Donovan House to Reopen Rooftop Bar in Late May

Rooftop rendering of the DNV rooftop.
Rooftop rendering of the DNV rooftop.

Washington, DC (April 30, 2013)Kimpton’s Donovan House is pleased to announce the opening of DNV, an urban rooftop retreat 14 floors above downtown D.C., after a $300,000 revamp.

Opening in late May, this newly-updated poolside oasis was reimagined by local design firm, GrizForm, and features stunning views of the Nation’s Capital, framed by sleek dark wood, glass, and chrome. Intimate lounge seating, upholstered in a soothing shade of green surrounds the pool, creates the perfect setting to enjoy craft cocktails from Zentan’s bar manager Josh Berner and Asian tapas from Executive Chef Jennifer Nguyen.

Officially, the name DNV stems from the abbreviation for the Donovan House Hotel and provides a little mystery with being named after former CIA operative Bill Donovan, but informally it also represents a “Damn Nice View.”

Berner’s cocktail menu centers around inventive seasonal refreshments, including his “Tea Lights” – cocktails incorporating freshly brewed teas. Served in glass jars, the Tea Lights include sophisticated combinations such as Basil Hayden bourbon, house-made lemon bitters, and black tea syrup. Sangrias and classic cocktails will also round out the menu. Happy hour will be available daily from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Here’s to the opening of summer.

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