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(Chicago Sun-Times)   97 year old bartender plans on serving patrons until they close the place down. Now get off his lawn   (suntimes.com) divider line 31
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2009-09-13 12:51:38 PM  
Well MADD is trying as hard as it can to do that, give them time.
 
2009-09-13 12:53:32 PM  
Patron is really expensive.
 
2009-09-13 12:55:10 PM  
Crosshair: Well MADD is trying as hard as it can to do that, give them time.

It would be delightful to find out a member of MADD was caught drunk.
 
2009-09-13 01:07:56 PM  
His specialty: Prune juice and castor oil martini.
 
2009-09-13 01:09:57 PM  
Cheers, old bartender guy.

/Bartender half his age
 
2009-09-13 01:21:19 PM  
It sounds like the type of bar that would be mobbed by hipsters.
 
2009-09-13 01:21:21 PM  
He does the work of the beer gods so they take care of him

/amen brother now another round on the house
 
2009-09-13 01:24:33 PM  
www.i-mockery.com

is supportive.

\Fark!
\\Arse!
 
2009-09-13 01:36:54 PM  
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/obscure?
 
2009-09-13 01:37:52 PM  
SONNOVAbiatch!!!

/beat me to it -_-
 
2009-09-13 01:39:30 PM  
ThomasHayden: /obscure?

Boondock Saints.

Serving

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Till he dies.
 
2009-09-13 01:49:10 PM  
I just wanted to get in before all the "HERO? WHAT FOR? GET A REAL JOB! WAHRBGGLLJJBBBBLLLEE!" asshats.

Also, how has this not degenerated into a tipping thread yet?

/bartender
//also in college
///Still won't have a "real job" when I get out most likely
 
2009-09-13 01:55:13 PM  
Try his signature metamucil margarita.
 
2009-09-13 02:31:03 PM  
Right on. He serves a purpose and is happy; how many of us can say the same?
 
2009-09-13 02:41:03 PM  
we should have the next Chicago Fark Party there
 
2009-09-13 03:13:12 PM  
WTF is "t3h Loop"?
 
2009-09-13 03:19:58 PM  
I bet that is one of the few bars you can order a classic drink and not have it horribly messed up by a bartender who only knows how to make alcoholic fruit punch style drinks.

Every time I order a Manhattan and get a '???' look from a bartender, my faith in humanity goes down.
 
2009-09-13 03:25:38 PM  
"They think I'm in my 60s or 70s. I have to show them my ID."

60's? I doubt that. From the picture the youngest I'd have guessed his age would have been 75-80.

Still though, he looks pretty good for 93
 
2009-09-13 03:36:57 PM  
"stop messing around and make me and old-fashioned just like
dear ol' dad used to make!"

"just press the button marked "Booze""



/obscure ol' movie- name it and you get a cookie!
 
2009-09-13 03:51:32 PM  
Submitter: 97 year old bartender plans on serving patrons until they close the place down.

Which will be soon if pieces of him keep dropping into the pint glasses.


FTA: One drawback of being a bartender at 97: "Lot's of my customers have died off," Martin lamented.
But not for long.


OMG ZOMBIES!
 
2009-09-13 03:52:25 PM  
adenosine: I bet that is one of the few bars you can order a classic drink and not have it horribly messed up by a bartender who only knows how to make alcoholic fruit punch style drinks.

Every time I order a Manhattan and get a '???' look from a bartender, my faith in humanity goes down.


And once they have paged through their Boston Guide they probably shake it. : P
 
2009-09-13 03:56:59 PM  
skiinstructor: "stop messing around and make me and old-fashioned just like
dear ol' dad used to make!"

"just press the button marked "Booze""



/obscure ol' movie- name it and you get a cookie!


I'd tell ya but you might get Mad mad mad.
 
2009-09-13 04:19:11 PM  
8 am to 2 pm?

Shy-town's rocking a little early, ain't it?

Good for him.
 
2009-09-13 04:25:30 PM  
I hear what y'all are saying about young, perplexed bartenders having no idea how to make, or what the classics are. I run across it a lot in my booze hounding.
Lately, I've developed a facination with the "exotic drinks" of the tiki bar era, and you would be amazed at the looks you get when you ask for a basic zombie.
Then, I'm also from the camp that says if you don't know what's in it, you have no buisness ordering it
 
2009-09-13 04:26:06 PM  
boyvoyeur: 8 am to 2 pm?

Shy-town's rocking a little early, ain't it?

Good for him.


Meh. Some bars close at 4:00. While others open at 6:00. This leaves you two hours to get some breakfast.
 
2009-09-13 05:47:54 PM  
Old news is old.
 
2009-09-13 06:40:29 PM  
gilby_jr: Old news is old.

Old bartender is old.
 
2009-09-13 06:58:46 PM  
Saturn5: gilby_jr: Old news is old.

Old bartender is old.


Win comment is win.
 
2009-09-14 02:34:36 AM  
lulz is lulz
 
2009-09-14 06:48:09 PM  
See folks , Old Style really is good for you .
 
2009-09-14 08:59:48 PM  
Way to bring the funny, very clever headline!
 
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