U Street / 14th Street / Logan Circle

14th street is part of the larger nightlife destination I refer to as “U Street / Logan Circle” as both U and 14th Street (along with some bars on 9th St.) largely share the same vibe.  Far enough from the Orange/Blue line so that it isn’t overrun with NoVa folks, and expensive enough from Adams Morgan that it isn’t full of 20-22 year olds, bargoers will find a variety of spots that should satisfy everyone. The scene is quite chill on the south side of 14th Street with mostly great restaurants and gets increasingly rowdy until you hit the now-insanity that is 14th/U (or 9th/U) on weekends.


Chi-Cha Lounge ¤ Loungey, Hookah
Exiles Bar & Grill ¤ Outdoor Space, Chill
Local 16 ¤ 22 Year Olds, Dancey, Loungey, Meat Markety, Roof Deck

Selam ¤Restaurant, Chill, Billiards, Ethipian/Eritrean 
JoJo Restaurant & Bar ¤ Restaurant, Chill, Live Music

District Distilling ¤Chill, Distillery

13th-14th/U (North side)
Tropicalia ¤ 
Dancey, Basement

Lost Society ¤ Restaurant, Lounge, Roof Deck
Cloak & Dagger ¤ Dancey, Cocktails
Bin 1301 ¤ Wine Bar, Chill
Alero Lounge ¤ Restaurant, Dancey

13th-14th/U (South side)
Twins Jazz ¤ Live music
Desperados Burgers & Bar
 ¤ Restaurant, Divey
Sudhouse ¤ Chill, Beer
Hawthorne ¤ Meat Markety, Roof Deck
Vivid Lounge
 ¤ Loungey, Hookah
The Codmother ¤ Divey, Basement
The Fainting Goat ¤ Restaurant, Chill
Pure Lounge ¤ Loungey, Dancey
The Smith¤ Restaurant, Chill

Ben’s Next Door ¤ Restaurant, Chill
The Saloon ¤ Chill, Beer
Archipelago ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Cocktails, Chill, Tiki

The Prospect ¤ Sports Bar, Chill
Amsterdam Lounge ¤ Loungey, Dancey

Solly’s ¤
Divey, Outdoor Space
 ¤ Wine Bar, Bocce, Outdoor Space [right off U, south on 11th]
U Street Music Hall ¤ Dancey, Music Venue

Lounge of Three ¤ Loungey

El Rey
 ¤ Meat Markety, Outdoor Space
Dodge City ¤
 Divey, Dancey, Roof Deck, Hipster

Velvet Lounge ¤ Divey, Music Venue, Hipster, Outdoor Space
The Dirty Goose ¤ Gay, Roof Deck
The Brixton ¤ Meat MarketyRoof Deck
Ghion/2010 Lounge & Bar ¤ Restaurant, Hookah, Ethiopian
Gaslight Tavern¤ Chill, Outdoor Space

Service Bar ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Chill, Cocktails
Nellie’s Sports Bar ¤ Gay, Sports Bar, Roof Deck

Vermont/9th/Florida/V (one block north of U)
Wet Dog Tavern ¤ Chill, Outdoor Space
American Ice Company ¤ Chill, Outdoor Space, Hipster

9:30 Club ¤ Music Venue
Satellite Room ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Chill, Outdoor Space, Hipster

9th St (between  T & U)
DC9 ¤
Music Venue, Divey, Roof Deck, Hipster
Nocturne ¤ Cocktails
Salina Bar and Lounge (or Expo) ¤
 Hookah, Ethiopian
MK Lounge ¤ Loungey, Hookah, Dancey, Ethiopian
Appioo African Bar & Grill ¤ Restaurant, Live Music, West African/Ghana Crowd
Dino’s Grotto  ¤ Restaurant, Beer

Cloud Lounge ¤ Loungey, Dancey, Hookah, Ethiopian
Right Spot Restaurant & Bar
Ambassador ¤
Restaurant, Ethiopian
Cortez ¤ Restaurant, Roof deck, Chill

14th Street (south to north)

The Crown and Crow ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Chill, Live Music
Slipstream ¤
Restaurant, Cocktails, Coffee

¤ Barred in DC Pick, Chill, Beer

Players Club ¤ Games
Black Whiskey
 ¤ Divey, Games
Kingfisher ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Beer Chill, Basement

Estadio ¤ Restaurant, Cocktails
Drafting Table ¤ Restaurant, Beer

Ghibellina ¤ Restaurant, Chill
Sotto ¤ Chill, Cocktails, Basement
Blackjack/Tilt ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Loungey, Chill, Cocktails (Tilt is back bar)
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace ¤ Restaurant, Outdoor Space
Barcelona Wine Bar ¤ Restaurant, Wine Bar, Outdoor Space

Red Light ¤ Cocktails, Chill, Outdoor Space
Cork Wine Bar
 ¤ Wine Bar, Chill, Outdoor Space
Chicken & Whiskey ¤ Cocktails, Dancey, Restaurant

Garden District ¤ Barred in DC Pick, Chill, Beer, Outdoor Space
Left Door ¤ Cocktails, Chill, Fancy [just off 14th]
Destination Wedding ¤ Cocktails, Chill [just off 14th]
Black Cat ¤ Music Venue, Divey, Hipster
El Centro D.F. ¤ Restaurant, Dancey, Roof Deck
Masa 14 ¤ Restaurant, Loungey, Roof Deck
Bar Pilar ¤ Chill, Cocktails, Hipster
Cafe Saint-Ex ¤ Chill, Dancey
Compass Rose ¤ Restaurant, Chill, Cocktails [just off 14th]

Policy ¤ Loungey, Dancey, Outdoor Space, Roof Deck
Colada Shop ¤ Restaurant, Roof Deck, Cocktails [just off 14th]
Taqueria Nacional ¤ Restaurant [just off 14th]

Marvin ¤ Loungey, Roof Deck
The Gibson ¤ Cocktails, Outdoor Space
Red Lounge ¤ Loungey, Dancey
Provision No. 14 ¤ Restaurant, Cocktails, Loungey

Judy Restaurant ¤ Restaurant, Divey
Grady’s Restaurant¤ Restaurant,  Chill
Sakerum ¤ Restaurant, Loungey, Cocktails, Roof Deck

Franklin Hall  ¤ Sports Bar, Beer, 

Other Logan Circle (off P Street or Rhode Island)

The Radiator (in Mason & Rook) ¤ Hotel Bar, Outdoor Space, Cocktails, Rooftop

Bar Rouge ¤ Hotel Bar

Stoney’s Bar and Grill ¤ Divey, Chill
Number Nine ¤ Gay, Loungey
New Vegas Lounge ¤ Divey, Live Music

The Commodore Public House ¤ Chill, Outdoor Space


3 responses to “U Street / 14th Street / Logan Circle”

    1. Thank you! I’ve been pondering sirttang a series like this for a while so I’ll see how it goes. The flour shaker is Green Gate, and I’m not sure what the tablecloth (it’s really a tea towel but sssshh) is but they are both from Avoca. They still have the flour shaker as I bought a blue one a few weeks ago for icing sugar. Not sure about the tea towel though as I have that quite a while now.

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