Logan Circle, Washington Places

Part of our Washington travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Logan Circle, including House of the Temple, Lincoln Restaurant and Irvine Contemporary.
  • The best place in Logan Circle Washington: House of the Temple

    House of the Temple

    1733 16th St NW
    M-Th 10AM-4PM (usually on the hour). Free. A Masonic Temple, the headquarters of the Scottish Rite, and a prominently featured location in Dan Brown's latest novel, The Lost Symbol. It's almost absurdly grand, pretty easily outshining the similar Supreme Court Building downtown, and there's nary a Washingtonian around who hasn't at some point walked by it, surprised by this enormous but unidentified building. Courtesy of the author of the Da Vinci Code, though, everyone will from this point on know what the building is. The interior is a wild Orientalist fantasy in way that only the Masons could bring to life, and is open to the public for tours and exhibits. Following The Lost Symbols publication, the previously empty tours are now filled with crowds—early morning is the best time to avoid them.
    Logan Circle food nearby
  • Lincoln Restaurant

    Lincoln Restaurant

    1110 Vermont Ave NW
    The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson thirty years before in 1835. The assassination was planned and carried out by the well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth, as part of a larger conspiracy in a bid to revive the Confederate cause.
  • Irvine Contemporary

    Irvine Contemporary

    1412 14th St NW
    Run by a Georgetown professor, and dedicated to works by emerging artists.
    Logan Circle restaurants nearby
  • Redeem

    1734 14th St NW
    M,W-Sa noon-8PM, Su noon-6PM. Boutique offering luxury casual wear with a strong indie-rocker bent. You might be tempted to contemplate the inherent contradictions of boutique counterculture, but catch yourself—it's that same political preoccupation that keeps D.C. stuck in drab suits. That's also presumably why the store has the name it does.
    Logan Circle
  • Gallery Plan B

    1530 14th St NW
    W-Sa noon-7PM, Su 1PM-5PM. A delightfully casual space, with exhibitions that tend towards the quirky and humorous.
    Logan Circle
  • Blink Optical

    1431 P St NW
    M-F 11AM-8PM, Sa 11AM-6PM, Su 11AM-5PM. A small store with a small selection of very high quality designer glasses, for a price, naturally.
    Logan Circle
  • Transformer Gallery

    1404 P St NW
    A non-profit gallery whose mission is to provide opportunities for emerging artists, focused on new, experimental works.
    Logan Circle
  • Studio Theatre

    1501 14th St NW
    shows usually: W-F 8PM, Sa 2PM, 8PM, Su 2PM, 7PM. $35-70, discounts available per website. The Studio Theatre can lay claim to being the vanguard of D.C. Theatre. It's spacious, modern, comfortable, and puts on absolutely top-notch contemporary dramatic performances. If what's playing here appeals to you at all, make a night here a priority.
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  • Morrison-Clark Restaurant

    Morrison-Clark Restaurant

    M-Sa 7AM-10AM, 11:30AM-2PM, 6PM-9:30PM, Su 11AM-2PM. Dinner: $30-40, lunch: $15-25, breakfast: $10-25. This small dining room is a lovely trip back to the Southern traditions of the mid-nineteenth century, and could be reason enough on its own to have dinner here, but the food is absolutely the cream of D.C.'s crop as well. The menu is small, with simple, but fairly exotic and expertly executed Southern dishes. Sunday brunch ($30-35) is popular.
  • Logan Tavern

    Logan Tavern

    1423 P St NW
    A casual, American, neighborhood restaurant & bar
    Logan Circle
  • Birch & Barley

    Birch & Barley

    1337 14th Street
    Distinct restaurant on 14th St. near Logan Circle. Completely unique food and beer experience celebrating a full spectrum of traditions, regions & flavors.
    Logan Circle
  • Commissary


    1443 P St NW
    Casual Neighborhood Cafe & Bar
    Logan Circle
  • Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

    Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

    1612 14th St NW
    Pearl Dive Oyster Palace the newest restaurant in Black Restaurant Group, welcomes you with a rustic decor that showcases a variety of repurposed items from around the United States. A touch of southern hospitality is found in DC's vibrant Logan Circle Neighborhood. Following Chef Jeff Black's impeccable commitment to sourcing the freshest seafood, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace will be your choice for the widest variety of high quality oysters.
    Logan Circle
  • Mio


    1110 Vermont Ave NW
    Puerto Rican and Latin American Cuisine. Cocina Abierta - An approach to food, life and love.
  • Helix Lounge

