Off the Record

Row 1

800 16th St NW (in Hay Adams)
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 942-7599
Hotel Bar
$ $ $
Mon–Thu, Sun: 11:30 AM–Midnight Fri–Sat: 11:30 AM–12:30 AM

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Foursquare Tips

  • Great spot for a clandestine meeting. Enter through lobby. Door downstairs to left of elevators. Concierge has phone chargers.
  • Pear tart!
  • 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!
  • Cozy & comfortable & great staff. My favorite place!
  • 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.
  • Awesome ambiance and great (if expensive) cocktails.
  • Great, relaxed atmosphere. You are likely to run into all types of political types. Even lobbyists!
  • Great pear martini
  • A nice place for a weekday business meeting over drinks. They make some nice cocktails and la great location.