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Rooftops are an amazing thing. If the building is up high enough, you’re blessed by a nice breeze cutting through the humidity, not to mention a nice view to accompany said temperature decrease. If you’ve wanted to enjoy a nice midday meal in a similar setting, look no further. Here’s a quick list of the best rooftop brunches you should visit this weekend.



Perry’s Restaurant in AdMo serves up a variety of options for their Japanese brunch on Saturday and Sunday, namely in the form of small plates and noodle dishes. Their brunch cocktail selection is small, but they do have a variety of Japanese beers if that’s more your thing. All that plus their ongoing Sunday Drag Brunch, as well as some cozy string lights, and you’ve got a nice aesthetic to boot.


We sang the praises of Red Derby for being one of the least douchey bars in DC, but even better they’ve got one of the most affordable brunches. While limited, their no frills brunch menu includes a seriously awesome breakfast burrito, a Derby Breakfast Bowl, or a morning burger, not to mention their three dollar Bloody Marys. Their rooftop deck and bar is equally homey and unpretentious, so you really can’t go wrong here.


Besides being the host of our annual Beaujolais Nouveau party, 1905 provides a nice amount of diversity in its weekend midday menu. Options range from a watermelon and feta salad, to truffle grits and pork belly, to chicken and waffles. It’s something along the lines of a modern twist on classic Southern comfort food. This modern bistro setting is present on the roof, both intimate and open at the same time.


Located on 14th and U, Lost Society popped up as an open air, American spot with a nice rooftop terrace and a swanky interior. It’s right in the middle of the bumping U Street Neighborhood, but you’ll want to come the morning after for a pleasant rooftop brunch. Sample the Bistro Fillet and Eggs and take in the nice, urban atmosphere on a beautiful, hopefully not hungover Sunday morning.


It’s been a while since we dropped in on the Roofers Union… roof. While the brunch fare may be limited to few options, it all looks amazing: tofu scrambles, eggs benedict with smoked salmon, and BLTs with eggs galore. Throw that in with some morning cocktails like the red snapper (gin, bloody mary mix, and lime) with a decent view of AdMo in the morning and you’ve got yourself a pleasant brunch experience.