The Penthouse Pools are closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!
*Polices are subject to change between now and the 2021 Penthouse Pool Season

Member Policies

Penthouse Pool and Lounge Member Policies

Hours of Operation

  • Day sessions (Every day)
    Session 1 10:00am – 1:30pm
    Session 2 2:30pm-7:00pm
  • Evening session (Friday & Saturday U St ONLY) 7:30pm – 12:00am

Food and Beverage Service

Day session (Every day): Kitchen and Bar 11:00am – 6:00pm (last call 5:45pm)
Evening session (Friday & Saturday U St ONLY): Kitchen closes – 10:00pm (last call at 9:45pm) Bar closes 11:00pm (last call at 11:00pm)


May – September


The Penthouse Pool and Lounge has a strict age limit of 21+ and all guests must present a valid, government issued photo ID at the 1st Floor check-in station in order to be granted access.


All Penthouse members must use the guest passes on their account to have any guests accompany them to the Penthouse. If the member has an insufficient number of passes on their account, additional passes may be purchased at the Front Desk with their card on file. Guest passes must be purchased by the member. Non-members cannot purchase their own guest passes. Penthouse members must always accompany their guests to the pool club and remain with their guests. Guests will not be permitted into the Penthouse without the member present.

  • Weekend Guest Passes ($29) – (only pass for weekend day use) Penthouse members may use weekend guest passes on any day at any time, including holidays & special events.
  • Weekday/Evening Guest Passes ($19) – Penthouse members may use weekday passes Monday through Friday ONLY, excluding holidays & special events. Evening guest passes may be used any evening after 7:00pm. Weekday guest passes are not valid on the following Holidays: Memorial Day – May 31th, Independence Day – July 4th, Labor Day – September 6th and Pride Weekend
  • Guest Behavior Policy: Penthouse members are responsible for the conduct and financial obligations of their guests who accompany them to the Penthouse. Guests are expected to follow all rules set by the Penthouse Pool and Lounge. Any rule violation committed by the guest of a member may lead to the suspension and or termination of membership.
  • Readmittance: Guests must keep their wristband on at all times. If a guest leaves the Penthouse, they will need to show their wristband and a valid, government-issued photo ID at both check-in stations to gain entry.

Cabana & Bed Rentals

Penthouse members reserving a cabana must agree to the Food and Beverage minimums below. Guest passes ARE NOT included with the reservation and the cost of additional passes are not applied to the food and beverage minimum. Guests joining the member must use a guest pass from the members’ account. If the member has an insufficient number of guest pass, then the member must purchase additional guest passes for every guest. Penthouse members are limited to a maximum of 1 guest with a regular chair reservation, 3 guests with a bed reservation and 5 guests with a cabana reservation. All guests, excluding Penthouse members, must use a guest pass from the account of the member making the reservation. Cabana Openings: For the safety of our members and to facilitate service, the front curtain panels of all cabanas must remain open at all times, no exceptions.

U Street Food & Beverage Minimums

  • Friday-Sunday (including Holidays, & Special Events): $300 for Cabanas and $150 for Beds.
  • Monday-Thursday: $200 for Cabanas and $100 for Beds.

Navy Yards Pricing Minimums

  • Friday-Sunday (including Holidays, & Special Events): $300 for Cabanas and $150 for Beds.
  • Monday-Thursday: $200 for Cabanas and $100 for Beds.

Penthouse will charge a Service Fee if the member cancels their reservation less than 4 hours prior to the rental date. The Service fees are as follows:

  • $25 – chair reservation (per chair)
  • $100 – bed reservation
  • $150 – cabana reservation

Penthouse will charge the full Food & Beverage Minimum when the member fails to arrive within the first 2 hours of their reservation. Penthouse will then cancel the reservation and make the reserved cabana/day bed available to other members.

Weekend minimums will be charged for the following Holidays: Memorial Day – May 31st, Independence Day – July 4th, Labor Day – September 6th, Pride Week, and other Special Events.


Everyone must wear a protective facemask at all times, not including the physical act of eating, drinking, or while in the pool. You must wear a protective facemask while indoors at all times.

