Off the Record

Hotel Bar
$ $ $
800 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 942-7599
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:30am
11:30am - 12:30am
11:30am - 12:00am



  • Great spot for a clandestine meeting. Enter through lobby. Door downstairs to left of elevators. Concierge has phone chargers.
  • Extremely disappointing for foodies or cocktail enthusiasts. Maybe it was an off night. However it may be, it was not the best hotel bar of America.
  • Bar staff is exceptionally knowledgeable about pretty much everything! Great selection of Ports
  • Don't get the Cobb salad. It is a sad sight.
  • Free wi fi!
  • Extremely classy bar!
  • The cocktails are expensive but you get free nuts and olives!
  • Sips, staff and nibbles. Art!
  • Great stop for an afternoon sip and small nosh - lots of political chatter - fun.
  • The art work and coasters are fun touch.
  • Service. Bar tenders are great.
  • Great place for a night cap or for quiet drink after work. Pricey but totally worth it
  • Overpriced, giant drinks, stuffy atmosphere unless you're really into political culture.
  • If you are travelling alone then Off The Record is a great spot to have a quiet drink at the bar and soak in the politico atmosphere. The bartender makes a terrific Old Fashioned.
  • Great cocktails. Steal as many coasters as you can!
  • Great wine selection, great for post dinner night cap
  • Great DC feeling spot.
  • Off the Record was chosen by as one of the "World's Best Hotel Bars."
  • A Washington classic. Low lighting and small tables, good for intimate conversations (or political scheming, as the case may be)
  • The strongest but smoothest rye Old Fashioned I have ever had.

Nearby places

675 15th St NW (at G St NW)
1620 I St NW (btwn 16th & 17th St. NW)
600 14th St NW (at F St NW)