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Whiskey Charlie, Washington District of Columbia, DC

Whiskey Charlie

4.5
4.5
205 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.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am
    Fri 3:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 730-2402

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dean Thompson

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Cross street

    Rooftop of Canopy Hotel

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 205 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding customer service!!! You will NOT be disappointed. It was our first time here.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience!!! Beautiful view overlooking the Potomac and the ambiance was great! Good place to chill, enjoy food and drinks, and not loud which we like. Special shout out to Tia who greeted us…super hospitable and super professional. We will be back again for sure.

  3. JP

    JerrodP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall3food1service1ambience5

    Atmosphere very nice. Poor service. High prices limited food choices.

  4. M

    Momfeeds3

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    Our waiter Allan was excellent! The food was wings, pizza, bread with hummus etc. Next time we will go out to dinner, then go to Whiskey Charlie’ for those delicious Scaliwag drinks! Incredible views. We got some great pictures! Thank you Allan for your excellent service.

  5. l

    ladybug

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience5

    Great spot for drinks and view. Not sure about food - we didn’t eat there .

  6. FE

    FrancesE

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    While the location is absolutely beautiful; service was lacking (as in not forthcoming or willing to offer) up solutions to 4 out of 5 items that were completely out of stock! Running a restaurant with a Static list of Limited Food Fare and liqueur shouldn’t be that difficult.

  7. SM

    SydneyM

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall3food1service2ambience4

    The Margherita Pizza was just a regular cheese pizza - tasted fine but wasn't what was expected or what I was willing to pay $$ for. After ordering our first drink we had to constantly wave over to our server to order more. It's a shame because they have GREAT cocktails and a nice roof but the food and service wasn't up to standard.

  8. KP

    KeeshP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Our reservation was for 3 hours for 5+ guests. The concierge made us give up our table within 2 hours saying they "changed" their policy that week. The table was then given to another party of similar size for the remaining evening. Meanwhile, a party of 5+ that was seated PRIOR to our party being seated was allowed to stay seated their full 3+ hours. It's interesting that the policy change only applied to us.

  9. C

    Craig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time i highly recommend Whiskey Charlie

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really appreciate Whiskey Charlie for accommodating my group, especially with the last minute guest count and time. Bryce was incredible and made my pregnant friend feel so special with a gorgeous mocktail!

  11. C

    Cliff

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Drinks were great. Service was ok. Very kind yet definitely didn’t see server for like 30 mins and then I had to find them to get my check. I didn’t have food as the server did not even try to ask if any of the food could be made based on an intolerance. View was great though.

  12. AP

    AnnaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful experience at WC! It was the perfect way to start our evening. Will definitely be back.

  13. RM

    RondaM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was friendly, the was great. Had a great time just my husband and I visiting from California

  14. T

    Thanks

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great drinks with an excellent view!

  15. TP

    TammyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Restaurant menu is extremely limited which make it hard to have meal or sub stainable food with drinks.

  16. AG

    AmberG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience5

    Our server had no energy or customer friendliness. The food menu was very limited ‘adult snacks’ only. We left.

  17. LV

    LaVieOui

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    Good, Bad & Ugly... Staff was pleasant upon arrival, handled a seating issue very nicely. Views of the wharf are great and the set up atop the roof is unique. Drink service was slow and haphazard. We were meeting another couple, upon seating them (we arrived earlier) they did not ask them for a drink order. Drinks were good but pricey. For all it takes to get a reservation and get up to the rooftop - not something we’d do again. Despite saying you need to order a food item, they never asked us if we wanted something. Did not matter, we were going to dinner after the drinks.

  18. KR

    KristenR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a table outside with gorgeous views of the city. The music is chill, the noise very tolerable and the drinks overpriced, everything you'd expect from a place like this. It was exactly what I was hoping for and delivered on all fronts. Will definitely be back.

  19. l

    leebles73

    Washington DC

    123 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The drinks were mediocre and the food was good, but nothing special. The chairs were incredibly uncomfortable - they were very low and set deep - zero back support. Slouching while having a cocktail is not a good look.

