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Bring Home Part of 51st State Tavern

Online auction offers up drinking memorabilia, kitchen appliances

[Chris S./Yelp]

Still reeling from the sudden disappearance of 51st State Tavern?

Snatch up reminders of the countless afternoon benders and lost weekends facilitated by the Foggy Bottom watering hole — which quietly blinked out of existence this past March — via an online auction handling the liquidation of the defunct property.

Rasmus Auctions, which also happens to be cleaning up after similarly ill-fated P. Brennan’s in Arlington, Virginia (those deals are set to expire today at 1 p.m.), has scheduled a sale of all of 51st State Tavern’s assets for Monday, April 17.

The roster of deeply discounted items currently up from grabs ranges from well-worn furniture (full bars; wooden booths) and cooking tools (commercial meat slicer; vacuum sealer) to promotional stuff (Jameson signage; Guinness paraphernalia) and potential moneymakers (vintage cigarette machine; beer tap handles).

A Rasmus aide said prospective buyers are welcome to preview the entire inventory from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 17 at the bar’s former location (2512 L Street NW). The online auction is scheduled to wrap up by 1:07 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18.

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