10 DC patios, rooftops for outdoor summer dining

WASHINGTON — When the sun is shining and the temperature is just right, everything tastes better outside.

Here are 10 rooftops and patios in the D.C. area where you can enjoy everything from an ice cold beer to a platter of beef bourguignon.

The rooftop bar at The Watergate Hotel is undoubtably one of the nicest places to enjoy the weather — and libations — in the D.C. area. (Courtesy David Preta)
Top of the Gate at The Watergate Hotel  The rooftop bar at The Watergate Hotel is undoubtedly one of the nicest places to enjoy the weather — and libations — in the D.C. area. Catch 360-degree views of the Kennedy Center, Potomac River and the monuments. The rooftop is open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Photographer: David Preta) (Photographer: David Preta)
The Rosewood Hotel in Georgetown has a rooftop bar and lounge that's open to guests and locals, alike. (Courtesy The Rosewood)
The Rosewood Hotel This luxe rooftop in Georgetown offers gorgeous views of the monuments and the river. The rooftop bar and lounge serves cocktails, wine and light snacks. (Courtesy The Rosewood) (Courtesy The Rosewood/Robert Reck)
Bourbon Steak  Also in Georgetown is Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons. Inside, guests can dine on some of the best cuts of meat around. But the outdoor patio and courtyard is a great place to casually sip on a cocktail and choose a bite to eat from the bar’s menu — lobster corn dogs, anyone? There’s also a Wagu burger and oak-fired steaks. When the temperatures dip, fire pits keep you warm. (WTOP)
Le Diplomate  Also on 14th Street is the popular french bistro, Le Diplomate. Nosh on oysters and bubbly, opt for a burger and beer, or dive into a plate of duck confit on the lively outdoor patio. (Courtesy Le Diplomate/Nycci Nellis)
Masseria is in D.C.'s Union Market district. (Photo Credit Scott Suchman)
Masseria  For a true fine-dining experience, head to Masseria near Union Market and enjoy a coursed tasting menu alfresco. (Photo credit: Scott Suchman) (SCOTT SUCHMAN)
On Monday night, more than 100 men and women flooded the bar of Bluejacket Brewery for a speed-dating event. Only, they weren’t looking for love. They were looking for chefs. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Bluejacket Bluejacket’s patio is a great place to sip a made-in-D.C. beer near the river in Yards Park any day of the week, but it’s an especially great place to be before a Nationals game. The brewery and restaurant expanded its outdoor patio for the season, and on home games, a grill churns out burgers and sausages. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Embassy Row Hotel At this Massachusetts Avenue rooftop, there are plenty of drink and food options … but there’s also swimming. The Embassy Rooftop grill, bar and swimming pool is open for the season. (Courtesy Embassy Row Hotel) (Courtesy Embassy Row Hotel Facebook)
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The rooftop bar at The Watergate Hotel is undoubtably one of the nicest places to enjoy the weather — and libations — in the D.C. area. (Courtesy David Preta)
The Rosewood Hotel in Georgetown has a rooftop bar and lounge that's open to guests and locals, alike. (Courtesy The Rosewood)
Masseria is in D.C.'s Union Market district. (Photo Credit Scott Suchman)
On Monday night, more than 100 men and women flooded the bar of Bluejacket Brewery for a speed-dating event. Only, they weren’t looking for love. They were looking for chefs. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)


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