Main content starts here, tab to start navigating



Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. amongst the brilliant Capitol Hill, we invite you to join us in our urban oasis for your next celebration. Opening up onto the historic Barracks Row, Playa Ocho first-floor space offers an exclusive private bar and generous space. For a truly unique experience, head up to our heated rooftop for unforgettable views of DC and access to your own private bar. 

Dreaming of a curated tropical experience? Our spacious dining rooms, accented with warm lighting, colorful Mexican art, lofty ceilings and lively rooftop allows you and your guests to escape into an mexican paradise.

  • a group of people in a room


    Playa Ocho's private dining space bursts with color, embodying Mexican roots from start to finish. A full custom bar centers the room whilst seated tabling is available throughout the rest of space. Taste buds will be tingling with authentic Mexican food and drink menus, while the spirited decor brings our true Mexican vibes.  

    Capacity: SEATED DINNER - 10-60 guests | STANDING COCKTAIL RECEPTION - Up to 80 guests

  • a group of people sitting around a wooden table


    Playa Ocho's heated rooftop terrace brings 600 sq ft of private event space with breathtaking sunset views over historic Barracks Row. Prepare to be blown away as you enjoy individualized menus, a full bar, and optional seated tables. Gas-burning fire pits and tourches ensure a beautiful atmosphere year-round, so that your rooftop event at Playa Ocho will be a memorable one full of Mexican vibes, whatever the weather. 

    Capacity: SEATED DINNER - 10-90 guests | STANDING COCKTAIL RECEPTION - Up to 150 guests

  • a group of people standing in front of a store


    For the ultimate celebration venue, large groups are invited to take full advantage of 3300 sq ft across two stories of DC’s most colorfully inviting space. A completely private event experience, the full buyout option offers guests a bright, energetic dining area downstairs, and our unique, heated and cooled rooftop equipped with full bar, fire pits and full kitchen. Seated table options are available throughout so you can host events of all shapes and sizes.

    Capacity: SEATED DINNER - 150 guests | STANDING COCKTAIL RECEPTION - Up to 300 guests