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DNV Rooftop Opens for the 2019 Season On Friday, May 24

May 3, 2019

Thomas Circle Rooftop Offers Washingtonians a Summer Retreat with Beachy Ambiance & Fare, Resident DJs, and Sunday Pool Parties

WASHINGTON, DC (May 3, 2019) – This Memorial Day Weekend, DNV Rooftop, the urban oasis atop the Kimpton Donovan Hotel, will reopen for the season as a beach hideaway serving sweeping views, playful cocktails from Lead Bartender Justin Golash, and summertime DJ beats. The Thomas Circle rooftop bar is officially open on Friday, May 24. And beginning Sunday, May 26, Washingtonians are invited back for rooftop brunch and refreshing swims at the popular DNV Rooftop Sunday Pool Parties.

New Beachy Menus

Beginning Friday, May 24, the DNV Rooftop team will offer beachy food and drink menus for the entire summer season. Lead Bartender Justin Golash has created a list of playful cocktails designed to transport locals from city to seaside. Beach-inspired refreshments range from spiked slushies and boozy ice pops, to orange crushes and a large-format drink served in a beach bucket. Cocktail standouts include:

  • Booze on a Stick – choice of Hibiscus Mai Tai or Piña Colada ice pop
  • Grumpy Guru – white rum, muddled lemon, orgeat, fresh sage leaves, club soda
  • Las Tres Emes – mezcal, white chocolate mole-infused tequila, mango nectar, lime, honey-habanero syrup
  • Sand in Ya Shorts – dark rum, bourbon, Licor 43, lemon juice, passionfruit syrup, pineapple juice
  • Sunrise in Ha Long Bay – cognac, cold brew coffee, house-made whipped coconut cream

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Executive Sous Chef Durrell Washington will offer a selection of summery bar bites perfect for enjoying by the pool. Handheld dishes includegrilled mahi-mahi tacos with mango salsa and cilantro sour cream, drunken pork ribs with pineapple-beer barbecue sauce, and Maryland-style crab fingers with remoulade sauce.

Summer DJ Series – Thursday through Sunday

DNV Rooftop will enhance its laid-back, summertime ambiance with relaxing tunes from resident DJs. Thursday through Sunday, guests may unwind throughout the weekend listening to DC-based favorite DJ Alkimist and other local DJs.

DJ Alkimist will be spinning every Thursday night from 7:00pm to close and on Sunday afternoons during the DNV Rooftop Sunday Pool Partiesfrom 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Additional DJ sets will take place every Friday and Saturday night from 7:00pm to close.

DNV Rooftop Sunday Pool Parties & Rooftop Brunch – Beginning Sunday, May 26

“Can You Dig It?” The DNV Rooftop team will bring back DNV Rooftop Sunday Pool Parties on Sunday, May 26. A favorite with locals, the parties will once again give pool access to the public every Sunday afternoon, from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. This year, each pool party guest will receive a complimentary canned cocktail upon entry. DNV Rooftop’s brunch menu features such new dishes as shrimp & gritschicken & wafflessteak ‘n’ eggs, and French toast fritters.

The DNV Rooftop Sunday Pool Parties are held every Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, weather permitting. Brunch is served from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. A $10 entry fee is charged at the door for pool party participants. Guests who RSVP ahead of time on EventBrite pay a $5 entry free. Guests must be 21+ to attend.

Follow @dnvrooftop on Instagram for updates on summer pool parties and food and drink highlights from the DNV Rooftop team.