Despite the questionable name, upscale Breadsoda in Glover Park truly takes the cake.
Located across the street from yuppie mainstay restaurant Town Hall on the 2200 block of Wisconsin Avenue, your first impression is “whoa, sweet patio.” You’re greeted by a generous helping of outdoor seating complete with comfy table umbrellas to catch some shade when the sun (or rain) gets to be too much. But wait, there’s more – the main event is down the stairs and through the door.
Breadsoda is pleasantly polished. The decor is impeccable and doesn’t reek of effort. A sparse collection of modern art peppers the place and an illuminated screengrab of legendary 70s badass Steve McQueen adorns the rear wall. It’s well-equipped, yet uncluttered. There’s a great jukebox, and DJs come to spin a few nights out of the week.
If you’re hungry, there’s a tasty swath of sandwiches, salads and small plates. The drink menu is equally pleasing and features a solid selection of craft beers. The friendly hipsters behind the granite bar make a mean Dark ‘n Stormy. They have a new weekly cocktail to keep things interesting.
Did I mention the games? You can play pool, darts, shuffleboard or Wii, and one night a week they transform the billiards tables to ping pong tables. Attention other DC bars – more ping pong, please.
Furthermore, it’s neighborhood-focused and rewards customer loyalty. If you’re a regular, you’ll find an itemized discount on your bill at the end of the night. That’s hot. What Breadsoda lacks in specificity it more than makes up for in variety. It’s a deli/sports bar/pool hall/hangout, and it does all these things effortlessly well. Check it out sometime.