Situated off of M in Georgetown, Degrees Bar & Lounge is a posh venue located in the Ritz-Carlton. The first time I visited was just a few months ago after I had some problems at the door at Josephine’s. I was looking for a nice venue where I knew there wouldn’t be any door politics and Degrees turned out to be perfect. Actually, to be perfectly honest I should say that the lounge in the Ritz-Carlton turned out to be perfect but Degrees was right there.
Cost – $$$
Service – A-
The Ritz-Carlton is a high-end establishment so as you can imagine the service is pretty good. They have to be good otherwise they will be fired.
Food – B+
I really like the food in the Ritz-Carlton. There are an assortment of appetizers to choose from in the main lounge are.
Decor – B
The decor in Degrees itself is nothing to really write home about. As you can see from the picture, it has a simple but classic aesthetic. Nothing really jumps out at you about the decor in the place.
Feel – A-
Again, this review is partially about Degrees and partially about the Ritz-Carlton. That being said, after experiencing some crazy door politics at Josephine’s, Degrees couldn’t have been a better experience to help the night rebound. We got over there at about 12PM and found parking fairly easily (I don’t think this is common). We entered the lounge as the yuppies were beginning to clear out and found a great area by the fireplace where we sat, enjoyed some hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and relaxed. The bar area was actually quite crowded until close so I can imagine it would be a good time in there, but the opportunity to have either a laid-back time in the lounge, or a more gregarious social experience in the bar makes Degrees one of my favorite venues in Georgetown.
Degrees in located in the Ritz-Carlton at 3100 South St. NW. They can be reached at (202) 912-4100.