Just Cause

Inside Shaw’s New Philanthropub

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Today, it’s all about charity. Also, charcuterie and burgers.

But really, the thing here is doing good in the community. With some whiskey cocktails and drafts thrown in.

Well, anyway, we’ll let you set your own priorities while we tell you about Cause, a gastropub that gives the profits from your visit to the charity of your choice, hosting its preview party on Saturday.

As far as good works go, this is about as easy as it gets. Drink a beer. Eat some scrapple. Pay your tab. They cover their overhead. And kick the rest to a rotating array of causes, which you can choose from.

Now, you might be expecting the chalkboard menus to feature farro tarts and quinoa/lentil burgers. Well, yes. But not to the exclusion of lamb/bacon burgers and beef-heart sandwiches.

Also, there’s an upstairs bar, where you might find some live music and a veritable museum to all things reclaimed—church pews, communal tables fashioned from whole trees, a mural made from 1,200 beer bottles, high-tops inlaid with vintage 1950s maps.

Those last ones are a good spot for your cocktail, which will be named after a human rights activist. Like the Eva Perón, their take on a margarita, or the Gandhi, with Bombay gin, kaffir lime and a green curry/sugar rim.

No, the cocktails are not tax deductible.


1926 9th St NW
(between T and U)
Washington, DC, 20001


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