Capitol Vistas, Watergate & a Bar Room Singalong: The Perfect Date Night in DC

Washington, D.C.

  • The fire pit outside Farmers Fishers Bakers.
  • The view of the Potomac and Virginia from the Rooftop Terrace at the Kennedy Center.
  • A couple glances at the full moon from the Rooftop Terrace at the Kennedy Center. Photo: philliefan99 / flickr
  • The lobby features curved glamed-out metal everywhere. Photo: Al Drago/The New York Times
  • The walls of The Next Whisky Bar. Photo: Ron Arad Associates.
  • The Honey Pot Fried Chicken Jambalaya. Photo: leave.full
  • Spicy Tuna Roll at Farmers Fishers Bakers. Photo: britts_bites / Instagram
  • The Piano Man takes to the stage. Photo: dclushes / Instagram.
  • A whiskey sour at Mr. Smiths. Photo: rabidsquirrelninja / Instagram.

2 hours
0.9 mi
Guided by Chris
Chris Pontius


Some of my favorite spots in Washington DC are on the west side near the Potomac River. I put together the perfect stroll for you, whether you are on a date or out with friends. We start with drinks and vistas of Capitol Hill from the roof of the Kennedy Center. Then we'll pop over to a scandal-filled luxury hotel before continuing to dinner along the Georgetown Waterfront. From there, we end the night at a piano bar, belting "Don't Stop Believing." This is my neighborhood, so trust me: it is going to be a fun night. Let me show you.

About Your Guide

Hi my name is Chris. I'm a California kid who got to follow his dream job to play professional soccer in Washington DC. After 7 years and thousands of fond memories, I love this town. On the side, I'm a history buff, although my grades in college probably would not back that up. The best thing about DC - and something that you take for granted while living here - is just how accessible history and significant artifacts are in this city. I'm on the hunt for more.

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Guide Points

  1. Roof Terrace Restaurant @ The Kennedy Center

    This is one of my favorite buildings in DC. The Kennedy Center is situated on the Potomac River and houses everything from ballets and oper…

  2. The Watergate Hotel

    Just a short walk away, we stop into the Watergate Hotel for a brief historic jaunt. This is arguably the most (in)famous hotel in Washingt…

  3. Farmers Fishers Bakers

    Farmers Fishers Bakers is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is vibrant and everything is sustaina…

  4. Mr. Smith's of Georgetown

    Mr. Smith's is one of my favorite bars in DC. Don't believe me? Ask my fiancée - we came here after our first date.

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