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An Air of Excitement

This landmark Sign of the Whale in Dupont Circle has been around for decades, offering two floors of beautiful design, including the Crowsnest lounge,  bar, and private dining booths, all under a subtle ambiance. The Sign of The Whale is a sophisticated gathering place where new DC residents, as well as past and current students, can enjoy a touch of nostalgia with craft cocktails, draft beers, and bites while watching a game, winding down, or turning up. This place is the perfect social oasis in Dupont Circle.

Private Events

It’s More than Sports Here!

In the sleek white façade of a century-old building lies a top-rated bar and lounge. You can enjoy sports games or special occasions in an immersive environment with our large high-resolution TVs and 4K projector.

Featuring Latin and American flavors, the menu includes small plates, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees. It is the convergence of the flavor profiles that provides a satisfying meal. Our menu pairs naturally with a variety of traditional and modern libations.

Our Menu

Cocktail Lounge

A whole lot sexier, the Crowsnest observation deck focuses on exceptional service. Featuring meticulously crafted drinks, and cocktails with ingredients, techniques, and stories behind them.


Simplicity Is the Ultimate Sophistication - Leonardo Da Vinci

Our venue offers a great backdrop for any event with its exposed brick, antiques, fireplace, and intricate design ideal for setting a refined yet intimate atmosphere, or comfy banquet space for hobnobbing designed to maximize versatility and present a stylishly retro-modern air.