Whiskey Charlie

4.5
157 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • 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
What 157 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.7
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKSS63
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views. We had one of the best tables on the water. Beautiful sunset. Very romantic setting The pimento dip was really good. The Pearl drink was my favorite. The sliders were very good. And the honey garlic wings were good. Kind of pricey but nice for an occasional special outing.

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James
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Great view, subpar food and drinks, poor service.

First of all, we couldn’t find the place and we’re almost late for our reservation. It’s on top of a hotel and we couldn’t find any signs. Once in the hotel, it’s super confusing just trying to get up to the roof. We called to say we were running late because we couldn’t find the place and their directions weren’t helpful. When got there a minute before our reservation time was about to expire, and the first thing they said to us was that we almost lost our reservation? Really? We called and explained that we couldn’t find the place. Didn’t help that the elevator was a nightmare and took forever. Anyway, drinks weren’t great and neither were the apps, but it was almost worth it just for the view. If they had been a little nicer, I would probably consider going back, but there are better and friendlier bars in the area that I’d rather try.

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Brynn
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Booked reservation and was lenient on tardiness. Was not a fan of the mermaid strawberry margarita - very syrupy with little alcohol for $20. Apparently it was a favorite. However, the pearl was delicious. Have to order an appetizer with drinks. We ordered the kettle chips for $10.. straight from a Giant chip bag. Very over priced, just for the scenery which is beautiful. Expected a little more effort with the food and drink given the great quality of the atmosphere.

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Alex
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food1service5ambience5

View is incredible; food is subpar. Drinks are reasonably priced.

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KoriLynn5
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Worthless. Rude Host. Was out of over half the food menu items. You’re paying for the view.

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7179
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cocktails. Only saw my server once, for our food order. I ordered my drinks direct from the bar and they were delivered to us at the table. Fully recommend a visit based on how scenic it was & I suggest you check the weather before you set your reservation.

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vipWarrenH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Much smaller and much more limited than expected. Thought it was a restaurant but was more like a bar type situation with drinks and finger food. Seems to have a very nice outdoor space but wasn't able to enjoy it due to the weather.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and food. It's advertised as being all appetizers (which it is) but they are large portions and splitting the hummus and flatbread between two of us was the perfect amount of food. Moscow mule and manhattan drinks were 10/10, and the service was fast with a a=beautiful view!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and staff were AMAZING. The view can’t be beat. We will certainly be going back here for dates and special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Not what I expected. The website was not up to date. The menu on the website was not what was there. Of the 8 items on the menu they were out of 4 of them. On a good note, the space was beautiful and they had a pretty good bourbon selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a great time at Whiskey Charlie. The weather was nice last night so we really got to enjoy sitting outside w/ the amazing view. The bartender was good and the waitress, Lili, took care of us.

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ChanG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not think there is a word in the dictionary to explain how WONDERFUL our night was! It was pure magic. We started outside and absolutely loved the fire pits. We were too cold and moved inside. The food was delicious, the drinks were AMAZING, the atmosphere was SPECTACULAR & our server was just the right amount of attentive but distant. Whenever we are in town, this is our for sure go to spot. The elegant vibe was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made an impromptu reservation at Whiskey Charlie and I’m
so glad I did. My husband and I really enjoyed the drinks and the ambiance. We will definitely be back to visit!

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RamiB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The waitress at the frontdesk clearly had not read the reservation request. The servers were very rude with an unwelcoming attitude... They did not even try to accommodate one extra person with us after we requested it online DURING reservation and the place was literally half empty with an entire bench facing the sunset that was what we requested to be seated on during reservation but again, they clearly did not bother look at it. We ended being seated somewhere with literally no view with heaters that do not even work and a server who constantly comes to the table every 30 sec after you arrive to take your order so you feel very unwelcome kind of like "ok pay and leave" absolutely no manners or etiquettes! And worse of all is that no where on their website did it mention you have to order one of their overly priced awful food items (we mistakenly tried their pimento pretzel dip which is something you think no one can mess up) as part of their "new" regulations... NEVER repeating it again because it is not just an incident, it is clearly an actual neglect for customers esp since I had two visitors from out of state with me so that was embarrassing... There are so many other bars in DC with better food, comparable prices, similar views and most importantly, manners and etiquettes!

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OmonikeA
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

We had a great time, but there were no vegan options on the menu. We had to waste money on Kettle chips just to satisfy the one food item requirement, but other than that we had a great experience!

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jimc
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Not up to its previous standard. Limited menu, slow service. Staff overattention to time limits (reservations only cover 1 1/2 hours) means early seating (while awaiting others on the reservation) will penalize the group as a whole. Fortunately, the inattentiveness of the staff results in lack of enforcement of those time limits.

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Reno
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here to celebrate an event, show friends the wonderful view, and enjoy the great cocktails! We were very happy with our server and she was very accommodating to our needs (peanut and shellfish allergy). We were celebrating a birthday and had a wonderful time! The establishment is very clean, orderly, and well decorated. Will definitely be coming back here throughout the summer!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Forcing a paying customer out was not cool.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

If you’re interested in just expensive drinks and mediocre service, this is the spot for you

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TendaiM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. Great food, service and drinks. The view was outstanding

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CrystalS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The view of the Wharf was great, and I really enjoyed the hummus and pita dish. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. However, the cocktails were really watered down and not worth the $17 price. Maybe stay away from the cocktails and order other drinks instead. Also, when we were seated, one of the chairs had crumbs all over it.

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DCDB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The view is very nice but this is also clearly a hotel bar that lacks any distinctive or unique character. When we arrived for our reservation we still had a 20 minute wait and the bar seemed understaffed. Service was pretty bad and the waiter was argumentative when we asked a question. Drinks were expensive in comparison to other nearby bars. It was also eerily quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, view fantastic, and the food was excellent for “bar snacks “

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had originally reserved a table for 715pm but since I am visiting, we had a change of plans and stopped by WC to see if we could get an earlier seating. The hostess was very friendly and seated us immediately. The staff and service were great. The drinks were amazing and the sunshine was definitely a plus!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance. Drinks were good, and food was good. Waiter was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Pretty good ambiance. Limited food menu but still good. Only issue was finding a sit inside after reserving for inside dining. A little wait but we got a table inside. Twas a cold night in March. Overall 7/10.

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vipdianad
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time! Sad that they were enforcing the 90 minute seating rule though. Could have stayed for three hours.

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CandiceT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and decent priced drinks. I would highly recommend.

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Lends
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

My opinion is based on my pre-Covid experience. Definitely not the same now. The food nor the ambiance.

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RobotGuy
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food and drinks are good but unnecessarily pricy. Service was fine but felt like the mission was to upsell.

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Audri1584
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time and absolutely loved the terrace!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The glasses of our drinks were sticky and people were walking right Infront of our table and view taking pictures, not what i was expecting at all when i found this bar online!

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SamanthaL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager Maureen is awesome! I appreciate the care she gave to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The ambiance was outstanding. It makes for a great date night or a night out with friends. The best view of our great city I’ve seen in a long time. I can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous views, social distanced!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The customer service was disappointing to say the least.

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SBland
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
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 February 24, 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 February 19, 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 February 17, 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

FAQs

Whiskey Charlie is rated 4.5 stars by 157 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 reservations at the moment.