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5 Rooftops to Get You in the Summer Mood

There is nothing that screams summer more than chilling on a rooftop and catching some rays with a specialty cocktail in hand. These five rooftops offer fun programs and new menus that will have you saying “bottoms up!”

DNV at The Donovan launches a Sunday Night Dinner series Memorial Day weekend.

1. Jack Rose Dining Saloon
This old favorite is spicing things up with its new craft cocktail menu this summer. Feel the tropical vibes as you venture over to the hidden Tiki Bar for the weekly “Tiki Thursdays” Happy Hour, featuring a half-priced menu with island-inspired cocktails and fresh-off-the-grill bites. 5-9PM, 2007 18th St. NW, 202.588.7388

2. The Observatory at The Graham Hotel
After celebrating its fourth anniversary, the Graham Hotel rooftop reopened with a new look, including lighted high top tables, hanging lamps and sunshades. The Observatory, which offers jaw-dropping sites of the entire DMV area, is also launching a food program. The menu will feature charcuterie boards, artisan cheese displays and chocolate dipped strawberries. Don’t worry, their popular punches are still flowing! 1075 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, 202.337.0900

3. The Rooftop at Embassy Row Hotel
We’re playing hooky all summer! The rooftop at Embassy Row Hotel opens May 20 with a blowout Hooky Friday bash, from noon-close, followed by a Silent Disco. The Silent Disco party will continue every Friday night throughout the summer, which features a wireless headphone dance experience in collaboration with Art Soiree. 6-11PM, $15, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202.265.1600

4. DNV at The Donovan
Take in the stunning views and poolside dining at the DNV rooftop on top of the Donovan Hotel. Experience the new Sunday Night Dinner series beginning Memorial Day weekend. Feast on a whole animal roast while enjoying live music and pool access once a month throughout the summer. 5-10PM, $40, 1155 14th St. NW, 202.379.4366

5. The Hawthorne
A new U Street staple to add to your list! The Hawthorne is launching a Saturday program on their open-air rooftop with specials starting at noon. The rooftop fun includes rotating craft beers, shot specials and a bottomless mimosa brunch. Enjoy amazing sites and delicious bites every Saturday this summer. 1336 U St. NW, 202.853.9194