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Happy Hour, Dining, and Nightlife

Looking for a sophisticated gathering place in Dupont Circle? Look no further than the Sign of the Whale. With two floors of beautiful design, including the Crowsnest lounge, bar, and private dining booths, this landmark establishment has been a favorite of DC residents for decades. Whether you're a new resident, a past or current student, or just looking for a touch of nostalgia, the Sign of the Whale is the perfect social oasis. Enjoy craft cocktails, draft beers, and bites while watching a game, winding down, or turning up. Come experience the subtle ambiance and see why the Sign of the Whale is the place to be in Dupont Circle.

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Beyond the Game: Where Sports Meet Passion!

Step into a century-old building with a sleek white facade and discover a top-rated bar and lounge that will leave you mesmerized. Our venue boasts large high-resolution TVs and a 4K projector, creating an immersive experience that's perfect for sports games, happy hour, brunch, special occasions, and a night out with friends.

Our menu features a delectable blend of Latin and American flavors, offering small plates, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees that pair naturally with traditional and modern libations. Whether you're in the mood for a quick bite or a full meal, our menu has something for everyone. Come and experience the perfect blend of food, drinks, and entertainment at our bar and lounge.

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Cocktail Bar and Lounge

Indulge in an elevated experience at the Crowsnest observation deck, where exceptional service is the norm. Savor meticulously crafted drinks and cocktails that boast unique ingredients, techniques, and stories behind them. Get ready to be swept away by the allure of this sexy destination.


A Perfect Event Venue

Looking for the perfect venue for your next event? Look no further! Our venue offers a stunning backdrop with exposed brick, antiques, a cozy fireplace, and intricate design that creates a refined and intimate atmosphere. Our banquet space is designed to maximize versatility and provide a stylishly retro-modern air, perfect for socializing and impressing your guests. As Leonardo da Vinci once said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," and we couldn't agree more. Choose our venue for an unforgettable event that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

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