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“Lounging at Point of View”
Review of POV Lounge

POV Lounge
Ranked #161 of 3,300 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: F Street
Transit: Accessible via Metro Center Station.
Description: Once you're ready to see and be seen, ascend to W Washington D.C.'s iconic rooftop bar and lounge, POV. Here, your fashion statement is just as meaningful as your political one, so dress to impress and break through the red tape of D.C. with views of the White House normally reserved for those elected to office. POV's design is inspired by three contextual insights local to Washington, D.C., social, physical and historical, which are in turn reflected through its design details. Our rooftop lounge features various seating zones, ranging from communal tables to VIP banquettes. No matter which side of the aisle you're on, you'll enjoy sipping a drink from the bar and experiencing POV's unique programming, which is centered on its passion points of Music, Fashion, Design and Cocktail Culture.
Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Delightful white sangrias, beautiful sunshine, fabulous service and a wonderful 'Point of View' at this rooftop hot spot!

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Good food. Great views.
Annoying wait with the doorman - ended up just eating at the bar (despite having tipped him). 2 hrs b4 he contacted me for an available table. Brutal.
But overall experience was a good one with the food & drink and venue view/location & serving staff.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

For my 30th birthday, one of the places I wanted to definitely go was POV. I had heard a lot of great things about it and wanted to give it a shot. We went here twice in one night - once around 5 PM to have drinks before dinner and then back again at midnight for some dancing. My suggestion from that experience is this - go early so you can enjoy this spot for what it is known for, the view. The view is spectacular and the building is beautiful. When it's light outside you can look see all around DC and get good pictures, while enjoying a cocktail. As for the rest, I am not going to lie, I was pretty disappointed with the venue itself. It was looking a little shabby and not at all chic and super trendy like I was expecting it to be. The staff was not very friendly and all dressed in different random black outfits, which was not very professional in my opinion. Regardless of this, the feeling of being on top of a building overlooking DC with a drink in hand was pretty awesome. This is why we went back for the dancing portion of the evening. There was a line to get in, which began at the elevators as each elevator holds like a max of 6 people. We waited for about 20 minutes and got up there. The terrace was totally packed and the bartenders were not friendly in the least bit. We went into the lounge area which had a DJ and a dance floor which was pretty fun. The bartenders were nondescript, someone to provide you with a drink, nothing more nothing less. The DJ did take suggestions for songs which we found to be awesome because he played all of ours!

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Go And enjoy the view at the terrace, but no need to order any thing if you don't want to be hassled/near insulted/ignored by bartenders.
Just use the place as it is a nice sight-seeing place.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

B & I met friends for drinks on a weekend afternoon on their recommendation. No signs in the lobby to direct us to the roof for the lounge, though. Obviously, we found it. View was beautiful on a gorgeous day. Plastic shields were put up against the wind, which was smart. Service was nice & attentive for a busy holiday weekend. Music was a bit loud for daytime. Ordered calamari, shrimp & pizza which were fine, but being from NYC, their pizza was nothing special.

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1  Thank BnMadven
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