The High Class Bartender is of a Different and Superior Metal

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 · Quotes

“On the night of the great Baltimore fire [1904] no fewer than fifty five downtown bartenders had to be dragged from their posts of duty by the firemen.  Some wept piteously; others fought their way back to the ruins; one, I am told, committed suicide.”

“Of saloonkeepers I undertake no defense.  But the high class bartender is of a different and superior metal.”

“You will go far among bartenders before you find a scoundrel or a fool.”

The Young Mencken: The Best of His Work, 1973.

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