DC’s monumental views are world famous, but there are plenty of charming vistas with nary a marble column in sight. From the poolside lounge atop the Donovan Hotel, soak in views of church steeples, elegant row houses and parks. Sip salted Vietnamese lemonade and tea-infused cocktails while snacking on sushi, wild mushroom tacos, pork bao and habanero-spiked peel-and-eat shrimp from Zentan, the Asian-inspired restaurant in the lobby below. Feel free to ask what bartender Matt Allred has invented lately. A recent creation, Campari-flavored fruit roll-ups, put smiles on the faces of even the most jaded foodies.
The Donovan Hotel
1155 14 St NW
|Cross street:||at Scott Cir|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 4–11pm, Thu 4pm–midnight, Fri 4pm–1am, Sat 5pm–1am|
|Transport:||McPherson Square Metro|