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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 nearly 60 years presidents, rock st…
Top Choice Cafe in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Busboys & Poets

Busboys & Poets is one of U St'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 spans …
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 air ducts and hodgepodge of tables, the tap room may not look like much, but when the knowledgeable bartenders fill your flig…
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 Co makes sublime ales in a building where Duke Ellington used to play pool. It's the Shaw district's neighborhood clubhouse, a big, sunny space filled with folks gabbing at reclaimed wood tables…
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 action divides between tiny and intimate Backstage, dow…
Top Choice Japanese in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Himitsu

Himitsu gets heaped with praise by foodie tastemakers (Bon Appetit magazine, James Beard Foundation) and no wonder. It's hard not to fall for chili-spiked seafood crudos (raw fish) and candied pumpkin seed-topped eg…
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 tiny lane. The ostrich-feathered chandeliers, turquoise bar, rustic wood tables and lengthy wine list set the mood. Fifte…
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 from the past, from stuffed leather armchairs to 1960s lawn ornaments. You’ll find dis…
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 paint, and a tough but friendly bar staff are the ingredients in th…