We’ve ranked the very best—and, this year, some of the very worst—people, places, and things in Washington.
47. BEST NEW HANGOUTS
Because nowadays they seem just as interested in locals as in tourists
Washington has always had hotels that put out the welcome mat for residents—luring them with elegant teas (the Park Hyatt), fancy restaurants (the Jefferson), classic bars (the Willard, the Hay-Adams), lavish spas (the Mandarin), and cool pools (the Washington Plaza). But some hotels are now designing hip lobbies, lounges, and cafes where Washingtonians might go just for coffee while working on a laptop (the Line, the Eaton), or to play Ping-Pong or pool (the Fairfax at Embassy Row). And the W—whose rooftop watering hole, POV, has long been a local favorite—is undergoing renovations to extend its lobby bar.
This article was originally featured on Washingtonian.com.