I have a new rule – all bars should be built on a rotating floor. Why you ask? Because it is just fabulous. On a recent whirlwind trip to Arlington, VA while staying at the Doubletree I had the fortune of discovering the Skydome Lounge, which boasts as being the only revolving bar in the area, which is a pretty big claim.
If you are only in town for a short time then it is the best way to see all the sites at once. From Skydome Lounge you can enjoy views of the Washington, D.C. skyline showcasing the Potomac River, Memorial Bridge, U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial.
Nobody had informed us this was a rotating bar, which really should be a requirement. After jet lag and a long day I wasn’t really willing to question the fact that I was almost certain that we had taken a seat by the window, but were now seated by the bar. It was only when we realized that some of our belongings were no longer with us that we began to question anything. At that point some of the staff were kind enough to inform us that it was a revolving bar and that we had set our stuff down on a fixed location.
As they say, “All’s well that ends well.” And now I have another fabulous hotel bar to add to my favorites!
Address: 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA
Hours: Sun.-Thur., 4:30 p.m.-12 a.m. and Fri.-Sat., 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m.