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Own the Entirety of The Metropolitan London's Famous Met Bar for $8,195

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July 26, 2011 at 5:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Here's a fun little story. Last time we stopped into the Metropolitan London, we were on a hunt for a free WiFi signal and they had one. Well that working over the free WiFi signal morphed into an expensive, decadent evening at the Met Bar, owing to the comfy-cozy bordeaux booths and menu items like bacon-wrapped dates.

Now, you have a chance at taking that sort of hotel-specific experience home, since the Metropolitan is selling off the contents of the Met Bar to make way for a total renovation of the space. We kind of can't believe it, but then all proceeds will go to the charity Teens Unite—Fighting Cancer.

The bar has been doing its thing since 1997, so it's seen its share of high-profile partying. The press release drops a few names: "Everything is for sale including the famed private booths, the DJ decks used by renowned DJs and artists including Oasis, Roger Taylor, Boy George, and even Bruce Willis, and glassware, tables, chairs, and bar stools." Yes, but what isn't clarified until you check out the eBay listing is that they're selling off the bar as one piece, with a starting bid of 5,000 GBP ($8,195).

Here's the details you need to know: the bar closes July 31. The sale is on eBay now, ending August 1. The new, revamped Met Bar will debut pretty soon though, in September.

You could own an entire, famous hotel bar. Where so-and-so famous person did something crazy, but it's also where at least one HotelChatter writer drafted at least one HotelChatter story. History!

[Photo: Metropolitan]

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