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Off the Record

One Lafayette Square, 16th and H Streets NW, Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-638-6600
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Drinks on a Cold, Windy Afternoon

On a cold, and very windy December day, we ventured across the street from our hotel, for drinks at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The_Loup_Garou
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Phoenix, Arizona
USE TO BE ONE OF THE BEST

I went there for a drink and Smell bad. GM of the HA hotel you need to fix this. Is and old school... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
PETERMEX
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MEXICO
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  • Average11%
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One Lafayette Square, 16th and H Streets NW, Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington DC, DC
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+1 202-638-6600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cold, and very windy December day, we ventured across the street from our hotel, for drinks at Off the Record, the lobby bar (well, it’s down the steps, so “off the lobby”) at the Hay-Adams Hotel on 16th St NW, just steps from...More

1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I went there for a drink and Smell bad. GM of the HA hotel you need to fix this. Is and old school bar, but when I started getting down in the stairs mini lobby and inside the Bar, smells like humidity. I just visited...More

Thank PETERMEX
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Regarded by Forbes.com as one of the World's Best Hotel Bars, Off the Record (OTR) is mere steps from the West Wing. Look for the side door where politicos enter - and often sit for a cigar. With overstuffed chairs and caricatures of famous Washington...More

2  Thank JNetteDC
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We found this bar and fell in love. It is a cozy, bustling place in the basement area of the Hay Adams hotel. Drink prices are not cheap but the range and service are exceptional and make up for the prices. If you are after...More

Thank egansarah
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great basement bar with lots of character and caricatures. Very good Manhattans but they were HUGE! It can get a bit loud when full. Worth a stop if you are in area or at Hay Adams.

1  Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Went here Wednesday evening and got the Pear Martini and Long Island both of which were packed with Alcohol and good.

Thank jordansbulls
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Basement.Very nice flowers and great coctails.Not getting nuts or snacks.Most there was very well dressed.

Thank GEOIK
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Off the Record is so cute that I feel like I shouldn't even review it because I want it to stay off the record! The quality of the beverages is incredible, their presentation is beautiful, the staff is great and the ambiance is beyond imagination....More

1  Thank JohnnyBergstromMscD
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Friends told us about this wonderful bar in the Hay-Adams Hotel. It was an awesome place for a late lunch and a cocktail. Very beautiful and elegant. Made you feel like you were going back in time.

1  Thank AlgernonofChrisKay
Reviewed 31 May 2015

I have been at the best bars in the world, and it was a fun thrill stopping into Off the Record with my brother and his girlfriend. The ambiance is luxurious but not stuffy, and it's easy imagining powerful people meeting there and having important...More

1  Thank KrisSteve06
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