Not only is Logan Circle an actual traffic circle in Washington, D.C., it also stands as a historic and residential neighborhood. This D.C. neighborhood is located in between the Shaw and Dupont Circle neighborhoods. Mt. Vernon Square, Penn Quarter and the U Street Corridor also border it.
Upon driving to the area, you’ll see a large bronze statute proudly standing in the center of Logan Circle. At a closer glance, you’ll realize it’s an equestrian. The equestrian is also the man that this area is named after. General John A. Logan was a famed army commander during the Civil War. He also served as a U.S. representative and an Illinois state senator. When he lived in Logan Circle, it was originally named Iowa Circle. Congress renamed it in Logan’s honor.
This area of D.C. is also known for its gorgeous Victorian-style row houses. They’ve been well preserved over the years and have withstood everything from riots to renovations.
Logan Circle has continued to attract a strong fan base of residents. Currently, there are numerous reasons why people flock to this neighborhood. When it comes to grocery shopping, Logan Circle has its fair share of amazing farmer’s markets with local, organic produce. In case you’re not a fan of the farmer’s markets, Whole Foods is in the vicinity.
Because there’s an abundance of young people in the area, many small businesses have opened their doors in Logan Circle to attract this crowd. The nightlife is pretty lively as well. While you’re in Logan Circle, consider making a stop at one of these popular spots.
- Masa 14 – This Pan-Latin restaurant offers delicious cuisine in a cultural and trendy setting. This Richard Sandoval hot spot hosts Mojito Mondays, Bottomless Weekend Brunch, Happy Hours and more.
- Black Cat – The Black Cat is a great blend of great music, entertainment, food and drinks. Whether you like to play pool, listen to live indie music or eat vegan lasagna, there’s something for everyone desiring a fun nightlife.
- Studio Theater – It’s been in the neighborhood since the late 70s and it continues to stand as a thriving hub of music and arts. There are four intimate theaters inside and shows continue to display contemporary theatre at its finest.
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