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Off the Record

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wonderful lounge with great service

Intimate & comfortable bar with very friendly staff. Drinks were all well made. Lobster rolls were... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Wilmington, DE
Great cocktails and atmosphere

While a little pricey, Off the Record has wonderful cocktails and is one of the historical gems in... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Dallas, Texas
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One Lafayette Square, 16th and H Streets NW, Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington DC, DC
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Intimate & comfortable bar with very friendly staff. Drinks were all well made. Lobster rolls were delicious. Hamburgers were fantastic & even more enjoyable with the draught beer. Loved gazing at the caricatures on the walls. A very enjoyable experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

While a little pricey, Off the Record has wonderful cocktails and is one of the historical gems in D.C. I would check it out if you get a chance!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rebecky7
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We stopped in late afternoon, and it was PACKED. Odd I thought for a Saturday. It tapered off and then got busy again about 7ish as we were leaving. We had to stalk seats, and others did the same. The actual bartender was friendly and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jen1214
Reviewed 2 January 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
2  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

Date of experience: November 2017
Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: June 2017
3  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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank egansarah
Reviewed 12 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank SherylB404
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.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank jordansbulls
Reviewed 10 March 2016

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

Date of experience: February 2016
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