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Jul 16, 2011 01:12 PM

sitting out side

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.


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

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      1. re: woodleyparkhound

        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).

        1. re: Dennis S

          Standard - beer garden
          Marvins - rooftop

          1. re: agarnett100

            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

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

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