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“Great Place for a Cocktail”
Review of POV Lounge

POV Lounge
Ranked #188 of 3,216 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: F Street
Transit: Accessible via Metro Center Station.
Description: Located on the roof of the W Hotel Washington
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great Place for a Cocktail”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a great place for a cocktail before or after dinner. The view is spectacular. The drinks are expensive but you are paying for the atmosphere. Great views of the white house and washington monument. It is also cool at night to see the planes landing and taking off from the airport.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Larrich2
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing view!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

View was amazing. Drinks were good. Vibe was spectacular! Decor was awesome. There's an outdoor area and an indoor dance area. Three bars. The space isn't that big, so when you finally get up there, you know you're somewhere special.

Visited February 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Stop in during your walking tour of the National Mall”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Whenever friends or family visit Washington DC and want to visit the National Mall and Smithsonian Museums, I take them to POV Lounge for a drink. From this rooftop bar, you get an excellent view of the Mall (Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, etc). I recommend the Au Pair.

Visited February 2013
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Nice View, Poor Service”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

This place could great.....but it's not! Have tried on numerous occasions to stop in for a drink in the afternoon. There was no table service, only walk up service. Drinks were horrible and expensive. Who puts a salt rim around a lemon drop martini?

We're done trying to enjoy this view. Would rather walk to the next block to The Hamilton or Old Ebbits where the service is friendly and the drinks well made

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Forked River NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great View but otherwise average for food”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Went here for dessert Tuesday night (1/29) because we found a better place to eat (Ebbitts Grill). The dessert portions were VERY small. I got the smallest 3 scoops of tangerine sorbet. Almost the size of melon balls. While it was really good, for NINE dollars, they could have been a little more generous. (All desserts are NINE dollars.) Obviously you are paying for the view here. A warm DC night, it was very nice.

  • Visited January 2013
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