The Commodore

Image: Squirrel Kicker burger.

Last Updated: June 2021

Current Status: They are open for dine-in – both inside and sidewalk seating – and take-out.

The Commodore was a beloved neighborhood bar nestled between Shaw and Logan Circle that closed in November 2019.  Little did it know that it might have had the best luck.  It resurfaced in a smaller space previously occupied by Brick Lane bistro on 17th Street in 2021.  Amazingly, it has already established a neighborhood feel in just a few weeks.  Maybe it was long-time customers migrating, or maybe it was the totemic power of the old-school diving suit that they brought from the old location.  In either case, it works.  They serve quirky (and classic) versions of burgers, chicken sandwiches, flatbreads and salads.  They have brought back the namesake burger, the Shlogan, that is a nod to its old (Shaw/Logan) location.  But mostly what they serve is a vibe.  Pull up a stool or snag a table outside and relax.

Though it is not related to this Commodore, it is the theme song used for writing this post, so we share it.


Cuisine: New or Old American
Neighborhood: Dupont
Address: 1636 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Reservations: Walk-in

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