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Sky High

Happy hour inside is so last season. Now that warmer weather is here, it’s time to move onward and upward. DC boasts a number of sky-high rooftops that serve up creative cocktails with a side of sweeping views. Check out our five picks for the summer’s best luxe lookouts.

The Donovan House

The Donovan House
This chic midtown hotel unveils its renovated rooftop destination, DNV, just in time for summer. The 14th-floor lounge features poolside seating, plus Asian tapas and craft cocktails from Zentan. 1155 14th St. NW, 202.737.1200, donovanhousehotel.com

The Brixton
The U Street gem goes global with a new rooftop ceviche bar every Monday to Thursday from 5 to 9pm. 901 U St. NW, 202.560.5045, brixtondc.com

The Beacon Sky Bar
Art Soiree, the rooftop sunset series on Thursday and Saturday nights at The Beacon Sky Bar, returns with DJs, live performances and a sleek perch from which to watch the sunset. 1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW, 202.872.1126, beaconskybar.com

The Liaison Capitol Hill
Catch brunch at Art & Soul, back after a monthlong renovation hiatus; then head upstairs to the notoriously chic rooftop pool to catch some rays. 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, 202.638.1616, affinia.com

H Street Country Club
Enjoy the cleverly named bar’s new sprawling 2,100-square-foot rooftop bar and restaurant. 1335 H St. NW, 202.399.4722, thehstreetcountryclub.com