When that happened, it was like Frank Sinatra telling a saloon singer he was good.
The Horse You Came in On saloon, Baltimore Horse-themed bars must be bad luck for famous authors.
Along this sky-high route, nearly every 19th-century saloon or historic hotel has a ghost story to tell.
1728, anglicized form of salon, and originally used interchangeable with it. Meaning "large hall in a public place for entertainment, etc." is from 1747; especially a passenger boat from 1817, also used of railway cars furnished like drawing rooms (1842). Sense of "public bar" developed by 1841, American English.