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A Modern Take on
Southern Hospitality

Welcome to Crimson, a collection of three unique venues where favorite American culinary classics acome together under one roof. Featuring a Café, Commons, a Rooftop bar with indoor and outdoor space and a subterranean Whiskey Bar, Crimson is a one-stop destination for all things southern — D.C.-style.

Crimson offers special menus and private party spaces of any size and style to suit the needs of you and your guests. Visit the link below to tell us more about your event and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Crimson Commons + Whiskey Bar has been named one of America’s Best Bourbon Bars for 2021 by The Bourbon Review and Buffalo Trace!

Wheelchair accessible seating available.  Please call ahead to ensure availability.

627 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Located inside Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center hotel.

(202) 847-4455 (Office 9am-5pm)
(202) 847-4459 (Diner + Whiskey bar after 5pm)
[email protected]

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Crimson Rooftop

Take in the view from above

Crimson Rooftop, located on the penthouse level of Motto DC, serves as the focal point for social conversation. Crimson Rooftop is where guests come to unwind and delight in the view of the Washington Monument at sunset. The large bi-folding glass doors transform Crimson Rooftop into a large indoor-outdoor porch. Rooftop serves craft cocktails, local wines, and craft beers, and snacks seven nights a week.

Please be advised that Crimson Rooftop may be closed for private events at certain times.


Sunday-Wednesday, 4pm-10pm
Thursday-Saturday, 4pm-1am
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 12pm-3pm


Crimson Commons

Crimson Commons is a warm, inviting space on the street level where people are welcome to congregate, socialize, work, or wind down. Crimson Commons features American-inspired food, breakfast, fantastic burgers, and fried chicken sandwiches. Open every day in a relaxed and comfortable setting, Crimson is ideal for any meal or drink. The front of the space is anchored by the coffee bar, open daily at 8am and serving locally roasted coffee.



7 Days a Week, 12pm-10pm


Crimson Whiskey Bar

Sip. Socialize. Unwind.

One level below the main floor, Crimson’s Whiskey Bar is a traditional public house, showcasing and celebrating whiskey’s rich history in the American south. With 15 foot high ceilings and space to seat 250 people, this rich, inviting space is a happy hour and evening destination. Serving 150 types of bourbon, craft cocktails, beer, wine and a variety of southern-inspired fare, the Whiskey Bar is a great place to gather with friends.

Please be advised that Crimson Whiskey Bar may be closed for private events at certain times.



627 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 847-4455 (Office 9am-5pm)
(202) 847-4459 (Diner + Whiskey bar after 5pm)
[email protected]

Located within the Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center.