What Bar Bathroom Graffiti Can Tell You About Washington D.C.

The Pug

Address: 1234 H St. NE
Website: thepugdc.com

A few months ago, D.C.'s Office of Human Rights forced the proprietors of this H-Street watering hole to remove a chalk-drawn sign pushing a drink called "Marion Berry's Dirty Asian Summer Punch." The cocktail was a nod to former mayor and current city councilman Marion Barry, who months earlier took aim at certain Ward 8 business owners, saying, "We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops." City officials deemed the drink's name and an accompanying sketch of an Asian man saying "no tickee, no punchee" uncouth.

All of this has nothing to do with the Sharpie outline in the bar's (unlocked) bathroom.

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