Rooftop Tequila Bar in Shaw

CORTEZ is a Mexican restaurant and rooftop bar in the historical Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC. Known for its Baja-focused interior restaurant décor, spacious rooftop bar and multiple event spaces, CORTEZ has quickly become one of the most popular hospitality venues in our nation’s capital.

Friday & Saturday
(from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM)

Shot of Sauza Tequila & a Beer for ONLY $10

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday
(5:00 PM – 7:00 PM W/TH/F | All day Sunday)

Free Empanada with every Pacifico

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
(Happy Hour 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

All Beers are $6 and all Margaritas are $8

EVENTS

CORTEZ is one of the premier Washington, D.C. event venues. We regularly host birthday, engagement, graduation, alumni, after-party, and other small to large sized events at CORTEZ. The minimum size for an event at CORTEZ is 20 people. Unlike a lot of DC venues, CORTEZ does not charge room rental fees. Depending on the time of year and day/night of the week, we also normally do not charge minimum spends. If you are interested in hosting an event at CORTEZ, please email us at events@cortezdc.com. We are looking forward to hosting you!

COME SEE US

CORTEZ accepts reservations for groups of 8 people or more. If you are a group of 8 people or more, please email us at events@cortezdc.com. We pride ourselves on being a casual, neighborhood gathering place, so we always keep prime space for walk-ins. If you are group of less than 8 people, please just walk in! We do not accept reservations for our rooftop high-top tables and rooftop rail tables, but we keep the rooftop open for walk-ins. We suggest you arrive early to check availability for our rooftop high-top tables and rooftop rail tables.

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