Best Bar and Restaurant for Punk-Rock Parents

Slash Run
201 Upshur St. NW, (202) 838-9929
Slash Run cracks me up: The Petworth restaurant looks like it’s supposed to be punk, with its brightly colored vinyl booths and The Clash on the jukebox, but the clientele is just a mix of everyone who lives in the neighborhood, including lots of families. The menu centers around burgers, but there’s also a shrimp cocktail, different kinds of schnitzel, and a huge list of whiskeys. (There’s a kids menu, too.) The Red Derby may have tater tots, but it seldom looks like a mash-up of Ted’s Bulletin and Black Cat. I can’t figure out exactly what Slash Run wants to be, but I love it all the same.