The Round Robin Bar

Hotel Bar, Cocktail
$ $ $
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 12:00am



  • You adopt the universal habit of the place and call for a mint-julep, a whiskey-skin, a gin-cocktail...for the conviviality of Washington sets in at an early hour, wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1862
  • Jim Hewes is one of the best bartenders in DC. Great history from this guy.
  • Check out the Whisky Bar in the hall up the stairs. They have a wide selection of Scotch.
  • Far from impressed by the service and the drinks. Additionally, staff gave me attitude for ordering two drinks while my companion was in the restroom. Needless to say, I won't be back.
  • Ask for Jim to make you a 'Willard' and to give you a quick history lesson.
  • Its good to have a stiff drink in the Round Robin Bar of the hotel where Julia Ward Howe finally found some printable words for the tune of John Browns Body. Christopher Hitchens
  • The historic Round Robin Bar at the serves one of the best sazeracs around, no wonder why Esquire magazine named it one of the best bars in America!
  • Unimpressed by the service.
  • Now that the templates is dipping down, order an Irish coffee to warm up
  • Best little historic hole in the wall.
  • amazing historical location - and the Laphroiag is reasonably priced!
  • The nice bar inside The Willard Hotel
  • Great service!
  • Awesome little bar, one of the best in DC
  • Excellent mint juleps, you can't go wrong!
  • Order a sidecar. Best one in DC.
  • They have the best blue cheese stuffed olives I have ever tasted
  • It's a quaint little bar. Their cocktail and drink programs could use a lot more depth.
  • Check out Round Robin as seen on Drinking Made Easy
  • In 1850, Senator Clay mixed the first mint julep in D.C. and since then has become the bar's signature drink. In fact, the original recipe is still used with the ingredients on display at the bar.

Nearby places

675 15th St NW (at G St NW)
600 14th St NW (at F St NW)
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 14th & 15th St NW)