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Soup Jul 16, 2011 01:12 PM

Would appreciate suggestions for places where we can sit outside and grab a drink and linger. Bar/deck/table with a view please.

Less interested in how great the bar food is.


  1. woodleyparkhound Jul 16, 2011 02:05 PM

    I've heard the rooftop at El Centro is quite nice; I haven't been yet myself.

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    1. re: woodleyparkhound
      mdpilam Jul 16, 2011 02:40 PM

      Plus, they also have the hottest salsa I've found in DC. Their tacos are good, but small and way overpriced (ala Oyamel). I've only been late night when their "taqueria" is open, and I've heard they have some weird ordering restrictions during the "regular restaurant" hours (like you can only order taco platters, and they won't allow you to get different types of meats in your different tacos).

    2. Dennis S Jul 16, 2011 03:37 PM


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      1. re: Dennis S
        agarnett100 Jul 18, 2011 06:27 AM

        Standard - beer garden
        Marvins - rooftop

        1. re: agarnett100
          woodleyparkhound Jul 18, 2011 09:34 AM

          I love both The Standard and Marvin's, but neither has a view to speak of. The Standard is outdoor seating on street level with a "view" of 14th St. - and great food, which you said you don't care about. Marvin's is a pleasant 2nd floor deck, but not much of a view. Also, as I recall, people outside at Marvin's stand holding drinks - I don't recall tables out there.

          1. re: woodleyparkhound
            agarnett100 Jul 18, 2011 11:21 AM

            Sorry I missed the view part both are good for people watching

      2. d
        dcandohio Jul 18, 2011 08:57 AM

        Cantina Marina at the Southwest Waterfront
        Outdoor patio at Hotel Monaco (if by "view" you mean people-watching)
        Argonaut on H Street NE
        Outdoor patio at Hotel Helix
        Bar Pilar has a few outdoor tables for views of 14th street
        Rooftop at Tabaq (is it open-air in summer?)
        Back patio/bacci ball court at Vinoteca
        Rooftop at Cleveland Park Bar and Grill

        1940 11th street NW, Washington, DC 20001

        Bar Pilar
        1833 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

        Cantina Marina
        600 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024

        1. k
          kathleen440 Jul 18, 2011 10:45 AM

          I like the rooftop at Perry's, very classy.

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