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Sunday, August 2, 2009

EyeSPyZ Stamp of Approval: POV Lounge

Like many I was eagerly awaiting the opening of the W Hotel's POV Rooftop Terrance and Lounge. Lately the biggest trend in the city has been Hotel Rooftop Bars. So I made my way to 515 15h Street, NW to give my readers a full review!
Upon entering the hotel, you're immediately greeted by very friendly and helpful hotel staff. The lobby has impeccable decor filled with plush couches, armchairs, and a martini bar. You either have the option to get a drink in the lobby or try to make your way upstairs to the 11th floor's dark marble cocktail bar or rooftop bar. If you aren't able to make it to the top, you can listen to the DJ spin in the lobby. FYI, the music in the lobby lounge is more up beat (house/pop/techno) compared to upstairs.
The Rooftop or's just an elevator ride up to the 11th-floor! If you plan on going to the POV lounge it's best to make reservations (a week in advance.) Those with reservations go right up, while the people in line wait (usually about 45 minutes), hoping something opens up. If you are lucky enough to make it to the top, the scene is a nice mature crowd (late 20's - 30's). It's sort of like a late night happy hour for the corporate world. The rooftop has some nice panoramic views of the Nation’s monuments, including a good glimpse of the White House. You can also watch planes take off from Reagan National Airport (awww how romantic) or see the Pentagon from any spot along the railing.
Although the rooftop view is doesn't come cheap! Cocktails average around 15$, and wine by the glass is 9$. So be prepared to spend money if you plan on having more than one drink!
So what's all the hype about? Plain and simple...the VIEW! It's something you have to see for yourself. The POV Rooftop Terrance and Lounge definitely takes DC to another level!


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