Check-in Procedures

1st Floor Check-in: All Penthouse members and their guests must check-in at the 1st Floor entrance Penthouse Pool check-in station located near the elevator.

Penthouse Level Check-in: All Penthouse members and their guests must also check-in at the 5th Floor entrance to gain access to the Penthouse. 5th Floor check-in is located at the Penthouse entrance.

Outside Food & Beverage

Any outside food or beverages (including alcohol) are strictly prohibited at Penthouse. No alcohol can leave the premises. We reserve the right to inspect all bags. Violation of this policy is grounds for immediate membership termination.

Dress Code

Appropriate swimwear is required at all times. Management reserves the right to make decisions as to the appropriateness of any swim attire (or lack thereof). If you have to ask yourself if what you’re wearing is appropriate, it probably is not. Any member wearing attire deemed to be inappropriate by our Staff shall be asked to immediately leave the pool area until proper attire is worn. Repeated admonitions about inappropriate attire will result in termination of your membership.

All Penthouse members and their guests must wear a shirt, shoes, and shorts/pants/skirt while inside any indoor area of VIDA Fitness.

Behavior Policy

All members and guests are expected to govern themselves in a courteous and respectful manner. Members are to treat other members, guests and staff with dignity and respect always and are not to abuse anyone, verbally or otherwise. This also includes sexually suggestive or explicit behavior, excessively loud and foul language, and any behavior which is disrespectful of anyone. Any suggestions or complaints regarding any aspect of the operation, individual employee performance, or action of fellow members should be directed to management. Any inappropriate, abusive, or disrespectful behavior to pool club members, guests, staff or Management, will be grounds for removal, suspension and/or termination of membership privileges.

Property Damage

Pool furniture (i.e. lounge chairs, umbrellas, and tables) must remain in its designated area. Members and guest are not allowed to move any of the furniture. Damage or destruction of equipment, furnishings or any property belonging to the Club, by members or guests, will be charged to and will be payable by the member responsible.

No Smoking or Vaping

Penthouse Pool and Lounge is a nonsmoking facility. Violation of this policy is grounds for immediate membership termination.

Personal speakers and outside music are prohibited. You may bring your headphones to listen to music on your laptop or smart phone, but music volume should not be audible to other members. Do not touch or otherwise tamper with Penthouse speakers. Anyone who fails to comply with this rule will also be subject to termination.

No bottles or ice buckets are permitted within 2 feet of the pool. You may have your drink in a plastic cup while inside of the pool, but please exercise caution to avoid spilling your drink.

No Illegal or Recreational Drugs

The possession and/or consumption of illegal or recreational drugs is expressly prohibited at all VIDA Fitness locations. Members and/or their guests suspected or observed in violation are subject to search of their person and belongings. Members and/or their guests found in violation will be removed from the premises with a loss of membership and possible police intervention.

Interruption to Service due to Weather

Penthouse Management may close the facility due to inclement weather (actual or forecasted). Please refer to our social media (website, Facebook and Twitter) for announcements.

  • In case of a weather event while open: Penthouse staff will immediately clear the pool of all members & guests, if lightning has been sighted (or thunder heard) and it is the responsibility of the Penthouse to minimize these hazards as a safety precaution. The pool will remain cleared up to 30 minutes after the lightning is last seen or thunder is last heard.
  • All patrons at the Penthouse (including the bar) may also be evacuated immediately depending on the severity of the weather event
  • The Penthouse General Manager will determine all other weather-related closures at their sole discretion.

VIDA All Access Member Policies

VIDA All Access members have access to the Penthouse Monday – Thursday, excluding Holidays & Special Events. All Access members may also access the Penthouse starting at 7:30pm on Friday & Saturday, excluding Holidays, & Special Events. All Access members do not have access on Sundays.

All the above member policies apply to VIDA All Access members when accessing the Penthouse during the allowed days and times.

VIDA Individual Club Access Member Policies

VIDA Individual Club Access members do not have access to the Penthouse. Individual Club Access members interested in upgrading to a Penthouse or All Access membership may do so online at

Individual Club Access members may access the Penthouse as a paid guest accompanied by a Penthouse or All Access member.