Look Who Joined the Neighborhood!


With our proximity so close to the National Zoo here at 3801 Connecticut, we have several dining and bar options right in our neighborhood!  As we have settled into our cozy spots on Connecticut Ave, we have seen places come, stay and sadly leave us wishing it wasn’t so!  Recently, we have watched a new spot open up and this is one we really don’t want to see go for some time, Duke’s Counter!  If you have yet to venture the half mile down the road to this new spot…. well…. we just aren’t sure what you are waiting for exactly!

The name may already sound familiar if you have checked out the owner’s other restaurant in Dupont Circle, Duke’s Grocery.  This second location, located directly across from the National Zoo, will instantly become a neighborhood hot spot for you and your friends and family.   Duke’s Counter is an East-London inspired gastropub with a long craft beer list, fun food options and half priced wine nights on Monday evenings 7 p.m. to close.  The Proper Burger, truffle mac and cheese, weekend brunch and happy hour specials are part of Duke’s Counter just like they are part of Duke’s Grocery notoriety.  Duke’s Counter also has a great patio space where you can relax, enjoy the sun and warmth and get your fill of people watching!

We are positive that Duke’s Counter is here to stay and will be part of our neighborhood landscape for quite some time!


Posted by Jill Burke