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Washington DC new Rooftop Lounge with fire pits and great views opens in Dupont Circle

Washington DC is home to a bunch of atmospheric rooftop bars. Lady Bird is primed to soar to the top.

Washington DC Ladybird
Washington DC Ladybird

The sky-high bar and lounge perched atop Dupont Circle’s new Kimpton Banneker hotel just opened on October 8 with White House and Washington Monument views, cocktails, and bites fit for a socialite (like the namesake First Lady, Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson).

Washington DC Ladybird

The outdoor terrace is heated with fire pits. The 1,200 square-foot space is designed for all seasons with an indoor/outdoor layout and moveable glass walls, umbrellas for sunny days, fire pits for cool evenings, and space for live entertainment.

Design elements and fabrics around the U-shaped bar and lounge nod to the color and speckled pattern of DC’s official bird, the wood thrush.

Washington DC Ladybird
Washington DC Ladybird Lounge

The U-Shaped bar takes design cues from Washington DC’s official bird, the wood thrush.

Chef Laurent Hollaender, who also helms French restaurant Le Sel below, is behind the menu of hors d’oeuvres. Guests can snack on goat-cheese beignets, elaborate cheese and charcuterie boards, and heirloom tomato tartines. Drinks match the cocktail party vibe, whether you’re still feeling summery (caipirinhas, new-wave pina coladas) or are ready to embrace the fall with a fizzy bourbon Bramble with blackberry liqueur and ginger beer. 

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