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Off The Record

££ - £££American,
800 16th St NW, Lower Level, Washington DC, DC 20006-4102
+1 202-942-7599
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar
££ - £££
800 16th St NW, Lower Level, Washington DC, DC 20006-4102
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Right opposite the White House in the cellar of Hay Adams hotel you have the Off the Record bar. The bar is a meeting place for everyone involved in politics and the decorations show that they have all been here. The atmosphere is nice and...More

Thank RoteFuchs
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Stylish underground style bar inside a hotel (cannot remember the name) we enjoyed fine wine and a delicious lobster mac and cheese ! If your looking for somewhere to visit whilst your in town this is defiantly worth it.

Thank Natasha N
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Off the Record is certainly the best feature of the Hay-Adams hotel. The drinks with the cute political names (e.g., Trumpy Sour, Hillary's Last Word) were tasty and fun. We enjoyed the political cartoons on the wall and on the coasters. Service and food were...More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Off the Record is a quaint bar tucked away in the basement of the Hay-Adams hotel just a few blocks from the White House. You get the idea that there are many "Off the record" conversations that happen here. Great drinks menu based on current...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Lovely quiet jazz/music bar/lounge tucked away in a quiet corner. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, the drinks inventive and tasty, the food was really good.

Thank IH9
Reviewed 14 September 2017

What a low key show stopper. The venue is gorgeous yet intimate. You can feel what it must have been like back in the day and today. From the artist renderings of the President and VP on each coaster so well done to the fab...More

Thank Magictravelnow
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is an intimate bar that my husband and I love to return to. Had a great lunch and a cocktail mid afternoon!! Beautiful!!

Thank AlgernonofChrisKay
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Every time I visit D.C. I know I should branch out, but whatever else I try this remains my favorite bar. It is especially wonderful after a long, busy day when you need to decompress a little. It is underground, in the basement of the...More

1  Thank oliviap14
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had before dinner drinks here one night - it is a hidden treasure in the Hay-Adams. You can order food, or just nibble on the nuts and olives that come with your drinks. Very prompt, friendly service.

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Though we had just dined the night before at The Lafayette, we were back, to Off The Record, but only for wine this time. We walked across 16th St NW, from the St Regis, and grabbed stools at the bar. We were greeted, and I...More

1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 16th St NW, Lower Level, Washington DC, DC 20006-4102
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-942-7599
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