Stroll into the new Glover Park basement hangout Breadsoda—brought to you by the guy behind Bourbon—and you might think you’ve wandered into a citified version of Dave & Buster’s, a.k.a. Chuck E. Cheese for grownups. Here, along with roast-beef-and-Maytag-bleu-cheese sandwiches and pints of Delirium Tremens, you’ll find not only pool tables, sand shuffleboard, and Ping-Pong but also a Nintendo Wii with games like bowling and tennis. Co-owner Steve Teague isn’t worried about Wii-inspired drinking games or virtual-McEnroe-style bar fights, but he is wary of flying controllers, such as the one that nearly smashed a 52-inch plasma TV screen at Adams Morgan's Bedrock Billiards. Solution: He’s shielding his 42-incher with Plexiglas.
Breadsoda, 2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-7445; breadsoda.com.
This article appeared in the August, 2008 issue of The Washingtonian.