Top things to do in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Top Choice American in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Ben’s Chili Bowl

Ben’s is a DC institution. The main stock in trade is half-smokes, DC’s meatier, smokier version of the hot dog, usually slathered with mustard, onions and the namesake chili. For 60-plus years presidents, rock star…
Top Choice Brewery in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Atlas Brew Works

An awesome, welcoming spot filled with local beer buffs. With its concrete floor, exposed ducts and hodgepodge of tables, the taproom mightn't look like much, but when the knowledgeable bartenders fill your flight o…
Top Choice Cafe in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Busboys & Poets

Busboys & Poets is one of U Street's linchpins. Locals pack the place for coffee, boozy brunches, books and a progressive vibe that makes San Francisco feel conservative. The lengthy, vegetarian-friendly menu sp…
Top Choice International in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Compass Rose

Compass Rose feels like a secret garden, set in a discreet townhouse a whisker from 14th St's buzz. The exposed brick walls and sky-blue ceiling give it a casually romantic air. The menu is a mash-up of global comfo…
Top Choice Brewery in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Right Proper Brewing Co

Right Proper Brewing makes sublime ales in a building that shares a wall with the joint where Duke Ellington used to play pool. It's the Shaw district's neighborhood clubhouse, a big, sunny space filled with folks g…
Top Choice Japanese in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Pom Pom

Pom Pom gets heaped with praise by foodie tastemakers (Bon Appétit magazine, James Beard Foundation) and no wonder. It's hard not to fall for panko fried oysters with smoked onion soubise and Korean-chili-glazed fri…
Top Choice Antiques in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Miss Pixie’s

Bright and festive with classic pop tunes playing in the background, Miss Pixie’s is a great browse. It's piled high with relics of the past, from stuffed leather armchairs to 1960s lawn ornaments. You’ll find dishe…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Primrose

Stepping into Primrose is like being in Paris and finding the quintessential cafe hidden down a tiny lane. The ostrich-feathered chandeliers, turquoise bar, rustic wood tables and lengthy wine list set the mood. Fif…
Top Choice Live Music in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Black Cat

The Black Cat is the go-to venue for music that's loud and grungy with a punk edge. The White Stripes, Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters have all thrashed here. The big action takes place on the Mainstage. The legendary …
Top Choice Bar in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Raven

The best jukebox in DC, a dark interior crammed with locals and lovers, that neon lighting that casts you under a glow Edward Hopper should rightly have painted, and a tough but friendly bar staff are the ingredient…