  20. DC

    DCOrbiter

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ascended the hotel steps and elevators, were quickly seated at a little 2-person sofa with a direct view of a bit dumb building but a panoramic view that included the Capitol building, the marina, and the east potomac park. Most of the food items seem better suited for late evening - less so for direct sunlight and 90 degree temperatures - but the pretzel and dip situation was outstanding regardless. They were out of a number of drink items but the Old Fashioned and beer selections worked well. A few cocktails seemed a bit overdone - not quite a balanced product in the end - but no matter. The staff were friendly and attentive, the seating was varied and spread out nicely, and we enjoyed our 90 minutes.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Birthday and business acquisition

  22. K

    Kickaboo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my Anniversary there! Food, View, and drinks were great! My only complaint is my reservation was for 7:30 pm we arrived 10 minutes early but still had to wait an additional 10-15 minutes to be seated.

  23. AS

    AmilySG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Food was fine, drinks were fine, but overpriced. You really just pay for the view. For the price I would expect a little more from the overall experience. There were lots of little things, like we weren't offered silverware for a messy flatbread, the chairs were a bit awkward to sit in and chat, and our napkins had old stains on them. Our server was very nice and the best part of the experience, besides the view. He was attentive and quick to keep our table clear of any finished dishes/glassware and to bring new drinks.

  24. AC

    AngelaC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    None at this time. The place overall was great. Food was great and being on the rooftop was great.

  25. AR

    AtlantanReview

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Cool view of the wharf. Felt like a “fun find” of a place! Tables were spaced well. Our party of 6 felt private. The drinks were absolutely delicious! Food was “bar food” with a twist—recommend the adult lunchable for snack food. Hummus was actually a hefty portion. Would definitely go back. The service needed a little help—they were prompt with bringing our orders but their approachability factor was ZERO. Hostess was awesome though—inviting, welcoming, and actually helped serve drinks.

  26. TW

    TierraW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I enjoyed the view and the service was great. I had family visiting and they really enjoyed it. I did not get any food. The drinks were good. Bring a jacket on a windy day and its a great date or drinks with friends type of place.

  27. s

    sherronj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    This place is beautiful! Overlooking DC/MD/VA. This was the best birthday for me

  28. CT

    CarlyT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was amazing and drinks were very fresh! Loved the views. We will be back soon.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The staff is unfriendly and at times rude. Reservation was for 2 they sat us at a table for 4, outside in a corner with no heaters. It was chilly out. When seeing if we could get closer the a heating lamp they where very resistance. It was not a great experience.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Great location and everything was great but they didn’t have much food and it was very pricy there.

  31. F

    Fernando

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    Went during a 90 minute limit period caused by the pandemic regulation. It was enough time but of course more is better in this case. All was fantastic, except the food, as other reviews state, this is not a place for food simply because that's not their focus. The drinks were very good.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    Food was okay. The view was nice. Service could have been better.

  33. r

    rlleen

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Everyone in my party of 4 enjoyed the rooftop views and the drinks. The food menu is limited and unimpressive. We paid dearly for everything we got, so I am not likely to return.

  34. CV

    ChristianV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went with a group of coworkers. Sat on the nice sofas, and had drinks for about 2 hours. Great service, very attentive staff.

  35. MJ

    MellowJay11

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    WC was great vibes and views. I only have them 5 stars bc they were out of an item on the menu I really wanted to try. Other than that, good experience.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great roof deck

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxed vibes , great scenery and overall great experience

  38. FD

    FamilyDinner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice outdoor seating with a scenic view of the Wharf (especially beautiful at night). Service was great and the food and drinks were even better. Definitely coming back.

  39. KC

    KendraC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such an amazing experience. We can't wait to come back again. Such a gem and the Wharf.

  40. e

    easss

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome views and great drinks!! I really enjoyed my experience in the nice weather

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff 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

FAQs

Whiskey Charlie is rated 4.5 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Whiskey Charlie

975 7th St SW Washington District of Columbia, DC 20024

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rooftop of Canopy Hotel

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am
    Fri 3:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dean Thompson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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