snacks) and sip on cider at the Basque-inspired bar’s patio all summer long for dinner, bottomless brunch, happy hour or just to sample from the extensive cider list with the menu changing daily. (300 Florida Ave, NW; 202-986-3795)
 
Colada Shop
Transport yourself to Cuba at the vibrant 14th street cafe’s patio and cool off with Caribbean-inspired libations like the refreshing Roasted Coconut Pina Colada Granita with a shot of rum or stick to Cuban classics like the Daiquiri, Cuba Libre or Mojito. (1405 T Street, NW; 202-332-8800)
 
Dirty Habit
The sleek, edgy bar located in the Hotel Monaco features a large open-air courtyard with lounge furniture and a patio bar. Come during happy hour for discounted cocktails, wine, beer, and bar bites, Monday - Friday 4 - 7 PM. (555 8th Street, NW; 202-449-7095)
 
ENO Wine Bar
The Georgetown wine bar is unveiling a new prosecco cocktail on the first day of summer: The Hugo, made with prosecco, elderflower syrup, mint and lime, it’s refreshing and the perfect beverage to cool off with on their outdoor patio. (2810 Pennsylvania Ave, NW; 202-295-2826)
 
Rooftop Bar and Lounge at Rosewood
Head to the penthouse level bar at Rosewood for panoramic views of the city; in celebration of national Rose Month, the open-air lounge will offer $5 off select featured roses by the glass through the entire month of June. (1050 31st St, NW; 202-617-2424)
 
Sakerum
The Latin-Asian restaurant is home to one of the brightest, most colorful rooftops on 14th Street; take the stairs to the top floor and enjoy fresh sushi rolls paired with summery cocktails like the Sake-Rum Daiquiri or the Nigori Negroni. (2204 14th St, NW; 202-518-2222)
 
Summer House Santa Monica
The bright, beach house-inspired restaurant in Bethesda offers plenty of outdoor seating on its patio. Enjoy a summertime brunch while trying out one of their new seasonal cocktails, the Ricky Bobby - made with Tito’s Vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, lime and strawberry air. (11825 Grand Park Ave, Bethesda; 301-881-2381)
 
The Salt Line
The newly opened oyster and ale house from Chef Kyle Bailey seats up to 125 on its covered outdoor patio with bar. Sip on cocktails like the a Codder G&T and the Saltier Dog (Absolut Elyx vodka, Strega, lemon, Peychaud’s aperitivo and grapefruit) by the Capitol Riverfront. (79 Potomac Ave, SE; 202-506-2368)
 
Whaley’s
The raw bar and seafood restaurant at Navy Yard is also the location of the popular outdoor, Rosé Garden; enjoy views of the river while sipping on your choice of 10 different roses, frozen drinks, and other libations. (301 Water St, SE; 202-484-8800)
 
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