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It seemed this day was inevitable. The owners of the Brickskeller, who have been looking for a buyer for the venerable tavern and inn on 22nd Street NW near Dupont Circle, may have found one.

Details are still sketchy—like whether the Brickskeller name will move to its sibling restaurant/brewpub in Chinatown, Regional Food and Drink.

But DC Beer tweets that it has “an unnamed but credible source that The Brickskeller will shut it’s doors for good on 12.18.”

Tim Carman, on Young & Hungry earlier this fall, offered some advice to any new owners of the Brickskeller, since beer culture has evolved and matured considerably since the days the good ‘ole Brick was really the only game in town for discerning beer drinkers. In October, Carman painted the bittersweet scene:

Last week, 20 drinkers who once considered the Brickskeller home—either because they had worked at the bar or because they practically lived there—dropped by the subterranean saloon for one last taste. They had heard rumblings that the Dupont Circle institution, the place that pioneered the craft beer movement in D.C., had been sold. … As far as these romantics were concerned, come November, the Brickskeller as they knew it would be gone forever.

Well, it’s December now. And if the chatter is correct, it looks like the final days of the Brickskeller as we know it are now upon us.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery