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It doesn’t get much higher, or hipper, than P.O.V.’s 11th-floor terrace at the W Hotel. Trendsetters lounge on chic sofas, gazing down on the Obama residence and out to landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Treasury (the buildings on the $5, $10 and $20 bills). The cocktails, too, are tip-top. Consider the Airmail (Champagne, rum, lime juice and honey) or the Bourbon Summer Sour (whiskey, watermelon, mint, lemon juice and sugar). Sunday brunch serves up short rib hash and smoked salmon pizza with “bottomless” Bloody Marys. All this means reservations are a must.

515 15th St. NW, 202.661.2478, www.pointofviewdc.com

—Brooke Sabin