17 Mar '13, 3pm

@Marcgunther

@Marcgunther

Imagine a bar and restaurant that, like Newman’s Own , gives all of its profits to charity. Beer and benevolence, it’s been called. Drafts and donations. More fun, in any case, than salad dressing. That’s the idea behind Cause , a philanthropub (“a bar where having a good time helps a great cause”) that opened last October in the U. Street/Cardozo neighborhood of Washington, D.C., at 1926 9th St. N.W. I’ve been three times–first to kick off the new year with the D.C. chapter of Net Impact , then to interview founder Nick Vilelle and this past week to have dinner with my wife. Cause isn’t alone. “Have a pint, save the world,” says the Oregon Public House , which plans to open soon in Portland, a hub of both craft beer and NGO activity. In downtown Houston, bar owners came together last year to open the Okra Charity Saloon ; customers, who get a vote with every drink, decide...

Full article: http://www.marcgunther.com/cause-eat-drink-be-merry-do-good/

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