Even if you’re not bar hopping around 14th Street, finishing your night with a drink at Sotto is always a good idea. You get to the hidden-in-plain-sight spot through an entrance right next to Pearl Oyster Dive, and once you’re inside, you’ll find live jazz, excellent cocktails, and some small plates if you’re hungry. Grab a seat at one of the communal tables and be grateful you’re not waiting in the line at American Ice Co.
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Birch & Barley
When you want a good beer but don't want to sacrifice good food, head to Bitch & Barley in Logan Circle. It's the best of both worlds.
Churchkey is a reliable spot around Logan Circle for good beer and some light bites. If you’re with a group, be prepared to stand.
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The Fainting Goat
Fainting Goat isn’t great, but you’ll end up here at some point. When the time comes, go heavy on the drinks and light on the food.
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Rose’s Luxury is one of DC’s best restaurants, according to pretty much everyone. Get ready to get in line.
Ghibellina is a neighborhood Italian spot in Logan Circle. You’ll come for the pizzas and pastas, but stay for the cozy vibes and friendly service.
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