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Wanna Buy the Historic Bar From Nomad/Part Wolf?

Thirty-two feet of West Bank barroom history.

John Eckley

The ol’ Nomad World Pub might be gone, but you can still slam drinks on its bar—for a price.

Known as Part Wolf for its final three years, the historic West Bank tavern and venue will soon be transformed into a pharmacy, according to rumors. A few days ago, the building’s new owner was in a “big hurry” to get the space cleared, John Eckley of City Salvage tells us, and “basically wanted to throw the bar away.”

Eckley was able to work out a deal for the 32-foot mahogany bar/backbar, and now the 88-year-old boozy relic is waiting for a buyer inside his shop. Interested? It’ll run you about $15,000, estimates Eckley, noting that similar retro bars go for $20,000+ when fully restored. The bar is in “very good shape,” he says, and can be adjusted down to 18 or 20 feet.

Part Wolf went out with a roar on January 28. Its demise is a bummer for the storied West Bank music scene, Twin Cities soccer fans, and, as we reported, the tight-knit local bocce community. Built in 1902, the two-story brick building is said to have one of the oldest liquor licenses in Minneapolis.

In other Wanna Buy bar news: A classic St. Paul dive bar, Porky’s, is available for the bargain price of $280,000, though co-owner Dan Day tells us a potential buyer has been identified. Click here to daydream about the would-be Always Sunny possibilities.

Alright, Racket is clocking out for the weekend. If all this bar talk got you thirsty, check out one of the 12 most underrated bars in town.