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POV Lounge

$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
American, Bar
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515 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1006 (F Street)
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited on a Friday night (mistake for us) at the invitation of friends who we needed to meet in D.C. This is obviously a "happening" place. Very busy on Friday after work and the view is fabulous. With that said, there was no way to get table service, impossible to have a conversation because of the noise level, and... More 

Thank gosaka
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I struggled with this review because the pros are really great pros, but then the cons nearly wipe them out. So I starred POV right down the middle. Pro: You can reserve seats for large groups (online says 14 or more, but we had 12 and they were okay with that.) Con: I had questions before booking and had to... More 

Thank Sue F
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must to stop and have a drink. A roof top that has the most spectacular view of DC landmarks. Posh yet comfortable and filled with locals as well as tourists.

Thank Pamela H
Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this lounge by accident and couldn't have been more excited. The views are amazing. You get a full view of the White House, Washington Monument, Treasury building, and the Lincoln Memorial. The weather was incredible while we were there; but there seems to be plenty of heaters, fans, and covers to assist if the weather wasn't as... More 

Thank seoc
Saint Louis, Missouri
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view is amazing. I went on a weeknight when the weather was great, and it was crowded, so I can only imagine what it's like on a weekend. I got a drink that was WAY overpriced and enjoyed the view of the Washington Monument and the side of the White House. I was just by myself so I really... More 

Thank annetteangel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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251 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the POV. Great views and great food. The prices on drinks shocked some of my colleagues. Amazing for a special occasion.

Thank NEVenturer
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Can't beat the location and the rooftop views of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, etc are awesome. Food is decent, expensive. Drinks are decent, expensive. But the view and the hip crowd - very nice!

Thank VictorAndKim N
Greenville, North Carolina
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The POV Roof Terrace is a must when in DC. You have excellent views of Washington Monument, White House and surrounding attractions. The service was excellent and our drinks were worth the expense.

1 Thank Connie C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

While this is a great spot, if you are here for an event; make sure you ask before you purchase a drink at the bar. Markup for events can be super high and you may just be better off ordering a drink from the lobby bar instead. Ex. Beefeater gin and tonic 17.00 at event vs. 10 at the lobby... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Open air and very lovely, close to White House so you see all. There are heaters everywhere so even in winter, we were able to sit outside. Fun and funky.

1 Thank TravelingIguana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1006
    (F Street)
  • Public Transportation: Accessible via Metro Center Station.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Located on the roof of the W Hotel Washington

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?