Raising the Roof


All Purpose Riverfront
This breezy roof deck is now available for reservations. Open for parties of 4 to 6 people, All Purpose has four socially-distanced seating sections with riverfront views, and TVs for watching Nationals games. Reservations on the roof deck are $100 per person (plus tax and tip) for an all-you-care-to-eat meal with three drinks of your choice. There is no time-limit outside of usual hours so you can hang out all evening. To make a reservation, please email your preferred date, time and party size to [email protected] and they will follow up to complete your booking. There are only four spots available per day. Each spot can accommodate a minimum of four guests and a maximum of six guests. 79 Potomac Avenue SE; 202.629.1894; allpurposedc.com

Anchovy Social
Kick back with waterfront vibes, spritzes, and seafood towers while taking in 360° views of the city below. The Anchovy Social rooftop and terrace atop Thompson Washington D.C. is now open. The cocktail menu highlights old favorites with inventive twists, like the Averna Spritz and Rickey's Last Word, along with sancking bites and heartier plates. Open every Wednesday through Sunday afternoons, walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended for a guaranteed spot.

Fathom Gallery Private Events
With over 1,200 square feet of private open-air space decked out with twinkle lights and greenery, rooftop guests have been able to celebrate safely and in style with a beautiful DC backdrop. Fathom Gallery has hosted microweddings and intimate ceremonies over the past few weeks while embracing “the new normal”, hosting intimate, unique celebrations with personal details from puppy ring bearers to a traditional West African wedding ceremony. Use of the rooftop is included in every venue rental, and bookings are being accepted for the remainder of 2020 and all of 2021. Find out more at [email protected].

Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Jack Rose Dining Saloon now offers Sunday brunch on their open-air terrace from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., featuring summery classic and original morning cocktails, brunch fare like mornay-smothered Kentucky Hot Browns and veggie-packed frittatas, and sweeping city views. Chef Russell Jones has created a variety of brunch dishes, from a vegetarian spinach & feta frittata, to sausage & egg breakfast burrito, to hearty shrimp & grits. Sweets lovers can enjoy a tall stack of seasonal buttermilk pancakes topped with fresh fruit and pecan maple syrup. In addition, chef Jones offers sandwiches, salads, soups, and Jack Rose classics such as its honey bourbon-glazed whiskey wings, shrimp hushpuppies with old bay mayo, and the pimento cheese-topped Big Jack burger. There will be equally varied morning cocktails, from staples like mimosas and bloody Marys to the large-format Hawaiian Haymaker serving 3-5 to a seasonal rotating summer punch. Jack Rose offers reservations via Resy, but will also take walk-ins if space is available. Tables are available for 2-6 guests, with time limits of 1.5-2.5 hours per reservation, depending on party size. 2007 18th Street NW; 202.588.7388; jackrosediningsaloon.com

Riggs Washington DC 
The new  Rooftop at Riggs is a sophisticated space with panoramic views of the city, offering a bright and breezy menu of Mediterranean inspired aperitifs and seasonal cocktails. Chef Patrick Currans menu will feature ricotta and peaches with crostini, chips, and dips that include white bean and black garlic, roasted French onion, and smoked red pepper and chickpea relish; nostalgic ice cream sandwiches, and a selection of Aperitivo and spritz. In addition to being open to the public Thursday through Sunday, the space is also available to book for private functions, offering floor to ceiling glass walls and flexible sliding wall partitions to accommodate a variety of small-gathering needs. 900 F Street NW; 202.638.1800; sevenrooms.com

Top of the Gate
Top of the Gate has reopened, serving a new menu of handcrafted cocktails, beer, and wine alongside a fresh selection of gourmet pizzas and small plates. No reservations required, and parties will be seated in the lounge area, which has been arranged for social distancing. The rooftop will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. 2650 Virginia Avenue NW; 844.617.1972; thewatergatehotel.com