I’m ashamed to say I’d never been to Logan Tavern before this visit. I am a frequent Commissary customer and love The Pig for a special happy hour or brunch. So, I was very excited to finally check out the founding member of the EatWell crew for its late night happy hour menu.
I loved the open and industrial feel to Logan Tavern. It was cozy without trying too hard. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. I was meeting my good friend, Natasha, who I hadn’t seen in eight months–where does time go, people?
We started off with crispy Adobo rolls, the “Big A$$” pretzel, and a chicken gyro. The chicken gyro was made with naan, yogurt marinated chicken, cucumber, pickled onion, feta cheese, and tzatziki sauce. This was tasty and light. It is something I’d recommend if you have the drunchies and are trying to stay away from greasy food.
The pretzel and Adobo rolls were out of this world. The pretzel is baked and then flash fried so it is super crunchy on the outside. It tasted sweet and flaky like a doughnut, but slightly salty. It was almost like fried dough or funnel cake. The homemade mustard and bacon jam were the perfect dipping accompaniments. Natasha was in love with the Adobo rolls. She said, “This makes my stomach happy.”
Our drinks were lovely and hit the spot. My Rioja was very dry–just like it should be. Natasha ordered the Stoly Doly which was made with pineapple infused vodka. Being the effortless Florida girl that she is, Natasha exclaimed that the drink was just like the beach. It was like a Pina Colada without the calories.
Next, we split the burger and Brussels sprouts. My sometimes vegetarian friend appreciated that they were made with a honey walnut glaze and fried capers and not peppered with bacon or some other meat. I happen to love capers and thoroughly enjoyed them in this dish. The sprouts and capers were fried to perfection and I would bet that even a veggie hater would enjoy munching on these.
The burger was unbelievably fresh and flavorful. You can really taste the difference in the quality of meat–as all of the restaurant’s products come from local sources and it’s own farm up the road in Maryland.
Last but not least came the grilled cheese and hand-cut French fries. We were practically stuffed to the brim, but pushed onward. This sandwich is grilled to perfection on buttery Brioche bread and made with three cheeses and homemade bacon jam. The cheeses were amazing and I loved the bacon jam. We both agreed that you must love bacon jam to love this dish–so just be aware. The fries were crispy and soft at the same time and salted just enough.
We both agreed that this is a fantastic spot for any late night happy hour. The portions were large, the food was greasy in the best way possible, and the vibe was chill. Everything was easy to share which we also appreciated, especially the giant pretzel. Natasha claims that, “The food is so good, you’ll have a foodgasm.”
Late night happy hour is served from 9 p.m. until close from Sunday to Thursday. Enjoy the tasty and generous $6 small plates and drinks while you unwind from your night out.
1423 P St. N.W.
Bitches Who Brunch partners with Logan Tavern. While this article was written independently, we do receive compensation from the company.