Iron Door Pub planned for former Cause space

MICHAEL RIETMULDER | Updated 7/8/2014

Two managers from Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar will open Iron Door Pub Sept. 1 at the Lyn-Lake location.

Cause Spirits & Soundbar closes this weekend, making way for Iron Door Pub.

Uptown will be out of a rock club once Cause closes after this weekend’s fifth anniversary-turned-farewell party. But the space won’t stay vacant for long.

Two managers from Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar are opening a sports bar of their own named the Iron Door Pub in the Lyn-Lake space. Co-owner Dan Fehrenkamp said a lease is inked and he’s targeting a Sept. 1 opening date. Remodeling is slated to begin next week and he and partner Clint Matiska plan to knock out the wall separating the bar and venue side, add plenty of TVs and bump up tap beer offerings from six to 24.

Cue the jokes about jocks chasing the skinny kids with guitars out of Uptown. But the neighborhood could do a lot worse than a solid Mac’s-like pub.