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Bukowski Haunt Goes Up For Grabs

17th Spot
17th Spot Photo: Courtesy Brownstoner Philadelphia

The 17th Spot, the shot-and-beer joint at 17th and Fairmount where poet, author and drunk Charles Bukowski spent much of his time while living in Philly during the mid ‘40s, is on the market, Brownstoner Philadelphia reports. According to various accounts - most notably reporter Mike Newall’s in-depth 2005 article that appeared in the Citypaper - the nondescript bar served as inspiration for the Golden Horn, the fictitious watering hole at the center of the Bukowski-penned autobiographical film Barfly. The $1.2 million asking price will surely have Bukowski spinning in his grave. [Brownstoner Philadelphia]

Bukowski Haunt Goes Up For Grabs