by Prince Of Petworth April 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0

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. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0

75 District Square, SW. 12 Stories opens at the top of the InterContinental Hotel at The Wharf. Photo by Anna Meyer.

From a press release:

“Today, Gerber Group officially launches 12 Stories, the brand’s first D.C. property (75 District Square SW, 12th floor) located at the top of The InterContinental Hotel in the city’s new billion-dollar residential and retail development, The Wharf.

Designed by SLDesign, the new penthouse bar is a sexy, modern addition to The Wharf landscape, boasting a nearly 360-degree view of The Potomac and the Washington skyline.

Photo by Anna Meyer

12 Stories features modern artwork by Paige Smith, industrial-chic design touches like concrete flooring, wired pendulum lighting, velvet, marble, leather and wood furniture and an expansive 26-foot NanaWall, opening up onto an outdoor terrace. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 8, 2019 at 10:22 pm 0

courtesy Skybox

From an email:

“On April 15, local hospitality innovators Eric and Ian Hilton will officially debut Skybox (1400 14th Street NW), their new 2,490-square-foot rooftop bar that boasts a stunning, nearly 360-degree panoramic view of Logan Circle and beyond. Located atop the brothers’ popular Players’ Club — an ode to 70s and 80s video games, music and culture — Skybox is also a nostalgic nod to the D.C. of yesteryear. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2017 at 10:22 pm 21 Comments

606 Florida Ave, NW

Back in February we first learned about Rito Loco’s roof deck plans. They’re really far along now. I’m told they could be open in just a few weeks if not sooner. Also stand by for an upgrade to their menu – I’m hearing paella could be in the mix. In the meantime – see how the deck is shaping up:

Check out the view after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2015 at 10:40 am 50 Comments

1537 7th Street, NW

Ivy and Coney’s new retractable roof deck is almost done. It took a little longer than expected (and obviously finishing touches are ongoing) but it turned pretty damn nice. There’s a pool table under this tarp:


6 tvs:


Separate outdoor bar (not to mention new kitchen.) Pardon the language but Bull Durham fans will be happy:


Stay tuned for an exact opening date very soon.


by Prince Of Petworth October 5, 2015 at 3:53 pm 4 Comments

1833 14th Street, NW

From the owners of Bar Pilar:

“On Friday, October 2nd, placards were posted at Bar Pilar. We are exploring the opportunity to expand the restaurant to include a roof deck bar area with additional outside seating. Plans for the expansion are still in the very early stages.

Bar Pilar has been a part of the 14th Street community for the past decade, and we take the responsibility of being good neighbors very seriously. We invite our neighbors in the 14th Street corridor to join us at 6pm the evening of November 15th upstairs at the restaurant for an informational open house, where we will happily share plans for the project as it stands now and address any questions or concerns at that time.

In the meantime, we look forward to continuing to provide a great neighborhood spot to eat, drink and gather with friends.”

Looking north towards St. Ex and T Street

by Prince Of Petworth August 7, 2015 at 12:10 pm 10 Comments


From an email:

Sauf Haus is currently working on adding a retractable roof to the biergarten. Best part is that it’s on track to be completed by the first day of Oktoberfest!

We’re looking forward to being able to provide some comfortable, toasty, rooftop bier drinking throughout the fall/winter season.

It’s also great news for residents in DuPont as noise levels have been a concern, particularly with bars in the Golden Triangle area. The covered roof will contain much of the noise that may overflow–this was a big motivating factor in the owners’ decision as they’re working hard to become part of the neighborhood and not just another bar on the strip.

Designer Adam Ford (@glassdesigns) of Rollacover created the design, he’s also designed retractable roofs for the Argonaut, Jack Rose, Ivy & Coney and Red Rocks on H Street.

Also worth noting–we recently added wall to wall air ducts the blow some serious cool air on the roof so guests can enjoy the outdoor weather comfortably.”

sauf haus
1216 18th Street, NW at the corner of Jefferson just off Connecticut Ave


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