Closed for the 2019 season. Visit our other stylish venues - The Next Whisky Bar and The Bar at Kingbird. Top of the Gate will open again in April 2020. The energetic and sophisticated rooftop bar and lounge at The Watergate Hotel boasts commanding 360-degree views of the Kennedy Center, the Potomac River, the Key and Arlington bridges, the Washington Monument and the rest of the DC skyline. It is the perfect place for an after-work cocktail or the season’s most talked-about event. To reserve a space in our lounge area, there is a minimum spend that starts at $50 per person to occupy the space. Our reserved spaces consist of pod seating, which is a combination of seats and cocktail tables, as well as a service attendant. All reservations have a minimum 2-hour time allotment. Our bar area is occupied on a first come first serve basis and does not require a minimum. Please note we ask to have a credit card on file to secure all reservations for Top of the Gate Bar & Lounge.