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El Techo’s “adult treehouse," is officially going greenhouse with the opening of Casa Verde.  (Photo courtesy: El Techo)

Warm up this winter at El Techo's new & improved heated rooftop

It has been unbearably cold this winter. Although, right now we are experiencing a bit of a heat wave, it won't last long...And when that winter air comes back, you are going to need somewhere to go drink, stay warm, and mingle with friends that isn't the couch in your living room.

We have a solution for you! El Techo’s “adult treehouse," is officially going greenhouse with the opening of Casa Verde. The rooftop recently underwent a transformation for the winter months that will take the chill out of the air and help you appreciate the season. The tented rooftop is complete with hanging flowers, warm cocktails, and fire heaters to cozy up close to.

Co-owner Louie Hankins is the man behind the greenhouse creation and spearheading El Techo’s winter transformation into Casa Verde. “When we decided to turn El Techo into a winter hang-out, we envisioned a rooftop spot where you could chill all year round," said Hankins. "We want it to feel like an escape from winter in Washington and like a place where you can meet up with some friends for a drink, maybe a taco or two, and warm up with some hot cocktails. We’re just going to party on with rooftop vibes like winter never happened."

To match the rooftop’s winter makeover, co-owner Daniel Diaz worked with the culinary and beverage teams to create a seasonal menu that would also make you feel warm and cozy inside. Executive chef Alex Ramos added heartier dishes like ropa vieja and lomo saltado to the menu, while beverage consultant, Bryan Tate created a selection of hot cocktails as well as winterized Latin libations. Diaz also plans to host Latin BBQ’s throughout the season which will offer variations of Mexican and Cuban BBQ such as carne asada, smoked chorizo, and mojo pork.

Casa Verde is open Monday -Thursday from 5-11:45 pm; Friday-Saturday from 5 pm-1:15 am; Sunday from 5 - 8 pm. Brunch hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11 am- 3 pm.