Under $100: Logan Circle, Washington, D.C.

by Allie Moore

May 16, 2019

Logan Circle, Washington D.C. © Jon Bilous | Dreamstime.com

Under $100 / North America

Within the past 10 years or so, the central D.C. neighborhood of Logan Circle completely transformed into one of the District’s hottest zip codes. Extending along 14th Street, from Thomas Circle to U Street, and east to the namesake traffic circle bordering Shaw, the charming area of row houses, boutique shops and diverse eateries caters to any and all tastes.


Peregrine Espresso is a good place to begin a day in Logan Circle, where a caffeine rush is served via microbrew coffees from faraway lands, plus pastries.


Properly fueled with caffeine, pop into some of the shops along 14th Street like Current Boutique (a consignment shop), Room & Board for furniture, Miss Pixie’s for vintage and antique home goods, or Cork & Fork for quality wines, including tastings.


Lunchtime calls for a shareable pizza at D.C. institution Matchbox, or a low-key standard selection of dishes at Logan Tavern or sister restaurant Commissary, both on P Street Northwest, followed by an afternoon of people watching on 14th Street or in the park in the center of the Logan Circle traffic circle.


As the sun sets over 14th Street NW, settle into the booths at Churchkey, a second-story craft beer hot spot above Birch and Barley, a restaurant under the same management. Sample one of Churchkey’s dozens of craft brews while snacking on elevated bar food like Chesapeake oysters with harissa butter and garlic breadcrumbs, or chicken pot pie croquettes. After dinner, head to Black Whiskey, Barcelona Wine Bar, Black Jack or El Centro for a few nightcaps and possibly some dancing.



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