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Best Hotel Bar in Washington, DC

Fellow 'Hounders, looking for your thoughts on the best hotel bar in Washington. I'll throw out Off the Record at the Hay Adams as a candidate. Those in the know, set me straight.

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  1. We really like hanging in the bar at the Willard Intercontinental. Great old school feel, first class appointments, yummy nut mix.

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    1. re: GroovinGourmet

      I second that! You should order a Mint Julep at the Round Robin for the historical experience!

    2. 1) Library at what was the Sheraton Carlton on SE corner of 16th and K.
      2) Le Bar at Hotel Sofitel on NW corner of 15th and I (?)
      3) Lounge at Four Seasons in Georgetown

      1. 1. The Hay Adams
        2. Firefly
        3. Urbana

        1. The Hay Adams. The bartender there, whose name escapes me, is wonderful.
          I also like the bar at the tabard inn.

          1. Firefly's almost cheatin' - to me, the bar / restaurant is so much more visible than the hotel!

            But that its a great choice. I will also submit Bar Rouge, in hotel Rouge at 16th near O NW.... a lot of people also like the other Kimpton properties (Topaz and a few others) but I like Rouge best.