Located only a short walk away from the St. Gregory, DC’s Logan Circle neighborhood is Dupont Circle’s cool little sister. Spanning from U Street to Thomas Circle, the city’s famous 14th Street stretch is home to some of the coolest bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues in town.
Check out our picks below:
This airy, glass-enclosed space is a favorite among DC’s cultural set. While the venue is best known for staging original productions and world premieres, it’s also brought in nationally renowned productions like the Pulitzer Prize-winning From Riverside to Crazy and Hedda Gabler.
1501 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
The sprawling, graffiti-walled Latin American restaurant has a prodigious tequila list that’s not exactly for the faint of heart. It’s so long that patrons who have sampled 88 types of the agave-based liquor within an 8-month period get to join the restaurant’s exclusive Tequila Club, with perks like a personalized glass and a four-person tasting menu dinner. Prefer to have your liquor mixed in with something less potent? There’s also a rotating selection of eccentrically named cocktails like the rye whiskey-based P90x and the pink Made For Selfies, which comes served in a boot-shaped glass.
1926 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Chef Haider Karoum’s intimate, stunning nook features a curated Spain-heavy wine list and delicacies like Cantabrian anchovies soaked in olive oil, foie gras with blueberry sauce or a soft Murica al Vino goat cheese. Bring a hot date and order a round of the restaurant’s famous cocktails, like the pumpkin slushito or the pineapple sherry cocktail.
1520 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
This traditional Thai oasis got its start when Chef Jeeraporn Raksuthong debuted an alternative “secret menu” featuring authentic Thai cuisine to rave reviews. Outlets like Eater, the Washington Post and the Washington City Paper have all sung Baan Thai’s praises. The spicy, flavorful menu features adventurous options like tapioca-stuffed chicken, fishball green curry, and a winter melon-and-basil rice dish. Even more familiar entrees, like peanut sauce vermicelli, have sharp, tangy flavors.
1326 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
This favorite DC joint is beloved among sandwich-devotees across town. Step into the 14th Street location for the city-famous arancini balls and the made-to-order gourmet deluxe sandwiches. The Italian deli hoagie is a number one pick for anyone craving a classic savory blend of salami, prosciutto, and Provolone.
1908 14th St NW Washington DC
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