We can’t wait to see the solar eclipse on Monday afternoon—and no, we’re not driving hours into the “path of totality” (81 percent coverage is just fine). Think of this as the lazy man’s version of witnessing history: five rooftop bars opening early to serve eclipse-themed drinks and food, pass out free viewing glasses, and offer patrons a glimpse at the 2:45 peak viewing time.
400 E St., SW
The new rooftop at Hyatt Place is offering a lunch buffet starting at 1PM on Mondayfor only $15 a person (if you pre-order tickets online; $20 at the door). A fun happy hour includes $1 off draft beers, $2 off wine, and $10 cocktails. An added bonus: guests can enjoy a gorgeous view of the Washington Monument while waiting on the moon to reach peak.