Neighborhood Nightlife - Logan Circle

  • September 14, 2013 · 8:30 PM
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We’re back after an August break! 

So, onto our September outing.  Originally named Iowa Circle, Congress changed the name to Logan Circle in 1930 after civil war general and Congressman John Logan.  The area was once known simply as a swampy area north of downtown.  It has changed over the years to a civil war barracks, a bustling retail district, an overt drug and prostitution zone following the infamous 1968 riots, and today it's one of DC’s hottest neighborhoods.   Just as the Verizon Center revitalized Chinatown, one could claim Logan Circle's resurgence resulted in large part to a supermarket.  Supermarket chain Whole Foods converted a rundown garage in the neighborhood in 2000 and sparked intense interest in the neighborhood.  It’s now bustling with pedestrians, traffic, construction, and new restaurants and bars. The Whole Foods is going strong by the way-it’s among the highest grossing Whole Foods stores in the country.

Our first stop will be a neighborhood staple often overlooked for the newer bars in the neighborhood.  It’s a hotel bar with a trendy indoor and outdoor area, modern vibe, and it’s never over-crowded.  The drink special will be a $5 mystery punch made specifically for our group.  Your organizers will also have a handful of free drink tickets to hand out to the cool kids. :-)

Our second stop will be Draft Table.  The venue is just shy of their one-year anniversary.  They specialize in (you guessed it) draft beers.  The venue has a small outdoor area, a large in door area, and will be putting 10 of their 15 draft beers on an after 10pm happy hour.  That’s $4 quality draft beers.

Our final venue will be the rooftop bar at the Hotel Donovan.  With summer fading away, this will be a great last opportunity to enjoy a drink on a rooftop deck overlooking the district.  The deck includes a swimming pool, but unfortunately no late night swimming to our knowledge.  The venue use to allow late night underwear swimming, but it varies by manager, night, security, and vibe.  Maybe we’ll get lucky!

Getting There:  Logan Circle is several blocks away from a metro station.  There is the U Street metro station to the north (green and yellow), McPherson Square to the south (orange and blue), and Dupont Circle to the west (red). 

Legal Terms and Conditions – darn lawyers

Reminder: Due to the very limited number of RSVP's available on this outing, please RSVP only if you plan to come out. Likewise, if things change, please un-RSVP.  Also, while we love meeting new faces, everyone is strongly encouraged to RSVP through the web site or be a guest of a member. The cover is waived for our group and the first thing most venues want is our RSVP list. Please remember to get to the first venue early enough to mingle, and certainly early enough to join us as we move on to the second venue.

Disclaimer: Keep in mind your organizers reserve the right to omit, change, or substitute venues as seen fit depending on the group dynamics, scheduling, and available space. The pub crawl officially ends around midnight but we’re sure most of us will be out well past that. Yes, it's fine if you choose to get intoxicated, drunk, blitzed, plastered, wasted, toasted, smashed, or pissed.  However, make sure you have a friend present to take on any applicable baby-sitting duties.

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  • Stephanie Kara J.

    Good seeing everyone ever so briefly!

    September 15, 2013

  • Erika

    Had fun seeing everyone. Loved the secret 4th venue. Definitely want to go back there.

    3 · September 15, 2013

  • Jeremy

    Glad to see everyone eventually made it out! Hope our secret venue 4 spot was enjoyed by all!

    September 15, 2013

  • Stephanie Kara J.

    Heading over now. Still at drafting table?

    September 14, 2013

    • Greg

      Yes

      September 14, 2013

  • Victoria S.

    We are at 2nd venue.

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apparently I had too much fun at the ugly mug last night...I'm going to have to sit out tonight.

    September 14, 2013

    • Aaron R.

      Disappointing

      September 14, 2013

    • Greg

      Lame

      September 14, 2013

  • Stephanie Kara J.

    Will join for second venue. Does Donovan House have a dress code?

    September 14, 2013

    • Jeremy

      There is one, but it's not strict.

      September 14, 2013

  • April

    After last night's rehearsal, I'm pretty sure I won't have to energy to come back out afterwards. I'll catch you guys in October.

    September 14, 2013

  • Sam

    Will you have an October crawl, or just the Halloween event?

    September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to a birthday party first & may not be able to meet up until 10 or later. If that's a problem, I'll give up my spots.

    September 13, 2013

  • April

    I have rehearsal in DC until 4 pm, then I have to go all the way back to Reston to do my furmom duties before heading back into DC, so I'll try to be there before too late. I have a feeling I could get lazy, but I'll try not to!

    September 12, 2013

  • Melissa

    It's Yom Kippur so I'm going to try and meet up with you guys later in the evening if I can. I have dinner at my friends house for the holiday, in Springfield before I head back to the city. I'll text if I can meet up!

    September 8, 2013

  • SB

    Do you know about what time you'll be getting to the second bar (Draft Table)? I have a dinner in NoVa so might not be able to make it out until[masked]'ish.

    September 6, 2013

    • Jeremy

      We'll be there around 10.

      September 6, 2013

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