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PICTURES: Fire Damages Popular Hill Watering Hole Tune Inn Bar


(Richard A. Bloom)

A fire on Wednesday damaged the kitchen of the Tune Inn bar, a popular Capitol Hill watering hole, causing $75,000 to $100,000 in damage, according to D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer. The cause appears to have been accidental and there were no injuries.

Below are photos of some of the damage and Twitter highlights from area residents.






Twitter Highlights

mjenkins Mandy Jenkins
I really worry about the graffiti inside the #TuneInn bathrooms. Smartest stuff I've ever read on bathroom walls - and spelled correctly!

JulieKayRoberts Julie Roberts
I love how my DC tweeps are all talking about Tune Inn fire, more important than any crazy politics this morning.

wexler Nu Wexler
RIP Tune Inn. Ate 9 straight meals there during blizzard of '03


moirabagley Moira Bagley
Please God don't take the Tune Inn away from us.

ReeseGoldsmith Reese Goldsmith
Twitter is a-buzz about the #TuneInn. A break from this greasy spoon will probably reduce heart attacks in the region. Glad no one was hurt.

pivaruak Andrea Pivarunas
Dear #TuneInn - Please be ok. I need you for your grilled cheeses and BBQ sauce. Thanks, AP

adsteely A Steely
So #TuneInn caught fire? That's terrible, and with the amount of grease in that place I imagine it was a hard one to put out.

FamousDC FamousDC
As Esquire magazine once wrote, “The mounted deer heads on the wall make this dive interesting. The deer asses make it great.” #TuneInn

hannamariew hanna marie w
LD: Hopefully when they turned a hose on inside #tuneinn it gave it a much-needed cleaning.

johnfzimmer John F. Zimmer V
After the fire @TuneInnDC everyone will have to re-write their names on the bathroom wall. #Tuneinn

kellytimothyp Tim Kelly
#5Guys=Poor man's #TuneInn. Hope reporting of fire is false. If true, the amount of formaldehyde in there can take down DC.

gennycarter Genevieve Carter
They do have the best french fries! Praying for #Tuneinn!!

jnfrlynne Crash
when #tuneinn dominates your main timeline!

geoffrey76 Geoffrey Green
Sad day.... #TuneInn caught fire! A great place to hangout and get some great burgers. #probablygoingtolose20lbsnow #DC

caitlinhodgkins Caitlin Hodgkins
Fire at #TuneInn? Thursdays will never be the same!!

erickmsanchez Erick Sanchez
It looks like the interns have one less place on Penn. to try and peddle fakes at, this Summer. #TuneInn

garykarr Gary Karr
Big bipartisan agreement this morning: worry about fire at #TuneInn.

DCPundette DC Pundette
Here's hoping the smokey smell from the #TuneInn will get rid of the urine smell at the Hawk 'n Dove. #wishfulthinking

sarahjoyhays Sarah Joy Hays
I've never met a stranger at #TuneInn #juststrangepeople

HeardontheHill Heard on the Hill
Rep. John Mica begins markup this morning: "we should probably start with a moment of silence for the Tune Inn." #tuneinn

tmilitana Tait Militana
Dead animals make the best drinking partners. #TuneInn. Glad no one was hurt. Hope they are back soon.

WillRuder Will Ruder
Favorite #TuneInn memory: The 9 hour Snowpocalypse lunch of 2010. People came and went and so did the PBR.

samsteinhp Sam Stein
I've heard from @HillHulse re: Tune Inn: "I think my heart stopped... It is as least as important an institution as the Supreme Court."

StuartRoy Stuart Roy
Once the waitress @tuneinndc punched my friend in the ribs because he didn't leave big enough tip. Endearing. Really. #tuneinnfire #memories

HstreetDC Margaret Holwill
Local Twitter so consumed with @TuneInnDC fire this AM, there was little notice of dump truck bomb scare at WH. We KNOW what's important!

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