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Ellipse Rooftop Bar
Best Rooftop Bar In Downtown Washington DC

Signature cocktails, craft beer, and fine wine are the staple of any good bar. Mix in a rooftop setting with panoramic views of DC, and you have a great bar experience. We offer a collection of cocktails, local and premium beers, a selection of fine wines, and a menu of small bites and apps.

Ellipse is one of WashingtonDC.Org's Top 20 Rooftop Bars

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Open seating, no reservations required


Monday-Saturday: 4pm to 10pm
Sunday: 3pm to 9pm

Happy Hour
Monday-Friday: 4pm to 8pm
Happy Hour Menu

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Summer Event Promotion

Book an event during July and September 2019 and receive these benefits:

  • Waived rental fee
  • Complimentary AV
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It's Happy Hour! 4pm to 8pm

Happy Hour Specials Below

Draft & Domestic Beers - $5

Rail Drinks - $8

Cocktails - $9

Ellipse Red Sangria // Rum Rickey // Jalapeño Mueller // Blueberry A.F. // Washingtonian

House Wines by Mezzacorona - $6

pinot grigio / chardonnay / rosé / cabernet sauvignon / merlot

Food - $9

Hummus & Veggies // Loaded Nachos // West Wings

French Fries - $5

add $2 cheese, $2 parmesan, $3 chili

Southwest Eggrolls - $7

Best Downtown Washington DC Rooftop Bar

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Minutes From The White House

Escape the noise of the city and enjoy an elevated bar experience just a few minutes from the White House. An inspired rooftop bar that offers great views of Washington DC, Ellipse Rooftop Bar offers plush lounge and table seating, fire pits, and a canopy.

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Host A Private Event

Minimum of 10 people or more
Live it up with your friends and family while overlooking Washington DC. Rising above the city, Ellipse Rooftop Bar is a vibrant and unique venue perfect for social celebrations and corporate gatherings. Enjoy a wide array of notable cocktails, local and premium beers, a selection of fine wines, and a menu of delicious small bites in a private rooftop setting.
20% Off Labor Day Weekend Events

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Private Events & Parties

Ellipse Rooftop Bar is the perfect spot to host private rooftop events in downtown Washington DC. Our rooftop venue is a favorite for hosting a bachelor or bachelorette party, birthday parties, company meetings, private happy hour, and holiday party.

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