Climb to the top while you can, because the best thing about summer in the district is the roof.
By Shira Karsen and Christina Hubmann
Summer may officially be over, but since the winter chill hasn’t forced us inside yet, it is never too late to hop on a bus and onto a roof. Thanks to Things to do in D.C. (a cleverly named website) 20-somethings can pay 20 bucks to kick off their first October Saturday in double-decker style.
First stop is Sky Bar at the Beacon Hotel: a seriously boutique-y hotel in the heart of the district near Dupont and Embassy Row. Famous for their fruity concoctions, bus riders can lounge out on the open-air patio and politely munch on homemade falafel and mini burgers. But remember to share! This is a social event after all…
Now Eden is where the night begins (ha. No pun intended.) Ultra hip, Eden is as a great place to celebrity and people watch—if you can get in. Normally this hotspot’s line is around the corner, but the nice people at Things to Do in D.C. got the hookup and all passengers on the bus can get in with no line—or cover charge.
Ok, we all know of Current—sushi by day, dancing by night. But instead of meandering inside, party-hoppers can climb upstairs onto the newly opened rooftop lounge. Enjoy everything you love about current up top, (daily drink specials and rotating DJ’s) without the sweaty teens at college night.
Last but not least, the bus will hit 18th street and its less than a year old watering-hole, Public. Choose to stay inside at the sports bar, or go up top to swanky Sky Box and watch the stars with the guy (or girl) who shared your bus seat all night.
For more information and purchasing tickets, click here.