A retreat from the heat!
This was one of my favorite finds this summer. I was familiar with Zentan, famed chef Susur Lee’s restaurant. Right after I got off from work my co-workers and I headed straight to ADC. Above DC is the rooftop lounge for the Donovan House Hotel. This is one of DC’s best kept secrets, but don’t get it twisted this place fills up fast. The view from ADC is to die for and is the perfect way to put your office woes behind you. My friends/co-workers and I went on one of the hottest days this summer and ADC was just what the doctor ordered. The minute we came in we had to immediately purchase or drinks because happy hour ends at 7pm. BEWARE this place is not cheap. The Happy Hour special consists of 30% off all their beverages… This special doesn’t help at all. But before you rule this place out keep reading We arrived at approximatly 6:15pm and ordered several drinks off the menu. These drinks are strong so don’t you fret! You are getting your money’s worth. In my opinion if I’m paying $12 for a drink I want my $12′s worth of liquor. I started off with a Cosmo which was made perfectly! I then moved on to the “Orange Crush” this was my summer heat salvation.
As I stated before, we arrived at 6:15pm, by 7:30 the place was almost full. My main recommendation is for you to come early! Come early and save yourself a spot in the bungalow-esque lounge or cuddle up on one of the poolside chairs. My friends and I decided to escape the heat and put our feet in the pool, it was just what we needed to cool down. Again, come EARLY, this place gets crowded fast and the line in the lobby moves very slow. Even though summer is pretty much gone, I still say this place is a nice place to lounge around. I suspect that they will be closing down ADC when it starts getting cooler so visit while you still can.
ADC,1155 14th Street NW, D.C. 20005
Atmosphere: The crowd is trendy and regrettably mostly female. This is not a big place for mingling. Everyone pretty much stays to themselves, so come with a good group of friends and a lot of money in your pockets to keep the drinks flowing.
Order: Cosmo and Zentan’s Spicy Tuna Roll
Price: $$$ (Most Expensive)