Whiskey Charlie

4.6
120 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Whiskey Charlie — 38.88oN 77.02oW – is a premium rooftop cocktail lounge perched atop the Canopy Washington DC | The Wharf, DC’s quintessential lifestyle and entertainment destination. Whiskey Charlie’s 10th floor is a roofscape with both an intimate rooftop deck, and an indoor lounge, known as ‘The Cabin.’ Each area features uninterrupted views of The Wharf that radiate off the marina, while majestic monuments set a brilliant backdrop.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 120 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SBland
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere! The view was amazing even on a rainy night. Staff followed COVID protocols so very well. I’ll definitely go again soon.

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Clyde
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for dinner and drinks, gorgeous view outside. Food was delish & waitress was kind.

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NellieM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Didn’t like my food but maybe that was just my preference. The waiter was super nice and took all the food off the Order and comp’d a drink. Overall the ambience is nice with beautiful views but I would say it’s a drink spot more than a food spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Didn’t realize it was just a hotel bar but the service and drinks were great. It was pretty empty so a little boring but cute for a nightcap. Beautiful views and outdoor heat lamps

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Michelle
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was my first time being at whisky Charlie and it was absolutely beautiful and I really want to thank the manager on Valentine’s Day for being some helpful and delightful towards myself and my guest. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time, atmosphere is nice, and service is good

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vipLasgiddie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice hangout spot. Not meant for a dinner experience though.

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vipjasonw
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will continue to go back

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JTJones
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Whiskey Charlie. The outdoor seating was nicely heated and we did not feel cold at all. The food came out quickly and was hot. Our drinks were perfectly made. Everything was wonderful.

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vipjasonw
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and very good service.

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Wesley
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome experience. Took my fiancé for the first time to see the famous sunset from Whiskey Charlie, and was surreal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great I enjoyed the view the drinks the service was phenomenal the only downside was that was pretty cold maybe add more heater lamps. But overall we’re coming back especially for the brunch

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jskip4bama
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor space with views! They should space some of the tables further(at least 6ft) apart due to COVID-19.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice atmosphere with a beautiful view of the water and city. The perfect location for date night. The drinks were great. The pizza is a must try if you’re from out of state.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great spot for sunset

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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LeslieS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love the view! Great place for a delicious cocktail or glass of wine, and this is the first time we ordered a snack too (Flatbread/Pizza - Mmmmmm). Service was good, little chilly as the heater didn't seem to kick off much heat, but can't really complain too much about that as we were on a rooftop in the middle of December! Just a fun place/experience overall. Will be back again.

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KayD
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

While the view and drinks were great; the food and a very small table made it difficult to enjoy the atmosphere. My friend and I ordered a pizza which arrived in a box that took up the entire table. I guess we were supposed to eat straight out of the box because our server looked at us weird when we asked for plates. I love the Canopy hotel but won’t be returning to Whiskey Charlie’s :-/

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was amazing friendly and courteous

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CamR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very good food! Nice ambiance and good beer. Would highly recommend to a friend, they should add a little outdoor music though (;

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Foodie4Ya
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Shrimps cocktail was meh and not worth the $$$. The view as always is amazing though.

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Tourist1579
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Nice environment & fairly price drinks. Food was awesome (best part of the night). Server took forever to bring our orders and rarely checked on us. At the end, we asked to have the bill split and we got we got charged twice. The restaurant is not answering our calls now.

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Nelli
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and atmosphere! The food and drinks were also good!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The ambiance is nice. We had came here from dinner, so having to order a food item was a waste for us, but to comply we got the chips. It wasn’t too cool for a November evening. The heaters and fire pits worked well. The staff was nice.

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VanessaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were great, food was delicious, and service was friendly.

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SharyP
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The experience was very classy and inviting! The elevator was top level technology ... you have to be there to understand
Really wish there was more options on the menu however
Anyhow Our waiter was attentive and patient!
Great place for date night or friends night out

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vipMeghanM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining with outstanding views. Great spot for cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and al was wonderful

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lashandaf
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whiskey Charlie’s is definitely one of my favorite spots in my neighborhood! The view is incredible and the staff are always amazing! Especially the hostess Betty- she always goes above and beyond to accommodate everyone and makes dealing with out of town (sometimes not so nice) hotel guests look easy.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really competitive spot to get a table in DC, but Betty was able to accommodate us immediately. She went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing evening. We will be back! Would definitely recommend.

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vipTccoll2
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We have frequently visited Whiskey Charlies and LOVED it. However after consuming our beverages we were notified we must purchase a food item per the covid rule, so we ordered 2 because thats totally fair. What I didnt appreciate was the fact that almost immediately following we were told we had 10 mins left on our reservation (2hrs). This normally makes plenty sense because its a very popular spot and seating tends to be limited. However on this occasion the bar patio was nearly empty, several empty tables and it was getting later into a "scool night" evening. My group paid our tab (not a cheap one either) and left gracefully but I didnt appreciate being pushed out for seemingly no real reason. In the future they should better communicate the terms of your visit and indicate the need to purchase food upon seating to reduce the confusion and not make people feel like they're milking the moment then moving you along.

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DETDC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

They literally told me they gave my table to someone else because they were behind. After waiting in an awkward spot for 15 minutes, we ended up sitting at what's basically an end table: too small for food and drinks.

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KeeganS
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and service. Delicious cocktails and flatbread pizzas!

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vipArashM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Way too expensive for the amount of food/drinks. Otherwise, a nice place.

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JohnT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for outdoor dining during covid-19. Absolutely wonderful experience. The staff was superb. Great drink menu.

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BrandyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed myself. Would love to have a few more food items added on the menu. But nice establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partners birthday, we had an excellent time.

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MattT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

A terrific rooftop environment, with a glorious view and a pleasant space. Food is totally underwhelming and drinks were overpriced and only so-so.

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Marti
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I wished the music was a bit louder that it was. Other than that, we had a fantastic night! 🙏🏾 Special thanks to Betty the hostess, for your hospitality and kind understanding. We appreciate you😍

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a really good time with my husband 😍

FAQs

Whiskey Charlie is rated 4.6 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.