One Tank Trip: Rooftop Rendevous at Liaison on the Hill

There’s nothing like a rooftop view of the United States Capitol to make you take a step back and marvel at what a truly beautiful city we all live and work in, or at least live near…. so why spend the weekend stuck in Bay Bridge traffic trying to get to the Eastern Shore?

This summer, unpack the cooler… give yourself a break from the $4 a gallon gas prices… and look no further than the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel (home to Oprah’s personal chef-turned restaurateur Art  Smith and his fabulous eatery, Art & Soul).

rooftop pool at liaison hotel

Night view of the rooftop pool at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel

This summer, the Liaison (located at 415 New Jersey Ave. NW and just steps away from Union Station) is opening up its rooftop pool (which has an amazing view of the Capitol dome) for DC urbanites lookin’ for a lil’ staycation  in the city.

mike "the situation" sorrentino

Which is hotter: Gym, Tan & Laundry or Tone, Taste & Tan?

For just $50 per person, you can give Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino a run for his G-T-L money and enjoy the hotel’s Tone, Taste & Tan package every Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day. The Triple “T” package includes a rooftop morning yoga session by the pool, breakfast at Art & Soul prepared under the culinary direction of new Executive Chef Wes Morton, then back up to the pool for a full day of relaxtion.

salmon hoecakes

Taste: Smoked Salmon Hoecakes from Art & Soul

Can’t wait ’til the weekend to unwind? Thursday and Friday nights the poolside party heats up just as the the sidewalks are simmering down from the heat. DJ Adrian Loving hits the 1s and 2s for the Happy Hour crowd every Thursday from 5 to 9, while DJ Boris Gluck gets the party started every Friday at the same time (reservations are required; click on a DJ’s name for details).

Want an upscale option from the DC City Pool (I mean, it’s great and all, I’m just sayin’)? Weekly rooftop pool passes start at $75 and daily passes are $25… and there’s yoga, table tennis and good eats available everyday of the week.

Have fun by the pool!



Hanging out at Art & Soul

Hanging out on the patio at Art & Soul in the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel (Photo Courtesy


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