It’s Hot, I Need a Pool.

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |
Photo Credit: Apeture Photography

Photo Credit: Apeture Photography

It is hot and it is only going to get hotter as July rolls in, which means you should have a pool on your radar.  Memories of a recent trip to Vegas have me wanting to relive the constant stream of pool parties and sexy aquatic scene.  The District is upping the ante on trendy pools and party scenes with food and craft cocktails.  Here are our picks of the summer:

  1. Vida Penthouse Pool & Lounge at the Navy Yard: One of the sexiest scenes in the city, VIDA’s Penthouse Pool & Lounge boasts a 360-degree view of the city, a heated pool, rentable cabanas and daybeds, a full-service bar, and an intimate lounge area equipped with fire pits.
  2. The Liaison Capitol Hill DC Rooftop Pool: With Art & Soul downstairs and the views from the rooftop,
    Image via Jai Williams/Januari Jai Media The Mortadella Burger at The Capella Hotel

    (Image via Jai Williams/Januari Jai Media) The Mortadella Burger at The Capella Hotel

    one could make a night of this experience.  The Liaison also boasts the largest rooftop in the city.

  3. The Capella Hotel Rooftop Lounge and Relaxation Pool: Infinity. Pool.  The infinity pool is everything!  Shocking that the District has one of these on the docket but we are happy to see Capella changing the pace.
  4. The Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop Pool: This one is a fave because it is not only open to guests of the hotel or includes any funky monthly fees.  For $25 anyone can get the experience with the (limited) guest passes available.
  5. The DNV Rooftop Lounge & Pool: Located at the top of the Donovan House Hotel, the DNV is one of the veterans in this rooftop pool game.  Best for after work drinks and/or second date link up.

UPDATED:  DNV Rooftop Lounge & Pool is hosting a Labor Day Pool Party.  See deets below.

Sunday, 9/6, 6pm

DNV Rooftop

1155 14th St NW, Washington, DC

The Labor Day rooftop pool party features special nighttime pool access for the public,

live music from three popular acts, Japanese BBQ from Zentan’s Chef

Yo Matuzaki, and large format sharable coconut cocktails from bar leader Matt Allred.

Entry Fee:  $40 general admission includes unlimited Tokyo dogs, robata, grilled corn,

cash bar and pool access; $550 for pergola includes private space, food offerings,

pool access and a unique bottle service experience complete with coconut


Tickets are on sale now:

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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