    Helix Lounge

    1430 Rhode Island Ave NW
    Our hotels are inspired and wired, our restaurants yummy and chef-driven. Think of this place as a concierge desk, powered by people who listen.
    Logan Circle
  • ChurchKey


    1337 14th St NW2nd Fl
    M-F 4PM-1:30AM, Sa-Su noon-2:30AM. Beer selection is without a doubt the primary reason to come here, with a list of some 50 craft brews on tap and 500 bottles of beer on the wall. Ambiance would be a distant second—it's a really classy, stylish bar, but the place is generally so immensely crowded that you won't be able to sit, much less chat with the friendly and very knowledgeable bartenders (M-W nights are best). Happy hour is busy and a good time to meet people. Downstairs is Birch & Barley, which serves the full beer menu and has excellent contemporary American dinner plates. Since you can reserve a table downstairs, that can be a good bet if you don't want to brave the crowds upstairs.
    Logan Circle
  • The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center

    1400 M Street NW
    The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center is a high-rise hotel building located in the United States capital of Washington, D.C.. It rises to 153 feet, featuring 14 floors. The building was completed in 1982 as the Vista International Hotel Washington. At the time, Hilton International was a separate company from Hilton and was legally forbidden from operating hotels in the United States under the Hilton name. Vista International was their domestic line of hotels. The architect of the building was Holle & Lin Architects PC and Smith-Williams Group. The building serves as a conference center and a hotel.
  • House of  the Temple Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

    House of  the Temple Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

    1733 16th St NW
    The House of the Temple is a Masonic temple in Washington, D.C., United States that serves as the headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.
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  • Theater J

    Theater J

    DC JCC1529 16th St NW
    Theater J is a professional theater company located in Washington, DC, founded to present works that "celebrate the distinctive urban voice and social vision that are part of the Jewish cultural legacy" as a self-mission.
    Logan Circle food nearby
  • Hotel Rouge

    Hotel Rouge

    1315 16th Street
    Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel is a 137-room boutique hotel located at 16th Street Northwest and Rhode Island Avenue in Washington, D.C.. Located at Scott Circle across from the Australian embassy, Hotel Rouge is one of 11 Kimpton hotel properties in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Originally a 1967 apartment building and then a Quality hotel, Hotel Rouge opened on December 14, 2001 and is owned by LaSalle Hotel Properties of Bethesda, Maryland. The building was purchased in 2001 and underwent a $14 million dollar renovation along with the nearby Topaz Hotel.
    Dupont Circle
  • Cork

    1720 14th St NW
    S,Tu-W 5PM-midnight, Th-Sa 5PM-1AM. Wines/glass: $7-15, 3-wine-flight: $9-13, entrées: $5-25. A fancy little wine bar, heralding the completion of the gentrification process on 14th St. It specializes in French and Italian wines, particularly in more offbeat wines, and the food is superb (prepared by Chef Tanaka of Citronelle acclaim). Try the rosemary chicken liver bruschettas with a shallot marmalade, or perhaps a chili mint roasted eggplant.
    Logan Circle
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

    1318 Vermont Avenue, NW
    The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site preserves the house of Mary McLeod Bethune, located in Northwest Washington, D.C., at 1318 Vermont Avenue NW. National Park Service rangers offer tours of the home, and a video about Bethune's life is shown. It is part of the Logan Circle Historic District.
    Logan Circle food nearby
  • Posto


    1515 14th St NW
    As a proud new addition to DC's Logan Circle neighborhood, POSTO serves classic and modern Italian dishes, and is the perfect place to drop in for a cocktail and a quick bite, or a multi-course meal shared with friends.
    Logan Circle
  • Avenue Cafe & Lounge

    Avenue Cafe & Lounge

    1501 Rhode Island Ave NW
    Washington DC hotel dining and restaurant info for the Holiday Inn WashingtonDC -Central/White House, located downtown Washington DC, 6 blocks to the White House.
    Logan Circle
  • Bar Rouge

    Bar Rouge

    1315 16th St NW
    Our hotels are inspired and wired, our restaurants yummy and chef-driven. Think of this place as a concierge desk, powered by people who listen.
    Dupont Circle
  • The Federalist

    1177 15th St NW
    The Federalist is focused on resurrecting the culinary traditions of the Mid-Atlantic region. By exploring the food culture of a blossoming nation, we have created a restaurant menu that is inspired by 18th century American food lovers and executed through local Washington, D.C. producers and purveyors. The menu features heirloom varietal vegetables and dishes inspired by the early American-European union, as well as the flavors of the vibrant spice route. Our focus is preparing thoughtful yet accessible cuisine.
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