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Round Robin & Scotch Bar

A storied downtown establishment since 1850

Located just off the lobby of The Willard InterContinental, the Round Robin & Scotch Bar has been a lively meeting place for Washington, DC’s political and social elite since the days of Abraham Lincoln. Long celebrated as one of the best in DC, this legendary bar was known as the nexus of “Rum Row” and the “E Street Corridor” -- plying its trade to luminaries such as Mark Twain and Walt Whitman. Today, this fashionable downtown spot draws a smart, stylish cross section of DC movers and shakers.

Round Robin Bar Hours of Operation:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Monday - Saturday
12:00 p.m. to Midnight, Sunday


The food menu is available from 12:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. every day.

Scotch Bar Hours of Operation: 4:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. Monday – Saturday; closed Sunday

Round Robin Bar & Scotch Bar Seasonal Libations

Cozy up with one of a series of Barman Jim Hewes’ enticing holiday cocktails. They come in both cold and warm varieties at $15 each. Cocktails include such favorites as Jingle Bell Julep featuring fresh mint, triple sec and a mixed fruit liquor; Round Robin Hot Noggin, Eggnog, with bourbon and orange liquor and Webster’s Hot Buttered Rum, with Cointreau, Bourbon and Black Tea. Other featured cocktails include Winter Therapy, a chocolate and mint-infused elixir and Harrison’s Spiced Cider, a warming tonic of Spiced Cider, Calvados and Grand Marnier. New bar food accompaniments for the holidays priced at $8 to $23 include Soft pretzel with tarragon and cheddar dip, Bacon wrapped tater tots with garlic and tomato aioli and Vegetarian dumplings with teriyaki glaze. For those with a sweet tooth, Drop-biscuit pear and dried cherry cobbler, Orange and yogurt parfaits with red wine caramel and Pumpkin cheesecake bars are sure to delight. The Round Robin Bar is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. through 1: 00 a.m. and Sundays 12:00 p.m. through Midnight. Tel. 202-637-7348.

In May 2013, Esquire named Round Robin as one of the Best Bars in America