Washington, DC

606 Florida Ave, NW courtesy El Techo

From a press release:

“Picture this: a sunny summer day in Washington spent on the El Techo roof surrounded by luscious treetop greenery with a frozen margarita in hand. But, wait. It starts to rain, threatening your picturesque rooftop relaxation session.

Fear not. Rain no longer has to ruin your time in Shaw’s adult tree house as it is no match for El Techo’s new all-weather roof set to unveil Cinco de Mayo weekend. The new roof will be a 14- foot high structure made from horizontally louvered semi-clear panels, which will allow the sun to shine through, even during those sudden summer showers. When the sky is clear, the roof will be opened from 0 degrees horizontal to 90 degrees vertical, making the roof open-air once again.

Avid fans of El Techo’s flower roof installation, which has now become the star of many a Washingtonian’s Instagram, are in luck as it will remain in place when the new roof is installed.

Additional roof revamps coming Cinco de Mayo weekend include upgraded bathrooms featuring tropical floral-motif wallpaper as well as an infinity waterfall on the roof’s back tile wall.

Perhaps most exciting for warm weather-loving Washingtonians is the addition of a frozen margarita machine which will allow El Techo to offer frozen strawberry-blueberry-lemongrass-mango-infused mezcal margaritas (say that three times fast) and, of course, frose. In addition to the glorious brain freeze-inducing boozy beverages, a lineup of summertime cocktails (all cocktails $13) will be introduced including:

Coco Loco

Tequila, fresh pineapple and coconut juices & lime

Passion Fruit Margarita

Tequila, passion fruit & lime juice

Basil Smash

Basil, passion fruit, lime juice & vodka

Mango Mojito

Mango syrup, mint, fresh lime & rum


Strawberry syrup, lime juice & chipotle-infused tequila

House Punch

Fresh pineapple, blackberry, lime, simple syrup & Cachaca

The new roof and drink menus will make their triumphant debut at El Techo Cinco de Mayo weekend where celebrations including live DJs and more will be happening all day and night long.”


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