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Round Robin Bar

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Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Willard Inter-Continental, Washington DC, DC 20004-1047
Phone Number: +1 202-628-9100

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Absolute must to stop by for a drink and check out the decor. Bartenders are more than happy to share history and legends. If you like history, walk down Peacock Alley on your way... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Sheryl B
Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Absolute must to stop by for a drink and check out the decor. Bartenders are more than happy to share history and legends. If you like history, walk down Peacock Alley on your way out and check out their display (almost all the way at the end)- they have some great pictures of the hotel during various eras.

Thank Sheryl B
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were travelling here from NYC and wanted to check out Round Robin for history and cocktails. The history, atmosphere and service were great but the cocktails really let the place down. We run a cocktail bar so our standards are high but if you are looking for great cocktails save your money and head to Barmini. Instead go here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The architecture is gorgeous including ornamental hand carved wood and marble pillars. It's a great environment for an afternoon cocktail and the mint julep is splendid.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

... Or some bourbon if you'd rather. Known for its mint julep since the days of Henry Clay and where luminaries have gathered, today the spot still has a nice ambience, is conversational with the round bar area and some table seating along the windows. There's a snack mix and afternoon/evening menu of bar bites and desserts. You can enter... More 

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Ridgefield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Historical round bar located in Willard Intercontinental Hotel located steps from White House. The history and people that have spent time in this bar is impressive. It's small but great spot for a quick cocktail or two.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I have been visiting the Round Robin for about 35 years. It is may favorite bar in Washington. Bartenders know their drinks, the bar is well stocked and the atmosphere is unsurpassed. The wheels of government could not turn without this place! The public officials I have seen in the Round Robin would fill a book. When I stay at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

great service, made all the difference. had a very relaxing evening. all good, at this local hot spot. highly recommend.

Thank BuddhistNYC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

This is a Washington institution. Drinks and food are generally good albeit pricey. Service can be slow and not always super friendly. Overall worth a visit, the bar itself is quite beautiful.

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Prather, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Jim Hewes has been serving up drinks at the Round Robin Bar for 30 years. He concocts memorable cocktails, provides hospitality and, as the best barkeeps do, is a great storyteller. The room is small, with a round bar, all dark wood and rich leather. Very comfortable barstools & a pleasant couple from Alabama sitting next to us enhanced the... More 

Thank Adenine
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

The Round Robin bar is located in The Willard Hotel, It is quite small and almost always packed when I have been there. The history of the Willard Hotel is quite fascinating and the Bar keep always has a lot of knowledge about it. Worth going for at least one drink to say you did.

Thank Brian J

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