Cause Philanthropub Sneak Preview Party this Sat., Grand Opening Wed. 8pm Oct. 24

1926 9th St, NW

Back in March 2012 we first learned that Cause would be taking over the old La Carbonara Space at 1926 9th St, NW just south of U Street.

They’ve completed their extensive renovations and the two floor space looks great:

Lots of great reclaimed wood:

Awesome skylights throughout:

Here’s a first look at their menu:

Cause menu (PDF)

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In addition to the menu there will be 10 daily specials, based on seasonally available ingredients prepared by Chef Adam Stein.

Draft beer will be rotating on a regular basis but they’ll start with:

Great Lakes Eliot Ness Amber
Franziskaner Hefe-Weizen
Port City Monumental IPA
Lost Rhino RhinO’Fest Marzen
Chocolate City “Bridge Builder” Scotch Ale

They are having a sneak preview party on Saturday. Tickets are $50 for admission, hors d’oeurves, plus beer and wine. The grand opening will be Wed. Oct. 24th at 8pm. You can read all about their philosophy here.

11 Comment

  • Something about calling a place a “pub” and having skylights just doesn’t mesh. Kinda looks like drinking in a Sweetgreen.

  • Holy crap, that’s an incredibly interesting sandwich menu. Definitely not just another burger joint. So glad it’s close by!

  • Very unfortunate that their philosophy didn’t include finding a venue with wheelchair or universal access– with three steps into the entrance, I won’t be able to vote with my wheels to support this venture. The future either includes ALL of us, or it doesn’t, and the iconography of the beautifully painted step risers is a disconnect here.

    • Maybe there’s a back entrance? Doesn’t Title III of the ADA effectively require an entrance for the disabled? If so, I doubt this would pass inspection.

    • Helen-
      Do you know if it’s possible to have a temporary ramp for buildings like this? I’m sure they don’t have the space on the sidewalk to permanently ramp the entrance, but do you know of spaces like this that have a ramp that can be quickly placed/removed to accommodate guests that cannot climb stairs?

    • You should sue them!

    • It’s a historic district. The historo-crazies at HPRB generally won’t allow such alterations.

  • Nice menu, love the use of wood, heard good things about the chef – he was the one who helped launch the Queen Vic. This is a good location to warm up for the 9:30 Club. Hope they’ll have variety sliders plate, calamari and stuff with avocado on it, those are my weaknesses…

  • I’ve give this place less than a year.

  • i’m so glad they told me how to phonetically sound out philanthropub.

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